24 January 2017

HOMEWARES - bert & buoy

Bert & Buoy is the label of British designer and illustrator, Bert Fowler. Bert & Buoy's products capture the quintessential charm of a life lived and loved on the Devon coast. Modern, bold and seriously stylish; all of the pieces in the collection start off as original artworks by Torbay-based designer and illustrator Bert, which are then applied onto handpicked fabrics, papers and ceramics. The collection includes signed wall art, stationery, cushions, aprons, tea towels, oven gloves and ceramic mugs. Bert says, “My aim with Bert & Buoy is to capture and share the place my family lives and loves with the world… to get a little buoy-ish British charm into your home”. Over the last 10 years, as Creative Director of a renowned creative agency, Bert’s commissions have included work for major museums, galleries, theatres, art house cinema and heritage visitor attractions. This is the first time he takes his work directly to market. See more from Bert & Buoy or shop online here.

WALL ART - urban road

I somehow came across the Australian website Urban Road and found a lovely selection of art prints for sale. The designs are largely abstract and painterly with lovely colours, but they also have some great nature designs. Urban Road was founded in 2010 by self-taught artist and illustrator Suzie Atkin and her paintings are sold in the collection along with other artists including other artists such as Britt Bass.


23 January 2017

MAKE IT IN DESIGN - p&p scholarship

The girls over at Make it in Design have published the top 50 entries from this years competition to win a free design course through the Print & Pattern Blog Scholarship. Rachael, Victoria and the team will then whittle this down to 30 before asking me to vote for my favourite and 3 runners up. Here are a selection of designs picked out from the list (in no particular order) - and you can see the whole of the top 50 over at the Make it in Design blog here. We start with two different styles of cacti design with a lively print above by Michelle Vitale and below by Cynthia Jacquette.
Below : Laura Ochando Instagram
Below : Aigul Igembayeva Website
Below : Maria Atanackovic Instagram
Below : Naomi Kratz Website
Below : Danijela Obst Website
Below : Liz Harry Website
 Below : Maria Rose Adams Website
 Below : Ellie Green
 Below : Beata Pijanowska Website
 Below : Jessica Cooper Instagram
 Below : Helena Nilsson
Below : Britt DeMaris Leiendecker Website
Below : Sam Pernoski Website
Below : Melissa Lee Shaw Website
Below : Deborah Turner Website
Below : Heather Anderson Website
Below : Iryna Olshevska Website
Below : Julia Plume Website
Below : Emily Cromwell Website