Wednesday, 29 June 2011

I love factories!











I love printing factories and potteries, and last week I got to visit both all in one go, in Stoke on Trent. I think I love them so much because of my college days of being in the print room all the time, and the fact that the machines and utensils, switches and screens, are all being used. I get a wonderful sense of purpose in a factory, things getting made, jobs getting done, Lovely!
I am going to see if I can dig up some other factories for my pleasure.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

A day in Broadstairs for my son Sam's birthday.

We caught the train down to the East coast for the day (speedy gonsalez from St Pancras). I got all the boys to make paper aeroplanes on the journey...... and we nearly forgot to photograph them flying off the pier!
I am working on a project (which I will tell you about soon) where I need paper aeroplanes, so the boys came up with some great options, and we had multi colours..... I see a rainbow of paper planes ... coming soon :)













Thursday, 16 June 2011

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

The Independent - Habitat interview




Ella was recently interviewed by Annie Deakin at Habitat regarding her new Joanie range for Habitat.

You can read the interview here


New Wallpapers! Bugs and Butterflies and Letterpress


We are very proud to introduce our two new wallpapers, inspired by collections and collectors, Bugs and Butterflies and Letterpress.







For more information about our wallpapers please go to: www.elladoran.co.uk

Clerkenwell Design Week




Last month we exhibited at Clerkenwell Design Week with our new wallpapers, Bugs and Butterflies and Letterpress and our wall finishes.
Clerkenwell Design Week is a three-day annual festival celebrating design’s creative richness, its social impact and its power for change. Here are some images from our stand;

Thanks to everyone who came by, it was very nice to meet you all!
www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com

Marie Claire INSPIRE AND MENTOR





Ella is one of 25 amazing mentors who have offered their time to this scheme to be a mentor for a budding entrepreneur for the next year.
The magazine is out now or you can log onto their website www.marieclaire.co.uk to sign up to the scheme.
Last year, hundreds of women from across the country were mentored or attended the Marie Claire 'How To...' events and the response they had was phenomenal.
Editor in Chief, Trish Halpin, says: 'We've recruited incredible women from the worlds of fashion, beauty, media, business and the arts to mentor Marie Claire readers.'
Whether it's giving your business a boost, or getting an idea off the ground, we've brought together the best business brains in the UK - and they're waiting to hear from you.
You can sign up here or get in touch via facebook or Linkedin.
Good Luck!