The Royal Wedding

The sun was shining, the fascinators were out, a perfect occasion to wear a vibrant print. As well as eagerly awaiting the arrival of Meghan Markle, viewers were equally excited by the arrival of the star studded guest list. Here is a look at some of the prints on the big day.

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Carey Mulligan in Erdem

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Pippa Middleton wearing The Fold

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Lady Kitty Spencer in Dolce & Gabbana

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Sofia Wellesley in Red Valentino

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Doria Ragland (Mother of the bride) in Oscar de la Renta and Abigail Spencer in Alessandra Rich

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Joss Stone chewed gum  and sensible Serena wore sneakers under her ball dress

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Last but not least, we got a snippet of the Queen’s vibrant floral dress by designer Stewart Parvin. Always one to wear bold colour, it was refreshing to see her in such a loud floral print.

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Mr Doodle

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https://www.broadgate.co.uk/SenseOfSpace

Last month, Exchange Square in London held a beautiful exhibition allowing us to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. “A Sense of Space” was a collection of 3 rooms each with different sensory experience and there was one in particular, being a room full of motifs, that I fell in love with.

Unique and uplifting artist MrDoodle covered one of the rooms full of his enchanting motifs. From the floor you walked on, to the walls, the desk and even the foam sofa, every little corner was covered in a seemingly satisfying way.

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As he created this space he was wearing is very own Mr Doodle printed suit paired with some Mr Doodle shoes.

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Described as ‘Graffiti Spagetti’, “his clusters of characters, objects and patterns group together in a formation that appears to continue to grow relentlessly.” We also love how he manages to draw himself in each of his instillations somewhere.

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MrDoodle’s Doodle of himself

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http://mrdoodle.com/Home

Images from @MrdoodleInstagramand http://www.broadgate.co.uk

Anna Glover for H&M

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H&M’s most recent print collaboration is with the award-winning London based designer, Anna Glover.  Best known for her beautifully intricate wallpaper designs, this was a new approach to print design for the designer.  Who better to develop a fashion print range with than H&M who are pretty much the inventors of the “Fashion Colab” concept. It is  really refreshing to see them work with a designer who is not a household name after the stream of big designer labels such as Kenzo, Erdem and Stella Mcartney, to name but a few.

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Anna designs all of the bejeweling floral designs in her nature filled studio space in East London. The prints are hand painted in Gouache and then scanned and printed digitally.

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“I love the combination of the hand-painting and the digital, but the hand-painting is key. I just feel it’s a timeless technique and I really like seeing the evidence of the hand and the brush marks, and that always translates really beautifully to fabric.” Anna Glover, H&M Magazine

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Anna and the team at H&M came up with the idea of transporting people to a beautiful surreal garden and all of the prints are the flora and fauna from there.

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Anna and the team at H&M came up with the idea of transporting people to a beautiful surreal garden and all of the prints are the flora and fauna from there.

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@annagloverinteriorsinstagram

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http://www.hm.com/us/magazine/culture/interview/2018/04/anna-glover-x-h_m-a-garden-of-earthly-delights

https://www.annaglover.co.uk

All images from H&M.comand Annaglover.co.uk

Designer Food Packaging

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Have you ever felt that your larder or refrigerator looked rather bland and lacked a certain je ne sais crois? Do you re-cycle, keep until well past the sell by date or cry as you discarded well designed food packaging?

I love print and must admit that I have done the above and there are things in my kitchen that I keep because I love the tin, packet, the label and even the bottle shape, as you can see.

Cath Kidston have collaborated with Heinz to createcollectablecans printed with their most iconic designs. All Yummy Mummies will be rushing to grab these darlings as they available for a limited time only; Heinz Cream of Tomato (launched 1910), Cream of Chicken and Classic Vegetable Soup (launched in the 1930s) – given a fresh spring makeover.

Heinz Soup cans have remained largely unchanged since their launch in 1910 but now can be had donning Cowboy, Button Spot and Bramley Sprig  while keeping the Heinz red ground.

