30 January 2015

CARDS - jessica hogarth

Designer Jessica Hogarth exhibited at Top Drawer in London recently and showcased a new range of greetings cards. Jessica is based in Whitby, on the North Yorkshire coast where the seaside often influences her work. She loves to hand draw her designs and then work them into stylish and bright colour schemes. Next week Jessica exhibits at the Spring Fair in Birmingham. and you can find her cards on Etsy, Noths, and at Jessica's own website here.

PLAYTIME PARIS - gabriela larios

Another exhibition opening this weekend is Playtime Paris where designer Gabriela Larios will be showing her portfolioin the Crea tif. Space. From 31st January - 2nd February Gabriela will be exhibiting some of her latest designs, prints and illustrations for the children’s market, created and hand painted in her home based studio in London. Many of them inspired by Gabriela's love for picture books, the marine world and childhood experiences in El Salvador.

DESIGNERS - by may

BY MAY is a new brand created by Swedish designers Johanna Örn and Maria Bergström. BY MAY will feature unique home interior products with focus on pattern design, colour and a variety of materials. They recently exhibited at Formex 2015 in Stockholm showcasing their new silicone Polygon Place mats and Watoji Notebooks where Scandinavian pattern design meets traditional Japanese bookbinding. See more from BY MAY online here.

29 January 2015

DESIGNER - anisa makhoul

Anisa Makhoul graduated from the  Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a degree in Printmaking and went on to form her own clothing label, Makool. During the next 10 years Anisa had her own shop in Portland Oregon where she designed and screen printed clothing and fabric. She also designed for multiple celebrities. After taking time out to have a baby Anisa moved to Amsterdam where she was inspired to paint and had her first solo show. Now back in Portland Anisa is working as a freelance illustrator and would love to receive any enquiries via her website here.

DESIGNER - kimberly ellen hall

Kimberly Ellen Hall is the designer behind the studio label Nottene (pronounced [nuh-ten-uh]) which a Norwegian word that means nuts. Kimberly studied Textiles at Central St Martins in London, but is now based in Philadelphia. Her clients have included Anthology Magazine, and the Denver Art Museum. Kimberly's latest design is Koselis Glasses which she has made available as a fabric through Minted.  Below are a few more of Kimberly's pattern which you can also see online here.

FABRICS - minted

After hearing from Kimberly Hall about Minted fabrics I wondered what other designs they might have to offer and picked out a few P&P choices to showcase. Above is a cute design from Phrosné Ras and below stylish leaves by Oscar and Emma. You can see over 400 designs online here.

 Above and below : Hannah cloud

Above : Erika Firm and below : Cheer up Press.
Below : five designs by Alethea and Ruth.

 Below : Laura Hankins
 Below : Kelly Nasuta