Friday, 30 July 2010
Thursday, 29 July 2010
Cosima’s products are primarily made from plaster using a slip-cast technique, and many feature digital decals – transfers that she designs and then fires onto the glazed bodies. There is a tongue-in-cheek sense of humour to Cosima’s work (gun handle mugs, ‘rubber’ ducks, ornamental grenades...), although I think that the gold trimmings and vintage floral patterns featured on many her products also connote a feeling of refined British sophistication.
Kitty & Dude products are available for purchase here, or for more ordering information visit the Kitty & Dude website. A range of Kitty & Dude products are also currently available in the Teatopia exhibition shop at the Millenium Gallery in Sheffield, UK. This exhibition sounds amazing – it’s all about Britain’s obsession with tea, and features a range of historic and contemporary teaware and tea-related textiles from the likes of Hitomi Hosono, Darling Clementine and Rob Ryan. Definitely one to check out if you're near that part of the world.
Wednesday, 28 July 2010
Tuesday, 27 July 2010
Monday, 26 July 2010
I’m always fascinated by how a design can be applied to different surfaces and products, and I think the transition of Joanna’s designs from sterling silver jewellery to felt and wood is a great example of this (I also read mention of a new fabric line in the works on Joanna's blog). It’s great to see an independent designer build on their success with new and fresh products, and I can’t wait to see more! Joanna's products are available for purchase via her website and Etsy shop.
Friday, 23 July 2010
Thursday, 22 July 2010
Designed and printed in Manchester by Megan Price, MrPS incorporates a range of items that feature bright colours and classic graphics inspired by eating and drinking, vintage signage and the great British seaside. Aside from her fantastic line of tea towels, Megan also designs a range of tote bags, paper screenprints and bone china mugs.
Wednesday, 21 July 2010
Flicking through the attia website you really notice that the styling, combined with the lovely photographs taken by Sydney-based photographer Amanda McLaughlan, make the items all the more desirable. Attia will be exhibiting their wares at the Melbourne 2010 Life InStyle exhibition, and you can also email them for details on local stockists within Australia.
Tuesday, 20 July 2010
Helena has recently added some new products to the Chickenfoot Designs range, including these fab new Out of the Kitchen and Architecture notebooks. I think my favourite has to be the garlic pattern notebook – I love garlic and I'm a fan of the white ink on brown card combination. New additions to the tea towel range include beater and drill tea towels printed in lovely pink and olive inks. And finally, the latest additions to the Chickenfoot Architecture range include gift cards featuring measured drawings of cast iron detailing from three locations in Sydney – Moncur Street in Woollahra, Five Ways in Paddington and Rosyln Street in Potts Point. I think these cards would be especially nice to send to family and friends overseas; they elegantly showcase those little architectural details that help define Sydney houses.You can purchase these products from the Chickenfoot Designs website as well as from a variety of stockists in Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Chickenfoot will also be exhibiting at the Melbourne Life Instyle trade show in August.