27 February 2018

DESIGNER - kristeen hegre

Kristine Hegre is a freelance designer, based in Norway, who also works part-time for an art publisher in London. Kristine studied fashion in France and and has worked in the US and Europe as a designer. Since starting her career in the fashion industry, Kristine's focus has been on graphics and textile designs. She loves to create patterns, fashion prints and art pieces with acrylics, aquarelle and pencils. Here we are lucky enough to see some of her bold floral prints and a couple of wildlife pieces. For more information find Kristeen online here.

CARDS - paul farrell

I really liked these new cards from Paul Farrell called 'Three Little Words'. Paul wanted to create a little positivity in a bad world by adapting a feel good font to spell Fab, Yay, and Ace. Also new for Spring are three cards that explore different building materials and were inspired by vintage board game manuals and instruction leaflets. Each card becomes more three dimensional when folded. Featuring a brick house, timber frame net shed, and a steel factory/warehouse. All cards are available online. 

LATEST WORK - the pencil parade

Greetings from snowy Chicago! Designer Betsy Siber got in touch from snowy Chicago on behalf of the Pencil Parade Collective to show us some of their recent designs. Pencil Parade are an all-women collective, operating as individuals, and together they've created fabulous relationships with many companies, including Studio Oh!, Artists to Watch, CSS, Design House Greetings, Michael Miller Fabrics, Robert Kaufman Fabrics, Sock-it-to-me, TJX, and more! The four members met online in 2015 and although they're far apart, they chat daily to bounce ideas of each other meet via skype once or twice a month and once a year meet in person in NYC. They have all been making new work like crazy and would welcome any interest via their website here.

26 February 2018

NEW STORE - petit pan london

French children’s brand Petit Pan has opened its first London store on the high street in Hampstead. Petit Pan began in Paris in 2002 and is the result of a colourful collaboration between Belgian artist Myriam de Loor and Chinese kite-flyer, Pan Gang. Petit Pan’s collections are defined by their playful, graphic and vibrant motifs. With vivid polychrome collections they aim to bring magic to the everyday. The new London store will offer all of Petit Pan’s favourite collections including : clothing and accessories for babies and children, bedlinen, soft furnishings, accessories for the home stationery and unique gifts, kites and lanterns, haberdashery and a large selection of fabric by the metre. Find them at 28a Hampstead High St, London and online here.

DESIGNER - sarah watkins

Today we have some lovely new work from Sarah Watkins, a surface pattern designer based in North Yorkshire. Sarah has created a new Spring Garden collection of pretty florals and styled a beautiful look book especially for potential clients. Sarah has a lot of experience designing everything from textiles to greetings cards. She is available for freelance commissions and is always keen to hear from any prospective clients for her beautiful new designs. Find Sarah online here.