Celebrating the idea of nice gestures rather than tangible gifts is Together’s Valentines offering – the Together Tokens, which can be used in exchange for gestures such as ‘one day of compliments’, ‘one breakfast with all the trimmings’ and ‘three errands of your choice.’ The tokens are in the style of ration books, and based on the idea that the best things in life are free.The tokens can be downloaded from http://www.facebook.com/TogetherDesign and Together Design will be awarding a bottle of fizz to the best photos or stories letting them know how it goes on twitter @together_design.
Four BA Surface Design students from London College of Communications have designed a series of Valentines cards around the theme Love and Desire, which are being sold in Paperchase stores. The seven cards have been created by Victoria Galtrey, Hannah Jennings, Rukia Begum and Rosemma Hollis.
The savvy folk at Heineken have clearly spotted the connection between booze and love, and have launched Facebook app The Serenade, which enables Heineken consumers to send humorous personalised songs to potential partners through the brand’s Facebook page , inviting them on a date.
For a gift that your loved ones may actually like, East End Prints has a range of love-themed prints from the likes of Philip Sheffield, Nicole Thompson,Vintage By Hemingway and Ministry of Words. See http://www.eastendprints.co.uk/ for more information.
Nearby at east London’s Stolenspace gallery, a group show entitled Love & Hate highlights the duality of romance, with mixed-media pieces from various artists, as well as a few brand new screen print releases. Featured artists include Kai & Sunny , D*Face, Word To Mother and Pete Fowler.
Love & Hate runs until 4 March at Stolenspace Gallery, Dray Walk, The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1
Here at DW we’re big fans of animal print – and the Lomography special-edition Animal Prints Valentines camera range ticks all the boxes, adorned in leopard, zebra and snake patterns. We’re not entirely sure what this has to do with Saint V, but they look very lovely nonetheless.
FYI our address is 79 Well Point, Wells Street W1T 3QN. Don’t be shy.