18 June 2018

DESIGNER - aurelie andres

I discovered an artist this week through trend forecasters Porter & Brawn (more on them in the next post). Aurelie Andres creates fabulous window displays and installations using materials such as vinyl adhesive, tape, Posca Pens, paper, and fabric. Aurelie launched her own creative studio in Paris two years ago and her designs are influenced by her travels to places such as India and New York. She has produced windows for many top boutiques and trade shows such as Playtime Paris. By creating designs that evoke an atmosphere Aurelie is able to create the right mood or drama for each brand. You can follow AurĂ©lie on Instagram here and find her website here.

TREND FORECASTING - porter & brawn

Porter & Brawn is a trend insight consultancy combining over 20 years of trend forecasting and product development experience. They have launched a series of Interior Future Trend workshops which started in London and the next one is in Southwood Stores in Buckinghamshire on 20th June 2018. In the workshops, they will be presenting and discussing key learnings from some of the most important trade fairs this season including Heimtextil, Maison Objet, Top Drawer, Spring Fair and more. They will take attendees through their findings from these shows as well as insights from across the current market and also share  tips on how to implement this knowledge into current range/design portfolios. They will take a closer look at other important factors that are shaping the market including a low-down on colour projections. If you cant make one of Porter & Brawn's workshops I am sure you will still find their instagram feed inspiring or benefit from information on their trend blog.

All images from Porter & Brawn instagram : top to bottom : Malini Lifestyle, Sloppop NL, Ferm Living, Clay Brook Studio, Alexandra's Print Shop, Kitty McCall, Porter & Brawn.

KIDS DESIGN - bear in the hood

Claire Brake is a textile designer who also has a small business selling gifts for babies and children called Bear in the Hood. All the prints are bear themed, and printed in the UK. Claire graduated with a BA HONS in fashion and textile design from Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication. She has a passion for colour, pattern and quirky prints.Ideas often come to her when she is walking her dog, and is surrounded by nature in Dorset. Claire uses her camera daily to capture colour ways that inspire her and natural forms. Claire is available for commissions or if you would like to discuss licensing please get in touch via the Bear in the Hood website here. You can also find Bear in the Hood products on Etsy.

12 June 2018

CARDS + HOME - i ended up here

I Ended Up Here are creators of quality paper products and homewares designed by Dan Adams. Dan began his career in the UK but is now based in Australia. He has been busy designing for other companies, but decided to found I Ended Up Here as a platform for his own aesthetic. His stylish graphic illustrations feature on greetings cards, tea towels, cushions and a new range of bamboo plates that are 100% biodegradable and perfect for the table or wall. Dan works closely on the business with his sister-in-law Claire who is based in the UK and attends trade shows such as The Spring Fair. Stockists for I ended Up Here in the UK include The Conran Shop, Liberty, and the Tate Modern. See the full range of products online here.