Monday, 18 June 2012

Celebrate the Routemaster centenary with my Routemaster collection

The wonderful 38 bus route celebrated 100 years yesterday and a fleet of special original buses were running the route from Hackney to Victoria for all to enjoy. 

I was not in town so I was not able to capture any pics myself, but Arriva London have linked up with Maggie’s, cancer charity, and are running a campaign called ‘Walk the 38’.More events are planned so keep up to date with their website

In celebration of this we are offering you 10% off any of our Routemaster products(Push Once T6, LM6, C6, Euro Mat and Large or Small Tray)

Routemaster coaster - Ella Doran

All you have to do is enter ROUTE 38 in the coupon code box at check out

Happy Days!

Routemaster Ella Doran Design placemat

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Ella Doran & Kew Royal Botanical Gardens

I am very happy to announce a brand new collection that I have designed for the fantastic Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. The full range of products are now available in their beautiful shop and online. They have a wonderful exhibition of David Nash which influenced my approach to my photography for the commission, and my decision to bring out the detail of each plant and its radiant colour on the individual products. Here is a link to David's work "David Nash At Kew: A Natural Gallery" and below are some images of my collection of cushions, table mats, coasters, mugs and prints for them;

Ella Doran Exclusive Mug Collection for Kew Royal Botanical Gardens

Ella Doran Exclusive Coaster Collection for Kew Royal Botanical Gardens

Multi Aperture print 11 x 14 inches

Ella Doran Exclusive Brown Bark Cushion Design for Kew Royal Botanical Gardens

Ella Doran Exclusive Green Bark Cushion Design for Kew Royal Botanical Gardens

 Here are some images from Kew Gardens Shop;

Kew Gardens Shop by Ella Doran

Kew Gardens Shop by Ella Doran

Kew Gardens Shop by Ella Doran

Kew Gardens Shop by Ella Doran

Kew Gardens Shop by Ella Doran

Kew Gardens Shop by Ella Doran

Kew Gardens Shop by Ella Doran

To see the full collection please click here.

Monday, 11 June 2012

Ella Doran Umbrella's Around the World Competition

I have received a lot of lovely photos of my umbrellas lately which I really like and want to share with you, here are a couple of examples;

Sunlight Through Leaves umbrella in the garden by Ella Holliday
Sunlight Through Leaves umbrella at my dear friend Ros's wedding to Batch by Emily Piti-Swan.

Because of receiving these photos of my umbrellas I thought that it could be our next competition.... photographs from YOU of my umbrellas around the world in this crazy weather that many of us our experiencing!

On the 1st of July I will show the 10 best pictures here on the blog and pick a favourite that will get the prize, of an umbrella of choice!

If you would like to take part then please send your images to: before the 1st of July.

I am looking forward to seeing some lovely pictures!

Monday, 4 June 2012

New York, New York

Picture of New York with nice Geo artwork by Ella Doran

I had very little time this trip in between the show and private views to capture any of New York in the sunshine, my final day was raining so my camera stayed at home, but here are a few reminders of the beautiful city - I loved this Geo artwork on the wall as I was walking east down Great Jones Street. 

Nice picture of New York by Ella Doran 

For the first time I stayed up town in the Columbia district, which introduced me to the 1 train and the hudson river along Riverside Drive.
 Picture of Riverside Drive by Ella Doran

The NewMuseum on 235 Bowery is well worth a visit

A lovely picture of the NewMuseum by Ella Doran

A Ella Doran picture of the Skyline from the Javitz
Skyline from the Javitz  

More photos from NY to see on my facebook pages.

ICFF 2012

Nice picture of the Ella Doran stand for the trading show ICFF in New York

Finally I have some time to post a few pictures from New York and my stand at the ICFF. We have already returned to lots of press coverage and blog posts - we had so much interest in our roller and roman blinds, and my best sellers in the cushions were Isabel Garden and PorTables 45x45cm

Lovely Ella Doran stand with Bugs and butterflies wallpaper and Isabel Garden cushions

I managed to put my stand together with the help of some friends - and borrowed some fantastic trestle legs and chairs that beautifully fitted the stand and style. It was so lovely to see old faces again as I have not exhibited at the show since the birth of my second son Sam..... over 10 years ago. Stay in touch and we'll see you again next year.

Nice picture of Ella Doran stand

Ella Doran at work

Sevens red, Sevens taupe and Stacks and Stripes Ella Doran cushions