04 August 2015

NEW SEASON - caroline gardner

We have been looking at new season designs recently so it was great to see what we can expect from Caroline Gardner for AW2015. They have a fab new collection called Pina Collada has recently been seen at the trade shows. The design features the on-trend motif of a pineapple which is mixed with sketchy flowers and grey painterly roses. Grey spot designs make for complimentary prints and the designs also sit well with their earlier geo prints.

I also wanted to post some of the latest greetings cards from Caroline Gardner. These linear sketchy florals are a bit of a departure from their previous bold designs but they do look fresh and sophisticated.

PAPERCHASE - card snaps part 1

Whilst we are on the subject of greetings cards I thought I would share some snapshots from my visit to Paperchase in London. I was there for the press show so it gave me the perfect excuse to snap some shots of the store as well. I particularly loved the new card showcase on the first floor which had bold cactus wallpaper teamed with vivid blue paneling and white wooden shelves. This new white display rack seemed to elevate the curated selection of cards to pieces of mini art. Paperchase in Tottenham Court Road is the best card shop in London and here are some snaps of what is currently available.