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1. STORE SNAPS - accessorize

I loved this 'Wilderness' collection spotted recently in Accessorize. The lovely woodland design (below) is rich and quite formal, but is complimented by a more painterly floral (above) in light pink or turquoise. The designs feature on various stationery items and gifts such as lip balms with beautifully designed packaging. Here are some snap shots from my local store and some more detailed

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2. ECOJOT - kickstarter

Ecojot, the wonderful environmentally friendly company of designer Carolyn Gavin has launched a Kickstarter project. The idea is to raise funds for an app that  Carloyn and her bother Mark have developed called ecojotCONNECT . This will be a free product that easily digitizes your handwritten notes. Here is what Carolyn says about the project : "I use my ecojotCONNECT app ready sketchbook

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3. NEW PRODUCTS - starling store

For today's Friday eye candy I have looked to online shop Starling Store. New lines include notebooks, tea towels, lampshades and a tote bag from Atelier LZC, Art prints (above & below) by Kitty McCall and kitchenware from the brilliant Darling Clementine. See these new arrivals and more online at Starling Store.

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4. PACKAGING - talking tables

I really like this packaging design by Talking Tables for their latest 'Table Trivia' range of quiz games. Simple pared down graphics and bright colours give them a fresh modern look. They really caught my eye on display in Waterstones this week and they are also available to buy online at John Lewis. DESIGN COMPETITION Talking Tables are also running a card design competition to

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5. STATIONERY/CARDS - peggy oliver

Today's posts all feature designs from a new brand called Peggy Oliver. The brand has grown out of the Imprint design studio who are known for their card and wrap collections. The designs were created by two of Imprint's designers : Peggy and Oliver hence the name. I came across their designs this weekend in John Lewis and had to find out more. Their first collection was launched in 2014 and

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6. STORE SNAPS - peggy oliver

And finally the snaps that alerted me to the Peggy Oliver brand. I first spotted them in John Lewis where they sit very nicely with John Lewis' own Copenhagen range. John Lewis are stocking a few of the Peggy Oliver products in their UK stores now.

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7. PAPERCHASE - notebooks

Its my last day this week of looking at what designs are in Paperchase this summer. This post focuses on the variety of notebooks snapped in store where there are some lovely geometric designs as well as cats, birds, flowers and fruit.

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8. 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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9. 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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10. DESIGN LABEL - seasalt

Something else I discovered in Totnes was the Cornish label Seasalt. The business was founded in Cornwall 1981 but it wasn't until 2003 that they began to design their own exclusive prints. Their patterns feature lots of boats, Cornish flowers, and Seaside themes and are created in-house by designers Sophie Chadwick and Laura Watson. The colourful designs are put to good use not only on

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11. NEW COLLECTION - polkka jam

Tigers, pineapples, black panthers and paper lanterns are just a few of the objects in the new Polkka Jam collection Serkut (meaning Cousins in English). In their Serkut collection "cat cousins from different parts of the world meet to celebrate together". Bright colors, graphic hand-made illustrations and high quality materials have been designed to cheer up your everyday life. This Autumn

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12. PAPER GOODS - the printed peanut

Louise Lockhart is an illustrator who creates unusual handmade party games, stationery, apparel and more for her company The Printed Peanut. Louise prints all her products in the UK and has an ever-expanding collection of illustrated products for kids and grown-ups, keeping traditional toys and games alive with a creative and modern twist. Realising there was a gap on the market for quality

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13. STATIONERY - rebecca stoner

We last saw designer Rebecca Stoner on P&P with her first licensed fabric collection Prairie for Dashwood Studio. Since then Rebecca has decided to open an Etsy shop and create patterns and illustrations on Cards, Notebooks, Calendars and Art Prints. Also just in a Christmas cards. As well as being busy with freelance work and setting up her Etsy Shop Rebecca has also started work on her second

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14. URBAN OUTFITTERS - rude

London-based design company Rude, renowned for its distinctive use of colour, text and pattern, have collaborated with Urban Outfitters on a number of new products, Rude was started in 1999 by illustrators Rupert Meats and Abi Williams who began printing their own books, stationery and homewares after becoming disillusioned with the graphic design industry. This new range is exclusive to Urban

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15. STATIONERY - sainsbury's

Sainsbury's have introduced their new spring stationery ranges. Two new collections are Butterflies - a bright graphic design and Botanicals a traditional floral design reminiscent of wallpaper. Also shown are some of their existing products including a stylised tulip range and kids prints on pencil cases. More info on the Sainsbury's Home Ideas blog. All snapped in my local branch of

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16. STATIONERY - sparrow + wolf

Cherie Nute, owner and designer of sparrow + wolf creates stationery and soft

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17. CARDS - ella jane designs

Liz Smith of Ella Jane Designs has released two new card ranges recently - the 'Amelia' and 'Floral' Collections were launched at Harrogate's British Craft Trade Fair along with notebooks and prints.

