30 November 2010

DESIGNER - alison hardcastle

i last featured a couple of alison hardcastle's prints back in may last year, but after seeing her wonderful cards in the V&A shop in london last week i wanted to her stunning designs again. alison has a wonderful way with type and colour and is a dab hand at pattern design too. you can see alison's wonderful new website here, and visit her shop or blog. a few of alison's cards as snapped in the V&A shop, london.

STORESNAPS - the conran shop

the conran shop are celebrating this morning - having just reached over 2000 followers on twitter they have decided to give 20% off everything in their online shop for 2000 minutes from 9am GMT. print & pattern was lucky enough to be invited to their fulham road store two weeks ago for a press show and given the opportunity to take some snapshots in the store. starting with cushions and soft furnishings.

VINTAGE - our shop

i discovered the our shop website through alison hardcastle's excellent blog. they have an interesting vintage section with some lovely ceramics.
besides vintage our shop have a selection of new products, such as petra boase mugs, darling clementine cards and a tree towel made in their own workshop.

for full details visit the design sponge scholarship online here. deadline dec 8th !

29 November 2010

BOOK - angie lewin : plants & places

today i have a great new book to showcase - plants and places - which is the first ever book about artist angie lewin. it features over 80 of her prints and background information on how and where she works with well written text by leslie geddes-brown. its a good chance to see her amazing floral prints, fabrics, fascinating glimpses at her sketchbooks, and the original wood blocks. the size of the book is really substantial at just over 25x25cm (10"x10") and will be perfect for anyone who has ever admired angie's work and fans of mid century modern. published by merrell you can see it here on amazon uk or amazon usa.