30 November 2007

TREND - another cute owl

another owl today to add to our trend research - these stylish owls on cards and button badges are from dudley redhead's etsy shop.

CARDS - tigerprint

today im posting these lovely snaps of christmas cards from marks & spencer all created by design studio tigerprint. this year the range includes illuminated cards that twinkle with little lights and modern printed glass tree decorations, some of which are flocked. many of the cards are handcrafted with 3d embelishments and there is a lot of metallic foil card in both gold and silver. they are also bang on trend with the use of multi colours on black(see top of the post). dont forget if you want to see your designs in marks and spencer you can keep an eye on tigerprint's regular competitions on their website or here on P+P. to see more cards or to buy online visit marks & spencer.

CARDS - texture

still on the subject of christmas cards texture cards are a brand new line of greetings cards from cathryn and tom carpenter, who are a husband and wife team of graphic designers. they've given up their london office in order to work from home to be with their 2 children. hence texture cards was born. if you're keen to purchase or stock their cards you can email texture from here.

NEW ITEMS - decole

new items from decole as seen at chotto futto.
also seen at chotto futto this bright woodland design on a water bottle

29 November 2007

ACCESSORIES - butterfly blue

these gorgeous patterns are on belt buckles designed and produced by butterfly blue. made using glazed imagery on copper or antique silver bases, they are easily interchangeable onto brown or black belts. justine will be launching the full collection at the top drawer exhibition in january, where she will also introduce a rectangular design. regular readers may remember justine's beautiful pendants featured here last july. contact butterfly blue to find out more.

TEXTILES - phatsheep

suzanne shearer is the designer behind phatsheep, she designed all these textile prints herself in her workshop at home on the shetland isles. her work is mostly inspired by her local surroundings in the shetlands, both the built and natural environment. prints such as 'croft' and 'fair isle' use motifs inspired by shetlands cultural heritage. click here to read more about suzanne or find a retail/online stockist.

DESIGN AGENCY - gibson holt

gibson & holt greetings and giftware design are delighted to announce that they have now set up online access to their christmas and everyday collections from their talented design team which will be updated and rotated on an ongoing basis. it features work from talented designers including anna platts, naomi sisson, penny wilson, kathryn le grice, rachel cave and lisa raftery amongst others. to obtain a password for your company simply visit gibson& holt and request one on the contact us page or email info@gibsonholt.co.uk.

TREND - more owls

more owls came out of the woodwork after yesterday's print trend round up. above a fab new christmas card from foxy and winston, and a super cute notepad cover design from ecojot.
carol poli from brazil wanted us to see her owl print from her printorama blog.

28 November 2007

OWLS - rock scissor paper

as im sure you will know owls are not a new print trend, but they still seem to be going strong and thankfully remain popular. so today i thought i'd compile a bit of a review. starting with these cool stationery items from rock scissor paper, where owls actually get their own shop!