28 July 2016


Engel is a small company based in Amsterdam founded by Sabien Engelenburg. It began when Sabien created colourful bunting for her daughter's birthday and now features all kinds of party products including this fabulous bamboo tableware. Sabien teams up with a variety of enthusiastic designers to create the ranges which can be bought online in the Engel store or purchased wholesale by retailers worldwide. Here are some of their wonderful products with many more online here.

I came across Engel this time particularly because of their new collaboration with Famille Summerbelle. Julie Marabelle has designed two collections of bamboo children's tableware, one featuring a graphic circus rabbit and the other a circus bear. You can see them online now at Engel.

BOOK - collage carnival by lizzie lees

Designer Lizzie Lees has created a fun new interactive book packed with ideas and material for making collages. Called 'Collage Carnival' Lizzie invites the reader to create their own artworks and projects ranging from cityscapes and travel journals using holiday snaps, to glitter-filled cards for friends. Mixed in with hints and tips for getting started are pages that can be coloured, cut out, customized, drawn on and embellished. There are pages filled with stickers and pages with gatefolds, allowing you to create your own collage masterpieces. Some pages are also perforated so they can be pulled out and hung on the wall. As seen here on Amazon UK or Amazon USA.

And talking of Lizzie Lees do check out her own personal online store where she has some beautiful prints.

27 July 2016

NEW WORK - jennifer orkin lewis

Today we are lucky enough to see some brand new artwork from artist Jennifer Orkin Lewis. They form part of a collection of fresh work that uses dark backgrounds, and can be seen on Jennifer's Instagram page August Wren where she shares all of her sketchbook paintings. She is represented by Jennifer Nelson Artists and these works and more will be available for licensing. In September Jennifer Orkin Lewis will release a book called 'Draw Every Day, Draw Every Way' which can be pre-ordered on Amazon UK or Amazon USA.