Our Rock Royalty tea towels are joined by Queen's front man and Prince. Oh yay, we're widening our range to include the fantastic Freddie Mercury and music legend Prince. Moustaches a go go!

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St George's Day

22
Apr

Posted by Sarah McLaughlin


A look back at out heritage, from the Romans to Dickens. A must for any history buff!

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Iconic 'Sakura' in Japan

13
Apr

Posted by Jane Tobitt


Late March to mid April is cherry blossom season or 'sakura' as it's known locally. Some amazing images online and if you're a Japan fan, check out our homage in type.

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What's flowering this month?

09
Apr

Posted by Jane Tobitt


Such a great feeling when the garden starts to go green again. New shoots push through, blossom appears and the bees start buzzing. Pollen rich plants for spring are crocus, cherry blossom, hellebores and flowering currant...

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As a lover of printmaking and plants, I'm not sure how Norman Stevens work has passed me by, but it's been a visual treat to see his work for the first time. London's Royal Academy are showing a selection of his prints until 25th May 2014.

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PG Wodehouse - redesigning the backlist

04
Apr

Posted by Jane Tobitt


David's dream job – rebranding the PG Wodehouse back list. The brief was to bring the books to a new generation whilst giving a nod to all things deco, and paying homage to the huge number of existing Wodehouse fans out there. Here's the full article about the collaboration on the Waterstones blog.

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Guess Who? New tea towels coming soon

31
Mar

Posted by Jane Tobitt


Two new rock icons are joining Bowie and Morrissey in our store next month. A sneaky peek below, any ideas who? We'd love to know which musical hero you'd like immortalised on a dish cloth.

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Where does our wallpaper come from?

28
Mar

Posted by Jane Tobitt


Our wallpapers are printed in Lancashire an area with a proud wallpaper printing heritage. In 1990 there were over twenty five wallpaper manufacturers in the Accrington area but now Surface Print is one of the UK's last surviving mills. 

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A graphic designer's dream – symmetry, geometric shapes, precision, parallel lines. These lights by Michael Anastassiades have brightened up our day. 

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It's a question we're sometimes asked... Where does the inspiration for your work come from? In a general sense it really can be anything from an intriguing pub quiz question to the shape of a crocus flowering. But if we look at our designs individually there is often a clear link between the source and the finished product. 

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Customer Pictures from Instagram

15
Mar

Posted by Jane Tobitt


The wonders of the web. Our Hannah stumbled across some lovely customer pictures on Instagram. It's great to see our prints in their new homes – thanks for sharing.

 

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Mother's Day gift ideas

12
Mar

Posted by Jane Tobitt


Looking for some Mother's Day gift ideas? We've got some tried and tested solutions from as little as £10.

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