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1. STORE SNAPS - anthropologie

Whilst in Selfridges last Friday I found they had an Anthropologie concession so it was a nice chance to snap some of their latest products. Anthropologie have been working with an artist I really admire : Starla Michelle who creates the most beautifully colourful flowers and animals. Her artworks have been used on textiles, plates, wall art and an entire alphabet of pretty monogrammed mugs. I

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2. CHRISTMAS 2016 - anthropologie

I know it is only November but as I had visited Anthropologie on Friday it seemed a good time to mention their Christmas selection. I loved the folky felted letters, which are part of an entire alphabet of tree or garland decorations. The core of their offering this year was mainly designed by Portland based company Quill & Fox and below I have picked out a selection of items spotted online at

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3. PAPER GOODS - susse collection

Designer Susse Linton has a great little online shop selling her paper goods - such as these fun cactus cards. Susse has just added her Christmas designs to the store with lots of new Christmas cards and an A5 holiday activity book. The book contains patterned papers ready to make garlands, gift tags, etc. There is also a 2017 calendar featuring Susse's whimiscal illustrations. All available

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4. STORE SNAPS - selfridges

I was in London on Friday to visit 'Bowie Collector' event at Sotheby's and popped into Selfridge's at the same time to see what was in store in greetings, stationery, and home. Here are some of the things that caught my eye and made me reach for my camera... Read the rest of this post

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5. CARDS & WRAP - lagom

After not receiving any card samples for years - suddenly two packages came along in one week. Today we have some gorgeous new designs from UK based publisher Lagom on wrapping paper and cards. Lagom designs are sold in some of the most well-known retailers in the UK and they work with top artists and illustrators. We begin with this beautifully bold floral design by Monika Forsberg. 

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6. MAKE IT IN DESIGN - competition

It is that time of year again and the 2017 Print & Pattern/ Make it in Design Scholarship is now launching. You could win an online design course worth over £1280. Are you an emerging designer ready to make it big in the surface pattern design world? This is an incredible opportunity to win a design scholarship that will help you on your way! Sponsored by Print & Pattern, the Make it in

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7. CARDS - belly button designs

I was thrilled to bit to find a parcel of lovely cards had arrived from Belly Button Designs who wanted to show Print & Pattern their latest collections. New designs include 'Platinum' (above & below) which features stylishly simple hand drawn type in with gold, pastel pink and bright acid green. There is also a pretty feminine range called 'Paloma' featuring fashion, florals

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8. CHRISTMAS 2016 - belly button designs

Talking of Belly Button Designs I noticed they had posted some brand new Christmas designs on their blog. In keeping with their everyday ranges we can expect a lot of metallics along with smart, simple typography and stylish illustrations.

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9. STATIONERY - ampersand for target

A little bit of good news came through via email last week. Ampersand Design Studio are going to have their planners and calendars stocked in Target stores. Good luck to sisters Morgan and Carrie with this well deserved collaboration. Ampersand always produce the most beautiful and colourful artwork!

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10. PRESS SHOW - cath kidston ss17 round-up

It is my final post from the Cath Kidston Spring Summer 2017 preview show today and I am very much looking forward to seeing these new Bluetooth speakers and headphones next year. Cath Kidston are making a bigger move into tech next season and it is always nice to see florals and prints being used on more products. These were snapped at the press show along with new stationery, scented candles,

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11. PRESS SHOW - cath kidston SS17 : collections

Last week I went to the Cath Kidston Spring Summer 2017 press show to see what new designs would be coming out for next year. Today I am posting several of their new 'conversational collections'. As well as pretty florals Cath Kidston like to produce fun themes with a modern vintage feel, and for 2017 we can expect to see this cute print (above and below) called 'Little Village' along with the

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12. PRESS SHOW - ss17 cath kidston - kids

