Friday, 27 February 2009

I only have to look at Angie Muldowney's Amazon wish list (I'm nosy like that) to know that she is my kind of girl. Not only does Angie take beautiful photographs but she also creates some pretty stylish stationery too.
If you get a moment this weekend be sure to take a look at some beautiful photographs by Alicia Lynn Carrier.

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Hanna Melin

If like me you have any teenagers living with you then the wonderful illustrations by London based Hanna Melin may show a scene close to home. Hanna's work is full of humour & realism and gives us snippets of familiar family, social and work life. I like the use of different materials such as embroidery, digital and drawing that give a depth to the work. Prepare to spot a character similar to someone you know or even yourself here and here.

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Nigel Peake

I love Nigel Peake's linear drawings. See the Nigel's blog for news and recent work and visit the website to see some stunning work including the amazing cityscape's for Habitat.

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Andrew Holder

Check out some great screen prints and illustrations by Andrew Holder.

Monday, 23 February 2009

Yellena James

Take some time today to browse through the colourful patterned floral and nature inspired creations of artist and illustrator Yellena James.
P.S Fancy doing a little online drawing, then head over here.

Friday, 20 February 2009

Linn Photography

This weekend see some beautiful images in the Linnphotography Etsy shop and spend a little time reading some words and thoughts at My Pocket typepad.
Linn has contacted me and is kindly offering a discount, customers who quote Design Start at Linns's Etsy shop checkout can have 10% off.

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Spring catalogues

So happy that Spring is heading our way .....
I'm loving the new Toast catalogue especially the lovely scarf collection.
Always an informative read as well as amazing clothes is the new Howie's catalogue.
Thinking of a simple summer escape or unusual wedding venue in a beautiful natural environment then dream a while here.

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Princess Pearl

I love these new collages by artist Princess Pearl that have just arrived in the wonderful Kindergallery.

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

I have today discovered the beautifully delicate illustrations of Buenos Aires based Ana Laura Perez. Visit the shop to purchase original art and also see some beautiful jewellery and accessories.

Monday, 16 February 2009

Inke Heiland

I have not yet brought into the world of wall stickers or decals, however if i do I will be sure to snap up one of the stunning wildlife silhouettes by Inke Heiland from the Netherlands. Made from vintage wallpaper each cut-out is unique with only limited amounts of papers available. You can buy online from London based Supernice along with an amazing range of design led products.

Friday, 13 February 2009

Yvonne Catterson

Love is in the air with this beautiful image by photographer Yvonne Catterson."A certain style and glamour just never leaves you, no matter what your age". Visit Yvonne's online gallery of stunning images to swoon a little more and buy some original fine art prints in the shop.
P.S Take a look into the workspace of some of the worlds best photographers here.

Thursday, 12 February 2009

Able & Game

"Able and Game offers cards and stationery that are quirky and cute rather than cliche and predictable. The cards feature hand drawn designs of weird and wonderful people that are a off beat and stand out from the crowd." Visit Melbourne based Anna Blandford and Gareth Meney's Etsy shop to see a great new range of stationery that's something a little different.

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Inspired by the urban environment Brighton based artist Robin Clare mixes vibrant patterns with images of discarded household appliances to create interesting work that tells a story about a specific time or place. Visit Robins Etsy shop to see original art works in acrylic, oil paint and ink alongside packs of wonderfully illustrated cards.

Tuesday, 10 February 2009


Things making me happy today .....
Just ordered some fun retro inspired cards for my little stationery shop from the wonderful Owaboo.
I am loving Jenny Bowers colourful collage illustrations in the march issue of Elle Decoration(UK).
Browsing through lots of inspiring packaging design solutions in the book For Sale by John Foster.

Monday, 9 February 2009

Katey-Jean Harvey

Step into the wonderful world of Katey-Jean Harvey and visit an enchanting place where impeccably dressed girls hang out with sausage dogs and pigeons, curious then get yourself straight over to Katey's website to see the most charming illustrations and paintings.

Friday, 6 February 2009

Alex Guerra

A bit of a London theme today....
This wonderful image is by photographer Alex Guerra, you can browse & buy here.
Take a look at the blog From The Upper Deck suggested by Emily from London Shop Fronts.
If you are in London soon the new Swedish Fashion exhibition at FTM opens today.

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Blanca Gomez

It's true the best things come in small packages .... Madrid based Blanca Gomez creates the sweetest illustrations under the name Cosas Minimas meaning "tiny things" in Spanish. Get ready to say arr here and ooh here and wow here.
P.S Blanca's work will feature on the first issue of the brand new quarterly magazine for the creative and curious by Uppercase, due out in early April.

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Jenn Ski

Jenn Ski has a great mid-century inspired online portfolio to be inspired by & purchase wonderful prints from. I love this new set of retro cards available to pre-order or visit Jenn's blog for details on how to win a pack, good luck.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Nathalie Lete

I was having a browse online at the lovely Lapin and Me and came across this perfect Parisian shopper. Smitten by the vibrant bird print I looked up the wonderful art of Nathalie Lete. Working in Paris Nathalie creates a diverse range of work in varying mediums including illustration, ceramics, textiles and painting. Pop over to the website to add a little colour to your day.

Monday, 2 February 2009

Louise Cunningham

Bristol based Louise Cunningham creates bright, bold and quirky illustrations in acrylic, collage and ink for editorial work and the greeting card market.
P.S Take a peek at 'The Tapir's Pyjamas' a children's book that Louise is currently developing.