21 November 2017

FASHION PRINT - ahoy design

I just wanted to highlight this beautiful fashion print design by Finnish studio Ahoy Design. Based in Helsinki Ahoy Design is a unique Nordic fashion brand for ladies who value ecological design inspired by Nordic themes with a touch of whimsy. This Autumn 17 print was designed by Matti Pikkuj√§ms√§ and features on clothing dresses, skirts, bags and t-shirts. I really admired its stylised motifs, interesting textures and clever layout. As spotted online here at Ahoy.

DESIGNER - minna niskakangas

Talking of designers from Finland here we have some examples of the beautiful work of Minna Niskakangas. Minna has ten years experience in designing home products. She is inspired by different materials as wood, ceramics, metal, glassware and textile. Minna's current passion is pattern making which she does as part of the design team at Pentik, where Minna is responsible for the whole design process from sketches to the final product.  It is her role to design and cordinate product collections four times a year. See more online at Minna Niskakangas.

20 November 2017

DESIGNER - anne passchier

Anne Passchier is an illustrator and surface designer, originally from The Netherlands, and currently working as a full-time gift wrap designer at American Greetings in Cleveland, Ohio. On the side Anne works freelance on children's books and lots of other fun projects! Anne is currently building a personal portfolio of patterns and is represented by The Bright Agency. Here we have a lovely showcase of Anne's work that highlights a whimsical and colourful approach. Anne loves to mix graphic shapes and subtle textures in playful hand drawn designs.