Herbarium Reference Cards
One Hundred Herbs to Grow, Cook and Heal
For gardeners or cooks, these cards suggest growing tips, complementary foods and medicinal uses for 100 herbs and each one is illustrated on the reverse with an abstract design of its plant. The content and images are reproduced from the book Herbarium by Caz Hildebrand.
Patterns of India
10 Sheets of Wrapping Paper with 12 Gift Tags
Printed with abstract floral designs from Pattern and Ornament in the Arts of India by Henry Wilson, this gift wrap book comprises ten brightly coloured and folded papers and 12 gift tags. Perforated for easy removal, each sheet measures 680x480mm.
Hirameki: Draw What You See
36 Placemats for Mealtime Doodling Fun!
A springboard for creative doodling, these paper placemats feature blots of colour that just need a few pencil strokes to become monsters, vehicles or birds. Ideal for mealtimes or rainy days, there are 4 mats of 9 different designs.
Mazes Colouring Book
An Anti-Stress Coloring Book with 60 Illustrations, 60 Mazes to Complete
Once complete, the paths through the 60 mazes in this book each create the outline of an animal. The mazes are surrounded by intricate line drawings inspired by the natural world, to colour in, detach and display.
Set of Three Notebooks
Known for her bold designs and a colour palette limited to black, white, red and blue, British designer Lulu Guinness’s distinctive style is epitomized on the covers of these notebooks. This boxed set contains three 96-page notebooks, one plain, one lined and one graph paper.
Wonderground Map of London
Featuring four different areas from Gill MacDonald’s stylized Wonderland Map, commissioned in 1914 to attract people to the London Underground, these 20 notecards depict Oxford Circus, St James’s Park, Hyde Park and Victoria Station. Five of each design, blank inside.
Posters from the London Transport Museum Colouring Book
In the early twentieth century, many artists were commissioned to design posters encouraging the public to visit the capital's various attractions via public transport. This colouring book presents outlines of 22 of the resulting artworks, each page blank on the back to allow for display.
I Like Birds: Weekly Planner
The I Like Birds brand has become extremely popular recently. Printed on FSC-approved paper, and suitable for menu planning, shopping lists, after school activities and general to-do lists, this A4 pad comprises 52 tear-off week-to-view sheets, offering five separate columns for each day. The six different page designs feature graphic-style illustrations of a goldfinch, chaffinch, bullfinch, blue tit, greenfinch and song thrush.
I Like Birds: River, Estuary and Shore
Set of 3 Paperback Notebooks – One Lined, One Plain, One Graph Paper
This set comprises three A6 journals, one lined, one plain and one graph, printed on FSC-approved paper and presented in a slipcase. Celebrating the UK’s water birds, the cover designs feature graphic-style illustrations of an avocet, a kingfisher and an oystercatcher.
I Like Birds: Family Planner
This spiral-bound planner comprises four tabbed inserts – 52 non-dated weekly planner pages, easy-tear-off shopping lists, monthly budget pages and notes for holidays/special occasions, plus an elastic strap closure. The cover design features a parliament of different species of owls.
A Game by Martin Wallace
In this revised edition of the classic card-based game, players must think strategically to rebuild the city following the Great Fire – the cost of creating monuments, rehousing people and generating commerce must be repaid before the game ends. The 121 cards feature coloured artwork of famous locations and buildings; a game board and tokens are included. 2–4 players. Young adult.
Fantasy Flock 1000 Piece Puzzle
Designed by renowned artist and naturalist Julie Zickfoose, this 1,000-piece jigsaw features seven migratory birds of America in flight, against a dramatic backdrop of cumulonimbus cloud. Chosen specifically by the artist for their beauty and diversity, the species that are shown include the scissor-tailed flycatcher, black-headed grosbeak and hooded warbler.
Colour Your Own Medieval Animals
Sourced from the British Library's extensive archive of illuminated medieval and Renaissance poetry, bestiaries and religious manuscripts, the 22 animal pictures in this colouring folio are printed on tear-out pages that are blank on the reverse. The original artworks are reproduced in colour on the inside cover.
Adrian Allinson: Windsor Castle
500-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
With Windsor Castle in the distance, an idyllic riverside scene in the foreground and detailed travel instructions, the 1934 poster shown on this jigsaw was one of many designed to entice Londoners to use public transport to explore the attractions beyond the city centre.
