I have been in love with the floral paintings of Lulie Wallace for ages now. There’s something so feminine about them, maybe it’s the colours I don’t know, but at the same time they manage to be ballsy and bold. I also love her use of pattern, it manages to make the backgrounds of her paintings as interesting as the subject matter. It’s so rare to come across an artist with such a large body of work and to love every piece but I genuinely do. And looking on her website tonight she has a new section of landscape paintings – who knew! AND to top it all off she also has a range of fabrics you can purchase by the yard or ready made as cushions and bags. All lovely but I’m saving for a painting!
We’ve been huge admirers of Sanna Annukka’s work for many years, and so we thought we’d check out her latest work as it’s been a while since we’ve taken a peek – and we needed our fix! It’s safe to say that we LOVE Sanna’s prints below.. Each print is a limited edition silk screen print on
285gsm Fabriano Rosapina, signed and numbered by Sanna herself. We just adore her patterns and palettes combined with her simple shapes and compositions. Just lovely. We’re also liking her tea-light holders and Soul Bird piece below too… Yep – we want it alllllll!!!!
Zuzunaga design and produce really gorgeous homeware products which are inspired by super modern architecture and global megacities like London, Barcelona, New York and Shanghai. And more specifically, the pixel is at the source of Zuzunaga’s passion, described as being “the icon of our time”. Founded by artist and designer Cristian Zuzunaga in 2007, the studio is based between Barcelona and London, and they heartily believe in high quality, sustainable design (hurrah). We’re not alone in our admiration.. Oh no – far from it… Zuzunaga has received numerous awards including the ICFF Award for Best Textiles in New York and the coveted Les Découvertes award at Maison & Objet in Paris. Enjoy….
Wow. That Laine Fraser is a clever so and so isn’t she? There I was marvelling at her website, full of illustrations, designs and collages (is there nothing she can’t do?!) when I clicked on a link to a site called Tassel and Gaine. Not only does Laine work as a Senior Graphic Designer for iconic Australian stationery brand Typo, she has enjoyed a successful career incorporating a number of disciplines including brand identity, advertising & marketing collateral, magazine cover & layout design, textile design for both apparel & homewares, through to designing gift cards, wrap, craft/scrapbooking product, stationery items, custom illustration & design. But not content with a career history like that, NOW she has set up her own boutique homewares label Tassel & Gaine with her friend, Fleur Harris. Phew. I’m exhausted just thinking about it. I love, love, love the idea of the double sided cushions, why has nobody thought of this before? Take a look below at a selection of her design and homewares ranges. Wowsers, that’s one busy lady.
We love the dark, macabre and yet strangely cheerful work of Elzo Durt. His designs can be found gracing the covers of magazines, on festival and gig posters, newspapers and also for skate and snowboarding brands such as Carrhart, Rome and Flip, and for clothing brands like Lacoste and Step Art. Elzo was born in Brussels in 1980, and following an adolescence drenched in skateboarding and punk culture, he graduated in 2003 with a degree in graphic design and began to flood Belgium with his psychedelic and punkoïd images. We love it! We hope you do too?! His prints are stunning – check out his shop here for a browse over his silkscreens – all available online.
We have always had a soft spot for Tom Selleck, especially after seeing him in his lesser-known – and somewhat overlooked – blockbuster ‘Quigley Down Under’ many years ago… His handsome tasche can’t help but make us feel warm inside. And so what better way to celebrate the man than by having a permanent reminder on a cushion? Job done. And we’re not restricted to just the Selleck.. designer replaceface has created a whole collection of manly heroes via Society6, including Sly, Bill Murray, Tom Jones, Patrick Swayze, Jackie Chan, David Bowie and Eddie Murphy – to mention just a few. Santa – please take note that we love them all…and we want them all!
These hauntingly beautiful illustrations are the work of Swedish illustrator Mats Gustafson. Somehow Mats manages to include so much detail in works with just a few brush strokes. You can practically feel every ruffle and feather in the dresses he paints and the models show such elegance and grace. There is something very refreshing about the medium of watercolour used in editorial, particularly in the world of fashion illustration but if this is the result it should be used more!
Along with watercolour Mats also uses pastel and cut-out paperworks to achieve his instantly recognisable works. Now living in New York, Mats began his career in the seventies fighting back against the surge of photography being used in editorial work at that time. His fashion and portrait illustrations have been included in editorial publications such as French and Italian Vogue, The New Yorker, and Visionaire, and he has created advertising art for Hermès, Tiffany & Co., Yohji Yamamoto, and Comme des Garçons.
This English Breakfast collection by hokolo london is rather fantastic, don’t you think? From prints to scarves to cushions to throws – the range is full of bold primary colour and delicious patterns. We’ve always been partial to a good old fry-up here at Morning Edit HQ, but this is much more our style… It’s also good to know that the ingredients are all home grown too with the lambswool blankets being woven in Scotland, and the printed cushions made in England. Perfect pressie-idea-alert!!!!!
We’ve some lovely new prints from our talented friend Ros Shiers today.. Say hello to Albert, Baxter, Bert, Ferris and Leonard. Aren’t they adorable? And perfect for any pooch-lover.. Our favourite has to be Leonard, though we feel bad for having favourites! Especially when they’re all looking at us with those puppy dog eyes!! Ok (sigh) we love you all….
We all know Angie Lewin’s stunning prints right? But did you know that some of her prints (and some by other carefully selected artists) can be bought as fabric by the metre AND as a range of awesome home textile products? Since coming across the website I have spent far too much time drooling over the cushions and I promised myself that I would get one. An early Christmas present to me. Problem is, it took me so long to choose from the amazing range that by the time I’d decided which one I wanted it was sold out. Darnit. But I have been assured that more will be in stock very soon (seed heads in sage/brown since you ask…) and having re-looked I’ve decided there’s two I can’t live without. If you find yourself in the same quandary it might be worth noting that if you sign up to their newsletter you receive a £10 off a £50 purchase voucher. Score! Now I just have to convince my husband that we DO need more cushions and that in fact you most definitely can’t have too many…