Friday, 14 October 2016

Colour crush...

Loving these dusky pink and lilac tones with greys, yum!

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Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Take Four...

A take four post today with some fab ideas for party drinks and 'adult' jellies, (no ice-cream in sight).
Seriously though, those gummy bears!

Rose wine gummy bears (top right)
Prosecco cocktails (bottom left)
Pink lemonade jello shots (bottom right)

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Friday, 7 October 2016

Little spaces...whimsy

Its been a while since we had a 'Little Spaces' post on the blog, so today I thought I'd share a lovely girls bedroom moodboard.
Not overly 'pretty pink' and traditionally girly but soft pastel hues and a whimsical, make believe feel.
And who wouldn't want a dress up mask like that!
And those pom poms!

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Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Colour crush...

Well, it's officially Autumn now...bring on the dark nights, cozy socks and hot chocolate!
Here's a colour crush to get you in the mood...

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Monday, 3 October 2016

Monday motivation...

A little motivation is sometimes required on a Monday, to get through the week...

(image above copyright of louise/loveprintstudio blog)

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Thursday, 29 September 2016

Etsy shop find...a chat with Naomi Wilkinson

Todays etsy interview is with Bristol based illustrator Naomi Wilkinson.
You can buy her gorgeous illustrations in her etsy shop as art prints.
Sunbathers, tropical birds, jungle animals and mermaids are just a few of the things you can expect to find, so head on over and have a looksie.

But don't rush over there just yet...
Get to know the illustrator herself here first. Grab that cuppa!

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

I'm from a little Victorian seaside town just outside of Bristol which was very pretty but quite dull. 
When I was 21 after a couple of years figuring out what area of art I wanted to work in whilst I worked in a pie shop I decided on studying illustration at UWE . 
I've always been into illustration and it seemed like the area of art/design which wasn't too limited. 
With Illustration you could work in any medium and illustration crosses paths with so many different areas of design ( fashion, animation, puppetry, comics, architectural, packaging design etc) which was really appealing to me.

2. Who are your design heroes and what inspires you?

I really love mid century designers and Illustrators like Alain Gree, Alexander Girard, Mary Blair and Nathalie Parain. 
I'm always really drawn to vintage graphic design and packaging design too.
3. Tell us about a typical day for you...

On a ''work day'' I get up early with my daughter and have breakfast and spend time with her till its time for her to go to my mums whilst I work. 
Then I make coffee, make lists ( I'm well into bullet journalling) put on a podcast/audio book and work on which ever brief i have on the go, eat lunch at my desk till its time to stop and make dinner, then we eat as a family and put Polly to bed and we either carry on working if we have lots of jobs or me and my partner sit and drink a beer and watch documentaries or a tv series like mad men until we realise one of us will have to get up at 6am with our little scamp.

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

Well if i have time I like to let the brief stew a bit before getting stuck in as thats when you can have a eureka moment. 
Then I make very very rough (like seriously rough) sketches which are then made into clearer roughs, those are sent off to the client and once I have feedback I play around with colour palettes and then get stuck into creating the final.

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

I work at a little yellow formica table in our bedroom.
I did try having a studio but it was gloomy and I like being able to come back to my desk without leaving the house.
It also means I have instant access to our fridge for snacks and the dog for cuddles.

6. What art do you have on your wall?

I don't have much as we live in a rented house but I don't have any of my own work on the walls as I'm too self critical.

7. In three words, describe your work...

I would say its joyful, simple and fun.

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

I love the variety of work that comes my way and I enjoy my job so much that 80% of the time it just doesn't feel like work. 
There are down sides ( its quite solitary and not very steady) but I love most things about it. 

9. What makes you laugh?

My dog, my partner, my daughter and the Adam Buxton podcast 
(especially the most recent one with Louis Theroux)

10. What’s the most popular piece of artwork for sale in your etsy shop? 
And your personal favourite?

I think its the tiger and accordionist print which I actually did whilst I was in my final year at uni! 
My favourite is probably my menagerie print.

11. Top 5 favourite things in life...

Aside from the humans in my life I would say it is

1. My dog Lenny
2. David Bowie's music
3. Hot coffee
4. Cold beer 
5. Books

12. What are you working on currently? 
And any big plans for the coming year?

I'm working on a couple of editorial pieces, a  design which will be used in packaging and a  very exciting project which I don't want to talk about for fear of jinxing it!

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A big thanks to Naomi for sharing her world with us.
You can follow her here...

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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Wednesday giggles...

Happy hump day!
Nearly the weekend!

Have a giggle to celebrate... with a snippet of Anthro love.

(image above copyright of louise/ loveprintstudio blog)

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

The little things...

A Walk in the Woods
Man Up

Ward Thomas - Cartwheels

A poem for every night of the year
(with a gorgeous cover illustration by Zanna of Papio Press)

A little peek at our shiny new breakfast bar lights in the kitchen, double whoop whoop!

the beautiful colours in this wedding stationery by Papier

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Monday, 26 September 2016

Colour crush...

Loving this combo of soft pinks and blues with grey and teal tones...

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Thursday, 22 September 2016

Inspired by Anna Bond...

Anna Bond aka 'Mrs Rifle' obviously creates the most beautiful, distinctive illustrations and designs for Rifle Paper, the company which she founded back in 2009, and is Creative Director.
Unless you've literally been living under a rock for the past 7 years, you will no doubt have seen her gorgeous designs, but I'm still going to share some of my recent favourites, just because...
I mean, c'mon, loveliness such as this deserves to be shared right?

With apparel, art prints, wallpaper, tote bags, tattoos, recipe boxes, stationery and more, you can literally adorn every part of your world in the wonderful whimsical world of Rifle Paper!

 (all images used in this post are copyright of rifle paper co.)

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Tuesday, 20 September 2016

On my bookshelf...A River

'A River', written and illustrated by Marc Martin is a wonderful children's book about an imaginary journey through cities, jungles, farms and rainforests.
With minimal text, the gorgeous illustrations tell the story, and they do just that; rich colours and stunning foliage deep in the jungle, fish a plenty under the sea, abstract shapes, patterns and colour on the farm, right through to the vastness of the sea and a solitary, tiny bobbing boat. 

They say you shouldn't judge a book by its a cover, but on this occasion, and with a cover as lovely as this, I think it's ok!

'A River' is available to buy here and here.

(photos above taken by me for use on loveprintstudio blog,
illustrations copyright of Marc Martin)

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Monday, 19 September 2016

Monday motivation...

What better way to start the week...

(image above copyright of louise/loveprintstudio)

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Thursday, 15 September 2016

Colour crush...

I'm holding on tight with both hands to any last little bits of summer we're getting.
Can you tell...

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Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Monday, 12 September 2016

Paper & Cloth at Premiere Vision...

Paper & Cloth are exhibiting at Premiere Vision this week.
The show opens its doors tomorrow!

Pop over to the see the blog post for more details.

(image above copyright of paper & cloth design studio)

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Saturday, 10 September 2016

Weekend goals...

Happy weekend all!

(image above copyright of louise/loveprintstudio)

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