Friday, 20 May 2016

Colour crush...

A much needed summer vibe going on in todays colour crush post...
Loving those greens with the pink tones.

Oooh tropical!
A slight contrast to the UK's grey, moody weather at the moment...where did the sun go?

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Wednesday, 18 May 2016

This & that...

This lovely looking cupcake with watermelon sour gummies
That watermelon sherbet bombe ice-cream... those colours!

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Tuesday, 17 May 2016


It's been a while since I posted some pics from my goings on over on instagram.
So, here are a few snaps from the last few months, including a lovely Mothers Day afternoon tea at home, a trip to Copenhagen, a chilled fluffy one, beautiful flowers and an ever growing succulent flower with one beautiful ombre stem...

You can follow me on instagram here

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Monday, 16 May 2016

Paper & Cloth in New York!

P&C are having a little show extravaganza over in New York at the moment, exhibiting at both Blueprint and Surtex.
Here's a little peek at flyers for the shows...

(both images above copyright of paper and cloth ltd)

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Friday, 13 May 2016

Fresh spring interiors...

I want a house filled to bursting with these gorgeous colours!
Sooo nice...

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Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Inspired by...Peter Cromer

Peter Cromer is an artist and designer based in Melbourne, 
and his instagram feed is full to bursting of his gorgeous art.
Bold colours, acrylic paint and collage techniques all make for some fun designs.
(I think I'm in love with the koala)

Take a look at his website and follow Peter on instagram and Facebook too!

 (all images above copyright of Peter Cromer)

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Monday, 9 May 2016

Colour crush...

Ooooh this might just be my new favourite colour combo...mmmm yummy!

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Friday, 6 May 2016

This & That...

This lovely display of tea cups and succulents
That beautiful painting by Allie Newman

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Thursday, 5 May 2016

Mini colour crush...

Todays mini colour crush features the beautiful paintings of Lulu Dekwiatkowski...

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Monday, 2 May 2016

Monday motivation...

A little bit of Monday motivation...

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Sunday, 1 May 2016

A little break in the Peak District...

A couple of months ago, the boys and I had a little visit to the Peak District, and believe it or not, its taken me till now to go through the photos...busy times.
We had such a nice week, looking through the snaps is making me want another break.
I must admit, I'm a big fan of the Lake District, but the Peaks come a pretty close second.
We were super lucky with the weather considering it was mid March, and managed some lovely walks, lots of pub lunches and chilled evenings in our lovely converted tack room, bliss!

(all photos above copyright of louise/loveprintstudio)

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Friday, 29 April 2016

Moodboard...Tropical vibes!

The weather has been bizarrely odd this week here in the UK.
I'm not sure about four seasons in one day, 
it was more like seven different seasons...hail, rain, thunder, snow, glorious sunshine, 
cloudy and stormy, then sunny again...very odd.

So, I've been longing for some tropical vibes this week 
and lusting for some warmer weather and a bit of summertime, yay!

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Thursday, 28 April 2016

Etsy shop find...a chat with Leah Duncan!

This months etsy shop owner that I've been chatting to, is the super talented Leah Duncanan illustrator and surface pattern designer based in Austin, Texas. 
Opening her etsy shop back in 2008, Leah creates beautiful designs and applies them to products such as tea towels, posters, scarves, stationery, and jewellery, many of them produced by hand in her studio.
Very much inspired by nature and her cherokee roots, Leahs designs evoke just that, with beautifully hand drawn images, sophisticated soft colour palettes and organic themes.

Aside from her etsy shop, Leah has collaborated with companies such as Land of Nod, Urban Outfitters and O'Neill among others, and has her designs licensed for many product areas including clothing, bedding and gift wrap.

You can find links at the bottom of this post to follow Leah on an array of social media, but for now, get comfy and have a little nosey into her world...

1. Can you tell us a bit about you and your background... 

I graduated with a degree in commercial printing and was lucky to get a job as a graphic designer after school. 
When we moved to Austin in 2008 I wanted to give working for myself a try so I could follow a more creative path. 
I put my drawings on etsy and things took off from there. 
I’ve since moved into a lot of surface pattern and textile design as well as illustration. 
It took a lot of courage and tenacity but I’m happy to say I’m right where I want to be with my career.

2. Who are your design heroes and how do you stay inspired?

Vera Neumann, Frida Kahlo, and Ray Eames. 
I stay inspired mostly through nature and little stories and moments that pop up in my day to day life.

3. Can you give us an insight into your creative process?

It’s very messy and usually ends up in a totally different place than where I started. 
I always start with a lot of anxiety over whether I’ll be able to make my initial concepts work. 
It usually starts with some sort of shape, imagery, or story I’d like to tell and I try to translate that with a simple pen and ink drawing. 
I then scan everything into illustrator to color and repeat if needed.

4. Tell us about a typical day for you…

I have a 5 month old! 
So life has changed a lot this year and I want to focus on my time with her. 
She’ll only be a baby for a snippet of time and I don’t want to miss out on that so I’m working part time. 
These days it’s a balance of taking care of her while still completing projects and getting orders for my online shop shipped out on time.

5. Where do you work? Describe your studio/work area…

I’m working from home which I’ve found to be perfect with a small child. 
We carved out an office space downstairs which opens to 1/2 of my garage that we closed off where I can be really messy and make things.

6. What’s the most rewarding thing about being a designer/illustrator?

It’s really a very selfish career because I do it for the love of it.  
Having people tell me my work makes them smile when they see it or they love to sew with my fabric or I’ve brightened their home with my artwork… that makes it feel very rewarding.

7. What’s the most popular item for sale in your shop? 
And also your personal favourite? 

My desert flower print set is probably the most popular item. All of my work feels so personal and like a little piece of my life so it’s hard to choose one but I’ve always loved my “I’ll be your swan” print even though it’s not one of my best sellers.

8. What books/ magazines are you currently reading?

A lot of parenting and baby books! 

9. What art do you have on your wall?

A lot of fellow artist friends actually - Berkley Illustration, Small Adventure, Michelle Morin, Callen Thompson

10. What makes you laugh?
My husband usually. And my daughter’s laugh. 

11. What's your guilty pleasure?

Hot chocolate! 
I live in Texas and it doesn’t make sense at all but it’s my number one favourite.

12. In three words, describe your work…

Soft, organic, quirky

A big thank you to Leah for taking the time to give us an insight into her world, and what a beautiful world it is! 
How wonderful is her studio...

(all images used in this post are copyright of Leah Duncan)

You can follow Leah here...

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