The Bicester Village Printed Telephone Boxes

We were full of joy when we saw these beautiful printed telephone boxes pop up on our instagram timeline. These two telephone boxes get revamped every few months with iconic prints. They have seen the coluorful florals of Liberty of London and the kitsch, vintage designs from Emma Bridgewater so far. We are excited to see what prints will appear next.



Oliver Bonas: Mauna Lao

Sophie Wade - Design and Colour

Sophie Wade –

After visiting the new Oliver Bonas store in Manchester the other week, I fell in love with the new exciting fashion prints they had dotted around the store.


St Mary’s Gate, Manchester,

Mauna Lao is the new fashion collection for OB inspired by the contrasts of urban living and nature. The trans-seasonal collection has a warm colour palette of peached pinks, dusty rose and golden khakis.

“The key print for March is Pacific which was inspired by aboriginal and North African art. The designs are bold and spontaneous with textural lines and minimal abstract tribal mark that are accentuated by the monochromatic tones used.”

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“The use of colour was the biggest focus for our design team. They began by looking at the key colours found across volcanic landscapes, noting a particular emphasis on the contrast between the varying earthy tones present. From this, the palette was developed including paired back granite, ash grey and chalky clay tones. This was contrasted with warm sumptuous tones of golden sand, peached pink, rose pink and spiced yellow.”

Following collections such as Zaha and Kiyoko, organic shapes and bold colour blocks are a staple style for Oliver Bonas fashion prints. These collections are still available alongside the new collection Mauna Lao online at

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Copenhagen: A City Of Design

Sophie Wade - Design and Colour

Sophie Wade –

Having always loved Scandinavian culture and design, I was really excited to take a trip to Copenhagen. Before leaving I had heard from many people that the design shops there were brilliant and I certainly wasn’t disappointed. The crisp winter weather gave us even more of an excuse to hop in and out of beautiful shops and galleries to keep warm.

I always like to start by reading a guide book and then I tend to wander off and explore the areas a bit more myself. This time I used the CITIx60 Copenhagen book as my bible and I have to be honest that I bought the book mainly because of the gorgeous print on the cover. Full of great design coverage with categories such as ‘cultural & art spaces’ and ‘markets and shops’, it knew exactly what I was after.


My trusty travel book described this shop as a ‘Mecca for minimalist-design lovers’ and a ‘must visit’ so it was the first shop on the list to visit. The loft-like space covers two floors with a mini market full of gorgeous stationery products and beautiful open plan living spaces. Sarah has been to the Hay shop that has opened in Bath but their products are also available through Next and


Finish design house Marimekko is Scandinavian print design at its best.

The wonderful shop in the centre of the city showcased both fashion and interior prints with their statement black and white graphic designs as the focus of their displays.



In the quirky district of Vesterbro lives this beautiful treasure trove of Scandinavian goodies. With the creaking wooden floorboards and the mix of old and new fixtures, this shop is more like an exhibition of great individual products than a shop.  sold in UK

Stine Goya

Stine Goya was a massive source of inspiration for me in my final year of university. Her collections really celebrates print with very complex, detailed placement designs and subtle, textured repeats to create beautiful cohesive ranges.

I was unable to take any photos in the store, however as her studio is based in Copenhagen, I thought it would only be right to mention her here and take a look at her great work.