Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy 2011!









Here are a few wildflowers (and one brightly coloured little fellow) I spotted around the farm at Christmas time - courtesy of all of this rain we have received here in Victoria....
Best wishes for a wonderful, creative and fun-filled 2011!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Hiccups Babies online sale


A selection of Christmas items and baby products are now on sale at the Hiccups Babies website!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Hiccups at Bubble London January 2011

Hiccups will be exhibiting for the very first time at the A/W 2011 edition of the children's trade fair Bubble London!


The Bubble trade fair is held at the Business Design Centre in Islington, on the 30th - 31st of January. 

You can take a look at the very informative Bubble London blog here - a great source of the latest trends and happenings in design for children.
(Photography by Steven Visneau)


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Inspired by Mexico


A couple of Hiccups items have been featured in the bumper Summer 2010/11 edition of the Shop 4 Kids magazine. Pictured above - our Lola flag banner (AU$29.95) and Pinata cushion (AU$19.95). I love this cheerful collection of Mexican inspired products, especially that little blue chair....

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Not a lot of blogging going on

In the last six weeks the Linen House Design Studio has been burgled TWICE, with the robbers making off with a carload of computers and equipment. Therefore I haven't been able to spend very much time at all in my beloved blogging land. The security has been well and truly upped so hopefully this disruptive thieving won't ever happen again, but I thought I would share with you Melissa's very own designer style anti-theft device. En garde!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Hiccups at Myer


Just in time for Christmas - the Hiccups printed bed linen designs 'Sunnyside' and 'Around the World' are now available for purchase in the bed linen department of the recently launched Myer online gift store.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

On the home stretch

Here is a little snippet of a new design I have been working on - a sweet little farmyard scene for girls.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sweet treats via Sweden's Family Living Magazine





A happy family home from the pages of the Swedish Family Living magazine.
Photography by Morgan Norman.http://www.familyliving.se/

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Busy on the Farm

And busy painting farms! It's a busy time of year here at Hiccups.

Paper Daisies

I spotted these spectacular Australian native daisies in the Royal Melbourne Botanical Gardens on the weekend, after a visit to the biennial Art of Botanical Illustration exhibition. The exhibition of around 150 botanical paintings and drawings is on display until the 21st of November 2010, at Domain House, Dallas Brooks Drive, South Yarra. 
A fellow (and very talented) designer at Linen House, Jacqui Baxter, has two paintings hanging in the exhibition. Hopefully she will inspire me to complete a painting in time for the next exhibition in two years! I think these paper daisies bracteantha bracteata (thanks google) would be quite a nice subject matter....













Friday, November 5, 2010

A marvellous menagerie

What fun (and patience!) the stylists at Anthropologie must have when creating the wonderful images found inside their always inspiring brochures? 
These gorgeous creatures and equally gorgeous products (I love that mint green 'Anais' bag) can be found starring in the Anthropologie November 2010 catalogue.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Yumi

Yumi is a Japanese Kokeshi doll and this picture book takes the reader on a cultural excursion into her bustling, colourful and pattern filled world.
Yumi loves to dress up, and has a fine wardrobe filled with beautiful kimonos and accessories. Today Yumi is off to a party with her friend Sakumi, and you can join them on a day filled with many adventures.



Annelore Parot's wonderful illustrations and clever paper engineering techniques combine to produce a delightful book that little fingers will love to peruse over again and again in search of the many hidden details. And much older readers with an interest in Japanese textile design will find this title becomes a favourite too!

Yumi by Annelore Parot is published in Australia by Hardie Grant, 2010.
Yumi was first published in French by Editions Milan in 2009.

Annelore Parot's website: http://www.anneloreparot.com/

Monday, October 25, 2010

Catch of the Day

Nothing speaks of summer more to me than a meal of fresh fish and chips on the beach. (These Hiccups fish theme cushions are not all that tasty but are very cuddly!)
Come on summer!

Friday, October 22, 2010

A happy swag of Dutch interiors....

....from the always inspiring in-store room sets found at the Kids Factory.













 The lovely Kids Factory stores are located in both Amsterdam and Breda.
You can visit their website here.