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This Week I’m Loving…

16th May 2016

1.It’s May which means it’s time for the annual National Stationery Show held in New York (also referred to as NSS). It’s so much fun looking at all the pictures of the trade booths and stationery goodness from across the pond. It’s so inspirational to see what’s going on in the industry right now and I find myself happily scrolling through all the images on Instagram via the hashtag #nss2016. Some of the images that tickle my fancy are shown below.New York Stationery Show 2016(Photo credit:Hello Lucky Cards// Yellow Owl Workshop// Katie Leamon// Blushing Confetti// Fox & Fallow)

2. Another trade show happening in this week is Pulse, in London! I exhibited here last year, read my experience here. Unfortunately I amn’t exhibiting this year as the dates weren’t right for me, hopefully next year though! It’s fun seeing other designers’ stands and I am forever impressed by the amount of talent out there! Try searching for the hashtag #pulse2016 and #pulselondon on Instagram to see what I am talking about! Here are some of my favourite pictures:

Pulse 2016

(Photo credits: Paper Moon Illustration// Scout Editions// Ohh Deer// Noodoll// Nikki Strange)

3. I’ve had a bit of designer’s block so far this year, after the madness of Christmas and January I felt like I just needed a good break and have only just found my inspiration in designing again! I am only human after all and I’m not always on top form all the time, sometimes you just need a reminder of why you started designing in the first place and I definitely have found my spark again!

I am working on a new greeting card range for S/S 2017, I have been finding inspiration in all the eye-catching summer colours on Pinterest. Have a look at my Colour Inspo board! Totally loving these two bird images (parakeet and pink spoonbill bird) How gorgeous are those colours!?

Colour Inspiration

4. Now onto one of my favourite subjects…FOOD. I am still loving these oatmeal pancakes from the Hummingbird Bakery ‘Life is Sweet’ baking book. These are a serious addiction of mine, I have these pretty much weekly! I add chopped bananas onto them when they are cooking and serve with warm maple syrup…they are my favourite sweet treat of all time! Hummingbird Bakery Oatmeal pancakes

 

5. To get me in the mood for summer I’ve been loving the Totally Tropical House playlist on Spotify whilst making my jewellery! It reminds me of my amazing holiday to Thailand last Summer, drinking cocktails on the beach in this amazing bar called CoCo Tam’s on the island of Koh Samui…lush!!

totally tropical house playlist Spotify

 

What have you been loving recently?

Jade x

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This week I’m loving…

12th July 2015

1. My new print from Bookishly! Me and my boyfriend Andrew are in the process of revamping our wall art and we came across this amazing book art which features the Shakespeare quote “I like this place and willingly could waste my time in it” which is so very apt for us! It came framed ready to be hung, and it’s quite small and lightweight so it’s perfect for popping on the wall. We will definitely need to get some more as there are so many others I want.

Bookishly Print

 

2. Candy Pop blog! Natasha has the loveliest blog ever, a lifestyle blog full of the prettiest pictures. Her most recent post is 10 things to do in Vienna….totally want to jet off to Vienna now, it looks lovely, I have always wanted to go 🙂 She was kind enough to photograph my “Wild and Free” print and share it on her instagram, how lovely, I can never take pretty photographs like she does!

Wild and Free A4 Nature Quote Print

 

3. The Fall on Netflix. I’ve just started watching this and so far i’m loving it already. It’s a crime thriller set in Belfast about a serial killer who is living a double life as a family man. Here is the plot summary from IMBD:

“A psychological thriller that examines the lives of two hunters. One is a serial killer who stalks his victims in and around Belfast and the other is a talented Detective Superintendent from the MET who is brought in to catch him.”

Pretty riveting stuff so i’m giving it the thumbs up this week.


The-fall_Fotor

4. My new koala necklace! Been wearing this little guy everywhere recently, he’s one of my favourites from my new collection as I just ADORE koalas….they’re just insanely cute! My dream is to hug one in Australia *one day*. I watched the BBC program called Natures Miracle Orphans a while back and it is the best show ever!! Baby koalas, sloths, wombats…the best entertainment ever. *so cute*.

Wooden Koala Necklace by Ginger Pickle

 

5. Orange Chocolate Digestives. Need I say more?! They’re back guys and if you haven’t tried them yet, get your butts down to the shops and give them a go. They are heaven!!

McVities chocolate orange digestives

What are you loving this week?

 

Jade x