29 January 2010

CARDS - tigerprint personalised

i wanted to finish the week with some everyday greetings cards that i have been wanting to post before we get into the valentine's day design next week. these are from the mark's and spencer's personalised range by tigerprint which enable to add a name of message into the design before it prints. print & pattern readers can get 50p off per card with this code MNSFIFTY which will also work next week when we do valentine's cards. see more designs online here.

TOP DRAWER 2010 - greetings cards

a few more card designs spotted at top drawer last week. cuteness and modern grahics (above) from uk company allihopa (which is swedish for everybody). london buildings from linda williams at obiko.
below, lovely pattern filled tea and cakes by claire giles.

TOP DRAWER 2010 - stop the clock design

more cards from the top drawer show in london last week. stop the clock design was launched by two friends and textile graduates kathy slatter and erin taylor. the girls design and hand finish all their cards working from a studio in the garden shed. you can see their delightful ranges here.

CARDS - little birdy

i love this thank you card from little birdy designs shop on folksy.

28 January 2010

STATIONERY - mara mi : helen dardik

american company mara-mi have a new line of stationery and gift products coming out in early spring. for this season's collections they have gone for bright colors and patterns. the company believes in original design which you can see from some of the artists they have commissioned including helen dardik, nate williams, nathalie lete, and monaluna. here are some of helen dardik's gorgeous designs. new products include: plastic journals, (printed cover with a printed plastic cover overtop) and tyvek® totes, wallets and pouches. there are even pattern printed calculators. the mari-mi website is currently under construction, butany questions can be sent to : customersupport@mara-mi.com.

STATIONERY - mara-mi

more designs from the new collections by mara-mi. first up its fabulous florals from monaluna. then stylish stationery from thomas paul.
and finally a couple of bold mara-mi patterns.

TOP DRAWER 2010 - mugs

who doesnt love mugs? well i know i do, i love to collect them and see how different designers approach them. at top drawer last week their were new mugs from angie lewin and isak on the ms mugs stand, but they were only prototypes so i will have to keep an eye out online and in stores to bring you the pics. but here are some top drawer mugs i can show, starting with make international and their simple graphic set.
also at top drawer (below) new mugs with cornish charm from poppy treffry.