A collector’s boxwill be available online and in 10 stores fromthe 16th April for £10 with 100% of the proceeds being donated to The TrussellTrust.

This charity runs a network of food banks that provide emergency food and support to people in crisis.

https://www.cathkidston.com/collections/heinz/list

Orla Kiely was one of the first in the recent past to team up with a grocery product in 2014 designing a limited edition packaging for Kerrygold Spreadable, Softer Butter, and Salted Butter products. The packaging featuredthe Sunset Flora print in a combination of kellygreen, deep green, and marigold that complement the Irish company’s signature packaging and logo.

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Orla Kiely have now teamed up to produce designer yoghurt pots for Danone. There are four prints available – Acorn Spot, Square Flower, Flower Spot, and Tulip – in colorways that coordinate well with the berry flavor.

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http://www.lightandfree.com/orlakiely

Having bought the yoghurts and seen the soup cans on my next visit to the supermarket I had a good look around to see if there was any other packaging that had this designer feel. The best by far was Pukka teas. On my return I did some research and contacted The Space Creative who are the design agency behind these wonderful products.

What I particularly like is the simplicity of the layout, the colourcombinations that reflect the flavoursof the product and the way that all the boxes look so perfect alongside each other. I could dedicate a whole kitchen shelf to these with a picture light overhead!

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Visit :http://www.thespacecreative.com/news/2014/09/11/pukka-refreshes-itself-with-a-new-look/

 

 

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Joules and DFS

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It gets to this time of year and we feel as if our homes are in need of a spring clean and need a makeover with fresh bright summery designs, which is exactly what the new Joules and DFS collection is offering. The range is full of quirks and brave colour combinations. For the traditionally English fashion brand, this was a very natural step in a new direction. Having such a print focus with their clothing customer, who loves the countryside and a rural home setting, this collaboration is a perfect way for them to explore a different product.

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The DFS  product is home furnishings and we love the influence of fashion on the range. Traditionally home furnishings prints are used and laid out in full repeat however here we can see the prints carefully placed across the product which is something more akin to fashion design. It is details like this which really make this collection stand out from a regular furniture range and the elevates the concept.

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We love the attention to detail used in the products. It feels as if the creative team have thought about furniture and its use in a very different way.

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Joules use their signature trademark of the hare on the leg of the sofas which is a great finishing touch

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Although the range is concise, the products explore many different themes for their differing customers. There is of course the traditional floral prints but there are also a touch of the nautical and animal conversationals.

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Known for their beautiful hand drawn vintage inspired prints and their playful colour combinations, Joules have not failed to deliver this in a completely different way. The product is unique yet recognizable and will certainly uplift any home this spring

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https://www.joules.com/DFS?utm_source=joulesjournal&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=S.22.03.18.DFSSpringRefreshBlog-Organic&mcpt=joulesjournal&mch=social&mcpn=S.22.03.18.DFSSpringRefreshBlog-Organic

http://www.dfs.co.uk/content/joules-home-furniture#so9EadihGL8CdtsI.97

All Images from dfs.co.uk and Joules.com

H&M – Print Play

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H&M have collaborated with two wonderful artists to spruce up their kids Spring/Summer range. The range, that H&M have names ‘Print Play’, is full of bold colour,fun pattern and really celebrates print.

The campaign spans across both girls and boys wear with artist Michelle Morin offering the print for girls wear and Jonas Claesson’sgraphic style for boys wear.

Watch the campaign video here:

 

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“MichelleMorin works to convey the beauty of nature using texture, patterns and narrative elements throughout her work.”

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“JonasClaesson’sexpressive illustrations are characterized by playful motifs and unexpected elements.”

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https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/style/shopping/favourite-pieces-hms-adorable-jonas-12144597?utm_source=google_news&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=google_news&utm_content=sitemap

http://www2.hm.com/en_gb/kids/shop-by-feature/19o-print-play.html?product-type=19O_Kids&sort=stock&offset=0&page-size=60