Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Dino lovers birthday party!

 If you have a little one in your home who's loving anything jurassic at the moment, they'll love these dino themed party ideas!
From dino tails, cake toppers, 'roarsome' table settings and balloon ideas, 
theres plenty to get your teeth into (sorry, couldn't help it)!
The adopt a dino idea is so cute, and sending the invitations inside little eggs...genius.


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Friday, 26 January 2018

Michael Muir...

I recently discovered a piece of art by Scottish born Michael Muir and immediately wanted to see more. 
His interpretation of observed landscape scenes are created using lots of simple shapes and abstract blocks, and I just love his use of colour in these beautiful paintings.

The list of exhibitions that Sydney based Michael has participated in is literally endless, and includes many in Australia, South Korea and London.
The below paintings are from collections/exhibitions previously held with the Sophie Gannon Gallery; 'Turning to Water', 'Fair Go' and 'Surface'.

Visit their website for sales and availability, including details of future exhibitions for 2018.











(images above © Michael Muir at the Sophie Gannon Gallery)

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Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Colour crush...

Can you tell I'm waiting for Spring to arrive with todays colour crush post?
I'm done with the grey skies and cold days.

Love this combination of those gorgeous coral and orange tones with the turquoise and blues, and with that pop of ochre and hint of purple...yum!


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Monday, 22 January 2018

Meri Meri New Collection...

There are some pretty spectacular things coming for Spring/Summer 2018, from the gorgeous 
party and homeware brand Meri Meri.
They never fail to impress and amaze with their innovative products, bang on trend colours, materials and themes.
Fancy a Polish pajaki paper chandelier for your party? I mean...literally...wow!
Terrazzo plates, emoji inspired plates and balloons, iridescent cocktail umbrellas, 
Meri Meri literally have it all this season.

Get your party hats on!


Their Valentines/ Galentines collections include lip shaped plates, heart napkins, glitter garlands, piƱata favours and love notes.
Those pizza love notes are too much...


No concerns about what to do for your annual Easter egg hunt either, Meri Meri have you sorted.
Get your little ones kitted out before they start the big search; bunny headbands, a bunny backpack to store away all the all important chocolate eggs, finger puppets, hair clips, the list is endless. 
When the hunt is over, settle down for a nice lunch with rabbit shaped plates and gingham accessories...perfect for spring.
And if you thought crackers were only for Christmas, ha! 
You were sooo wrong...rabbit crackers, oh yes!


And no collection for SS18 would be complete without a Unicorn right?


Follow Meri Meri on instagram to see more new product releases from their Spring/ Summer 2018 collection.

(images from the Meri Meri Spring Summer 2018 catalogue)

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Thursday, 18 January 2018

Creative Quarters...Jiah Harrison

The next designer to be featured in Creative Quarters is Jiah Harrison.


Jiah is an artist and designer living and working from a home studio in the beautiful, mountainous Grampians region of Victoria, Australia.
 She runs an art and design studio called Elephant & Rose specialising in licensing colourful and unique surface pattern designs. 
Her work is bold and joyful, incorporating hand cut shapes, painterly brush strokes and hand drawn textures. Above all she loves colour and draws inspiration from her life in regional Australia, the optimism she feels being surrounded by beautiful mountains and farm land, the freedom and simplicity of regional life, the abundant colours in nature and the intersection of  landscape and architecture.

Jiah graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art specialising in textile design in 2010 at the Australian National University and since then has worked in interior design and started a family while tirelessly working on her art and surface design skills.

2018 is shaping up to be a very big year for Elephant & Rose... 
 Now that her youngest child is off to day care, Jiah can finally pursue her dream of being a full time artist and designer. She has just created a small collection of art prints for sale in her Etsy shop elephantandrose.etsy.com and released a range of fabrics with Nerida Hansen Prints. 
She has some exciting collaboration projects including fashion and jewellery launching in early 2018 (keep an eye on her instagram for details) and is very excited to be working on brand new prints for her debut at Surtex, New York in May 2018.

instagram - @elephantandrose

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I hope you've enjoyed reading a little about Jiah,
and seeing a selection of her work.

To get in touch, please visit her website for details 
or email her at jiah.harrison@bigpond.com.

If you missed the last Creative Quarters post featuring Anne Passchier, you can read it here.

And don't forget, if you'd like to be featured, 
please send examples of your work with links to website portfolios, 
and some info about you and your background, etc... 
to Louise at loveprintstudio@live.com 
Look forward to hearing from you!

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Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Colour crush...

Pantone Colour of the Year for 2018 was named as 'Ultra Violet'.
"A dramatically provacative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking that points us towards the future"

So here's a little nod to that mystical colour in todays colour crush post, with a lovely combo of violet, lilac, forest green (there it is again...still obsessed, sorry)
with punchy yellow and mustard tones.


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Monday, 15 January 2018

Paper & Cloth at Printsource...

Paper & Cloth have jetted off to New York for Printsource
The show is being held at Hotel Pennsylvania, January 16th & 17th, and the lovely Jen will be there, armed with all the new artworks the team have been working on for Spring/Summer 2019!

Check out the website and blog for details on booking appointments to see the collection.




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Friday, 12 January 2018

Five creatives to follow on instagram...

Here's another five fabulous creative folk to follow along with on instagram.
Be sure to check out their accounts and hit that 'follow' button!
If you missed the last little round up, see it here.













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Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Holy Gallery...

Holy Gallery is a recently launched French online store selling beautiful A3 and A4 art prints,
for both children and grown ups.
Each design is created and illustrated by Chloe Chapeaublanc, 
a French graphic designer specialising in surface design and textiles.

Her first posters launched with the opening of the e-shop just before Christmas 
and include 'Beanie Bear', 'Circus Dog', and my personal favourites, 'Three Little Friends' 
and 'Slow Life'...love those li'l guys!

Chloes delicate style and beautiful use of colour is such a charming combination, I'm already looking forward to seeing more from this wonderful shop in 2018.










You can follow the shop on instagram and facebook.

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Monday, 8 January 2018

Little People Big Dreams...

There's a new addition to the popular 'Little People Big Dreams' childrens book series, written by Isabel Sanchez Vegara.
Ada Lovelace, the British mathematician will soon be sitting alongside other famous and celebrated women such as Emmeline Pankhurst, Marie Curie and Coco Chanel.
Perfect for your little readers with big dreams, the entire collection of mini biographies celebrates wonderful empowering women; designers, scientists, artists... and each one is beautifully illustrated throughout, with artwork by Zafouko Yamamoto, Ana Albero, Marto Antelo and Frau Isa amongst others. 


Ada Lovelace will be published March 1st 2018 by Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Available to pre-order here from Amazon, and here from Wordery.





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