28 June 2012

WALL ART - clare birtwistle

designer clare birtwistle has just finished a new collection of designs for oospy daisy. her artwork will feature on canvases for kids walls and a growth chart. they will be available from 28th june and here is a selection of what to expect. for more on clare and her freelance work you can visit her portfolio website here.

27 June 2012

ONLINE SHOP - bubble & tweet

bubble & tweet are a design duo based in leeds, yorkshire. formed by two friends who have previously designed for the high street bubble & tweet launched a range of hand printed products this year. you can find their hand-screen printed textiles and prints online at on not on the high street.

DESIGNER - jennie whitham

jennie whitham graduated from leeds art college with a degree in printed textiles. in 2010, and has spent the last 2 years caring for her children. now jennie feels ready to get back into what she loves most, surface pattern design. she is currently taking module 2 of the art and business of surface design with rachael taylor and hopes to take on freelance work. see jennie's blog online here for more designs.

CARDS - carnaby by black olive

carnaby by gemma hardy for black olive is an interesting and colourful new card range. there are 10 designs in the collection which i spotted for the first time in paperchase this week. the cards are blank inside and suitable for all kinds of occasions.

WALL ART - imaginary press

if you are old enough you may recognise this little chap as 'BOD'. BOD was one of britain's best loved and fondly remembered children's TV characters and now he is back in print as a collection of 12 limited edition prints from imaginary press. illustrator lo cole, whose own work we featured here, is the son of BOD’s late creators michael and joanne cole. lo has lovingly and faithfully restored his mother’s artwork from the 1960s, reviving the freshness and clarity of the original BOD illustrations. if enough people like the prints, imaginary press hope to republished the BOD books and even plan to introduce BOD to iPad with a BOD-app. you can see more online here at their website or for worldwide find them on etsy.

26 June 2012

PRESS SHOW - AW12 laura ashley

i was lucky enough to be able visit the laura ashley press show last week to see what they have instore for the new autumn winter season ahead. here are a few snap shots taken at the show to give you an idea of what to expect from laura ashley's homeware designs. there were collections in autumnal golden yellow & grey, ice blue and silver, natural stones and warm greys, and plum, purple, and grape. im kicking off though with a bold botanical tulip (above) and traditional dusky rose (below).