Monday, 29 August 2011

Exciting...

Paper and Cloth are looking for a in house Print Designer! See the blog post here.


Saturday, 20 August 2011

Etsy shop love...

Discovered a lovely little shop over on etsy, take a peak here...
Beautiful work...








Coralie Bickford-Smith for Penguin books

Ooh, aren't these just lovely! 
I came across the work of Coralie Bickford-Smith on various blogs recently and just had to have a little trip over to her website for a looksie. 
Coralie is the Senior Cover Designer at Penguin books and has created several series designs. 
The 'Great Food' books are just stunning, I love them all, and the 'Clothbound' series are gorgeous too.
If these don't make you want to pick up a book for a read, I don't know what will!

For the series of 'Great Food' book covers, she took inspiration from the illustrations of traditional tableware and old ceramic design from history books and catalogues, and along with using an object silhouette that reflected each books content, created the book cover.
Here are a few of the fabulous designs...



(even the spines are enticing me in!)






These are the designs for Hans Christian Andersen and Arabian Nights...




In the 'Clothbound' series, Carolie again uses a particular motif or object that represents the story beautifully; Great Expectations has a chandelier repeated on its cover, Treasure Island has palm trees and parrots, and perfectly fitting, Alice in Wonderland has pink flamingos and the wonderful croquet game that features in the story. Love it!








(Where should I start my collection...?!)

x x x



Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Baileys Home and Garden

I had a lovely little trip out to Baileys Home and Garden store recently which my lovely friend introduced me to. (she knows me so well... I loved it!) 
They sell a gorgeous mix of vintage and new products all based around the concept of recycling, re-using and repair (a topic I'm sure we're all aware of lately!?).
The shop itself, made up from magically restored and repaired run down buildings is situated at Whitecross Farm near Ross-on-Wye.
If you're ever passing nearby it's definetley worth a visit.
Some of the gorgeousness you can expect to find are 'kitchenalia', stationery, an array of scented candles, textiles and much more...

Ooh and you'll just love the packaging they use, beautiful!

Here are a few sneaky pics and some images from their own website for a taster...









(images above taken from baileys website)




(photographs inside Baileys Home and Garden store)



Saturday, 6 August 2011

Villa Nova...

Villa Nova have a lovely new collection out... High Society. 
See here for more.
Its has a lovely nostalgic look taking inspiration from the 1950's, with hand drawn ladies in 'Tea at the Ritz', a quirky, abstract look in 'Garland' (my favourite) with a real retro influence, and quirky motifs in 'Lyric' and 'Tiffany'.
Got to love a bit of a 50's trend!

Villa Nova also have other new collections on their website; 'Nyssa', 'Astrid' and more, so have a looksie, enjoy!

Heres a bit of a peek...










(images taken from www.villanova.co.uk)


Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Teresa Green...

I've been a fan of Teresa Cole's work for ages now (aka Teresa Green), going back to when I was at University. I just love her naive and quirky style of drawing and the 'looseness' she creates when she handprints onto various surfaces; cushions, cards, bags, tea towels, etc...
 It's also probably that she uses antique 'kitchenallia' as a source of inspiration in her work, love it!
Have a pop over to Teresa's website for a closer look, it'll be worth it, promise! x x x

Here are a few lovely images from her website










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