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.
Floral Patterns of India
Gift Wrapping Paper with Tags
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.
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.
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 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.
10 Sheets of Wrapping Paper with 12 Gift Tags
The wrapping papers in this set were inspired by the colourful and almost abstract illustrations of herbs in Caz Hildebrand’s book Herbarium (2016). It comprises ten sheets of wrapping paper, all different designs, folded into the book and perforated to tear out easily, plus matching gift tags.
Decorated Papers Wrapping Paper
10 Sheets of Wrapping Paper with 10 Gift Tags
Reproduced from An Anthology of Decorated Papers by PJM Marks (2015), these ten richly ornamented and marbled papers, originally used by bookbinders, are now held in the British Library. The book contains ten sheets of wrapping paper (folded) with ten matching gift tags.
Tails from the Booth Notecards
Mutt Shots in a Flash
Enjoying the conceit that canine pals or partners might go into a photo booth to have their mug shots taken, this amusingly styled set provides twelve different photostrips of dogs posing for the camera, with notecards on which to mount them and write a message or greeting, and matching envelopes.
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.
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).
Reproduced from Fifty English Steeples by Julian Flannery, 16 pristine, meticulously accurate line drawings celebrate some of the finest medieval parish church towers and spires in England. Each of the high-quality, matt, pale-cream cards (white inside) has a different tower or spire. They are presented in a pale cream and purple box, with white envelopes.
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.
Typographic Gift Wrapping Paper
Inspired by different typographic periods and styles, from traditional copperplate to almost abstract modern designs, this book of colourful ‘typewrap’ comprises ten 680x480mm sheets folded into the book and perforated for ease of removal, and twelve mix and match tear-out gift tags.
A Typeface and Lettering Sketchbook
In a book full of possibilities for anyone who loves lettering there are ornate outline capitals to colour in or copy, sample typefaces for inspiration, quotations from great designers, a glossary of typographical terms and lined and dotted pages for doodling, designing or even writing a journal.
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.
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.
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.
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 includes work by such celebrated photographers as Robert Capa, Inge Morath, Eve Arnold and Martin Parr.
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.
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.
Remarkable Plants Five-Year Journal
With hard covers featuring Parrot Tulips from Album van Eeden (1872) and bound in dark green linen, this attractive five-year journal is based on Remarkable Plants That Shape Our World by Helen and William Bynum and is lavishly illustrated with drawings and prints from the collections of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew.
Gift Wrap: Paisley
A simple way to make your gift wrapping a work of art is to use paper designed by an artist. This book contains wrapping papers that are well-printed, semi-gloss reproductions of variations of the paisley pattern that were designed in 19th-century France and Scotland, and sport the distinctive teardrop motif. With introductions to the patterns' artistic context in English, German and French; and 10 folded sheets of 10 different designs (50x70cm).
The Book of Kells Postcards
With one of the manuscript’s many depictions of Christ with a peacock on the cover, this boxed set contains 30 high-quality postcards, each showing a different detail from The Book of Kells, including miniature paintings of creatures among the lines of script, examples of the fine calligraphy and ornate initials, complex patterns, and portraits of biblical figures.
Based on a design by Molly McGrath, whose inspirations are the geometry, colours and curves of Moroccan architecture, this notebook has a black, laser-cut board forming a lattice over the vivid pink, orange and pale-green cover. The 128 pages are lined in neon orange, with orange endpapers and decoration at the foot of each page.
Eric Ravilious Piccadilly Circus Writing Set
Piccadilly Circus is one of the Boat Race Day series of ceramic decoration designed by Eric Ravilious for Josiah Wedgwood and Sons in the late 1930s and now in the Wedgwood Museum. The oval picture is reproduced on the wallet, while the writing paper is pale cream with a tiny Eros at the top, and white on the reverse.
Based on Original Fuji, Meguro, one of the most popular prints from 100 Views of Edo by Ando Higoshige (1797–1858), a delicately coloured Japanese landscape embossed on foil provides the cover of this notebook. It is one of a luxurious series with 176 ruled pages of cream paper, scarlet endpapers, a silk marker and a pocket for loose papers. The book closes with a solid magnetic side flap.
Erté: Symphony in Black
An iconic image of Art Deco and the 1920s, Erte's Symphony in Black is magnificently reproduced on the embossed foil covers of this journal – one of a series that could lend splendour to the most humble jottings. Inside there are 176 ruled pages, scarlet endpapers, a silk marker and a pocket for loose papers. The book closes with a solid magnetic side flap.
Steinlen: Tournée du Chat Noir
With a gold, scarlet and black cover based on Theophile Steinlen's original poster for Le Chat Noir – the first cabaret, opened by Rodolphe Salis in Paris in 1881 – this is one of a series of journals that could lend splendour to the most humble jottings. Inside there are 176 ruled pages, scarlet endpapers, a silk marker and a pocket for loose papers. The book closes with a solid magnetic side flap.
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.
JW Waterhouse Pocket Notepad
This very attractive little notepad has a detail from JW Waterhouse's famous Ophelia on its stiff board cover and reproductions of 20 more paintings by the very popular Victorian artist. The notepad has 128 ruled white pages, is bound in dark green and beige and has a beige elastic closure.
Lawrence Alma-Tadema Pocket Notepad
With a detail from In a Rose Garden (1889) on its cover, this little notepad features reproductions of 21 paintings by the Victorian artist Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912).The notepad has 128 ruled white pages and is bound in dark pink, with a pink elastic closure.
Vincent Van Gogh
Make Your Own Art Masterpiece
With this colouring book you can take inspiration from Van Gogh's paintings to create your own unique artwork. Choose from landscapes, street scenes, interiors and portraits, including Self-Portrait With a Bandaged Ear, Sunflowers, The Bedroom and Starry Night Over the Rhône. The book also provides a brief biography, captions and a guide to the colours originally used in each painting.
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.
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.
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.
An Urban Bird Watching Logbook
Each of the 50 species featured in this urban birdwatching journal is allocated a two-page-spread – the first showing a colour illustration and facts written by a leading ornithologist; the second blank squares for notes and observations. Sightings can be recorded in a separate section using the enclosed stickers. Age10+
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.
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.
V&A: Origami Wallet
Drawing on the V&A’s famous collections of fabric design, this set comprises 60 sheets of origami paper printed with designs by William Morris, Owen Jones and their contemporaries, accompanied by clear step-by-step instructions for 10 projects, including birds, boxes, a butterfly and a coin purse.
Papercraft Christmas Kit
The pages in this book transform into Christmas cards, gift tags and gift boxes, each featuring folk-inspired festive illustrations by the Bavarian-born papercraft artist Ellen Giggenbach. Each design is perforated for easy removal, and the 3D items have pre-scored fold lines. Age 6+
An Illuminated Alphabet
Reproduced as a book of postcards, this is an A–Z of decorated initials, each one set within foliate or abstract ornaments, often with miniatures of animals or people within the letters. The initials are from medieval manuscripts in the Bodleian Library’s collection and are introduced by Professor Michelle Brown of the University of London.
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 MacDonald Gill's stylized Wonderground 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.
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.