14 January 2022

PAPERCHASE - x poppy's papercuts

Paperchase have teamed up with Poppy’s Papercuts, a Brighton based illustrator specialising in papercutting, to offer a colourful and innovative collection of stationery and lifestyle items that champion female empowerment, wellbeing and support while showcasing the papercutting art that Poppy is so well-known for. “My friendships", Poppy says "have always been really important to me. That mutual love and adoration you have for those who have held you up in dark times. I wanted to channel that incredible feeling you have when someone you love is cheering you on.” The 17-piece collection includes colourful and inspiring mantras such as ‘On a Mission’, ‘Togetherness’ and ‘Soft & Strong’ on a variety of items from notebooks and water bottles to a stickers and a scrapbook. The Paperchase x Poppy’s Papercuts collection has also been thought about from a conscious stance. All single use plastic packaging has been removed from the packaging and the material used for fabric pieces such as the shopper tote are RPET, a material made from post-consumer waste such as plastic bottles. The collection will be available to shop in stores and online at paperchase.com from the 13th February 2022. Prices range from £4 to £18.

About the Artist : 
Poppy Chancellor is a Brighton based illustrator specialising in papercutting. After studying illustration at Kingston University she went on to study at the Royal Drawing School where she started making customised paper artworks for friends and family. Poppy describes papercraft as ‘Little sculptures or 3D drawings (by cutting shapes from paper). They’re so delicate and intricate, like lace.’ Speaking on what drew her to a collaboration with Paperchase Poppy said, ‘As a stationery obsessive, this was a dream project for me, I’m over the moon with how it’s come to life.’
Below are a few examples of Poppy's artwork pieces that are not part of the collaboration.....

13 January 2022

ORLA KIELY - new designs

During December I didn't have time to report all the non-Christmas items that came in. One of those was the lovely news that Orla Kiely released a collection of limited edition screen prints. Needless to say that since the news came in the entire collection have sold out. But if you are keen to add some Orla to your walls then her new jigsaw puzzles (in stock now for £30) could also be framed for display. There are a choice of two of jigsaw design as well as new playing cards and a great new pattern memory game both priced at £13. Scroll down to see everything I've mentioned plus some store snaps of Orla Kiely products spotted in the Temptations gift shop in Newbury.

 I was so pleased to see Orla is embracing vegan customers with some entirely leather free products (two examples below). I have spent years cutting leather tabs of bags of OK bags so I am all for this!
And finally there is a sale on now with some lovely cushions on offer if you are an Orla Kiely fan.