Lovely signage in Baker Street underground station

Thought i'd put a quick post up about our little trip to London yesterday. I went down to the New Designers Prepare Day with a group of lovely ladies and we were told everything we needed to know about exhibiting there in June, and now I am desperately wanting to be chosen! They told us about stand displays and prizes and introduced us to some of the companies that will be visiting, including the amazing Tigerprint. We got to see inside the impressive Business Design Centre where the show is held and I think it is safe to say all 6 of us that went are itching to be involved. 

Also before the talk we quickly nipped to Shepherds Falkiners paper shop, which was the most incredible place I've ever been. I looked through the catalogues and filled in my order slip and brought home with me some lovely, although now a little dented, papers to play with. We also made a flying visit to Somerset House to see their 'Wool House' exhibition. The parts we managed to see were so impressive, as is Somerset House, and I am now even more excited to visit 'Pick Me Up', a graphic arts festival, which is on next month. 

Our day was rounded off by a lovely dinner with surprise special guest Ed (one of our tutors at uni who we randomly bumped into!) and sing-a-longs in the car on the way back. 

Whether I am chosen or not I will be visiting New Designers in June and so should all of you! Its an incredible showcase of new design talent and I think i'd feel like the luckiest person alive if I am given the opportunity to exhibit. 


  1. I think Ed would be thrilled at the idea of being described as a 'special guest'!So excited to go to ND, good luck :) xx

  2. It was such a good day Abby!! I wonder what I'll make out of my elephanant poo paper I got from Shepherds Faulkners...