31 August 2006

cool fabrics / illustration

one of the first things i posted here on P+P was the wonderful fabric of st.judes, i loved the simplicity of the prints and the fantastic illustrations of their designer of angela lewin. well now they're back with a new design and a nomination in the elle deco awards for best fabric. seedheads is the third pattern to be added to their excellent collection. click here for st.judes website and here for the work of angela lewin.

textile designs

virginia johnson is a wonderful canadian textile designer and illustrator with a fashion background. in 2005 she turned her talents to a home collection, and has just exhibited this month at the new york gift fair.
her designs are created using watercolours and are often based on organic patterns inspired by her travels.


p.s click here to see the virginia johnson homewares catalogue.

soft designs

beautiful rugs and cushions from toronto based designer bev hisey

30 August 2006

john derian

decoupage plates featuring beautiful birds and flowers by new york artist john derian. john also produces the most amazing seaweed images on trays.

kitchen patterns

super busy prints on a chopping board and a tray from kensal & gretel

wall art

these P.I.Y (paint it yourself) kits featuring dark and exotic florals are from uk company maisonette. you may have come across their canvases in the tate moden shop where they sell a range of tate exclusives.

rug designs

yellow and grey (predicted trend colours for 2007) feature on these contemporary rugs by kate blee, available from christopher farr's studio series.


donapaula have taken a selection of fabric prints and put them on pillows, lampshades, and rugs. check out the website for more detailed images.

29 August 2006


apologies to anyone who tuned into P+P earlier to see new posts - ive been having technical difficulties!. still it seems to be fixed, and im back to work after the last public UK holiday until christmas. we are finally kicking off the new week with these beautiful designs from rosehip cards. the designers are inspired by wallpaper and i think it shows in the wonderfully ornate patterns.

fabric swatches

cool fabrics from swedish company boras cotton but best seen at noasis.

retro cushions

if you are a fan of vintage fabrics from the 50's,60's, and 70's then take a look at the beautiful cushions available from refab.


stationery from claire fontaine available in selfridges.

25 August 2006

marimekko mice

you've seen the fabrics, the tableware, bedlinen, etc but have you seen the marimekko computer accessories ?. their trademark prints are now available as these cool mice, that you can even set down on a marimekko mousemat. as seen at kokoyo . hopefully these will be available worldwide.
not from marimekko, but still very cool is this stem print mousemat, also from kokoyo.

cushions / pillows

fab designer clare nicolson has just launched a new range of digitally printed cushions.
called mini cushions, these 14"x14" designs cost £40 each.