11 February 2016

KIDS DESIGN - next ss2016

One of the great things about this time of year is that as the January sales fade away the shops begin to fill with lovely new Spring arrivals. And one of those brimming with new prints is Next where I couldn't resist posting up some their new children's prints - either spotted in my local store or online. The designs feature on onesies, dresses, t-shirts, etc. and they range from Mid century style florals (above and below) to bold geometric dinosaurs. You can see the whole collection of fab Next kidswear online here.







































10 February 2016

VALENTINE'S DAY 2016 - round-up pt.2

I am taking another look at Valentine's Day design again today, and begin with some quirky illustrative designs from Hello! Lucky featuring fashionable subjects such as unicorns, cacti and llamas.



And below three designs from P&P fave Caroline Gardner.....


Designer Shannon Kirsten showed how she came up with her Valentine collection for Hallmark on their Think Make Share Blog.

And below are a selection of designs snapped in Sainsbury's....




Below : Two romantic floral designs from the excellent Paper Salad...

Below : Two cards from the super stylish Louise Tiler collection.

And for something totally unique check out this gallant knight card from the Rifle Paper Co.

And for buying online cards or a nice choice in stores a good place to look is John Lewis ...


These next designs are not yet cards but are in fact portfolio pieces from designer Faye Gollaglee.


And as you would expect Paperchase have a selection of contemporary designs online and in their stores. Here are two typographic designs that caught my eye ...

And finally for this round-up we have designs that are not actually cards but are romantic mugs and art tiles by designer Vicky Yorke which can be personalised for weddings, anniversaries, etc. and are sold through Etsy.