Friday, 29 October 2010

Darling Clementine

Darling Clementine, A small Norwegian design agency inspired by Scandinavian design heritage. There cards are lovely. Thought I'd show you some of there Christmas designs, yes Its early but I'm excited already!!!

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Nate williams

Really Loving the work of Nate Williams at the moment. I have always liked his work, the colour pallet's and use of type are really funky!

Tuesday, 26 October 2010


A walk in the park is always a nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon but trying to explain to Maggie what a giant chicken man was doing there was hard work!!!

Monday, 25 October 2010

Xmas is on it's way!!

Picked up a up Tesco Christmas catalogue at the weekend and it was a nice surprise to see my designs in there!

Friday, 22 October 2010

Gallery finds!

Whilst in St Ives I visited loads of little galleries. The Brooks Smith gallery had some lovely prints by Susie Brooks and some gorgeous ceramics by Hannah Turner.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Betty Boyns Dsigns

Found a lovely tiny shop in St Ives filled with work by Betty Boyns. If vintage inspired design and surface pattern is your thing you would really appreciate the work in this shop. The shop was filled with fabric, greetings cards, gift wrap, aprons and loads more.

Monday, 18 October 2010

lovely shop finds!

I love visiting Cornwall, there are so many little independent design shops full of inspiration and goodies!! I manage to find new shop every time I visit. This visit i stumbled upon Birds of a feather in St Ives a lovely little shop hidden down a new arcade past an art cafe and a little gallery. Really quirky little shop well worth a peep!

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Back from sunny Cornwall!

Mags just loves the beach, favourite place in the world!

So I'm back!!! At last.........7 hours in the car and finally had a lovely time and thank you very much for Helen for taking over while I was busy eating pasties and cake in Cornwall, fab blogging. That wont be the last time you'll here for her, as I'll be wanting Helen to do a special blog in the new year when she comes back from her December in New Zealand, lucky thing!!!

Thursday, 14 October 2010

I'm also loving these amazingly intricate paper cut pieces from Japanese artist and illustrator Hina Aoyama.  The pieces are so delicate and beautiful and amazingly she doesn't even use a scalpel...just a teeny tiny pair of scissors! You can see more of her work here - truly inspirational!

Hi everyone in cuckoo land! Well as you already know I'm guest blogging while the lovely Amy is off to sunny Cornwall for her holidays, so i hope I'll be able to keep up the good work she's started and find lots of gorgeous things to show you while she's away!
As Amy already mentioned i love anything to do with paper cutting, the more fiddly and intricate the better so you can imagine how pleased i was when i saw this new limited edition Rob Ryan laser cut, titled 'I can't forget'.
It's part of the new 'Cherry on the cake' range from the V&A featuring 12 designers including Rob and you can buy them on the online V&A shop!

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

My Guest blogger!!!

So I'm going away for a few days and thought I'd ask my good friend and fellow designer Helen Lumb to do a guest blog for me! Helen is an amazing designer and spent many years designing for Tigerprint design studio for Marks and Spencer. Helen has a gift with the craft knife! She creates the must intricate and beautiful designs (no laser cut machines here) just Helen's little hands!!! She would'nt let me post a drunken picture of her at the races so I thought a school pic would be just as funny, bless her, she hasn't changed at all!!!

Helen's handiwork - A lovely wedding present for Zoe!

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Off to the beach!!

Image from dogleg

I'm off to Cornwall for a long weekend tomorrow, cant wait!! Maggie's Grandad just happens to live in a lovely little post office down near Helston. So any excuse to visit, the air is so much better down there! Also looking forward to having a mooch in all the lovely little shops hidden away in St Ives and Falmouth, maybe a little bit of early Xmas shopping might be needed! I'll be sure to take lots of pics of any nice design finds!!

Monday, 11 October 2010

Loving horses!

The last racing day of the season at York and it ended in style! It was an amazing day all round! All 6 of us girlie designers ended up winning something! I was £40 up, so for my first time i didn't do half bad! The star was helen on the day, scoring two wins at a total of £150, well done!!

Caught Nat and Lucy getting all excited love this pic of them!

So sticking with the horse theme check out this lovely bag from LUSH Designs! There is some beautiful stuff on their site, you might have seen the lampshades before they are so lush!!!!
You know a good design find when you just want everything for your home, this is one of those finds! Also check out whats going on in their studio and shop on their blog!

Friday, 8 October 2010

Friday studio Madness!!

When it comes to Friday and your so close to the weekend it's so hard to concentrate and everyone goes a little mad! But for us it's just normal!! (this was actually an improvement!!) hee hee, Ooow them creative types are just crazy!!!!

Off to the races!!

So on Saturday I'm off to the races at York with the girls! I've never been before so am really excited.(Time to get the lippy out!) The weather is looking good and I'm feeling lucky so fingers crossed!!! So i found this lovely illustration by Rebecca Wetzler to get me in the mood. And you can check out her other pieces at The Jacky Winter Group.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Cutting edge!

Popped into the 'giant' Tesco's near by last night and noticed a new line of greetings cards that look extra special. I wouldn't normally buy my cards from supermarkets but the new 'Cutting Edge' range is just lovely. I loved the foil and glitter type cards, really eye catching and sparkly! And the laser cut wording range is beautiful! There is also some elegant photography and contemporary male designs!

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Pea green!

Welcome to the world of Pea green!!
Pea green is a design consultancy based in the UK designing lovely stuff in their studio in Winchester. They have a lovely blog with all things that inspire them and there shop is a must visit for the funky posters and t-shirts! They have done work for Paperchase, Habitat, Gap and many others check them out!!

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Box of birds!

Just stumbled across some lovely work by London designer and illustrator Kate Larsen.There is some really funky and quirky designs featured in her blog box of birds. I really like her illustrated characters and her beautiful animal broaches!

I'm Back!!!

Sorry peeps haven't blogged in, feels like ages!! But I'm back and ready to Blog! Had an exciting surprise on Sunday my friends managed to get free Mark Ronson tickets in Leeds. It was amazing, really good gig with loads of special guests! good times!!