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1. PAPERCHASE PREVIEW - safari park

Today we are lucky enough to be seeing a beautiful new Paperchase collection for Spring Summer 2015 that has not yet been released. 'Safari Park' is a full range of products featuring stylised safari animals such as elephants, giraffes, and zebras. The animal motifs featured really nice little bits of detailing such as dots and hatching whilst still remaining beautifully simple. The colours are

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2. PAPERCHASE PREVIEW - jungle fever

Our second Paperchase preview today is a forthcoming range called 'Jungle Fever'. This is an exotic mix of colourful jungle blooms on black, vivid birds and feathers, and spikey grass palms. There will also be quirky cockatoo ceramics for a really tropical summer look. Jungle Fever has not yet arrived in stores but this post gives us a sneak peek at what we can expect to see in Paperchase later

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3. PAPERCHASE - geek kitty

Today we are looking at some of the new spring arrivals at Paperchase. The first new range of stationery featured is the colourful and fun 'Geek Kitty'. The design is a mixture of digital photo collage and neon flouro colours. The cute kitten wearing oversized glasses is the main motif but there are also further cats created from chopping cat pictures and textures and re-assembling them into

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4. PAPERCHASE - indigo dreams

Our next Paperchase spring arrival is Indigo Dreams a blue and white themed collection of hexagonal prints and denim florals. There are plenty of ceramics in the range for an afternoon tea theme such as cups and saucers, cake stands, and tea a teabag holder, plus all the usual stationery, bags and gift items. Indigo Dreams is in stores now and online.

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5. PAPERCHASE - get organised

And lastly from Paperchase today we have 'Get Organised' a range of storage boxes and filing. Featuring a geometric print which has the illusion of a three dimensional weave the design features on box files, pen pots, note pads, drawers, and more. The monochrome style of the print is contrasted with vivid lime green for a really contemporary look. In Paperchase stores now on online here.

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6. spring 2015 - dot com gift shop

I am continuing to feature new Spring Summer ranges, starting with Oliver Bonas. Some of these items are sneak preview of what we can expect to see over the next few months in their stores and online. There will be a personalised range where customers can pick from four, colourful silk screen printed covers to create the perfect personalised journal, made from 100% recycled paper and presented

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7. SS 2015 - dot com gift shop

These notebooks are some of fresh new designs for the Dot Com Gift Shop's Spring Summer 2015 offering. Standout patterns include Mid Century Poppy (above) which features on products such as papercups, plates, napkins, and a flask. The London based business specialise in gifts and homewares and create all their exclusive designs in-house. Here are some pieces that caught my eye with plenty more

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8. ONLINE BOUTIQUE - deco graphic

I came across a really great web shop recently called Deco-Graphic. This French based website not only stocks some great brands such as Atelier LZC, Mini Labo, Isak, Hipp, Ingela, Mr & Mrs Clynk, Fifi Mandirac, Orla Kiely, and Lotta Jansdotter but it also styles it's product shots really nicely. The owners obviously put a lot of time and effort into their photography and create styling with

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9. NEW SEASON - cath kidston

We have been doing a few previews of new Spring Summer 2015 prints and today it is the turn of Cath Kidston. Their new season collections take their inspiration from Cath Kidston's Cotswold home. Featuring aspects of the British countryside and rural life the prints include 'Paradise Flowers' (above) based on the wild flowers found Gloucestershire's Paradise Valley. Crisp white 'Clouds' in

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10. FABRICS - melody miller

Also catching my eye for January 2015 is this new fabric collection by Melody Miller for Cotton + Steel. Inspired by games and toys it features such prints as Backgammon, Jacks, Wordfind, Memory, and Bowling. Plus of course one of Melody's signature motifs the Viewfinder, and a co-ordinating floral. As seen online here at Cotton + Steel.

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11. DESIGNER - aless baylis

Aless Baylis is a print designer who has been working in-house at companies such as Paperchase, Peagreen, Paper & Cloth and Debenhams over the last 8 years. Aless has now set up her own studio label called This is Gold and has a new website showcasing some of her work. Aless most recently worked in creating baby graphics at Debenhams for their labels Jasper Conran, John Rocha and Bluezoo.  

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12. FABRICS - monaluna westwood

I love the colours and prints on this new fabric collection from Monaluna. Called 'Westwood' the range of ten prints have a sophisticated woodland theme with toadstools, deer, and pine trees. The organic fabrics were all designed by Jennifer Moore, who set up Monaluna with her husband as a small, independant fabric company in 2010. Jennifer now releases several new collections each year and

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13. FASHION PRINTS - white stuff

We end today with a selection of prints from UK fashion retailer White Stuff. They always have interesting prints on dresses, skirts, and scarves. Here are some from their new spring ranges along with a few from their Christmas gift items.

