Morelle is a small company founded in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in 2007. Morelle was created with the purpose of creating colorful and functional handmade bags for women.
All handbags are designed and created by Katie Grigoratou. Katie is a young energetic designer with a love and flair for creating things by hand. A perfectionist at heart, Katie is constantly striving to improve and perfect her unique designs.
Graduated at the Design academy in Eindhoven in 2000, Marije Vogelzang set her mind on creating a new direction in the field of design. Starting Proef in 2004 in Rotterdam and expanding to Amsterdam in 2006, she broadens her experiments and develops her vision to design out of the verb of eating. After 10 years of experience she is concidered a pioneer and the ‘grand dame’ in the field of eating design (de Volkskrant).
In Proef (a creative design studio where food concepts are developed and executed) you can work relaxed at the big table, have a break in our herbs garden or cuddle one of the chickens if you’re sick and tired of the meeting you are in.
It is possible to marry in Proef, you can ask the civil servant to come to our studio!
When the sun is shining, you can eat outside or share a picknick at a nice place in the park. In the studio you can give a presentation while the fireplace is heated up. Meanwhile you can see the chefs create the most delicious meals and serve in the same space. They like to tell you more about the taste and the honest ingredients we work with. In Proef the food tells a story and we think it is important to think together with our clients. Food concepts are tailor made.
That sounds just wonderful to me...I hope, I can visit this place soon!
AND, there is a great book available: EAT LOVE
Don´t forget to visit their interesting and well designed website:
vier gezeiten is a young label for illustration and textile design managed by Tine Pagenberg and Benjamin Kramp from Dresden, Germany. The bond between human and animal is the heart of vier gezeiten. Their creatures are fabulous, wondrous and limited. For this reason, Tine and Benjamin work only mit water-based paints and use organic cotton for their clothes. Everything is handmade with care. Visit their shop:
Ken Panda is a fashion label from Berlin, managed by Efka Weber and Kenan Polat. The designs of Ken Panda have their own aesthetic - timeless and fancy. The motives are hand-printed with templates or screenprint.
Joanna (Devon, UK) is a silversmith with a great interest in surface design and illustration. Her pieces begin life as sketches and are then rendered into metal by hand. Visit her website and webshops!
Gail Lautieris Etsy shop is a showcase of beautiful & colourful designer wares lovingly made in England. Gail trained as a graphic designer, worked, had children, taught design, had loads of exhibitions throughout the UK and Europe and finally has ended up working from her cottage studio in the Cotswolds UK.
Her love of colour drives her paintings which she turns into limited edition prints. These same designs are also carefully translated into fabrics using the latest technology. It has taken years to research the best methods in order to create beautiful, long lasting pieces for people to enjoy.
Digital Textile Design
By Melanie Bowles and Ceri Isaac
Written specifically for textile designers, Digital Textile Design provides the know-how for students and professionals who wish to use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator as design tools. A series of inspirational tutorials, presented in step-by-step format, guide the reader through the process of creating designs that will be suited to both the traditional textile production process, and to the new industry of digital printing onto fabric.
Iron Me On - 30 Sheets of Awesome Fabric Transfers By Mike Perry
Customize blank T-shirts or any other piece of fabric into wearable art with popular artist Mike Perry's cool hand-drawn illustrations and alphabets. Easy instructions plus more than 50 vividly colorful, ready-to-transfer iron-ons make for instantly gratifying clothing design.
Published in February, 2009
Joanne Haywood graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2001, when she set up as a studio jeweller. Whilst she mainly designs and makes jewellery to be exhibited in galleries, she has also worked as a consultant and artist on a variety of commissions in the UK and internationally. In addition to being a studio jeweller, Joanne is also a lecturer in Art and Design and has taken part in a wide range of teaching projects and residencies.
Le Souk is a very good place to discover beautiful and unique products. Founder Danielle de Lange (The Netherlands) has a passion for design and style. She travels the world to find unique goods that not only inspire and look great, but are functional as well.
Visit the webshop: www.soukshop.com
Danielle also writes a great daily weblog The Style Files.
Bed of Flowers is a small scale, quaint Bed of Breakfast located in the countryside, almost on the dike of the river Waal (main tributary of the river Rhine) and close to the village of Beuningen, the Netherlands. Floriene Bosch, the host, is very passionate about interior decorating with a very personal style and characterized by daring colors and flower designs.
Jocelyn Warner (London) has always had an interest in the design world especially with repeated structures and patterns. Growing up in a 1960's house designed by her architect farther and filled with fabrics and furniture by John Piper, Lucienne and Robin Day wetted her appetite for textiles...www.jocelynwarner.com
A door can be the entrance to the unexpected and the delightful. Wouter Dolks hand-painted wallpapers urges a long look through beautifully rendered detail and playful wit. It encourages the viewer to close the door and stay a while.
Rose di Pietra is a new kind of agriturismo. Part art gallery and atelier, part farm and family home, it sits on a sunny hilltop overlooking the broad blue Mediterranean, amid a flourishing rose plantation.
Go browsing. Nice goods - for your bureau, kitchen, dining room, living room, bathroom and the kids room. Posters, accessoires, bags, boxes & baskets, light, electric, garage, garden, football, sports...http://www.okversand.com/
Atelier XT from Portugal offers handmade design, furniture and acessories. Graça Paz is a fashion designer, who always loves interior design. Her husband, an architect, draws and manufactures furniture. Their produtcs are all handmade and the acessories are unique pieces.
Eva (from Czech Republic) is living in the UK now and is interested in fabric manipulation, dyeing, natural dyes, batik, shibori... The smocked necklaces are inspired by the intricate needlework seen on historic textiles. They are made entirely by hand using old, labour-intensive techniques.
Visit her Etsy shp! http://www.tinctory.etsy.com/