26 February 2010

STORE SNAPS - greenwich & spitalfields

i was out and about yesterday in greenwich and spitalfields and managed to get a few design snaps along the way.starting with a few shots from a gift shop in spitalfields market where they had the lovely london collection by maria holmer dahlgren.
these were some pics of lush designs fabulous little shop in greenwich market. it was stacked full of lush lampshades, bags, tea towels, pillowcases, and cards.
some snaps taken at orla kiely in covent garden.
bird purse and rob ryan camera spotted in urban outfitters.

JOB VACANCY - textile designer UK

Fryetts are a leading converter and manufacturer of soft furnishing fabrics, specialising in both printed and woven textiles.
A position for a Junior Designer or Graduate of Textile Design/Surface Pattern has now become available to join our busy design studio. The ideal candidate should be creative and have a passion for colour and surface pattern, be highly motivated and enthusiastic. Experience of using a Mac would be an advantage, as well as knowledge of Photoshop and AVA software.
Please apply in writing and send your C.V, with some images of your work to: Personnel Dept, Fryetts Fabrics, Rake Lane, Clifton, Manchester
M27 8LJ or email to: recruitment@fryetts.co.uk
Closing date for applications is 12th March 2010

25 February 2010

BOOK - modern patterns of japan

here is a little book that i bought from amazon just on a whim, without having seen much inside or knowing a thing about it. called 'modern patterns of japan' by yonagadou (sweet & noastalgic) i was pleasantly suprised to see it was filled with prints from the period 1955-1965. yonagadou from osaka in japan has been collecting these patterns for many years on paper, fabrics, kimonos and vintage clothing. she has since begun to turn them into stationery and wrapping paper, and this book serves as a catalogue reference of just some of her large collection. this book would suit anyone into baby/children's design, illustration, nostalgia, and vintage. published by pie books it is on amazon uk here, and will hopefully arrive in the usa soon. ISBN 9784894448193. below are some examples of yonagadou's stationery designs which were spotted at keibunsha and also at uguisu with international shipping.


dont forget to enter the print & pattern/sock it to me design competiton to create a pattern suitable for a pair of socks. there is a cah prize and your socks will go into production. the competiton close tomorrow on feb 26th. get your entries in now. click here for all the details.

24 February 2010

CHILDREN'S DESIGN - mini boden

i love these downloadable snap cards from mini boden. they feature some of cute placement prints taken from their clothing range and are available ready to print and free from here.


Jam Tart’s – New Designer Scheme

Passionate about design! - Jam Tart are looking to promote a graduate or designer at this years Top Drawer Autumn 2010 show.

The selected designer will have a collection of their designs produced and manufactured by the company for exhibition at this years show at Olympia in September and receive royalties on all products sold with their designs on.

Jam tart’s ‘New Designer Scheme’ aims to promote up and coming designers and raise awareness of the difficulties faced by graduates and new designers in such a diverse and competitive marketplace.

As a well known and established design company Jam Tart will offer support and guidance as well as exposure via this major London show. Furthermore the successful candidate will gain a valuable insight into the British ceramic and textile industry.

This is a unique opportunity for exceptional and creative individuals wishing to launch themselves into today’s world of design.

As a first step you will need to send a brief CV and three examples of your work (for reference only - all jpegs/psd files will be deleted on principle) to designer@jamtartstudio.com visit www.jam-tart.com for all terms and conditions.

The deadline for all entries is Friday 16th April 2010.

WALL ART - 1973

fab card publisher nineteen seventy three have just released a series of limited edition screen prints. the large prints measure 500x700 mm and are limted to 100 prints per design. designs include this owl, plus a robot and doll from their 'good life' collection and two beautiful retro style illustrations from darling clementine. as seen online here.

23 February 2010

IKEA VISIT - fabrics

well i have managed to get to grips with html and layouts to restore the full p+p archive. just a few more tweaks to try and improve things and we'll be done. thank you to everyone for their patience and advice. in the meantime here are some more snapshots from my recent ikea trip, starting in the fabric department when lotta kuhlhorn's fabrics create a really bold splash.