River, Wood, Heath and Down
Created by Rosemary and Clifford Ellis, former Head of the Bath Academy of Art in Corsham, the images on these 20 blank notecards represent the first of their many posters for London Transport. The designs (five of each) feature a bird associated with each of the four habitats: a heron, a woodpecker, an owl and a kestrel.
Richard T Cooper: The Londoner's Transport Throughout the Ages
Beginning with horse-drawn carriages and progressing to buses, trains and the Underground, this 1,000-piece jigsaw shows how transport has changed. It includes a frameable print of the image, which was created in 1928 by artist Richard T. Cooper.
London Zoo Art for London Transport
A Book of Postcards
Designed to encourage the use of public transport to visit the zoo, the 30 posters reproduced in this postcard collection feature a range of exotic animals, from aquatic creatures to those of the jungle, as well as information about the closest stations.
Dora Batty: Whitsuntide in the Countryside
Best known for her graphic illustrations, Dora Batty’s posters for London Transport were designed to encourage people to spend their holidays in the countryside surrounding the city. This 500-piece jigsaw is one of many such posters now available as a jigsaw.
Art for London Transport
A Folio of Notecards
The influential graphic artist Edward Kauffer (1890–1954) is perhaps best remembered for the artwork he created for the London Underground. Two of his poster designs, Flowers of the Hills and Flowers o' the Corn, feature in this 10 notecard and envelope folio.
Long Distance Walker's Notebook
‘I like to write about my walks and by doing so live them over again,’ wrote Alfred Wainwright: inspired by the great fell-walker and reproducing his drawings from books such as the Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells and the Pennine Way Companion, this notebook is a great encouragement to record your own expeditions. The book includes brief, up-to-date information for walkers and lists long distance walks in the UK, Europe and North America. Off-mint.
RHS Colouring Diary
Sharing the Best in Gardening
This perpetual diary is ideal for keeping track of gardening tasks and what bloomed when. The book features full-colour reproductions of paintings from the Royal Horticultural Society’s Lindley Library, along with black and white line drawings to colour and create your own artworks.
22 Posters of Inspirational Architecture
London’s post-war Brutalist and Modernist buildings represent a utopian vision for better living and the geometric purity of their design is emphasized in this collection of striking colour artworks. Among the buildings included are Lasdun’s Sulkin House and Seifert’s NLA Tower.
Featuring Christian Lacroix’s iconic Butterfly Parade design, this couture A4 hardback notebook is ideal to use as a journal, photograph album or scrapbook. It features 128 un-ruled pages, die-cut endpapers, silver and gold gilded page edges and a chevron striped ribbon marker.
British Library Maps Writing Set
Spanning half the globe, from Britain and Europe, eastward to the coast of California, the map reproduced in shades of cream and grey on these textured cards dates from the era when Australia was ‘New Holland’ and India was ‘Hindoostan’. The map also lines the envelopes and covers the rigid, lidded box. Twelve cards with ungummed envelopes.
The Grammar of Spice
In her book The Grammar of Spice, Caz Hildebrand matches spices to patterns drawn from Owen Jones’s sourcebook, The Grammar of Ornament (1856). These cards feature the patterns for 16 different spices. The cards and white envelopes are presented in a blue and ochre card box.
100 Postcards of Iconic Bicycles
Touring, mountain, road and recumbent bicycles, BMX bikes, tandems and folding bikes... Each of 100 modern-era bicycles is photographed against an immaculate white background for these semi-matt postcards. There are technical details on the reverse sides and the whole set is contained in a smart red and white card box.
The National Gallery: Masterpieces
20 Cards to Pull Out and Send
The National Gallery in London houses one of the world’s greatest art collections and this book of pull-out postcards presents 20 of its finest masterpieces. Among the paintings reproduced on these good quality matt cards are the Madonna and child with a host of angels from The Wilton Diptych (1395–9), Caravaggio’s Supper at Emmaus (1601) and Van Gogh’s famous Sunflowers (1888).
The National Gallery Landscapes
20 Cards to Pull Out and Send
This set of postcards features high quality, matt reproductions of some of the finest landscape paintings in the National Gallery’s collection, including works by Edouard Manet, Georges Seurat, JMW Turner, Akseli Gallen-Kallela and John Constable.
Hight Street Ravilious Notecards
These larger size notecards (5"x7") feature reproductions of 'Letter Makers' and 'Cheesemonger', two shop fronts from High Street, a book of lithographs by Eric Ravilious with text by architectural historian JM Richards, originally published by Country Life Books in 1938. The set comprises four of each design, with envelopes.
