25 January 2021


Nestbox is the creative studio of Jill Burns, a surface designer and illustrator who today joins the P&P Designers for Hire Directory.  Jill began her career designing ceramics for the home and gift markets and recently expanded to include broader applications such as stationery and fabrics. Her motifs are inspired by antique curiosities. Seemingly disparate objects such as a folk art birdcage, vintage perfume bottle or a Japanese spinning top are all sources for ideas. Her distinctive illustrative and gestural style runs the gamut of stylish and sophisticated to cheeky and fun. Jill has a comprehensive portfolio available for licensing or purchase, but she also loves the challenge of freelance projects. She finds the community of designers so supportive and enjoys the connection through social media. Her Instagram handle is @nestboxstudio. You can also reach out to her by email: jill@nestboxstudio.com

BLUEPRINT 2021 - nerissa thomas

The latest Virtual Blueprint show is almost upon us running from February 2nd - February 4th 2021. One of those attending the show will be the Rose Merry Design Studio where Nerisaa Thomas will be showcasing her beautiful new collections.


BLUEPRINT 2021 - davina nathan design

DAVINA NATHAN DESIGN (DND) is a boutique textile design studio established in New York City in 2006, currently based in Toronto, Canada. Their signature style is based on a combination of delicately hand drawn & painted elements interlaced with modern design tools and techniques and their unique designs have adorned the surfaces of everything from fashion to tableware. Past clients have included Target, Pottery Barn Kids, Papyrus, Macy's. and many more. DND's focused design collections may be viewed via virtual appointment platforms at Blueprint from 2nd-4th February.

22 January 2021

STORE SNAPS - tk maxx

TK MAXX gift box
Our Friday eye candy this week comes from TK Maxx with some in store snapshots. These were taken at the beginning of November before the lockdown began and feature a selection of various papergoods.

21 January 2021

KIDS DESIGN - ava&yves

German company ava&yves was founded in 2013 by Geraldine Koppmann. The business started when Geraldine designed some sweet postcards that were so well received by customers that the product range quickly expanded. All the designs at ava&yves are created by Geraldine giving the brand a coherent and unique look. Geraldine studied graphic design in Bielefeld and worked in the industry, before being inspired by her own two children to create unusual children's items. She loves to see her designs used on different materials inspiring her to create more and more products.