I have some more images from a visit to Cath Kidston's Spring Summer 2017 press show today. This time it features what will be new next year for children. For girls they have lots of pretty florals, sweets, parrots, and a classic Cath Kidston design from the archive 'Ribbon Rose' is revived. Also featured was an Alphabet print for babies, and for boys next summer we can expect pirates, sharks,

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13. PRESS SHOW - cath kidston ss17

I have been lucky enough to attend the Cath Kidston Spring Summer 2017 press show. Last week saw the opportunity to preview many of the new prints and products that will be launched next year. The theme of the show was 'Park Life' and featured products displayed on park benches, cut outs of dogs, a playground for the children's display and a display of umbrellas. The first design to catch my eye

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14. PRESS SHOW - cath kidston ss17 : activewear

Also new at Cath Kidston for Spring Summer 2017 will be a range of activewear clothing including sports vests, hooded tops and leggings all in this stylish dark floral print (above) called 'Windflower Bunch'. It will also include dedicated gym bags, water bottles and tech accessories.

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15. KIDS DESIGN - debenhams

And also today a small selection of the latest childrenswear at Debenhams. including some prints from designer label Ted Baker. With Baker and also their own Blue Zoo brand they particularly seem to excel at boys prints. Here are a small selection with more online here.  

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16. KIDS DESIGN - next

I am continuing my review of Autumn Winter children's fashion and I was spoilt for choice at Next where I found prints and patterns of all kinds. From cute sketches to colourful florals and hip typography Next has it all.... Read the rest of this post

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17. KIDS DESIGN - boots

I am gradually working my way round all the stores looking to see what is offer in childrenswear for Autumn Winter 2016. Today it is the turn of Boots, well known for it's baby products and clothes. Here I have picked out patterns on clothing from their Mini Club brand on rompers, tops, coats and dresses. I particularly liked this stylish floral in dark wintry colours. You can see more from

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18. KIDS DESIGN - little joule

Joules have launched their Winter childrenswear ranges with lots of cosy onesies and pajamas. They also have a collection based around the theme London Zoo with lovely sketchy animals such as lions and zebras. I also loved this blue and pink colour combination (above and below). See more online at Little Joules. Also with Christmas just around

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19. NEW WORK - rachael taylor

 UK based artist Rachael Taylor has recently updated her portfolio to include lots of new designs, some of which I am lucky enough to be able to showcase here, Rachael is open to new licensing opportunities and design commissions and can be found online here.

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20. DESIGNER - sonje reyle

Sonja Reyle is a designer based in Germany. She studied textile design at the UDK in Berlin and went on to run her own silk screen studio for many years. Sonja has just recently gone back to freelance design and last year sold a few of her pattern designs to the German fabric company, Westfalenstoffe. Here are some examples of Sonja's pattern design and you can see more or get in touch via her

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21. PAPER GOODS - red cap cards

There are some truly bold and beautiful designs currently available from Red Cap Cards so it seemed like a wonderful chance to post up a showcase. Red Cap Cards is based in California and was founded by husband and wife Hal Mertz and Carrie Gifford. They collaborate with talented designers and illustrators giving them a platform to get their work noticed. Current artists include Carolyn Gavin,

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22. CARDS - jam & ginger/hallmark

And talking of lovely greetingscards a little bit of googling led me to admire these pretty designs by Jam & Ginger for Hallmark which I wanted to share. Jam and Ginger is the studio name of designer Janine Burrows who has also designed wallpaper for Scion.

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23. KIDS DESIGN - george at asda

Today we look at what's currently in store from George at Asda this Autumn Winter. Starting with childrenswear here are some patterns and placement prints snapped in my local store... Read the rest of this post

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24. CARDS - george at asda

Also from Asda are a selection of greetings cards which being a bit more trend driven also come under the George brand. A couple of prints on homeware also caught my eye with a very Autumnal patchwork duvet and winter pattern oven gloves.

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25. NEW SEASON - seasalt

Cornish company Seasalt have some interesting patterns in their latest collection on jute bags, stationery, chocolate packaging and tea towels. Here are some of best..... 

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