Thursday, 25 February 2016

spring fair 2 ...

 ... today I'm going to be posting some more pics of lovely things I spotted at the Spring Fair (I know I promised this earlier in the week so sorry it's a bit late!). Next up are some gorgeous plant pots, vases, planting vessels and terrariums from the aptly named 'Chive'. One of the things I learned in the trend seminars is that 'Indoor Garden' is going to be super hot trend for this coming year. Unfortunately 'Chive' don't have a super groovy website for me to point you in the direction of, but hopefully these photos will provide some inspiration in themselves. I'll post more fun stuff from the show soon. Enjoy! x











Saturday, 20 February 2016

spring fair 2016 ...

fab light display on one of the stands - photo courtesy ©JamJarLights

... Every year in February I like to take a trip to Birmingham to go and walk the Spring Fair at the NEC. It's an amazing show choc full of fabulous products waiting to hit the shop floors. As it's such a huge show, covering everything from Homewares to Jewellery and Kids Toys to Christmas Products, I tend to prioritise what I'm going to see. I always make sure I check out the contemporary halls as they are so much fun, and another must-do is checking out the WGSN trend report shows for 2016-17. I met some great people this year as I pootled around the halls, and they very kindly let me take a few photos of their stands as I went, so I thought it would be fun to write up a few posts this week highlighting some of the fab products I spotted.

... One company I came across was JamJar Lights, (they can be found at www.jamjarlights.com) who have just created a great new app which allows you to custom design your own lighting designs. Fabulous! More photos to follow tomorrow ...

Friday, 5 February 2016

circus fun ...

circus fox ©beebrown 2016



circus fun ©bee brown 2016

... Last Summer I was asked to create some jolly circus animals for a kids wall chart company in Korea. I was thrilled to bits when my samples arrived in the post so I thought I'd take a photo and pop it up on the blog for you to see too, along with one of my first round pencil sketches. The entire length of the wall chart is also being posted in 3 chunks on my instagram feed, so if you fancy popping over there to see it in all its glory, please do!