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14. POSTER BOOK - woodland friends

Today sees the publication of a new Print & Pattern Poster book. Called Woodland Friends it is a portfolio of 20 art prints that can be easily pulled out for framing (or sticking to the wall with washi tape). I was lucky enough to be able to commission artists to design the prints especially for the book who all created pieces with a woodland theme in their own style. The five designers who

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15. PRINT & PATTERN - geometric

Today is also publication day for the new Print & Pattern Geometric book. This is the fourth title in series and focuses on designs made from geometric shapes such as circles, triangles, hexagons, etc, as well as dots, dashes, stripes etc. Styles featured include Native American, Scandinavian and Mid Century Modern. 101 Designers are showcased with 460 images all curated by P&P. Available now

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16. FABRICS - jeni baker

Talking of Geometrics one of my recent fave fabric releases was "Geometric Bliss" by Jeni Baker at Art Gallery fabrics. So it was a great to read Jeni's blog and see all the stylish things she has been making with her bold fabrics. Jeni also has a fascinating pinterest board that shows not only her Geometric Bliss collection but also all the vintage inspirations behind it.

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17. SPRING 2015 - next directory

Today I am featuring some of the new Spring Summer designs which will soon be appearing in the shops. A copy of the new Next Directory catalogue recently arrived at my door and two collections caught my eye Geo and Retro Flower. The mid-centruy modern style designs  feature on curtains, blinds, cushions, wallpaper and bathroom co-ordinates.

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18. SPRING SUMMER 2015 - tesco

Tesco will also be going for geometric designs this spring summer and in one collection teaming them up with stylised bird illustrations. Here is a sneak preview of some of their forthcoming designs which will be in stores and online soon.

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19. TOP DRAWER 2015 - rosehip

As mentioned yesterday this week has seen the Top Drawer exhibition running in London. One of those showcasing new collections is Rosehip, the publishing company of Bristol based designer Silkie Lloyd. I am looking forward to seeing this fun new Rosehip art print collection that mixes cute painterly animals with colourful geometrics. Keep an eye on the Rosehip website for them to hopefully come

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20. TOP DRAWER/HOME - mini moderns

The 'Home' show was co-located with Top Drawer this week at London Olympia. One of the highlights was the launch of Mini Moderns three new Hinterland prints. The fourth wallpaper in the range was 'Gulls' which was launched alongside 'Pluto' and 'Equinox' to complete the collection which was shown in it's entirety for the first time. See more about all their products including bedding, paint

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21. TOP DRAWER & HOME - round-up

And here are a few more highlights from the Top Drawer and Home shows. Starting with lampshades and wallpaper from Layla Faye. Below :  Greetings cards from designer Dan Adams at I ended up here. Below : Colourful cards from Liz & Pip Below : Beautiful illustrations on interior accessories from Emily Maude. Below : Super smart cushions from designer and

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22. TOP DRAWER 2015 - nancy nicholson

I am spending one more day looking at who was exhibiting at Top Drawer and Home in London this week. One of those who caught my eye was Nancy Nicholson who creates the most beautiful embroidered birds. Nancy trained in graphic design at Maidstone College of Art and went on to study fine art textiles at The Royal College of Art. From her base in Kent Nancy sells folk art style embroidery kits

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23. HOME 2015 - jangneus

Another exhibitor at the Home Show at Olympia was Jangneus a collection of Swedish style dishcloths, tea towels, trays and greetings cards. Based in Oxfordshire the company was founded by Swedish born designer Marie Jangneus-Davis who likes to combine the Swedish tradition of form and function and accompany it with original design. All of their designs are made in-house and all are products are

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24. TOP DRAWER - zoe attwell

And finally exhibiting at Top Drawer this year was Zoe Atwell. Zoe showcased her range of cushions, tea towels, greeting cards, notebooks and prints. After many years working in editorial design Zoe decided to pursue her long-standing love of colour and pattern. Zoe's design style is mostly hand-drawn, abstract and stylised. Her patterns are happy and cheerful and are designed to bring fun and

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25. SPRING SUMMER 2015 - bhs

And finally today we have an advanced look at a new SS2015 collection for BHS. 'Colombia Road', named after the famous London flower market, is a colourful range of homewares with a vintage feel. Large Folky blooms and birds feature across bedding, kitchen and decor.

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