Product Development - Starting At The Beginning

Its a very big part of our job thinking of new ideas and developing new products to keep our little business going.  Seeing a new product launch looks easy, sometimes even obvious but take it from us it's not. Inspiration is one thing, little sparks of excitement about the way a colour looks against another or a flicker of an idea that takes root in your chest and turns to butterflies as it grows is the easy bit.  However these initial flickerings often don't come to anything because the dots don't join up.   Its one thing to have a good...

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Bright Bazaar

    We  love books. We especially love books about colour and design. So you can imagine how delighted we were when a brand new interior design book dropped on to our mat yesterday with one of our prints gracing the pages!! The book in question is Bright Bazaar http://www.brightbazaarblog.com/ by the super talented Will Taylor who has a keen eye for colour and provides a never ending source of inspiration through his design blog. Our personalised motto print hangs above his home office desk and appears in the book no less than 3 times...we even got a credit at the back!...

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Caravan Love

this week its all about caravans!  After some considerable umming and arrhing we decided that in order to ever escape work and the daily stresses of having a business in our home we needed a bolt hole, a home from home, our own little space somewhere far away from work. We decided that a caravan would be just the ticket and set about searching for one. The first place we looked was Ebay and on the first page, right there, before our very eyes was a beautiful 1960's caravan. It was love at first sight and two days later we...

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candyfloss & cockles

Blackpool has a reputation and its not a very good one, however it wears its gaudy and tacky flashing badge with pride and seems quite uninterested in any of its finer points.  We love Blackpool.  We are a little bit scared of it too and you do need to have your wits about you once you get out of your car, but mainly we love it.  Every time we go we have the same conversation about how much potential it has to be the perfect seaside day trip.......if only there weren't so many nightclubs in full swing at 10am on...

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