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An interview with Johan Lindström: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

I discovered the distinctive art of Swedish illustrator Johan Lindström on instagram and am very happy he took me up on the offer to participate in my open brief. Here he explains more about why he loves illustration, why he tries to draw mens' emotions, and what being a father means to him. Love love!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Swedish illustrator Johan Lindström is a multi-talented father of three who trained in animation but also draws, knits and sews. For Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion he was inspired by varied modes of transport to create a fantastical road full of people from all walks of life.

Johan Lindström
Johan Lindström
I believe you only came to illustration relatively recently - why only now and what were you doing beforehand?
I´ve always done creative things like drawing, painting, knitting and sewing, and when I was little I wanted to be a fine artist. But during art school I discovered computer graphics and wanted to learn more so I went to a 3D graphics program at the university… read more

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A Review of The Pattern Sourcebook: A Century of Surface Design

This book was put together by designer Drusila Cole for Laurence King - the perfect sourcebook for designers and lovers of surface design.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Pattern Sourcebook: A Century of Surface Design is a new mini edition of a recent larger volume, and includes the work of well known contemporary designers such as Eley […]

Christmas Gift Ideas 2012: Cushions!

Artists and illustrators have been busy creating a huge array of beautiful cushions for your home: and they are easily available to buy online. Find something for everyone on your Christmas list in my top selection here.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Pictor cushion in super soft faux suede by William Branton for Ohh Deer. Over the next few weeks I’ll be blogging all my best suggestions for a range of gifts, […]

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An Interview with Jewellery Designer Kate Sibley, talking about her ‘Future Jewellery’ Collection

London based designer Kate Sibley, of design studio Sibley Grove, talks us through her new bold and sustainable jewellery collection created with beautifully folded stone paper.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Kate Sibley Jewellery by Laura Griffin When I first looked at images of Kate Sibley’s stone ‘paper’ Future Jewellery I was reminded of a gorgeous book I fell in love […]

Jasper Garvida SS 2012 by Emma Block

London Fashion Week S/S 2012: Catwalk Review: Jasper Garvida

Jasper Garvida, a designer known for creating strong yet luxuriously feminine fashion unveiled a monochromatic Spring/Summer collection with a dash of heavy-duty sparkle on the penultimate day of London Fashion Week at the Bloomsbury Hotel.

Written by Alia Gargum

Jasper Garvida SS 2012 illustrated by Emma Block Some may think that having previewed this Spring/Summer 2012 collection in my recent London Fashion Week interview with Jasper Garvida would have […]

London College of Fashion – Fashion Illustration Graduate Show 2011

Some fabulous new fashion illustrators have just graduated from London College of Fashion: meet Viet Tran, Cheryl Windahl, Kelly Anne Sheppard, Rachel Wilkinson, Philip Dunn and more...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Fashion illustration by Viet Tran. Touring the fashion illustration talent exhibition at the London College of Fashion Showtime degree show necessitated a bit of a cat and mouse chase in […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Womenswear Preview: On|Off

In our third London Fashion Week preview, Lauren Smith takes a look at the designers showing at On|Off - the showcase that combines on and off schedule designers, featuring Pam Hogg, Aminaka Wilmont, Bryce Aime, Julian J Smith and Roksanda Illincic…

Written by Lauren Smith

Aminaka Wilmont A/W 2010, illustrated by Michelle Urvall Nyrén London Fashion Week is renowned for showcasing up and coming design talent – and nowhere is more uniquely ‘London’ than On|Off. […]


Say It With Knit!

London, Knitting Patterns

Written by Melodie Ash

Here at Amelia’s we go barmy for all things yarn! As an avid knitter, I am always trawling the abyss of the net seeking out the underground realms of knitting […]