Todays TWO design is by the amazing The Printed Peanut.

The Printed Peanut was created by Louise Lockhart who designs beautifully illustrated products for kids and grown-ups.

Louise's unique designs have been applied to a varied selection of products including toys, games, clothes, accessories and pieces for your home. Louise also works as a freelance illustrator and is currently working on her third children's book.

 

 We love her awesome and fun range of soaps, all are 100% natural and made in Yorkshire. The vegan soaps contain only natural ingredients and come packaged in 100% recycled paper printed in the UK, using water based eco-friendly inks.

http://popsicleonline.com/collections/christmas-gift-ideas/products/the-printed-peanut-handmade-shaving-soap

Louise has now published a few books but my favourite is her concertina book 'Up My Street'. This book is a reminder – and celebration – of the shops that are no longer (or soon to be) existing on the typical high street nowadays like launderettes, ironmongers, groceries etc.

The front side of the concertina book displays a busy high street housing 8 shops, each of which is based on a real-life shop. Once you are done gazing at the detailed and quirky shop fronts, flip the book over and have a look inside where you can meet colourful cast of characters which run them and read some playful poetry too!

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https://popsicleonline.com/collections/kid-s/products/the-printed-peanut-pass-the-parcel-game

Louise is passionate about getting kids to play games with their hands, rather than being glued to screens all the time.

Louise uses beautiful design and packaging to re-work some of the old school traditional games like 'Pass the Parcel' and 'Pin the Tail' in doing so she's helping to keep the classics alive with a creative and modern twist.

If you would like to see more of The Printed Peanut check out their website at www.theprintedpeanut.co.uk or find some of her fab things at www.popsicleonline.com

 

We are pleased to introduce the fabulous Alfred and Wilde's TWO.

Alfred & Wilde is an East-London design studio that creates bold, graphic wall art, homewares and gifts inspired by geometric shapes, quirky typography and colour.
Founded by artist and designer Simon Mitchell in 2013, Alfred & Wilde has drawn inspiration from the architecture and style of London, from modernist tower blocks in East London to cabinets of curiosity in the Science Museum. The range includes hand-pulled screen prints, jewellery and homewares with luxurious metallic inks and foiling. 
We love their strong graphic designs and their use of gold foil, who does'rt love a bit of bling!
Simons enthusiasm for good design is clear to see in his awesome blog  https://www.alfredandwilde.co.uk/blogs/news
Where you can be inspired by all things good in the design world.

 

All their products are designed in their East London studio.

I was impressed to find out the geometric patterns on his mugs are based on the Platonic Solids, a series of five solid shapes named after the Ancient Greek thinker Plato. Their mathematical beauty has led them to be repeatedly linked to the construction of the universe. They also symbolised the basic elements: earth, air, fire, water and a mysterious fifth element,......Wowza!! Not just any mug.

 

We are so chuffed with this fantastic I Love LEWES print Simon designed just for us and now available at www.popsicleonline.com.

The print is also available for London lovers in a I Love Hackney and I Love London on his website.

https://www.alfredandwilde.co.uk/collections/london-art-prints/products/heart-hackney-print

https://www.alfredandwilde.co.uk/collections/london-art-prints/products/heart-london-screen-print

Simon has also done bespoke collections for the Science Museum and the Southbank Centre and he can turn his hand to any project while keeping his own unique style.

If you would like to see more of Alfred and Wilde you can visit their website at www.alfredandwilde.co.uk

Todays TWO design is by the Brighton born super talented Camilla Perkins.

Camilla is an Illustrator who can put her hand to any medium. She derives inspiration from the oddities of life, whether human, flora or fauna, and since graduating from the University of Westminster in 2012 she has worked with various clients to produce awesomely coloured, heavily patterned and unique images.

Clients Include: BBC Good Food, Lenny Letter, The Debrief, Penguin, Red, WRAP, Medium, Other Gallery, Fruits & Wine, The Pitchfork Review, Humanitas, Wickle, The Lifted Brow, Viva and more.

Camilla was one of the selected artists for this years @pickmeuplondon here she is in front of some of her amazing work from the exhibition.

We love all of Camilla's work especially these wonderful, animal-themed illustrations . Camilla’s fascination with zoology and botany is seen throughout her work, with leaf patterns and various sea creatures adorning her designs. All her subjects have such character you could believe they are real, but most of them come from her incredible imagination!

 

Below is one of Camilla's paintings called 'Iris' that we have for sale online at www.popsicleonline.com ,where you can also view her brilliantly designed tea towels.

We hope to sell more bespoke products with Camilla in the future, so watch this space!

http://popsicleonline.com/products/iris-by-camilla-perkins

If you would like to see more of Camilla's wonderful work you can visit her website at

www.camillaperkins.com

 

Todays artist is Kelly Hyatt designer, illustrator and creative director of Lagom Design, based in Hove, East Sussex.

Lagom is a swedish word which describes the feeling when something has the 'perfect balance' or is 'just right', which is the best description of Kelly's contemporary designs.

We are a big fan of the Cherished collection pictured below which has been selected as  a finalists for The Henries awards 2016, fingers crossed.

We have stocked Lagom since opening and love the fact they are ever evolving and always introducing new designs and artists to their awesome collection.

Obviously their use of colour and modern design ticks all our boxes,for example the gift wrap below is called 'Happiness" need I say more!

Kelly worked as a freelance illustrator before co-founding Beaumonde International in 1996.During this time Kelly secured contracts with Paperchase, Playboy and Habitat. In 2007 Kelly moved to France and it was while he was there he decided to create something really special – this something ‘just right’ would become Lagom.

 Lagom has now grown into an international business. They also attract some of the most talented illustrators and artists in the world and now have over 25 collections of cards, gifts and wrap.

After 22 years in the greeting cards industry Kelly is still passionate about keeping the spirit of print alive and we salute you!

Thank you Kelly for keeping our world ever colourful and stylish...you ROCK!!

To see more of their work go to www.lagomdesign.co.uk and www.popsicleonline.com.