Archive for January, 2011

Elphick’s Vouchers Coming Soon

January 31, 2011

I know I’m easily pleased but I’m so excited about these newly designed vouchers by the fantastic James Brown. Just need to be printed now, will let you know just as soon as they are available to buy!

I Heart Hockney

January 30, 2011

There’s a fantastic article in The Sunday Times Culture section today about Hockney’s love of drawing on the iPad with the Brushes app. I only wish this article had been written sooner as I wouldn’t have missed this fantastic exhibition at Foundation Pierre Berge-Yves Saint Laurent, in Paris, click here to see what he’s been up to.

Harvest Moon

January 27, 2011

Another owl inspired print, but this time by the Brighton based illustrator Sally Elford. You’ll find more of her nature inspired prints on the online shop www.elphicksshop.com.

Omniscient Owl

January 26, 2011

I placed an order of Harper prints on Monday so they should be arriving in the next couple of weeks. I’m looking forward to the arrival of this lithograph titled ‘Omniscient Owl’. I’d never heard of the word Omniscient before so thanks Charley for adding a new word to my vocabulary! If it’s new to you click here to find out its meaning. There’s been a lot of interest in Charley’s prints and I’m very low on stock, if you would like to know when the next batch has arrived it might be worth following me on twitter.

Heart of Gold

January 24, 2011

New colourway of an extremely popular print by the lovely Miss Hartigan. ‘Heart of Gold’ is available here and is the perfect gift for your ‘loved one’ this Valentines.

Mellow Yellow

January 24, 2011

Charley Harper’s ‘Gregarious Grosbeaks’ has been featured in February’s issue of Elle Decoration in ‘the month’s pick of great colours’. There seems to be accents of yellow flashing through the whole issue , which is uplifting when it’s so grey and cold outside! I’ve just placed a new order with the Harper studio which should be arriving real soon. If you want follow me on twitter I will send a tweet just as soon as they have arrived.

Fox and Cub

January 24, 2011

‘Fox and Cub’ by Claire Hartigan. Too cute for words! Available online here.

Watch this, it’s good….

January 9, 2011

Happy New Year

January 3, 2011

This year I stayed in on New Years Eve with a view to a ten-mile walk around Epping Forest on New Years Day. It was such a revelation waking without a sore head, walking through the deserted streets of London at 9am towards Bethnal Green Tube I felt a huge sense of satisfaction. The tube ride to Loughton had to be seen to be believed, most of the passengers still hadn’t made it home from their NYE parties.

Only half an hour away and Polly and I arrived at our destination for a power walk (thanks Polly, I’m still aching) through Epping. It’s so beautiful, the colours, smells and tranquility make me want to make the forest a regular destination as an escape from the concrete jungle that is London town.