Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Be Back Soon

Holly Sharpe - Society 6

Holly Sharpe has recently started having her designs on products via Society 6.  Holly's designs are avialable on several products including art prints, art canvases, framed art prints, stationary cards, iPhone cases, iPhone and iPod skins, laptop and iPad skins, hoodies and t-shirts.  Below are a few products featuring Holly's designs.

Don't forget to view a previous post and interview on Holly Sharpe here.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Tropical Patterns

Tropical patterns are a must this season particularly if you've still got a hot, sunny holiday coming up this month.  Have a look at these fabulous garments in this photoshoot from Elle Magazine, June issue. Don't forget to clash pattern prints too.

*Images courtesy with Elle Magazine, June 2012 Issue

Monday, 20 August 2012

The Natural World Close-Up

From last weeks post of photography of the dragon fly, I actually found a book in TK Maxx featuring close up photography on nature, I thought this was pot luck finding this book.  I had to buy it as soon as I picked it up.  The book is really easy to use and read.  The left page features a usual size photograph and then on the left is part of the previous image close up.  It shows you the magnification as well, the results of the natural world close up is phenomenal.  I am fascinated by patterns, texture and colour in nature and love the idea of really close up photography, particularly beyond what the human eye can actually see. 

 Beetles Scaled Surface

 Moth Antennae

 Pond Skaters

 Seal Fur

 Cats Tongue

 Tree Rings

 Windblown Seeds

*Images courtesy with Quercus Publishing Pic

Friday, 17 August 2012

Belle & Boo

It's Follow Friday!

Belle & Boo is founded by illustrator Mandy Sutcliffe who studied illustration at Leeds Metropolitan University.  During University Mandy went to France on an exchange trip, which was when her love for illustrating children developed.  Belle & Boo are two characters, Belle being a young, little girl and Boo being her loving bunny giving the company designs innocence, warmth and adventure.  There are several other characters too.

The company produces designs for a variety of products including gifts, books, framed art prints, stationary, home decor and girls clothing.  Belle & boo have over 500 stockist across the Globe.  The company have won several awards over the past couple of years including 'Best online Gift Retail and Best Interior Product' with the Junior Magazine Design Awards.  Also shortlisted with Red online Start-up Award.

You can find Belle & Boo on Facebook, Blogger and follow them on twitter @belleandboo

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Handmade in Leicester

Photographic Scene Swimware

Still have a last minute holiday this month.  Why not grab yourself one of these beautiful photographic scene swimmming cotumes.  The quality of the photography is fantastic with amazing colours, perfect for the beach.

*Images courtesy of Company Magazine, August issue 2012.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Funky Wombat Textiles - Society 6

Tamara Schneider Director and Designer of Funky Wombat Textiles have recently featured designs on products with Society 6.   Below are a couple of designs amongst the Society 6 products.  You can buy them as framed art prints, stretched canvases, stationary cards, iPhone cases, iPhone and iPod skins.  You also view a previous blog post on Funky Wombat Textiles including an interview with Tamara Schneider.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Textured Doors

Every week I travel to Leicester to volunteer at the Leicester Print Workshop, you can see a previous blog post about the workshop here.  One week I noticed all these old wooden doors I was passing as I was walking down a particular street.  I thought the textures on them were really interesting as well as the colours.

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