31 March 2008
above is blurred spy shot taken on 3rd march of orla kiely's new stationary range, but until i read all about them on decor8 i didnt really know what the range was going to consisit of. this picture was taken outside the second half of orla's showroom which is locked and by apointment only. hence the poor shot. still, here are some web pictures below, or see holly beckers fantastic pictures here.
28 March 2008
gorgeous colour schemes on patterns from dublin based niamh designs (pronounced neeve). niamh fitzsimmons has just returned to ireland, after living and working in holland seven years as a graphic designer at philips design. it was over there that she fell in love with pattern design and started reading p+p. she has just set up her own website and is currently searching for work in the pattern, illustration and surface design field. see her portfolio and details here.
i had a lovely email from catherine gallicere aka Kat creations. she invited me to view her cute website and interesting blog. kat creations are based in the west of paris and although all text is in french it really doesnt matter as the designs just speak for themselves. i especially loved her blog where she shows her design studio and various exhibitions she has done.
27 March 2008
bettyjoy is a brand new sponsor to print & pattern. this lovely online store carefully selects handmade items from different designers and brings them together under one convenient and stylish roof. included in my little round-up of bettyjoy goodies are : above 'round the houses' bag by bettyjoy, and below two purses by custom made.
this is so cute, a badge and pack of animal ephemera by gemma correll.
i realised i hadnt posted any books for a while, so here is a look inside 'the cute book' from aranzi aronzo. this book is for fans of japanese cute, illustrators, anyone interested in design for children and of course those who like to make plush characters. see it here on amazon uk and here on amazon usa. the new book 'cute stuff' has just been released this week so its now on my wish list.
26 March 2008
designer/illustrator helen dardik has been incredibly busy since i last posted her work back in mid febuary. her blog orange you lucky! has become a real must read as she not only posts her latest works but also casts her creative eye over sites like etsy and flickr. im astounded and amazed at the speed and apparent ease with which helen is constantly creating - shes so talented. i also learned from her blog she has produced a scrapbook range with creative imaginations, see it online here.