The Black Cat Notebook
Published in 1905, the original Black Cat Book was a volume of children’s rhymes by Walter Copeland, teeming with black cats and kittens drawn by the English illustrator Charles Robinson (1870 –1937). The cats are restricted to the covers and endpapers in this notebook, leaving the lined pages free for your thoughts.
Fantastic Forgeries: Paint Like Van Gogh
A Step-by-Step Course to Painting Van Gogh's Classic Artworks
Each of the eight tutorials in this art techniques guide is an extended dissection of a famous Van Gogh composition, with a list of required materials and colours, a drawing template and illustrated instructions for each step of the painting process (Sunflowers has 32 steps illustrated). Also included are The Bedroom, Wheatfield with Crows and Fishing Boats on the Beach.
I Like Birds: Greetings Cards
There are four striking bird designs in this set of greetings cards – Oystercatchers, Puffins, Gannets, and Stilt and Stints. The 15x15cm cards are blank inside, for use on any occasion and have matching envelopes in four colours. Presented in a sturdy card box, there are 16 cards in total. There is no glue on the envelopes.
A Kew Colouring Frieze
Sue Mason’s finely drawn frieze takes us on a colouring-in journey through the exotic habitats where wild animals roam and spice plants grow – tamarind and giraffes in tropical Africa, vanilla and iguana in Central America, cardamom and peacocks in Sri Lanka, and six more scenes of animals and the spices’ foliage and flowers in a continuous, pull-out frieze.
Can you rise to the challenge of dot-to-dot puzzles in three dimensions? Here are 30 views of city life, famous buildings and spectacular skyscrapers, each made up of around 800 dots in three colours. When you have joined all the dots, you can put on the 3D glasses (they come with the book) and view your masterpiece in three dimensions. Off-mint.
Extreme Maze Challenges to Complete and Color
With three inventive puzzle types – Bridge, Multi-floor, and Warp – these large and intricate mazes will challenge the most experienced solver, and in case you complete them in record time, these complex shapes can also be coloured in. Fortunately, there are solutions at the back of the book.
Icons of Style
Audrey Hepburn, Jacqueline Kennedy, Françoise Hardy and Debbie Harry are among 20 women – film stars, models, musicians and a president’s wife – who have turned heads and set trends. Their portraits are reproduced in black and white or colour in this set of good quality, semi-matt postcards, presented in a pink paper wallet.
Royal Horticultural Society: In Bloom Writing Set
Decorated with illustrations from the RHS Lindley Library – a delicate pink flower on the writing paper and a small purple spray on the envelopes – this set consists of 32 sheets of fine quality paper, with 16 matching white envelopes in a traditional folding case of decorated card.
Wrapping Paper and Gift Tags
This set of wrapping papers revisits the 1950s with strong, colourful designs that are now enjoying something of a revival. There are ten folded sheets (680x480mm when unfolded) in ten different designs, with perforations for easy removal and twelve co-ordinating gift tags.
London 36 Postcards
These iconic images from photographic agency Magnum span more than 80 years and reflect diverse aspects of life in London, from red buses and the excited crowd watching the 1937 coronation parade to a tranquil morning swim in Hampstead in 2014. The collection of postcards includes work by such celebrated photographers as Robert Capa, Inge Morath, Eve Arnold and Martin Parr.
Floral Patterns of India
Gift Wrapping Paper
Taking inspiration from the decorative arts of India as illustrated in Henry Wilson’s The Floral Patterns of India (2016), this book comprises ten sheets of wrapping paper in ten different designs, along with matching gift tags. Unfolded, the sheets measure 680x480mm and are perforated for easy removal.
Floral Patterns of India
Gift Labels, Stickers & Tape
With more than 300 designs reproduced from Henry Wilson’s The Floral Patterns of India (2016), adapted for self-adhesive tape strips, round stickers and oblong gift tags, and printed in many different colours, this book provides the finishing touches for gifts, whether you are using plain coloured wrapping paper or matching Indian designs.
Colouring from Nature
Dating back to the 1870s, and familiar to generations of French schoolchildren, the Deyrolle educational charts show varieties of plants and animals, from butterflies and mushrooms to cereal crops and silkworms. This book presents 60 of the best-known colour posters with 60 black-and-white illustrations inspired by them, to colour in.
Cooper Hewitt Object of the Day
Drawing on the collections of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, these semi-matt postcards show 30 everyday or decorative objects as diverse as cutlery and typewriters, with information about the designs on the reverse of the ‘stub’ photographs to keep.