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1. NEW WORK - victoria johnson

Designer Victoria Johnson has just finished a series of collaged paintings of Dala horses featuring intricate details and beautiful decorative saddles. She is hoping to start selling prints very soon and these will be some of the first prints available. Also shown is a fabulous new Christmas tree which like all of Victoria's work is available for purchase or license.If you'd like to see

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2. KIDS DESIGN - john lewis

There are lots of new season kidswear arrivals coming into stores for Winter and today I thought I'd take a look at some of the patterns and placement prints just in at John Lewis. Woodland prints are still popular along with plenty of bears and foxes. John Lewis have their own collection prints plus an exclusive Donna Wilson range. Other brands include Jigsaw Junior, Fat Face and the Swedish

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3. KIDS DESIGN - boden

Today we are looking at the new childrenswear prints that have recently arrived at Boden. New for the colder season there are Autumnal woodland prints with acorns and berries, lots of fun bird designs, and some beautiful bright horses. Here are some key picks on dresses, tees and coats but you'll find plenty more online here at Boden (where there is also a mid season sale underway).

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4. SHOP - birdhouse studio

Sarah Green is a designer/maker whom we last featured on P&P in 2012. A couple of weeks ago I heard that Sarah had now opened a gallery,shop and studio in Winchester. Called the Birdhouse Studio it sells original designed homewares, jewellery, gifts and greetings cards. It's also a stockist of labels such as Isak and Rice DK. Sarah also holds craft workshops and parties and if visiting

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5. WHAT'S NEW - at mini labo

I thought I would have a look and see what was new at Mini Labo since we last looked, and of course there have been some new Autumn Winter arrivals. In case you don't know this really sweet brand they are a Paris based company founded by Celine Heno and Caroline Diaz and specialise in stationery, paper, homewares and ceramics. New items include trays, wrapping paper, wallpaper, wooden postcards

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6. DESIGN STUDIO - see creatures

These fabulous 'creature posters' are the work of illustrator, surface pattern and print designer Dan Walters. You may remember Dan from his previous work with Peagreen Studio, but he is now the Creative Director of the See Creatures Studio. Founded in 2014 and based in Brighton Dan has 13 years of creative experience and his previous clients have included Paperchase, Boden, Habitat, Urban

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7. ART GALLERY - unlimited shop

Staying in Brighton I wanted to mention the Unlimited Shop an independent shop and gallery. One of this years Unlimited Shop projects has been Four Play where they asked over 40 designers to create a print from a given 4 letter word and just four colours. One of those taking part was Dan Walters from the See Creatures Studio who we featured in the last post. Dan created the 'Easy Tiger' print

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8. WALL ART - laure girardin : ikea

I was really pleased to see Ikea were again working with artist and designer Laure Girardin. After her successful multicoloured tree design comes a set of three food prints, plus a new alphabet design. You can find the posters in your local Ikea now and online.

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9. TEXTILES - round-up

When I get the time I love having a little bit of fun on google japan looking for fabrics, mainly of the Scandinavian variety. The first label I came across this time though hale from Estonia and they are Kuks & Kuttner. My next discovery was Studio Hilla who are based in Finland and feature six independent designers who all have different experiences and design

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10. BED LINEN - adairs part 2

We take a second look at Adairs today with some designs for grown-up bedding and also a new collaboration with prominent Australian blogger Rebecca Judd. My favourite was Malmo a quilt cover set featuring painterly geometric shapes in cool pastel shades and a simple dash pattern on the reverse. Much of their bed linen comes under the brand 'Urban Home Republic' and aims to provide the latest 

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11. DESIGNER - aura by tracie ellis

Staying down under we have another cool Australian label to showcase now : Aura by Tracie Ellis. Founded in 2000 Aura is a Melbourne-based design house, creating contemporary bed linen & homewares. The designs are modern, colourful and geometric. Tracie describes their style as a little bit Scandinavian, a little bit Indian and a whole lot of Melbourne. Here are some my picks from the website

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12. BEDLINEN - adairs kids

Today on Print & Pattern we have a celebration of the Australian company Adairs. Their bedding designs for children are modern and fun with bright colours and quirky designs. The 'After the Rain' collection caught my eye the most with it's reversible quilt cover where you can have clouds one day and rainbows the next. There are so many fab designs featuring interesting prints, typography and

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13. HOME DECOR - dunelm

This weeks Friday eye candy concerns print & pattern in home decor and picks out some of the new Autumn arrivals spotted online. First up is Dunelm who have a mid century modern inspired collection that features geometric shapes in bold colours or monotone textures. As seen online here and also in Dunelm's 150 UK stores.

