They say things come in threes, so you can imagine my delight and surprise when I was featured in Katrina Burroughs’ The Edit column in The Sunday Times. Katrina featured my neon green Howdy print in August: and then followed it up with my yellow Jelly A2 screen print, and my Jam teatowel, both as part of The Sunday Times’ 100 best home buys under £100: I was completely bowled over! I have been a long time admirer of The Edit, and the pages curated by Katrina: she manages to cover such a wide array of styles and interiors for all budgets. I was particularly pleased to have the print and tea towel featured a apart of the "100 best under £100", as I believe Hector and Haddock's prints and pieces should have British provenance, yet should remain affordable.
I have always followed interiors stylist and writer Will Taylor: I discovered him first through The Simple Things magazine years ago, and loved his eye for good design and detail. I then began to follow his beautifully written and colour-saturated blog, www.brightbazaarblog.com. I have a real thing for colour, as you can see from my prints, and Will’s posts always lift my spirits and leave me with a smile. He also has an incredibly honest & succinct way of writing, and I certainly read and follow his posts because of this. I was so thrilled when Will used my Kitchenalia tea towel in his feature for The September issue of The Simple Things mag: it’s one of the most popular designs from the range, and in its slate grey colourway complements all kitchen interiors.
It’s been a hugely productive year for me, and seeing everything come together, and particularly seeing my pieces in print and online continues to be hugely rewarding. I am really grateful to both Katrina and Will for the fab features. I'm currently designing two more prints as part of the Lovely Words range, to sit alongside Poppycock, Sloshed and Howdy: the next three are Buffoon, Wotcha, and Popinjay. I cannot wait to get these printed and up on the site: beautiful words, in beautiful neon glow colours. Roll on Christmas!