Sunday, May 29, 2011

Holiday time

After what was a pretty ordinary week in many ways, I'm off to sunnier climes for a bit of rest, relaxation and working out what I would like to do next with my design career. And most importantly, I will be celebrating a very talented friend's 40th birthday! 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Back to the drawing board

It's time to get started on the next Hiccups range - Winter 2012. I like to tackle the girls designs first - its always nice to design a floral or two in between the trucks, tractors and aeroplanes!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Little Bohemians

Whimsical products perfect for a bohemian princess from the Winter 2011 edition of Shop 4 Kids magazine. That's our striped throw spread on the floor!
Styling by Alissa Thomas
Photography by Andrew Finlayson.

Behind the scenes

Ahh, the not so glamourous world of photoshoots! Danielle and I have spent the last few days creating a variety of room sets for the new Hiccups Summer 2011/12 designs - with a lot of help from the S.A.S furniture brothers and their woodworking / construction skills. Our photographer has produced some lovely shots, and with a tiny bit of tweaking our rather haphazard constructions should look just like a little girl's dream bedroom!

Drawing on the job - an artwork for one of the room sets.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Danish delights

From Scandinavia with love - an inspiring collection of cool, calm and collected children's rooms from the pages of Bolig Magasinet.

Photo by Karina Tengburg
Photo by Karina Tengburg
Photo by Karina Tengburg
Photo by Svend Dyrvig
 Photo by Lisbett Wedendahl
Photo by Lisbett Wedendahl
 Photo by Wolfgang Drejer
 Photo by Phillipe Kress
 Photo by Phillipe Kress
 Photo by Phillipe Kress
Photo by Phillipe Kress

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A spoonful of Swedish sugar

I think its time for a visit to the creative shores of Sweden. These images are from the always inspiring Swedish magazine Family Living.

Vera's bright and happy nursery
Photo by Jonas Gustavsson

A pattern a day keeps the doctor away
Photo by Tia Borgsmidt

Mint green and mimosa  - a lovely colour combination
Photo by Tia Borgsmidt

Vintage details
Photo by Tia Borgsmidt

 A cosy nook
Photo by Jonas Ingerstedt

Bold patterns and primary colours
Photo by Pernilla Hed

A sweet corner for baby Iris
Photo by Carl Dahlstedt

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Setting the scene

Our Hiccups designs are released twice a year, and the latest collection for Summer 2011/12 has just been unveiled to customers at the Linenhouse Market Week. As soon as the last customer has departed the showroom a mad rush of photographing each bed linen design takes place. Yesterday we had a very early start (no Royal Wedding hang-overs permitted!) and created a couple of set designs from scratch, including this blackboard design which I worked on with the aid of a few bottles of Diet Coke. I love the contrast of this yellow Tolix chair against the chalkboard background.

Our super stylist Danielle creates the sets

The early stages of my chalkboard drawing...

.... and a little detail of Danielle's finished room set.

The Summer 2011/12 Hiccups collections will be released from July 2011.