Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Creative Teaching Press

Rozanne Lanczak Williams has created many Learn To Read books over the years for Creative Teaching Press in California. CTP produce a lot of books for teachers and schools, and Andrea recently had the fun task of creating some cute new characters and scenes for several of these original books. We recently received a package, sent all the way from California, and love how the books have turned out, the colours look great ! 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tallest Man On Earth

As Monty Python used to say : And now for something completely different ...

Kristian Matsson a.k.a. The Tallest Man On Earth ! No he's not a freaky circus act, he is a song writer and guitar player. In music, as there is in design, there are innovators, and there are imitators. This guy just goes his own way and pushes boundaries,  and has a voice that sounds like it's on the edge of a breakdown.

His music is not an instant must have, but listen to it enough and it just grabs hold of you.

This track is called Revelation Blues, the comparisons to early Bob Dylan are inevitable just because of his voice, but this is the Tallest Man On Earth, right here, right now ...

So much good music out there at the moment, you just have to hunt it down :) !

I just got into Cleveland from Atlanta, and it's snowing ! Everyones waiting for Spring to arrive ! 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Emma Talbot

Emma spotted her kids table and chair designs in Jo Jo Maman Bebe, and John Lewis, they look really cute :

JUST in case you might like to buy a set, here are the links : John Lewis and Jo Jo Maman Bebe !

What a great idea for the playroom, every home should have some ! Emma has some great prints in the Cinnamon Joe Collection at the moment.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Passenger : Let Her Go

A year ago Passenger was busking with his mate in Amsterdam to 5 people on the street, and getting in punch ups !
What a long way he's come in 12 months, singing on his own in front of thousands of people at Pinkpop and they love him !

This is Let Her Go :

Love how the video manages to catch the magic between the him and the audience !

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Jennifer Rehm

Jennifer has been with us now for 8 years in May, (we sold her first print on the 21st of May 2006) !
She has become one of our best designers, and her secret is not just her undoubted talents, but also her commitment to designing prints and keeping her artwork in the collection new and fresh.
Eagle eyed Jennifer spotted a couple of her prints on the Spencil website, an Australian company that have their own unique range of stationery and Back to School products.
We're looking forward to seeing her again at Surtex in May !

     Spencil's website is at :

Ray Lamontagne (We haven't been away, it was all an illusion :) !

It seems like forever since Ray Lamontagne released a new album, but there is one on the way ! It's actually ten years this year since he released his first album Trouble, which has since become a classic.
The good thing is his fifth album is due out on the 6th of May titled Supernova, and it is produced by Dan Auerback of the Black Keys. Can't wait !
In the meantime, here's a couple of great songs, the first is a live version of Trouble with the Pariah Dogs  :

This next song is The Devil's In The Juke Box and from God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise :