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1. DESIGNERS - muffin & marianne

These are the very sweet illustrations of Muffin & Marianne a design studio based in Oslo. Founded in 2006 by designers Heidi Mittun-Kjos and Marianne Andresen the duo produce cards, gifts and illustrations. The designs shown above and below are from their 2015 family calendar. Muffin & Marianne have also launched their latest collection, SKAUEN  a woodland design that features on trays, boards

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2. NEW SEASON - sian elin

Designer Sian Elin has unveiled her new Autumn Winter collection consisting of four new striking designs that building on her well-established East meets West fabric range. Prints include her Rosette Tile design has been re-worked in warm coral and Agra a black and white design inspired by floor tiles in the city of Agra. You can see more from Sian Elin online here.

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3. NEW ARRIVALS - hunky dory home

There have been some lovely new arrivals at Hunky Dory Home lately - including these cute glasses from P&P faves Jane Foster and Ingela P Arrhenius. The latest items also include some fab geometric lampshades with triangles and hexagons. See these products and lots more online at Hunky Dory Home.

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4. NEW SEASON - corby tindetsicks

Quirky kids label Corby Tindersticks, which is the work of Carly Gledhill and Nick Mitchell, have given a little sneak preview their new Spring summer 2015 collection called 'Stay Gold' online after showcasing it at Dot to Dot in London and Playtime in Paris. Corby Tindersticks are known for their embroidered handmade toys, clothing, illustrations and prints. To enquire about wholesale or to

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5. TOP DRAWER - robin & mould

The Top Drawer Autumn trade show has just been running in London this week and one of the labels who showcased their work to retailers was Robin & Mould. This Wiltshire based business is a favourite of mine after they appeared in the Print & Pattern Kids book. Their beautiful hand screen printed products will please anyone that likes Scandinavian or Mid Century designs. I hope we will soon see

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6. TOP DRAWER - francesca iannaccone

Another designer showing at Top Drawer earlier this week was Francesca Iannaccone, who coincidentally is featuring in the next P&P book 'Geometrics'. Francesca produces cards, prints and more with Mid Century flavour which you can also find on Etsy at Mrs Elliots Books and on Society6.

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The new Sock it to me design competition has launched.

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8. NEW SEASON - john lewis

Judging by the amount of John Lewis posts I have made this week you might think I spent my whole holiday in their store. But there was so much good design to see, snap,  and research that I have had a lot to showcase from their new season prints. Today I am rounding off the coverage with one big post made up of  a mixture my photos and images from the John Lewis website. There are lampshades,

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9. NEW COLLECTION - audrey jeanne

Cat lovers will enjoy the brand new collection from Audrey Jeanne. Audrey is an illustrator based in Paris who has taken a lot of inspiration for these designs from her Siamese cat Mikado. New items include postcards, prints, badges and notebooks. See these designs and many many more online here.

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10. KIDS DESIGN - kas australia

Here is another lovely design that I came across whilst in John Lewis. This colourful bedding was spotted in the children's department and is from Australian company Kas. At Kas kids the design is known as Carnival but if you look for it at John Lewis it has been named 'carousel'. The print has a real colour pop of bright pinks, turquoise, and yellow and has the retro feel of 1960's/70's

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11. TEXTILES - kas austalia

And here of some of the other great designs that caught my eye on the Kas Australia website. They have lots of colourful designs with everything from bright geometrics to moody florals.

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12. KIDS DESIGN - john lewis

And finally today here are some of what else John Lewis had to offer for Children. I managed to get some snap shots of various new bedding designs from their 'Little Home' label which has new variations on the popular themes of transport, animals and robots.

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13. STATIONERY - john lewis

Top British department store John Lewis have some beautiful new stationery in this autumn. Their 'Copenhagen' collection features a variety of notebooks, jotters pads, files, folders, and pencil cases. The main print is a bold design of red, green and grey flowers set again a dramatic black background and there is a secondary floral that uses only flower heads and removes the red for a cooler

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14. WALLPAPER - missprint

Staying with John Lewis they are currently running an event called The Great British Brand Showcase where one of the highlighted labels is MissPrint. Regular readers will know Miss Print specialise in wallpaper but have since branched into fabric, cushions, bed linen and lampshades. Here are some snapshots taken in John Lewis ... Read the rest of this post

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The Indigo Paris show will be opening its doors tomorrow and one exhibitor not to be missed is the Cinnamon Joe studio in Booth 5U65. It has been a few years since Cinnamon Joe attended the exhibition so it will be a fantastic chance for Paris to see their wonderful designs. If you are lucky enough to be visiting the show do look out for them.

