31 January 2008


today im posting some of the sneaky snaps i have taken whilst out shopping. first, lovely new spring gift wraps have begun to appear in marks & spencers.

STORE SNAPS - paperchase

next, my favourite shop in the world, paperchase. new things in this week included a quaint mothers day pink floral print, and perhaps for more contemporary mums a utensils pattern. ( remember our utensil print trend feature last week ?).

SNAPSHOTS - t-shirts

spotted in new look a series of t-shirt placement prints on a travel theme, with plenty of rainbows.

30 January 2008

STATIONERY - ecojot 2008

we've got a a real scoop here today on P+P with the brand new range of ecojot designs. the 2008 collection will be launched at the new york gift fair on feb 1st, but we have a chance to have a sneak preview today. designs include cats and dogs, butterflies, blooms and seeds. scroll down to see the latest patterns or click here to visit the website and learn more about ecojot.

29 January 2008

DESIGNER -petra boase

over on design*sponge today im going to be promoting british design by highlighting four of my favourite designers. one of those selected is petra boase, and i found i had many more photos than i could fit in to the article. so i thought we could look at her work in more detail over here. although petra is known for her books such as 'funky junk' and childrens craft ideas, lately its more her design work that has been causing a stir. her latest product, a series of beautiful mugs, can be found in the most fashionable boutiques and magazines. her style is cute and whimsical with motifs created from sraps of vintage fabrics. click here for the full range, or scroll down to see some of her latest mug designs, and in the next two posts : gift wrap.

GIFT WRAP - petra boase

more from norfolk based designer petra boase, with a close up look at her wrapping paper. this design features her fabric collage motifs on her trademark graph paper.

PAPER - petra boase

this petra boase wrapping paper has a more oriental theme with beautiful birds in bright modern colours on a muted patterned ground.

28 January 2008


this week im going to be blogging in two places, both here on print & pattern and as the guest blogger over on design*sponge.

FABRIC PRINTS - jessica jones

this beautiful new fabric collection is proof that blogging is truly influencing the design world. they were designed by jessica jones a graphic designer from the chicago area who keeps the blog 'how about orange'. through the blog came the opportunity to design a collection for j caroline creative. and so modern floral was born. there are four designs to choose from; sprig, peapod, leaflet and herb.

FABRICS - j caroline creative

whilst i was checking out jessica's work i thought i would put together a selection of other lovely prints available from j caroline creative.