Thursday, 22 December 2011

Ella Doran Wall Calendar for 2012

Ella Doran wall calendar 2012 by teNeues

2011 is coming to it's end so we thought it might be a good idea to show our wall calendar for 2012, filled with pattern, patterns and more patterns of all sorts. The Wall Calendar is available in our online shop.

Ella Doran wall calendar 2012 by teNeues
Sweet Bricks for July

Ella Doran wall calendar 2012 by teNeues
Sunlight Through Leaves for March

Ella Doran wall calendar 2012 by teNeuesSevens for April

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year by Ella Doran

To all our customers, all the wonderful people and companies that we work with and everyone that has shown interest in our designs, Thanks for 2011!

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Paper bag making

Christmas is just a few days away so we thought we would share one of our favourite tricks, how to make lovely paper-bags!

Today is also the last day that Freya is with us in the studio, and she is phenomenal with all kinds of paper cutting and folding so we thought that we would ask her to make a little "how - to" and here it is;

1. You will need a glue stick, a hole puncher, paper (magazines, wrapping paper etc works perfectly) and some string and a scissor.

2. Start by folding over the long side of the paper by about an inch and glue down.

3.Turn the paper over and almost fold in half, leaving about 1 inch extra. Fold this extra over and glue

4.Now we will make the bottom of the bag, fold up about a third of the way up. Fold this out and crease down. Fold up over half way, see image. Either glue, tape or close the bottom with a nice sticker.

5. To make the sides of the bag we need to fold them on both sides.

7. Make holes for the handles with a hole puncher on both sides and make handles out of ribbon or string.

Voila, done!

Thank you Freya!

Freya is a london based illustrator specializing in bespoke paper cut works, designing and creating pieces and works from websites to weddings. She graduated from UAL London college of communication in june 2010 and has been working on various commissions since, from greetings cards, to album covers, to branding and logo's. Since October we have had the luck of having Freya with us for a three month long work-placement, and today is the last day,

Thank you so much Freya, you will be missed!

To see more of Freya's work please visit her blog.

This paper bag is made with our double sided flat wrap Stacks and Stripes.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Maison & Objet Paris 2011

We never posted any images from our stands at Maison!
Here are a few from us setting up the stand in hall 5 and 6.

Ella Doran at Maison & Objet Paris september 2011
Before and after. Asa is panicking, two stands in one day, is it possible?

Ella Doran at Maison & Objet Paris september 2011Emma is setting up all the wallpapers

Ella Doran at Maison & Objet Paris september 2011Ella Doran at Maison & Objet Paris september 2011
...almost done.

We also had a bespoke stand in hall 6;

Ella Doran at Maison & Objet Paris september 2011
Ella Doran at Maison & Objet Paris september 2011

Ella and Rob are setting up the bespoke stand.
Before and after

Ella Doran at Maison & Objet Paris september 2011

Photo shot!

Colourful linen cushion by Ella Doran

Birch wood tray by Ella Doran for Ary tray

Here are some images from a photo shot that we did recently in a very lovely house in east London, a brand new Bugs and Butterflies cushion and the new small Stacks and Stripes tray, we will show the final images later.

To everyone who took part, thanks for a great day!

Friday, 9 December 2011

Euro placemats!

Euro placemats by British designer Ella Doran

We are happy to announce a new product, euro mats!

They measure 38 x 29cm and will be available in our online shop from next week, until then, here's a little sneak peak of the PorTable euro mat.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Competition Time!

Wall calendar and diary by Ella Doran for teNeues

Win an Ella Doran Calendar and Diary for 2012!

Answer the question below, and the first correct answer wins!

'In which British film, about a diary-writing woman's search for real love, can you spot Ella Doran's products in the kitchen?'

Leave your answer in the comment box with your email address and we will contact the winner before Christmas.

Good Luck!

Some photos from last night

Ella Doran at Christmas market Rough Trade
Ella Doran at Christmas market Rough Trade
Ella Doran at Christmas market Rough TradeElla Doran at Christmas market Rough Trade

Here are some photos from last nights Christmas market at Rough Trade. Thanks to Freia and Serena who helped us with all the wrapping and to everyone that dropped by!

Home 15-17 January 2012

We are proud to be exhibiting at Home, London from the 15-17th of January 2012. Come and check us out at stand H10. For more information about the show and how to register for free please visit

Hope to see you there!