Artists & Design Notes
Below is information about the designs in our range, some of the themes, artists, writers and painters that feature in the products.
A delightful and elegant range featuring the follies and fashion of the Jane Austen Regency era. These products make lovely gifts or you can use them yourself as practical help with your giddy social or business life. Show your flair and fashion edge with the products in this range.
Featuring art from Central Africa and from the Newark Museum in America. The Kota people of the Republic of Gabon use sculpture to symbolise the enduring presence of their elders. Be uplifted with their spiritual energy with the items in this range.
Alfons Maria Mucha was a Czech Art Nouveau painter (1860 - 1939). He produced many illustrations, advertisements and postcards. One of his most famous pieces is of the stage poster he produced for the actress Sarah Bernhardt for her play Gismonda. His items are generally of ladies in flowing robes, lush flowers and halos around their head. Stunning designs which will add a decorative touch to your work.
Featuring images inspired by the sun, the giver and sustainer of life and worshipped by the Incas, Mayas and Aztecs - the native people of America. They expressed their deepest feelings of reverence, love and unity through their use of sun signs. We hope the sun will enrich and inspire your thoughts in your work.
A popular design movement from 1925 to the 1940’s which affected the decorative arts such as interior design, architecture and industrial design. The Art Deco style was seen as glamorous, modern but functional. Many ocean liners in the 1930’s featured Art Deco design and the London Underground is famous for Art Deco architecture as is the East Stand parade at Arsenal Football Ground. Put some glamour into your life with the items in this range.
A cartoon character who is the epitome of glamour and chic. Designed as a flapper girl with a big heart she oozed sex appeal. We hope the items in this range will add glamour to your office tasks.
Buddhism art has great beauty and style spanning a diverse culture. Show your style with the items in this range.
Decorative stationery featuring beautiful butterflies. Lovely colour designs embellish the stationery in this range in the shop.
Giovanni Antonio Canal better known as Canaletto (1697 - 1768) was a painter best known for his paintings of Venice however he also spent some time in London and painted images of some of London's iconic places (Somerset House and Northumberland House). His paintings were rich in colour and very atmospheric.
Cavallini are stationery designers founded in 1989 in
C F Voysey
A designer (1857 – 1941) in textiles and wallpaper who also became an architect designing country houses. His houses were of a plain style but then the interior decorative elements were colourful – walls and tables were decorated with flowers, dragons and seahorses. He was awarded the Royal Institute of British Architecture Royal Gold Medal a year before his death. Put some decorative touches in your office life with the items in this range.
An American artist (1922-2007) known for highly stylised wildlife prints and illustrations. His work was often bold, whimsical and colourful. The items in this range we hope will help you be bold and stylised in your everyday tasks.
Quintessential Victorian novelist (1812-1870) whose novels featured iconic characters (Mr. Scrooge among many others!) and social reform. His work was praised for its mastery of prose and unique personalities and we hope you will feel inspired with your own words and thoughts using products featuring this novelist. “An observer of human nature, Sir. Said Mr. Pickwick.”
Charles Rennie Mackintosh
A Scottish designer known for his distinctive and graceful style (1868 – 1928) and who was one of the main exponents of the Art Nouveau movement. His key design was a contrast between strong right angles and floral inspired decorative motifs with subtle curves – for instance the Mackintosh Rose motif. Some of his best known designs were for the tea rooms of Catherine Cranston in
A former fashion model turned artist his work features the colourful and intricate designs of bugs. Interestingly he had a phobia of them in early life but turned this into a inspiration for his work. He designs them in a way that is structural, architectural, clean and antiseptic so that it is approachable for everyone, for poeple like him that had a horror of insects. We hope you won't be horrified by his designs but instead use this inspiration for tackling horrid tasks instead.
Cities of the World
Featuring images of the famous cities of the world, London, Paris and New York. Moody, mysterious, gorgeous, theatrical - take your pick!
Office stationery featuring the world of Dad's Army. Charming and nostalgic this adds a whimsical note to your work.
An extinct species from Mauritius is the inspiration for this range of home and office items. Quirky and iconic, the products are suitable for messages, notes, doodling, planning and numerous other tasks in a busy household. Ideal for families in planning their hectic lives. Once used you will be hooked!
