Designing with kids

We wrote a few days ago about Mica Angela Hendricks, who let her daughter draw in her sketch book and created some amazing art.

Here’s another post about parent/ child art collaborations: The Original Thread created a dinosaur pattern for a competition on Spoonflower, using her children’s dinosaur drawings as a basis for the design. She explains how she took the original drawings, altered them slighty (with the approval of her children) and involved her daughter in the colour selection for the final design. The results are charming! See the drawings from all stages of the process on The Original Thread blog.

Dinosaur Cushion By the Original Thread
Dinosaur Cushion By the Original Thread

Have a look at The Original Thread on Society 6 to buy some of her designs. Images courtesy of The Original Thread.

Lucy Farfort

Yesterday I said we’d confirmed two new designers would be contributing to our launch range. I am delighted to say that the first new designer is Lucy Farfort.

Lucy’s an  illustrator and graphic designer based in Newcastle. She specialises in illustration for children, likes drawing animals, and loves treehouses.

We’ll be sharing Lucy’s design very shortly… and revealing who our sixth designer collaboration is with. Check us! We’re so mysterious…

Have a nice Friday!

Bright Stem- ethical design Kickstarter

Bright Stem is a design studio based in Belfast who are looking to launch a range of new products via Kickstarter.  You can buy the current range of products at All their products are thoughtfully sourced and produced, with an emphasis on UK manufacture- values we share at Mimi and Will.

The new range includes mugs, wrapping paper, and pop out Christmas baubles and tags (love, love, love the baubles!)

Wrapping Paper- Bright Stem

Bright Stem Baubles

Check out the full range of products on Kickstarter.
via Print & Pattern