Friday, 23 February 2018

Five instagrammers to follow if you're a party lover...

Here's another five fabulous instagram accounts to follow along with, especially for party lovers!
Be sure to check out their feeds and hit that 'follow' button for design inspiration and party goods for your next celebration. 
If you missed the last little creative round up, see it here.

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Monday, 19 February 2018

Creative Quarters...Megan Carter

The next designer to be featured in Creative Quarters is Megan Carter.

Megan Carter is a UK based surface pattern designer and has been working as a greetings card designer for the best part of twenty years.
She graduated from Staffordshire University with a degree in Surface Pattern Design and went straight on to work for Hallmark for 5 years, designing greetings cards and accessories for Marks and Spencer’s.
Megan then went on to work for UK Greetings where she has worked up until the present day. She has worked on a part time basis over this last 10 years since having a young family to look after.
In 2016 Megan took the decision to broaden her horizons and explore new areas to apply her design work to.  
She has always loved the thought of seeing her patterns on fabric and wallpaper. She loves making patterns that are bold, beautiful and colourful, striking to the eye with a twist of the vintage attached to their contemporary style.
She takes inspiration from nature, particularly flowers, Art Nouveau, the Arts and Crafts movement and mid century design.
She also loves the patterns of Marimekko, past and present.
She has had the recent pleasure of becoming part of the Hansen Print and Textiles group of designers. Represented by Nerida Hansen, she will be having her first collection of designs showcased at Surtex in New York this spring!
You can view Megans recent work in progress on her Instagram feed
You can also view her work through her online platforms:

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I hope you've enjoyed reading a little about Megan,
and seeing a selection of her work.

If you're interested in working with Megan, or to get in touch with general enquiries, please visit her website for details.

If you missed the last Creative Quarters post featuring Jiah Harrison, you can read it here.

And don't forget, if you'd like to be featured, 
please send examples of your work with links to website portfolios, 
and some info about you and your background, etc... 
to Louise at 
Look forward to hearing from you!

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Friday, 16 February 2018

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Happy Valentines Day!

(image above © Louise | Love Print Studio)

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Monday, 12 February 2018

Elephant juice!

aka, I Love You!
Are you all ready for the most luuuurved up week of the year?

(image above © Louise | Love Print Studio)

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Friday, 9 February 2018

Valentines crafts to try this weekend...

Well, the most loved up day of the year is nearly upon us.
Wasn't it only Christmas like five minutes ago??
Anyway, I could go on about how fast the year is already flying by, but I won't, and instead I'll share some of my favourite old & new Valentines/ Galentines DIY's and crafts from around blog land, to try this weekend.

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Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Paper & Cloth at Premiere Vision...

Off we pop again, the second trade show of the year.
The new Paper & Cloth SS19 collection will be at Premiere Vision next week, February 13th - 15th, stand 5V69.
Pop by and say hello if you're visiting!

(image above © Paper & Cloth Design Studio)

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Monday, 5 February 2018

Colour crush...

You can't go wrong with a bit of pink, mint and khaki can you?
Throw in a shot of tobacco and peach and you're onto a winner...

(image credits clockwise from top left)

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Thursday, 1 February 2018

Studio Loco...

Studio Loco is a children's lifestyle brand, designing and selling contemporary nursery decor. 
Nathalie De Bock, the stylist and graphic designer behind the brand, has created an abundance of quirky and interesting products in their online shop, from cushions, mugs, notebooks and postcards through to wall stickers and posters.

Taking its name from Nathalie’s own children, Louise and Colette, and naturally inspired by them continually, the range of home and giftware aims to capture a care free sense of adventure...

Follow Studio Loco on instagram and facebook.

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Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Dino lovers birthday party!

 If you have a little one in your home who's loving anything jurassic at the moment, they'll love these dino themed party ideas!
From dino tails, cake toppers, 'roarsome' table settings and balloon ideas, 
theres plenty to get your teeth into (sorry, couldn't help it)!
The adopt a dino idea is so cute, and sending the invitations inside little eggs...genius.

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Friday, 26 January 2018

Michael Muir...

I recently discovered a piece of art by Scottish born Michael Muir and immediately wanted to see more. 
His interpretation of observed landscape scenes are created using lots of simple shapes and abstract blocks, and I just love his use of colour in these beautiful paintings.

The list of exhibitions that Sydney based Michael has participated in is literally endless, and includes many in Australia, South Korea and London.
The below paintings are from collections/exhibitions previously held with the Sophie Gannon Gallery; 'Turning to Water', 'Fair Go' and 'Surface'.

Visit their website for sales and availability, including details of future exhibitions for 2018.

(images above © Michael Muir at the Sophie Gannon Gallery)

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Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Colour crush...

Can you tell I'm waiting for Spring to arrive with todays colour crush post?
I'm done with the grey skies and cold days.

Love this combination of those gorgeous coral and orange tones with the turquoise and blues, and with that pop of ochre and hint of purple...yum!

(image credits clockwise from top left)

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Monday, 22 January 2018

Meri Meri New Collection...

There are some pretty spectacular things coming for Spring/Summer 2018, from the gorgeous 
party and homeware brand Meri Meri.
They never fail to impress and amaze with their innovative products, bang on trend colours, materials and themes.
Fancy a Polish pajaki paper chandelier for your party? I!
Terrazzo plates, emoji inspired plates and balloons, iridescent cocktail umbrellas, 
Meri Meri literally have it all this season.

Get your party hats on!

Their Valentines/ Galentines collections include lip shaped plates, heart napkins, glitter garlands, piƱata favours and love notes.
Those pizza love notes are too much...

No concerns about what to do for your annual Easter egg hunt either, Meri Meri have you sorted.
Get your little ones kitted out before they start the big search; bunny headbands, a bunny backpack to store away all the all important chocolate eggs, finger puppets, hair clips, the list is endless. 
When the hunt is over, settle down for a nice lunch with rabbit shaped plates and gingham accessories...perfect for spring.
And if you thought crackers were only for Christmas, ha! 
You were sooo wrong...rabbit crackers, oh yes!

And no collection for SS18 would be complete without a Unicorn right?

Follow Meri Meri on instagram to see more new product releases from their Spring/ Summer 2018 collection.

(images from the Meri Meri Spring Summer 2018 catalogue)

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