Friday, 27 July 2012

And the winner is......

Thank you to everyone who entered the competition to send in their pictures of their Ella Doran UmbrellaIt has been very hard for me to decide......

I have made my decision based on its composition and the fact that it has been shot in such a perfect setting for the Sunlight through leaves umbrella

Sunlight through leaves umbrella by Ella Doran

So congratulations Harry Duley you are the winner! Your Aqua umbrella will be on its way to you next week, please email with your address details.

Thank you to all those who took part. Happy summer time, and I hope we get more use of them as parasols rather than umbrellas for the summer holidays!

Thursday, 26 July 2012

The last post before I announce the winner.

This is my last post of the best pictures we have been sent over this last month before I make a decision on the winner. I love these as they have used their umbrellas as parasols.... money well spent with 2 functions in one don't you think?

festival time Cornwall 

Cornwall beach

'unusual' !.... come back tomorrow afternoon for the winner's post.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Ella Doran Umbrella Competition pt 2

We are receiving a lot of fantastic images of our umbrella's from the world that we wanted to share with you.

Geo umbrella visiting the Castle of Osbourne in the lsle of White

 Pinky umbrella in Paris

Geo umbrella for two

Pinky, Aqua, Sweets for my Sweet and Bugs and Butterflies umbrellas at the French Atlantic coast in Vendée, near La Tranche Sur Mer.

Large Sunlight through leaves umbrella from Harry, walking to the post.

Thanks to everyone who has sent their lovely images to us, we are looking forward to receiving even more!

Monday, 16 July 2012

Dehli Days Table mats & Coasters

Dehli Days coasters by Ella Doran

Dehli Days table mats and coasters by Ella Doran

Dehli Days placemats by Ella Doran

The studio is full of activity at the moment, as we race to get all our samples ready so we can include them in our new brochure. We are photographing the new along with some of my old classic designs, Dehli Days above is one of them and I thought you might like to know a bit of background to the designs.

The images I took on a magical trip to Delhi and Jaipur a few years ago. I wanted to capture the colour and vibrancy of the country along with focusing on the modes of transport on offer to me as a traveller. The lorries were all so photogenic I could have spent my whole time purely recording them. But I thought I would show you some other images that I have just dug up, ones that did not make the cut, but they transport me back to my enjoyable time there. The colour amidst the chaos, the character and graphic stimulation to the eye is crazy..... enjoy!

Pictures of India by Ella Doran

Pictures of India by Ella Doran

Pictures of India by Ella Doran

Pictures of India by Ella Doran

Pictures of India by Ella Doran

Pictures of India by Ella Doran

Pictures of India by Ella Doran

Pictures of India by Ella Doran

Monday, 9 July 2012

Ella Doran's umbrella competition extended

I have extended the umbrella competition to the 27th of July as the rain continues to fall here in the UK. But, don't forget it is open to anyone to send in their picture of their Ella Doran umbrella. Here are a few pictures;

Joelle and her Aqua umbrella

Vashti Whitfield - Bristol

Chris Hawley - The New Forest emailed us this picture.
I have never seen so many of my umbrellas in one place at the same time.

Ella Doran Aqua umbrella

A happy couple getting married with an Ella Doran Pinky umbrella 

Here's Andrew Tullo's image of 12 soggy volunteers trying to keep dry under some leaves whilst building a Community Orchard in Oswestry.

Thank you all for all the lovely images! Keep them coming in and we will be announcing the winner on the 27th of July.To submit your images, please e-mail them to:

Friday, 6 July 2012

New mugs designed in UK

London is extremely grey, and rainy again today and there are more flood warnings on the it's time for another cup of tea here in the studio! 

Here are my latest Ella Doran mug designs.I am proud to say they are made here in the UK and the quality of the prints are brilliant - to purchase one for your tea click here

Ella Doran Isabel Garden fine bone china mug
Ella Doran Isabel Garden
Bugs and Butterflies mug by Ella Doran
 Bugs and Butterflies mug
Fretwork mug by British designer Ella Doran
Fretwork mug
Geo mug by British designer Ella Doran
Geo Mug

I have had lots of nice features in various magazine and blogs lately and I wanted to share some of them with you. Below is the lovely French blog Food and Fashion that just featured my Bugs and Butterflies sandwich tray. If you like fashion, food and design it is a great blog to visit and if you don't speak french, don't worry, it is also available in English. 

Have a lovely weekend everyone!