31 July 2007

IKEA - 2008 catalogue

the new ikea catalogue dropped through my letterbox this sunday, and i was really pleased with their sentiment 'be brave - not beige' alongside lots of pages featuring lovely bold prints.

TEATOWELS - skinny la minx

yesterday i heard from heather moore, the talented designer & blogger behind skinny la minx. she mentioned how her brand new tea towel designs were taken from this original paper cut she had made called summer weeds. available now and going fast from heather's etsy store.


grace over at design*sponge put me onto these fab pads at doe san francisco.

GIFT WRAP - eieio

cool new gift wrap from eiei-o.

27 July 2007

CARDS - andy pratt

cute cards from new york based designer andy pratt. click here to visit his website.


its that time of year when autumn/winter catalogues are published, and these are a few choice prints that appealed to me in the new next directory. yellow was a strong theme in homewares as predicted by print & pattern just over a year ago.

BOOK - wrapping paper worldwide

'wrapping paper worldwide' is a brand new book that looks at the world of gift wrap design. its jam packed with pages and pages of pictures showing papers in different themes such as wedding,baby,birthdays etc. the style is commercial, we're not talking cutting edge - but it does provide a wealth of ideas on the types of motifs you can use for each occassion. theres also a cd included. the book is available now from the amazon print & pattern bookshop, click here for amazon UK/europe , or in the US you can use the ISBN number to order at your local store/web as unfortunately the book has yet to arrive at amazon USA.
wrapping paper worldwide published by index books ISBN-10: 849630969X

NEW DESIGNER - eleanor hodson

after the new designers show at the beginning of the month i posted up a few of the graduates cards picked up at the show. one of which was by eleanor hodson. afterwards eleanor got in touch and sent me some more of her designs. inspired by an architectural theme, she loves using photos taken of angles and shapes within arcitecture then using these to create intresting patterns. she hopes to put across an urban feel in her work, but with a softness by the addition floral type motifs. eleanor says "i want to give a kitcsh feel to my designs and this is often given by a 60's influence. i find black and white helps to make my designs to stand out giving them a contemporary, clean fresh feel." like all the graduates we've been covering this month eleanor is now hoping to land a job, and is happy to consider any kind of design vacancy, or even a work experience placement. email eleanor here, or see more here on her website.

26 July 2007

ILLUSTRATION - sophie dupasquier

more lovely illustration today, this time by sophie dupasquier. really delicate, nice colours and sweet too !


there have been new things happening over at sukie since i last looked, including the lovely alphabet print (top of post), and not yet released, but available for pre-order on amazon uk or usa these new correspondence cards and label set.