28 April 2015

SURTEX 2015 - jillian phillips

These beautiful flyers are by fab UK designer Jillian Phillips. Jillian is well known to P&P readers for her work at Paperchase and for the last few years Jillian has been represented at Surtex on the Lilla Rogers stand - but for 2015 she will be showcasing her latest designs through her friends at The Lemon Ribbon Studio in booth 717.

BLUEPRINT/SURTEX - pomelo & pomelo

Design studio Pomelo & Pomelo will be attending two shows in New York next month. Their first appearance will be at Blueprint, a fantastic new show where they will be one of only twelve studios in a super intimate setting. The second part of their double feature will be a return to Surtex, where you can find them in booth 447. At both shows Pomelo will be showcasing vibrant, expressive art perfect for stationery, housewares, apparel, gift and textiles. Just look for the smiling toucan!


Another exhibitor attending two shows in NYC is the Lucky Day Studio who will be starting their "lucky streak" at at the new BluePrint show on May 14-16 (at the Studio Arte, 256 W37th St), and returning to Surtex in booth 636 in the Atelier side of the show. They will be presenting fresh new collections and one of their fresh faces, new addition Rachel Place, will be in the Lucky Day booth on the Tuesday to meet and greet clients. Please stop by to meet Rachel and see her latest work.

27 April 2015

SURTEX 2015 - heather rosas

This week we continue to look at who will be showing at New York's upcoming Surtex exhibition. Many of the worlds best surface designers will be licensing and selling their wares. We begin today with Heather Rosas a California based designer who will be exhibiting with her agents Jewel Branding in booth 417. Heather is expert in juvenile design having previously worked for Mattel and she creates beautiful designs for licensing on fabrics, stationery, gift, party, home decor and many other markets worldwide.

SURTEX 2015 - josephine kimberling

Josephine Kimberling will be at Surtex for her 5th year. But this time Jospehine will not be exhibiting in her own booth but will instead be attending and meeting with licensee's and manufacturer's with her new agent MHS Licensing in booth 424. New for this year, Josephine has been working on expanding her style to incorporate more traditional media such as watercolor and also hand-lettering along with her pattern work, which has been receiving a great response. She is working on new collections and is looking forward to sharing her expanded look at this year's show.

SURTEX 2015 - natalie williamson

Another designer to look out for at Surtex is UK based Natalie Williamson who will be in booth 222. Natalie's background is in Retail, Marketing and online PR but she decided to return to university after her daughter was born and Natalie had a positive response to bespoke invitation designs she sold online. Natalie chose a BA Hons degree in graphic design which has formed a strong basis for all forms of design work she does, but it was a visit to Printsource in New York that made her fall in love with the endless possibilities of surface pattern design. Working traditionally to begin with, Natalie takes her illustrations into digital form. Her aim is to keep her hand drawn graphic style and combine this with a love of lush colour to design "happy surface patterns, for happy people".

24 April 2015

TEXTILES - tamasyn gambell + forest london

Designer Tamasyn Gambell has collaborated with mid-century design store Forest London on three exclusive fabric prints. 'Facet', 'Rough Diamond' and 'Waves' were all inspired by cut-out and irregular shapes and have been hand-printed in a choice of two bright spring colour palette. The fabrics will be available at Forest on cushions, lampshades, cork-coasters, one-off wall hangings and upholstered mid-century furniture.

And also from Tamasyn (below) a reminder of some of her other gorgeous textiles...