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Anthony Peters of Imeus Design is just soooooooo good at what he does! I love his work!! (see here when I have interviewed him before for All Kinds Of New!)… Well… this is too hot not to share, and I know you are going to love it as much as me! Anthony was recently invited by Italian Publishers Corriani to be the guest illustrator for their Un Sedicesimo 16 page mini magazine. And the results are gorgeous!  Just abso-bloomin-lutely’ gorgeous….

I love the happiness and joy embodied in all of these pieces (and these are only a few I selected from the magazine!)… I feel happy and full of optimism just looking at these.. My favourite today is the ‘Go On Holiday’ piece… but I know tomorrow it will change! They make me smile.. they make me feel kinda child-like, for some reason.. the simple happiness of eating nice biscuits (especially the jammy ones)… I love the homage to soft rock (thanks for that one Ant!)… being by the seaside and eating ice-creams (or dropping them, which was more my style). At a time when things might be a bit tough, it makes me look at all of the good things in life and it makes me feel good. Really good!

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Just FYI (as this is really interesting!!)..this is how Corriani describe this amazing magazine….“Un Sedicesimo is a typographical measure: a sixteen-pages-binding, but is also a magazine..Seventeen centimetres width for twentyfour height. But it’s not a traditional magazine, it hasn’t got an editorial office nor a subject nor a fixed design. Each issue has a different author, whose job is to create a sixteen-pages-long project. Un Sedicesimo will be a magazine different at each time, from the headline to the colophon. It will become a sort of gallery on paper, which proposes a new personal exhibition every two months, six times a year. In short, it’s not about speaking of graphics, but making it”

So yes… pretty lovely, huh? You can subscribe to Un Sedicesimo here –  6 issues of Un Sedicesimo (with possible inserts too!) for only €36 if in the EU, or €42 if outside the EU..which is a bargain for such lovely pieces of work!! And check out some of the other designers’ editions of this magazine here… some really impressive names!

Nice one, Peters!!! I am doffing my invisible cap 🙂 xx

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I came across these really lovely ‘wound’ rings last weekend, whilst strolling round the new Schoolyard at Broadway Market with my friend. There were quite a few stalls within the Schoolyard, showing a nice selection of jewellery and accessories… but this designers work really stood out above the others… These gorgeous little rings are hammered silver, wound with embroidery thread in red, blue, green or pink …and very purse-friendly at £29.95 each (with £3.50 / £5.50 p&p depending on where you live)…. I really like the colour with the dulled-down silver…. Simple yet really cute!

Have a closer look at Natalie Reed’s work here….

These tights below are amazing… You couldn’t help but make a lasting impression in these fab beauties, could you?!!! Original, stylish…. am loving the colour combos… i like the fact they are not ‘pretty’…. Yesssss…very nice and sexy!!! Purrrrrrr…

Have a look here to see where you can purchase your favourites.. Prices start at around the £35 mark upwards..and apparently, they should be coming to a large London store this Sept! Yay! So i’ll keep you updated! (thanks Olivier!!)

“So I dressed with remaining ceramics, furniture and objects; so I placed a message in each, a small story, at times ironic and obviously wordless, but audible to those who believe in poetry.” Piero Fornasetti

I am in love with the plates of Fornasetti. I have been for some time now. It is my dream that one day I will own my own piece…. They are gorgeous.. They are beautiful.. They make me smile… (sigh)…. If you haven’t come across his work before, please take a butchers at the following…

…are you drooling yet? Thought so….

Piero Fornasetti was a Milanese painter, sculptor, interior decorator, engraver of books and a creator of more than 11,000 products. In terms of variety of decoration, Fornasetti’s production of objects and furniture is one of the largest of the 20th century. Piero Fornasetti passed away in 1988, but his son, Barnaba Fornasetti, continues to design in his father’s name… (as an aside, check out the Fornasetti home here… it’s incredible!

There are a few online sources to purchase your own Fornasetti plate (one being here at http://www.palazzetti.com).. but have a good search and see what you can find…

Blanca Gómez is one of my favourite illustrators (a bold statement, I know!) …I adore her work… I love the delightful characters she creates.. I love the screenprinty, block-printy feeling her images somehow encompass…yet clean and simple at the same time. I love the muted palette…the colour combinations.. her use of space, and being not afraid to keep that space and be proud of that balance.  Cosas mínimas means “Tiny Things” in Spanish, and this even makes me smile as well!

I have been fortunate enough to work with Blanca on some of her images for cards and prints.. and she is always an absolute joy to work with!! Infact, I barely have to contribute anything really… the work is all her…I certainly can’t take any credit! But I just wanted to share with you a few pieces from her portfolio… the London, Paris and New York were one of our more recent projects together (which are just F.A.B!!!) and I love her bicycle prints, and her character work. Just lovely lovely lovely!!! Grain Edit did a fantastic interview with Blanca here.. so have a read and enjoy! Thanks Grain Edit! And thanks Blanca! x

Check out these hot deals from Karin Akesson!!! Such gorgeous work!!!!

‘Tomorrow something wonderful will happen’ Print was £20 now £15 (including UK Postage!)

‘Today will be a great day’ Tea towel was £10 now £7.50 (each)

Limited Edition ‘Love BIrd’ Prints was £25 now £18.75 (each)