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18. STORE SNAPS - wilko

For today's Friday eye candy I have posted some snapshots of stationery and cards spotted recently in UK store Wilko. One of Wilko's trend themes this season is 'Camper' and all these lovely stationery items featuring birds and flowers form part of their collection. Here is how Wilko describe their theme - "Put a little sunshine in your life with our Camper trend! With its nostalgic vibes and

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19. NEW COLLECTION - Studio Maria Bergström

Studio Maria Bergström is a Swedish design studio, focused on creating prints and patterns for various products including textiles and paper products. Maria's newest collection Graphic Ink which contains five patterns that although the themes were chosen by chance will easily co-ordinate together for a harmonious look. The patterns consist of Confetti, Mountain Line, Triangle, Feathers and

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20. Illustrator & Creative Director Anna Bond

In the midst of a world grounded in digital technology, sometimes we need a reminder that good things can still be grounded in reality. This is why we still go visit galleries and museums to see artwork in person (a habit I’m still trying to get better at). This is why we still give each other greeting cards, or why our desks seem to collect countless post-its over time. It can be as simple as opening a letter or unwrapping a present–interacting with real material still matters. 

On that note, I’d like to introduce you to Anna Bond, owner and creative director of Rifle Paper Co.–an inimitable force in the stationery field and beyond.

While Anna now lives and works in Winter Park, Florida, she has roots in New Jersey and received a degree in graphic design in Virginia. After working as an art director and freelance illustrator for a couple years, she discovered (or rekindled, rather) her love for stationery design while illustrating some wedding invitations. As mentioned in her feature on The Every Girl, stationery was the optimal combination of graphic design and illustration that she had been searching for, and so she pushed onwards.

While there’s something to be said for art directing at 21, I admire Anna’s honest and expressive way of dealing with her expectations, realities, and how to improve upon them. She’s spoken before about the first launch of Rifle Paper Co.’s website, detailing product disasters, website crashes, international shipping issues, and taking turns panicking with her husband. Without sounding cruel or spiteful, it’s incredibly comforting to know that someone as ambitious and driven as Anna has screwed up before. And to me, there’s no better way to recover than by succeeding.

Nearly all Rifle Paper Co. products feature Anna’s hand-painted illustrations, which are often nostalgic in style with a pastel palette.

Some of Rifle Paper Co.’s selected clients and collaborative partners: Anthropologie (their very first!), Kate Spade New York, Hygge & West, Chronicle Books, AMC Mad Men, and Penguin Books. I think it’s important to note that the variety of clients reflects Anna’s ability to design for both traditional and modern brands, which can be difficult depending on one’s personal style.

Follow along with Anna and her husband Nathan’s exciting ventures at Rifle Paper Co.’s website, and take a peek at Anna’s portfolio here. You can also find her on Twitter. I particularly enjoyed her Day in the Life feature on Design*Sponge as well.

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21. Marks & Spencer - extra finds

Whilst I was on the Marks & Spencer website I thought I would pick out a few other items that caught my eye for the interesting prints & patterns. Here are some bits and pieces from stationery, cards, and home.

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22. PAPERCHASE - danish delights

I have been attending the Paperchase Autumn Winter 2014 press show at their HQ in London and will bring you all the preview pics soon. But one of the good things about being there on 'official business' is that I also get a chance to photograph the store below as well. So before we look ahead to Autumn I wanted to enjoy what they still have available for Summer. Here are some snapshots from

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23. PAPERCHASE - store snaps

And here are some more snapshots of designs that caught my eye in Paperchase on Tottenham Court Road in London... Read the rest of this post

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24. PAPERCHASE - diaries & journals

Finally from Paperchase this week a small selection of their 2014-2015 diaries and lockable journals available in a variety of prints. My favourite was this one (above & below) featuring a jug of delicate flowers.

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25. PAPERCHASE - lush mush

I am continuing my look at what prints and patterns are currently in store at Paperchase and we start today with a very sweet pattern called 'Lush Mush'. This fun range uses colourful mushrooms with interesting textures such as knit and stripes to create a forest inhabited by owls, hedgehogs, butterflies, fairies, pixies, etc. There is also a co-ordinating Star camouflage print to use as a

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