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14. HOME DECOR - next

Our second post on Autumn Winter 2015 home decor is from Next, who also have a mid century style collection with this textured black & white leaf design. The print features on wallpaper, bedlinen, rug, cushions and wall art. Here is a selection of patterns recently arrived in store.... Read the rest of this post

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15. TOTE BAGS - showler & showler

Tom and Hannah at Showler & Showler have just launched some new Tote Bag designs. With seven different designs to choose from the bags are lovingly made in the UK from 100% cotton canvas. Motifs include multi coloured pencils, raindrops and balloons and they can all be found online here along with cards and prints .

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16. KICKSTARTER - michelle romo

Michelle Romo of Crowded Teeth is running a Kickstarter project to launch a series of prints, badges, and stickers. Backers can give various amounts in order to receive the products of their choice. Michelle enjoys illustrating magical landscapes, blobs and cats - so in her new prints she combines all these and although the tree prints can be bought individually they also join together to form

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17. NEW SEASON - camp cirrus

The Autumn range by Swedish home label Camp Cirrus has been released. Designed by Cina Kjellsson there are three new designs on small trays and cocktail trays with happy dots or stylish straws in black and white on trivets and a blooming blue tea towel. Cina loves colour and her distinctive prints have their roots in Scandinavian design but are inspired by the whole world.

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18. WALL ART - imaginary beasts

Today's posts feature a couple of studios who work on graphic design and branding but also have their own art prints available. First up is Imaginary Beast a Columbus, Ohio based creative studio owned and operated by Rachel Dangerfield. Rachel has designed these beautiful oversized Animal screen printed posters featuring a tiger, lion or bear. 

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19. DESIGN COMP - sock it to me

It's that time of year again when top sock company 'Sock it to me' host their annual design contest. This is your chance to see your pattern or illustration put into production and win some serious prize money. Here are all the details you need to know.... SOCK IT TO ME 2015 DESIGN A SOCK CONTEST First Prize is $2000 and 15 pairs of socks. The winning design will be produced. Second Prize is $

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20. SOCK DESIGN CONTEST - inspiration

With today's post for the annual sock design competition going up I thought I would look for some sock design inspiration to get us in the mood. I have had a look round online for some interesting designs and found some examples at Boden, Paul Smith, Joules, Seasalt, John Lewis, Topshop and Accessorize. Hopefully it will inspire you to see what designs from your portfolio would look great on a

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21. STATIONERY - accessorize

I spotted these sweet owl jotters (above) in Accessorize last week and a quick look online revealed they are part of new design collection called 'Edelweiss'. The pretty, loosely illustrated flowers are mixed with owls, deer, and rabbits to create a stylish range of notebooks, cards, and stationery. Also new to Accessorize is another fun range called '

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Thanks to everyone who commented on the ABSPD Module 3 Giveaway competition. The judges at Make it in Design have declared the Winner as LAURA B who now wins a free place on the next Module 3 class of The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Designworth £359! If Laura could drop me an email to bowiestyle@hotmail.co.uk we can then let you know how to get going. Congratulations and enjoy the

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23. NEW BOOK - ingela p arrhenius

P&P favourite Ingela P Arrhenius has created a brand new children's book for French publishers Marcel & Joachim. Called 'Animaux' it's a poster sized book measuring a large 46 x 34cm and features 32 different animals illustrated in Ingela's graphic retro style. The names of the animals are of course all in French although Dutch, Italian and Spanish versions are also planned. Fingers crossed

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24. NEW SEASON - orla kiely

This graphic owls pattern forms part of the new bag designs for Orla Kiely's Autumn Winter 2015 collection. Also new is a graphic print using her initials 'OK' in repeat. Her inspiration for her AW15 fashion collection is a studious preppy look inspired by the film Love Story and images of 1970's students on campus' and in yearbooks. If you are in London from today or until Thursday you can

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25. WALL ART - risotto studio

Some geometric prints that caught my eye recently were these designs from Risotto Studio. Risotto is a Risograph Print and Design Studio based in Glasgow and created by designer Gabriella Marcella. Gabriella is a graphic artist who adorns objects and surfaces with colour and playful pattern.She has exhibited internationally and has most notably designed for brands such us Urban Outfitters,

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