The dog is the man's best friend and as a puppy is certainly very lovable and cute. We have some very lovely items featuring the great hound in all their most favourite poses. Woof, woof!
Featuing cute images and poses this little range will delight and enchant children of all ages.
An American writer and writer noted for his macabre illustrated books. His work featured Edwardian and Victorian settings and had a haunting quality. He designed the stage set for the Broadway stage show Dracula for which he was awarded a Tony award.. Interesting and unique designs will add a touch of uniqueness to your work.
Beautiful original designs are the signature of Emma Brigewater products. Based in the pottery area of Staffordshire, Emma Bridgewater originally started her business as she could not find a suitable kitchen pottery for her mother. Her family company has grown to include her designs on the stationery items which are featured in our shop.
Erte is the signature name of the Russian born painter Romain de Tirtoff, a fashion and stage of the early 20th century. Renowned for stunning art deco style designs and his work is evocative of decadent decades in the 1920's and 1930's. He also created magical designs for the musical Stardust in the 1980's. Put some stardust in your life with the items in this range. You can see hsi beautiful designs on the wonderful site dedicated to his work - http://www.erte.com/
Be inspired by the Egyptian era – a time of elegant golden images. The Egyptian Mummy Face never ages – it shows eternal life and reflects their best finery. A long wig and floral diadem and kohl rimmed eyes. Hopefully the products in this range will show off your best finery.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Items which are inspired by the wonderful world of golf. Let's tee off!
An Austrian artist (1862-1918), whose major works included paintings, murals sketches and other objects. Featuring gold and jewelled tones with geometric shapes. His work was revolutionary for the time and he was an exponent of Art Nouveau. Be bold and eclectic in your style with this range.
A cute and kitsch range of items for girls designed by Scottish artist Suzanne Woolcott. In dreamy colours the little girls featured on the items are captured in a still and calm moment in their lives. Perfect and beautiful products for little girls everywhere.
This wonderful cute character adored by girls everywhere. She is a little kitten - full name Kitty White. Pink cupcake designs adorn this stationery range in the shop.
Featuring the wonderful world of horses, decorative stationery to please any horse lover.
John William Waterhouse
John William Waterhouse (1849 – 1917) was an English Pre-Raphaelite painter famous for painting characters from Greek and Arthurian mythology. His work is very striking and mesmerising where time seemed to stand still for the characters featured. Strike a mesmerising pose with the items in this range.
Famous romantic novelist (1775-1817) whose many books are much admired for their social commentary and have been adapted for television and film. A truly great Englishwoman and we hope the products selected will provide inspiration with your admin tasks! “Follies and nonsense, whims and inconsistencies do divert me, I own and I laugh at them whenever I can”
Kittens are so cute, soft and cuddly and look so good particularly when they are asleep! The items in this range all feature kittens in their most favourite poses. We think they will be purrfect for your office!
Very original and witty design is the theme running through this office stationery which will lift any jaded spirits as you tackle items on the to do list.
Lego originates from Denmark, a carpenter Ole Kirk Christiansen (1891-1958) began making wooden toys and in 1934 the Lego company began - a phrase which means 'play well'. The interlocking bricks were designed and manufactured in 1947 and the Lego motto then and now in the company is 'only the best is good enough'.
An American designer and architect (1856 – 1924) known as the “father of modernism”, creator of the modern skyscraper and mentor to Frank Lloyd Wright, one of
Colourful, decorative design is the feature of this range. With quirky birds, scrummy cupcakes and bold colours this range is sure to cheer you up each day.
An American painter (1870 – 1966) whose work appeared in many mass market American magazines – (Harper’s and Ladies Home Journal) and advertised everything from light bulbs to bicycles. His vivid colours and neo-classical images helped shape an age of illustration in
The French Impressionist Claude Monet's (1840 – 1926) work reflected the ever changing impact of light and weather conditions. Some of best known work was produced at his house in
With individual and lively personalities Moshi Monsters are perfect for adding fun, colour and an educational experience to children's lives. The Moshi Monster stationery is a great addition to anyone who loves the Moshi world.
An English playwright, actor, director and singer (1899 – 1973) known for what Time magazine described as “a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise”. Show off your decadent style with the products in this range. “Work is much more fun, than fun”.
