I love the work of Lush Designs - the company was set up by 2 friends from college, they started with a stall in Greenwich market selling earrings and now produce these wonderful tea towels, adorable aprons, lovely lampshades and much more besides. I am particularly taken with their typographics.
I have always been seduced by gorgeous types which led me to thinking about where it all began.
Maria Livings of Lush Designs "I'll tell you where it all began...I was very aware of design from an early age through my mother and my grandparents. My mum gave me amongst other things books illustrated by Brian Wildsmith, the pictures are unforgettably fabulous. I loved the animated series Noggin the Nog too. I remember the design that was around during the '60s was often rather scandinavian and folky on the one hand and faux edwardian psychedelia on the other (see Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band). These influences were formative - as well as the fact that I did printmaking at college. I think its interesting to make screen prints from drawings that look like a woodcut or engraving."