Thursday, 30 September 2010

A stroll in the Park Güell

It is always inspiring to roam the streets of a city other than your home town. The people, the sights, the culture and colours all seem to add a certain element to your visit. During a recent weekend in Barcelona, nothing seemed more inspiring than wandering around Park Güell, an influential and colourful Gaudi creation. Gaudi was strongly influenced by the shapes of nature and often referenced them in his works. The multi-coloured mosaics found throughout the park add texture and stunning colour as you overlook the city of Barcelona beneath. Inspired by our visit to the Park, R+J created a mosaic-tiled notecard, hand-stitched along the top, allowing a message to be written inside.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Judging a book

We've always been told not to judge a book by its cover, but its hard to resist after viewing these beautiful cover designs by Coralie Bickford-Smith. Bringing to life the Art Deco feel of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classics makes us instantly want to curl up with the entire series. And such a lovely addition to the bookshelves.
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Wednesday, 15 September 2010

A vision of Bleu

We here at R+J have to admit that we are a bit obsessed over the new Bleu de Chanel short film directed by Martin Scorsese. And what's not to love? The blue-soaked colour palate, the gorgeous patterns featured within the film or the chic newsletter Le Tribune specially created for the fragrance launch celebrating all things blue. After watching the film for the umpteenth time, it has inspired some new notecard designs.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Fashion's Night Out

Tonight is Fashion's Night Out here in London, but before we head out to partake in the festivities, we had to share this year's tote bag. Created by the very talented illustrator Sanna Annukka, all proceeds go to Kids Company, a charity devoted to working with vulnerable inner-city children and young people. Not only is it a great cause, but a very chic way to tote around your valuable goods.