Tuesday, 31 March 2009

John Dilnot

Another shop update today with some wonderful hand printed cards by John Dilnot.
Take a look at An Awesome Book by Dallas Clayton.

Monday, 30 March 2009

Alison Hardcastle


Just ordered some lovely new hand screen printed cards from Alison Hardcastle that will be going into my little shop in a few days.
Take a look at the Writers Rooms series which takes a look at spaces where authors create.

Friday, 27 March 2009

Hilary Hitchcock

What a great name and what great photos, I want to spend my weekend in this room with a big pile of books and a tray of tea. I love the warm colours and nostalgic feel to the images. See Hilary's beautiful photography here, buy prints and a wonderful postcard set here and have a read of the blog here.
Also take a look at the stunning photography of Wendy Ball and Dara Albanese.

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Have you seen the work of Dan Bob Thompson ? Visit the blog to see Dan's work process for a new book and lots of super illustration work. Dan has just opened an Etsy shop where you can be among the first to buy a print of his wonderful digital designs.
P.S My shop has had an update today with some new cards by Okiko, take a look.

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Based in Sydney Castle produce not only beautiful bedlinen but also stunning handcrafted artworks.

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Tush Tush

Take a look at these tiny pastel oil portraits by Jerusalem based artist Tali. Currently in her final year at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design Tali produces pocket sized canvas prints from her stunning artwork.

Monday, 23 March 2009

The Book Cover Archive

I've been spending a lot of time looking at some amazing book cover design on this excellent site.This wonderful cover is by Claire Coles.

Friday, 20 March 2009

Fields of Aphelions

The Seven Fields of Aphelion create stunning multi exposure images where industrial landscapes are captured naturally in beautiful light with 35mm film. Lots of intriguing images are for sale in the shop.
I am also loving the wonderful spring photographs in the new shop Blissful Images Too.

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Julia Pott

Still on the Bear theme (I wonder what it means to dream about bears?) with this handsome chap by the super talented illustrator Julia Pott. Julia is off to spend some time in New York soon and is only taking a few items to sell so head over to the shop to snap up prints and original art before April 10th. For updates and recent work see Julia's blog and have a read of this inspiring interview.

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

How amazing is is this big bear by Edinburgh based illustrator Lizzy Stewart. Get your own Grizzly Bear print from Lizzy's shop and see some wonderful work at the website and blog.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

The Textile Blog


How I have not come across this informative blog before is puzzling me, however I will certainly be putting in the reading time from now on. The wonderful blog in question is The Textile Blog by Cornwall based John Hopper who himself is a trained textile designer now writing on the subject of textile, interior and general design history. So if you love reading historical information, social history, and finding out about influential designers from over the last three centuries then like me you will be spending quite a while here.

Monday, 16 March 2009

Laurie Hastings

I am loving these stunning studies of people by illustrator Laurie Hastings. Check out some super goodies in the Suki Shop and new limited edition prints at Edinburgh's The Red Door Gallery.

Friday, 13 March 2009

The Dandelion Project

I love the stunning light and mood in this image shot in Reykjavik Iceland by The Dandelion Project who are two Edinburgh based artists, Iain Bruce and Vala Dora Jonsdottir. Visit the shop to see some inspiring photography along with some great products like prints, totes & cards.
Also I'm getting a daily fix of beautiful photography by Diane Varner and her daily walks blog. This is a fav and so is this.

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Obiko


Obiko is the creation of Linda Williams a Graphic design graduate from Camberwell College. I have just placed an order for my little stationery shop so look out for some super new greeting cards that have fresh and unique patterns arriving soon.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Karin Akesson

It was hard to pick an image from all the fantastic work for a varied range of clients by London based illustrator Karin Akesson. You can also buy prints from the wonderful Soma Gallery in Bristol.

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Urban Fabric



I have spent quite a while today looking over the amazing street scenes by textile artist Clare Lane. I love the vibrancy of these print and stitch pieces. Take a look at Urban Fabric.

Monday, 9 March 2009

Rebecca Ellen


Here are some things I am loving on this sunny Monday morning:
Beautiful wallpaper and artwork combining print with embroidery by Rebecca Ellen.
This short story by Thomas Plaskitt & New Think Books looks interesting.
A sneak peek into the studio of the very talented textile designer Teresa Green.

Friday, 6 March 2009

Ozlem Haluk

This weeks Friday photo is by the multi talented Ozlem Haluk. I love the beautiful vintage feel to this fine art print that you can buy at the AmelieAPoulain shop.
If you are out and about in London this weekend saunter your way along to the V&A to the Stephen Jones 'Hats' exhibition, its on until the 31st May.
If like me you love Paris then you must visit the 'Paris daily photo' blog which as the title says gives you a daily peek into this stunning city.
Talking about Paris has made me want to watch this charming and funny film.
Have a great weekend.

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Ohkayk

I am loving this eye chart quotes concept by Ohkayk available as prints and cards.

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Rob Ryan


I'm always fascinated by artists work spaces so to be able to take peek into the wonderful world of Rob Ryan made me very happy. See this article with Italian magazine 'Velvet' Feb 09 at Robs blog (if only I could speak Italian) and study some larger pictures, but beware you may be there for a while.
If that's not enough snooping for one day then remember to pop along to The Selby to see into the homes and studios of lots of creative people.

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Emma Cassi


The spring/summer accessories collection/shop by Emma Cassi is now online. See some gorgeous jewellery with vintage pink and green sequins ,yellow and purple glass beads all intricately stitched onto Emma's trade mark antique lace. As Emma is also a stylist for clients such as Laura Ashley, Boden and Milk the photography for the new collection is beautiful.

Monday, 2 March 2009

Olivia Jeffries

Based in Norwich (UK) Olivia Jeffries creates mixed media drawings. Old letters, worn book pages and vintage photographs are introduced to a new life with Olivia's beautiful drawings/paintings. I like the presence of the surfaces previous life combining with Olivia's fascinating figures to be part of a new story. See Olivia's portfolio of work here, buy some original art & prints here and see some work in progress here.