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16. FABRICS - fox & lark

These are the fabric designs of Fox & Lark the design studio of Liona Baldwin. Fox & Lark currently produce the designs as fabrics, wrapping papers and notebooks. Based in the English countryside Liona aims to create designs with a bold, eccentric British style. As seen online here.

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17. SCRAPBOOK - echo park papers

As we have had quite a few scrapbook paper designs on P&P this week I thought I would finish off  by featuring them as today's Friday eye candy post. We start with Echo Park Papers where I really liked their 'Simple Life' collection by Deena Rutter. Echo Park describe the collection as "full of soft water-colour images and day-in-the-life icons". As spotted online here at Echo Park.

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18. NEW SEASON - orla kiely kids

There are some lovely new Orla kiely products for children launched this autumn (that are also suitable adults of course). These include colourful bedding and towels featuring birds, boats, flowers, etc. Plus new mugs to add to the existing collection that feature stylised elephants, owls and birds. The latest products were spotted online at Orla Kiely and the mugs were snapped in my local John

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19. CARDS - clinton

My local branch of Clintons Cards has had something of a makeover with new modern shop fittings (vertical perspex like Paperchase) and thanks to their new owners lots of American product - such as letterpress cards. Amazingly they are also stocking a range of stationery and accessories from top designer US Jonathan Adler. Here are some of my fave cards spotted in store and a few snaps of their

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20. CARDS - utility

I have been to Liverpool on my summer break to find out all about The Beatles and whilst I was there I came across a great card shop called 'Utility'.  There are several branches in the city and I was pleased to see they stocked some wonderful designers including Jessica Hogarth, Noi Publishing, and Love Faith & Hope. Well worth a browse if you are in the area or look online here.

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21. SCRAPBOOK - simple stories

Today we have some lovely scrapbook papers starting with those I recently came across at Simple Stories. Amber Crowell is the company's owner and creative director who founded the business in 2010 after she found she was getting behind in her scrapbooking and needed a quicker solution. Simple Stories now produce stylish, pre-designed element pieces in just the right sizes to fit in page

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22. SCRAPBOOK - my mind's eye

Staying on the theme of scrapbooking here are some finds spotted at My Mind's Eye where recent collections include Rhona Farrer's 'Just sayin', Jen Allyson's stylish 'Market Street' & 'Now and Then' plus the extensive 'Jubilee' range. Also shown are some pictures from the MME gallery that has ideas for ways to use their pretty papers even if you don't scrapbook. See much more online here at

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23. SCRAPBOOK - webster's pages

Another scrapbook company I like to check out is Webster's Pages as they have brilliant designer Adrienne Looman creating for them. Adrienne's latest ranges include Our Travels, Ocean Melody, Sweet Routine and a new Christmas collection called Gingerbread Village. I also picked out a couple of designs by the very talented Allison Kreft.

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24. VINTAGE - rainbow vintage home

Rainbow Vintage Home is a new web shop for vintage fabrics curated by Rachel Mansi. Rachel only sells  top quality 60s and 70s fabrics, and  specialises in Scandinavian pieces and designs from Heals, Conran, Moygashel etc. To keep prices reasonable Rachel sells fat quarters so that people can afford to treat themselves to really special collectible pieces.  She has been obsessively collecting

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25. DESIGNER - hanna karlzon

I last featured the work of Hanna Karlzon in 2012 and back then she was concentrating on illustration. But now Hanna has moved more into pattern design and has been creating fabrics and wallpapers featuring lots of flowers and birds, often with a 1970's feel. Hanna is based in Umeå, Sweden and recently collaborated on wallpaper with local company Designmäklarna. See more from Hanna online here.

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