After a little break and a bit of a revamp, Friday Fun is back!
We’re going to be sharing with you some great foodie finds, our new fave tunes that give us that Friday feeling and recommending some of our fave places to check out, as well as the usual favourite creatives!
This week we’re all about the all about the food, most importantly, the breakfast…
Check out this amazingly presented continental breakfast from a recent trip to Amsterdam. We stayed at the Good Hotel Amsterdam, a pop up hotel on the water, full of great design and a great concept, for more info, check out their website here. It really was a good as it looks!
A firm favourite of the Hallmark Studio, Rob Ryan brings his beautiful paper cuts to Yorkshire Sculpture Park in his latest exhibition: Listen to the World.
We went along to to have a look and were blown away by the scale and detail of the cut-outs. We also had the privilege to listen to an hour long talk about his career and meet the man himself! It was great to hear how he started out and the sheer hard work it took to set up his own little studio & shop, the craft behind his cut-outs, to having his product licensed out and become the big brand it is today.
Each cut out is drawn by Rob onto cream paper and then cut-out with the help of his studio assistants. They then spray paint the cut-outs to the desired colour. As you can imagine, its a tricky task for such a delicate piece of work! Rob’s reasoning for it was that the paper he likes to use only comes in cream!
This had to be our favourite piece from the exhibition, a great one for creatives… If only we could afford an original!
Signed by Rob!
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Gorgeous summery colours inspired by a print from the V&A that has been used on a female t-shirt. Hope you love it as much as I do!
This weeks colour palette is inspired by one of my favourite design agencies, Darling Clementine, who create nostalgic and timeless stationary and homeware. To see more of their amazing work click here
These textile cushions by interior designer Caitlin Wilson have created a wonderful feminine colour palette that I am sure to use in my next project!
Fab animal characters by illustrator and designer Kat Kalindi Cameron. I adore her unique illustration style and vibrant use of colour palette. To see more of her amazing work click here
We caught up with Nora Wright – our winner of the New Designers Hallmark award 2015 – to ask if the news had sunk in yet and to find out a little bit more about her. Nora studied Visual Communications (Illustration) at Birmingham City.
How did you feel when you heard your name was announced as our winner?
Surprised, amazed and delighted!
And are you looking forward to joining us on placement?
I’m so excited! It will be great to be in such a creative environment – I’m going to learn so much.
What inspires you?
A lot of my inspiration comes from British history. I’m really inspired by stories, gowns and architecture too. And I also spend a lot of time on Pinterest!
What are you passionate about?
I love cooking, reading and drawing and I really enjoy visiting National Trust properties.
You can see more of Nora’s gorgeous work here.
As we wander round the ND15 Exhibition Centre we’re on the lookout for the next big thing – that fresh new talent that really knocks our socks off. If you’re one of those people we’ll proudly present you with a Golden Ticket. This means we like you (really really like you) and we want to see more of your work. So if you find yourself in possession of one, pop along to our sister-stand, S2 (Tigerprint), to book a portfolio viewing. We love discovering new talent and we can’t wait to meet you!