With Valentines day just around the corner we’re feeling all loved up and we’ve been busy sourcing some really cool products to get you in the mood. We’ve found ‘shout about it’ prints with hearts (of course!) being a key motif, cute birds printed onto cards and stationary, and felted lettering making its way into soft furnishings. Special thanks to Rosa Falkenstein and Victoria Buchanan for their contribution to this post.
Overscaled heart motifs adorn bedding, hand-rendered and painted hearts add a hand-made touch, as seen last year at the Maison et Object show in Paris. We love these heart-shaped measuring cups– perfect for baking some little Valentines cookies (is it romantic to eat them all yourself?)!
Images above left to right: Gold motif mug by Big Tomato Company; heart shaped measuring spoons by Heart and Parcel; tea-lights as seen at Maison et Object 2008; heart motif bedding as seen at Maison et Object 2008; printed cushion as seen at Maison et Object 2008; mug and coaster set by Disco Butterfly.
Birds are just about everywhere for 2010, and the perfect print motif for Valentines Day greetings cards and stationary. This trend is all about cute little songbirds, chaffinches and blue tits, so leave the scary ravens and magpies for Autumn/Winter!
Images above left to right: magnetic heart pegs by Country Cream; bird candles by Emma Bridgewater; heart eyed bird card by Kaching Design @ Etsy ; valentine notes By Krystan @ Etsy.
Typography and text or even just initials works really well for cushions, bedding and even textile based wall-art.
Images above left to right: felted fabrics by Castle; ; felted bed sheet by Castle; ‘love’ cushion by John Lewis.