23 August 2013

SUMMER VACATION - be back soon !

its time for the annual print & pattern summer break. i'll be back on Monday September 9th ready for the new season and hope you can join me back here then. in the meantime if you need to find a designer or some inspirational eye candy feel free to check out the P+P archives. For a colourful summer read dont forget that the print & pattern kids book is on sale now and if you want to appear in the next one on geometrics submit your designs before 7th sept.

22 August 2013

STORE SNAPS - habitat

I loved the retro 1970's feel of the 'freda' range of kitchenware spotted in habitat last week. designed in-house this colourful range is available on mugs, storage jars, trays and various kitchen textiles. find it in habitat or homebase now or you can see some pieces online here.

I couldn't resist a snap of this colourful owl pillow as well whilst I was in habitat last week.

DESIGNER - mr william draw

Mr William draw is a freelance designer based in chile, William has designed for casa  ideas, a fashionable store in chile known for its trend driven design and who have featured on print & pattern in the past. William's favourite design areas are cosmetics, stationery, and magazines and he loves 1950's style. you can see some examples of William's work when you scroll down here and see many more online.

KIDS DESIGN - tiger kitty

silvia cheung is the creative force behind tiger kitty designs. silvia is an Artist/Illustrator/Designer who specializes in prints, patterns, illustrations & graphics for kids apparel, bedding, home products, paper goods and more. her clients have included babies r us and target. Silvia is represented by the Cinnamon Joe Studio and you  can see more from tiger kitty here.

KICKSTARTER - bright stem

these stylish Christmas gift tags are part of a kickstarter campaign from bright stem. they are trying to raise funds to launch a range of mugs, wrapping paper, tags, and paper baubels. see exactly what they are planning online here at kickstarter.

21 August 2013

BOOK - Eloise Renouf

Quarry Books have published a new series of drawing books and I was lucky enough to get hold of a copy of "20 Ways to Draw a Tree and 44 Other Nifty Things from Nature" by Eloise Renouf. The book contains over 900 illustrations of owls, birds, trees, leaves, fossils and more, and features plenty of space for you to practice drawing your own versions. Eloise is well known for her fantastic mid century style art prints which are sold in stylish stores such as heals an john lewis as well as being available direct from Eloise herself on etsy

20 ways to draw a tree from quarry books is available now on amazon uk or usa.