27 May 2016

STORE SNAPS - vintage mischief

For today's Friday eye candy we have some snapshots from a vintage store in Suffolk. Last month I went to a David Bowie show in Norwich and one the way home popped quickly into a shop called 'Vintage Mischief' in Beccles. The store is spread over several barns and outbuildings and features everything from retro and vintage furniture, fashion and wallpaper, to kitchenware, fabrics, and tea towels. If you love mid century design or 1970's retro I can thoroughly recommend a visit to this shop which is run by a friendly couple with a love of art and design. You can see more of what they are up to and their latest arrivals online here.

26 May 2016

DESIGNER - gina mayes

Gina Mayes is a children's illustrator and surface designer who is originally from Mexico but currently resides in Mansfield, Texas. Gina's latest fabric collection is called 'Fairy Meadow' and has been designed for sale at her Spoonflower shop Baby Bubble Co.. Featuring whimsical botanical designs with lush greens and beautiful pastels. Gina is a mom of three and loves to sew, knit and do paper crafts (when she is not busy illustrating). Gina loves to create fun whimsical designs, with bright colors and her motto is to bring a smile onto someone's face with her art.

WALL ART - bobbie print

Bobbie Print have created a new collection of hand printed screen prints based on the season. The first two designs Spring and Autumn have just been launched and Summer and Winter will follow shortly. The designs look at the plants and flowers that we all associate with those particular times of year.Stylized Hyacinths, Bluebells, Hellebores and Snowdrops have all been given a mid-century modern style twist in the Spring print.  The bold yet decorative motifs feature subtle details and illustrated textures. Autumn takes it's inspiration from the fallen leaves and woodland flora found in that season. The memories of a crisp, morning walk on an Autumn day are all captured in this design, kicking the dry leaves, collecting the fallen horse chestnuts and acorns, this design is a decorative reminder of those fresh, bright days. These designs and more available online here at Bobbie Print.

STATIONERY - scribbler

UK card store Scribbler have recently launched their first extensive collection of Notebooks designed by their in house team.  From tropical pineapples to smart black & white designs they are available in Scribbler's 33 stores nationwide.