An English artist (1878 – 1971) who was commissioned by the railway companies to help create a golden vision for rail set against the depression times and fierce competition from trucking companies. His outstanding posters tempted travellers with evocative pictures of places where time seemed to stand still. We hope the products in this range will strike gold for you!
A range of products which evoke reflections from office life in a bygone era or which will add a little flair and imagination to those every day tasks.
Flamboyant Irish writer and poet (1854 – 1900) whose plays and works on social satire are still much admired today. Known for his biting wit, flamboyant dress and glittering conversation we hope the products featuring him will encourage you in your sometimes dull admin tasks to be more colourful and sparkling. “I have nothing to declare except my genius.”
The immigrant bear adopted by The Brown Family. Always polite - he addresses everyone as Mr, Mrs or Miss. With his iconic style he never goes out of fashion and is adored by fans worldwide. Loves marmalade sandwiches and adventures. The stationery items featuring Paddington all feature him in vintage style.
The products that feature these truly scrumptious sweets look good enough to eat! From love hearts through to jelly beans these items are sure to brighten your admin work. Also great as gifts for children or children at heart!
Featuring distinctive and decorative designs, beautiful stationery from the design house Punch Studio based in California, USA. These items will really add style and luxury to your paperwork and environment.
A range of contemporary items with a luxury quality finish. The items in this range will add some real style in your office and are perfect as gift items for a colleague, boss or client. Be distinctive and different!
Scottish poet, also known as Rabbie Burns (1759 – 1796) and founder of the Romantic movement.
Such a beautiful flower with some dramatic hues. Rose has a real beauty and the design makes for a gorgeous accessory to your office work and as gifts for lady friends.
Rupert the Bear
Rupert is a cartoon comic strip featured in the Daily Express newspaper and he has many friends and is very inspiring to children and children at heart alike. He first appeared in 1920 and never ages. There is even a Rupert the Bear museum in Canterbury. The items in this range will make a delightful gift.
A company based in the Celtic Port of Marazion in
A fictional character with a bohemian lifestyle who featured in the novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Famed for his intellectual prowess, logical reasoning and forensic methodology and who solved very difficult criminal cases. "When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth".
Thomas The Tank Engine
Thomas is a steam tank locomotive train adored by children everywhere. His cheery face and bright colours are pleasing to everyone. He has great friends and many adventures. The stationery featured in our shop celebrates this colour.
Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848 – 1933) trained as a painter but became famous as a designer of decorative glass pieces and an exponent of the Art Nouveau movement. His earliest work was for churches and public buildings. He then expanded into producing items for the household and jewellery. His work has a real timeless beauty and combines old fashioned craftsmanship and artistic innovation. Be innovative but timeless with the products in this range.
The glamorous but sadly doomed liner that sank in 1912 on the maiden voyage. We have some stationery which celebrates the original glamour and design of the liner.
Nurture and feed your wanderlust spirit with the products in this range that feature images of travel around the globe.
A gorgeous range of decorative, co-ordinated stationery for the desk and office space whether at home or the office. With unique design this will add beautiful touch to the office space.
Utagawa HIroshige (1797 - 1858), a Japanese artist who worked in the landscape genre capturing atmospheric conditions in bold compositions. He created a style that blended Western infuences with Japanese tradition. A time of peace and prosperity. Be tranquil in your thoughts as you tackle those admin tasks!
Items featuring images of a bygone era and of decadent decades. Inspire your work with images from a more relaxed time.
Famous English writer (1882 – 1941) whose work was much admired and generally modernist in outlook. She was part of the Bloomsbury Group, a collection of artists and intellectuals who were united in their reaction to the Victorian Age. Be inspired to be different in attitude and style with products from this range. "It is in the idleness of our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top”
Brighten your office space and bring nature into your surroundings with items which feature beautiful images of wildlife.
A leader of the Arts and Crafts movement (1834 – 1896), he designed wallpapers and fabrics which were intricate, complex and also balanced in style. is His His work reflects the best of Victorian fashion and are still gracefully elegant today. You too can be of graceful elegance with the items in this range.
Poet and playwright (1564 – 1616) widely regarded as one of
We have sourced some products for this range which feature maps as their background or their main focus. They will help inspire your global thinking and wanderlust spirit.
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