27 November 2015


Our Friday eye candy this week come from the Dutch chain store Hema whose HQ is in Amsterdam. The company are now in the UK, with a British online shop and retail stores in London, Bromley, Birmingham and Stanstead. I had a browse around the website and it is a place to find something a bit different to the high street. Here are some picks that stood out for their surface prints...

XMAS GIFTS - white stuff

More pretty gift packaging patterns, which I keep seeing particularly on soaps, this time from White Stuff. This fashion label have created a group of home and gift items to compliment their clothing, bags, and accessories.

26 November 2015

DESIGNER - malu lenzi

Today's featured designer is Malu Lenzi who has just joined the P&P Directory. Malu (short from Maria Luiza) is an illustrator, designer and 'cute maker' - originally from Brazil but currently based in Berlin. Malu used to work as marketing/planner in Ad agencies in São Paulo but since moving to Europe three years ago, she has been following her passion of being an illustrator with love and full time dedication. You can get in touch with Malu about her work via her website online here.

XMAS 2015 - emily emerson

Today's Christmas designs are brand new portfolio pieces from aspiring illustrator and surface pattern designer Emily Emerson. Emily works in illustration for children's publishing and also creates designs for greetings cards, etc. and would love to see these designs used on products, fabrics, gift wrap etc.

25 November 2015

BLUE PRINT NYC - victoria johnson

These are some striking new designs available for licensing from Victoria Johnson. They form part of the portfolio she'll be showing at Blue Print in New York next week. To create the designs she began playing with paint, then chopped up the various papers and used them to make individual flowers for a potential greetings card range. Victoria is represented by Jennifer Nelson Artists who will have lots to see for buyers and clients at this newly established New York show.

XMAS 2015 - dot com gift shop

A few more Christmas designs now with a selection of inspired designs from The Dot Com Gift Shop. They have gone for old school illustrations with a mid century feel on cards, wrap, bags, cake tins, napkins and more....

And whilst on the subject of The Dot Com Gift Shop a few other new arrivals caught my eye including Scandinavian style birds, retro kids cards and wrap, and animal games with bright illustrations.

And finally as usual I love a little bit of patterned packaging......