30 September 2015

WALL ART - laure girardin : ikea

I was really pleased to see Ikea were again working with artist and designer Laure Girardin. After her successful multicoloured tree design comes a set of three food prints, plus a new alphabet design. You can find the posters in your local Ikea now and online.

TEXTILES - round-up

When I get the time I love having a little bit of fun on google japan looking for fabrics, mainly of the Scandinavian variety. The first label I came across this time though hale from Estonia and they are Kuks & Kuttner.

My next discovery was Studio Hilla who are based in Finland and feature six independent designers who all have different experiences and design styles for textiles, surface design, fashion, accessories and graphics. Here are some of their Japanese fabrics...

And I loved these stylish 'Anais' florals from UK company Clarke & Clarke.

And here are some more fabric prints that caught my eye whilst browsing around on Japanese websites. First up designs from Swedish textile company Arvidssons including prints by Bjork-Forth. 

And below bold ovals from Redlunds Textil.
And below two contrasting colourways on this print from Kinnamark.
Below - simple bird designs by Brita Sweden.

And finally a fun typographic design from Marimekko.

29 September 2015

BED LINEN - adairs part 2

We take a second look at Adairs today with some designs for grown-up bedding and also a new collaboration with prominent Australian blogger Rebecca Judd. My favourite was Malmo a quilt cover set featuring painterly geometric shapes in cool pastel shades and a simple dash pattern on the reverse. Much of their bed linen comes under the brand 'Urban Home Republic' and aims to provide the latest home ideas and trends....

For their new collection Adairs have collaborated with Rebecca Judd a lifestyle blogger and tv personality in Australia who has over 400,000 followers on Instagram. Rebecca worked closely with the Adairs in-house design team to create a fashion-forward look for the home, at an affordable price and has produced an exclusive and limited edition collection for their Home Republic and Adairs Kids brands.