August 3, 2008

p is for....

Welcome to a new week! I hope you had a relaxing weekend. We start the week with some P's...enjoy!

Port Chalmers Design Store
The Port Chalmers Design Store is owned and operated by Sarah Wood and Rebecca Wilson. Situated along side the main port for the southern New Zealand city, Dunedin. Port Chalmers is a picturesque (well actually, stunningly beautiful) bustling little area, dotted with shops and artists studios.

Port Chalmers

Sarah and Rebecca set up the store to create a space where Otago locals could buy the NZ designed products they see in magazines. With a solid contingent of successful NZ designers, the Port Chalmers Design Store has also established itself as a launching pad for Dunedin designers to test their products in the market, and showcase their work.

Do stop by if you are in the neighbourhood.

visit the Port Chalmers Design Store website
visit Sarah and Rebecca's retail store at 15 George Street (the Main Street), Port Chalmers. Dunedin, NZ.

Pakhuis Oost
Located in the Netherlands, Pakhuis Oost has a strong collection of colourful, fun and quirky products - that I love!
Their winning combination of pattern and colour is inspiring and their sense of fun invigorating! - enjoy!

(images from Pakhuis Oost)

visit the Pakhuis Oost website
contact Pakhuis Oost for stockists

Good on Paper
Good on Paper was the first stationery company I really fell in love with - the one that all my friends got links to, the one that inspired e to look further, to search longer - to find more!!
Lisa Wong Jackson is the owner and designer of Good on Paper. Based in Berkeley, California, Lisa's designs custom wedding invitation sets, business identities and other print collateral as well as producing her own collection of products for the home, office and baby.
The Good on Paper designs are simple and fresh, and Lisa uses recycled paper, earth friendly inks and organic cotton wherever possible.

(images from Good on Paper)

visit Good on Paper online
contact Good on Paper for stockists

Thomas Paul
I mentioned Thomas Paul in my post 'M is for Melamine' as he produces a fantastic range of melamine plate collections. I love Thomas Paul's cheerful prints that are on everything he designs. His print patterns have a flavour of 'by-gone eras' with designs inspired by Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Fifties Modernism, Sixties Pop Art, Seventies Glamour, Asian, Baroque, and Hollywood Regency.
Always ahead of the curve, Thomas Paul creates innovative, affordable and gorgeous home accessories.
Here is a hint of his work.

visit Thomas Paul's website
shop for Thomas Paul products at Velocity Art and Design

Monday Art Find:
I am going to postpone Monday Art find for a few weeks as I just never get a chance to compile a really good amount of information. I am going to approach some people I know that love art, to see if they would like to guest blog this section. - If you would like to, or know someone that would, just drop me a line at thedesignalphabet[at] -it would be lovely to hear from you x thanks!!

And it's Q tomorrow!! see you then x

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