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Eek! Print and Illustration – open now in Leeds

3 Feb

Ok, So I’m back from Christmas/New Year distractions with lots to tell you about..

I haven’t just been quaffing mulled wine and lounging about (although that has happened – quite frequently). I’ve also been opening a brand new, all singing, all dancing, real life shop! It’s called Eek!, it’s a Print and Illustration hub and it’s in collaboration with Jil from Jil Made This and Chloe from Life’s Big Canvas

 

Here we are the day before we opened holding our cute shop branding c/o Jil..

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Since September 2013 Jil and I jointly ran our shop within Handpicked Hall in the Grand Arcade, Leeds. The shop proved really popular with lots of lovely customers and we decided to evolve and expand. Jil has taken the helm as boss lady and we’ve taken on a number of other artists and illustrators.

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We sell a range of beautiful, original work which you can see if you visit our Facebook Page at Facebook.com/eekprint or by coming to visit us Wednesday to Sunday. 

That’s all for now folks!

 

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When I’m cleaning windows..

5 Nov

The Deco Press has had a small, but not insignificant, diversion into visual merchandising and over the last few month. VM, as it known to those in the trade, or faffing around with shop windows to those who are not, is a creative and fun way to spend a working day.

I’ve been working for 3 Independent department stores called Handpicked Hall (where I also have a Deco Press pop up shop) with my lovely friend and colleague Jil Smith of Jil Made This. We designed the concept of ‘An Independent Revolution’ to celebrate the launch of this new independent retail shopping brand over the summer and the results have been in situ for the last few months.

Part of our brief was to use previously un-discovered Beatles images by local photographer, Paul Berriff. Can you imagine this happening today?!

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In Leeds the store is situated in the Victorian Grand Arcade on two levels and has around 22 separate windows to fill…

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ImageNow it’s November though, all this is coming down as it’s time for all things Christmas…

2013 Vintage Fair dates for The Deco Press..Come along and say hello!

30 Jan

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We’ve been busy booking in 2013 dates for various Vintage Fairs around the North of England and here are the dates and venues confirmed so far:

Saturday February 23rd- Harrogate does Vintage. 10.30am-4.30pm, St George Hotel, Ripon Road, Harrogate.

Go to www.harrogatedoesvintage.co.uk for full details

Saturday & Sunday 2nd/3rd March –  St Gemma’s Hospice Vintage Fair. 10am-4pm, Harrogate Road, Leeds.

Go to www.st-gemma.co.uk/events/vintagefairs.html

Sunday 17th March – Vintage Home Show. 11am-4pm, Victoria Baths, Hathersage Road, Manchester

Go to www.vintagehomeshow.co.uk/Events.html

Saturday 18th May – Harrogate does Vintage. 10.30am-4.30pm, St George Hotel, Ripon Road, Harrogate.

Go to www.harrogatedoesvintage.co.uk for full details

It would be great to see you there!

Paris at Christmas

10 Dec

I’ve just got back from the magical streets of Paris after a weekend of shopping (for The Deco Press, and for myself of course!). There were two shopping highlights for me. One was a trip to the gorgeous shop Merci. It reminded me a little of Liberty in London in terms of stock but the setting and building has a raw-luxe-loft vibe full of twinkling fairy lights, rough wood and utilitarian chic!  Their stock is beautiful and the restaurant, which serves amazing salads and juices along with hearty cakes and strong expresso, was great for change from traditional French food. Needless to say, I managed to while away at least 4 hours when I could/should have been sightseeing!

The Merci Car

My other highlight was a trip to Le marché aux Puces de Vanves. This Parisian flea market was the perfect place to visit on a crisp and sunny Sunday morning and I found a few lovely images which I am in the process of mounting. I thought the one below was particularly Christmassy!

Beautiful colours and a graphic you can't help but love!

Beautiful colours and a graphic you can’t help but love!

 

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