6OctOff

Ink and Thread

I love Derby.

Iv lived in a few lovely spots across the UK - from five months in Liverpool to two years in Dorset and a few places in between - but my heart belongs to Derby.

So it warms my heart when independent retailers book the trend and open up in our fabled Cathedral Quarter and the fabulous Ink and Thread is a perfect example of good products combined with great retail space =ing success.

The wonderful retro feel of the space combined with lovingly sourced products and great branding makes this is a designers paradise.

Follow Ink and Thread on Facebook.

Or visit at 28 The Strand, Derby.

Love xx

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6OctOff

Nothing Worth Having Comes Easy

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6OctOff

Petite Pattern Books

Good morning and Happy Friday!

I have a little treat for you today whether you’re a graphic or textile designer or even a fanatic scrapbooker... there is a new series of pattern books from the brilliant folks at BNN in Japan.

Bigger, better and cheaper {what a great combo} than the previous book/disc issues, each one is inspiring, adaptable, and ever-so-usable royalty-free clipart. {if you ever use other designers work for commercial work make sure you treble check the terms and conditions of royalty free designs}

BNN’s previous series were based on historic Japanese patterns and textiles, but these come from more universal, worldwide sources, and can be used just about anywhere you can imagine.

The EPS and JPEG formats are Mac- and PC-friendly, and open in Illustrator and Photoshop.

An extensive English tutorial explains how to use the disc formats, including helpful hints on designing t-shirts, books, and original art.

You can get old and new copies of the series on Amazon xx

4OctOff

Vinyl Love

Planning some signage and remembered a bit of vinyl OTT typography I designed a couple of years ago, printed by the fabulous Beep Ink... sometimes I need to look back to get inspired xx

{Image courtesy of Katy Lunsford}

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3OctOff

Love getting invitations…

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3OctOff

Industrial Chic at Paperchase

This is where we spent the day our Tuesday.

Tiring - but fun xx

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1OctOff

Blue Monday

I picked up these swatches on one of the lovely Vicky Trainor's online sales and they are totally inspiring me today.

Love xx

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1OctOff

Bye-Bye September…

My weekend kicked off on Thursday and was all about eating out, partying and a heavy dose of glamour.

I'm getting to old for weekends like this xx

 

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