Our top 5 picks for dad this Father’s Day
With Father’s Day just around the corner, be sure to show dad just how much you love him!
But why are dads so much harder to buy for than mums? Well to help you out, we’ve put together a list fit for any dad who has everything. From (cheeky) heartfelt Father’s Day cards, to the perfect coffee mug. Don’t forget gift wrap! We have some new gender-neutral gift wrap to put the finishing touches to dad's pressie.
- Awkward Years Father’s Day Card
- Butcher Cuts Art Print
- Dad Rocks Mug
- Call Dad Coaster
- You Rock Wrapping Paper
Over the past three months or so, we've been reviewing our products and launching a big batch of newness, just in time for our next trade shows.
T-minus two days until Pulse 2017 and then we fly to New York next week (hard life) for the National Stationery Show. It's all go but we're incredibly excited to be taking our products to America too.
We thought this would be the perfect time to showcase our top 5 picks of some of our newest products. We're also launching some new products which we're set to showcase for the first time at Pulse and NSS, so stay tuned as we'll be sharing these products soon.
These past few months we’ve been busy brainstorming, mood-boarding and designing, to bring our new products to life (just in time for the spring/summer season!)
Some of our new products have now arrived hot off the press, which include some fab new enamel pins, ring-bound notebooks and our newest addition to our foiled family…..foil prints!
Our new card collection includes a range of children’s cards and prints, as well as a new range of everyday and occasion cards.
Our inspiration behind our new collection has incorporated the key trends this season. Here’s a rundown of some of our favourite trends right now:
First up, and as you may have seen everywhere, is the tropical foliage theme, which started to come into the mix towards the end of last year. This particular design makes us feel oh so ready for summer holiday vibes! This trend has been covered all over the spectrum from prints to cards, to stationery and even jumpers.
Next up is marbling. This seems to be a trend that’s going to stick around for a while. From notebooks to wallpaper - marble has really taken off.
Its distinctive and natural look really creates an open and fresh feel. Whether your plastering your walls with marble, or just simply adding the small marble accents in and around your home, trust us…. you are majorly on trend!
Brass and copper tones
Linking to the marble craze is the idea of introducing brass and copper accents. This look works really well and makes for a luxurious open feel to any room.
Copper has been hugely popular due to the huge rise of rose gold over the past few months, whether it be in your home or on your clothes, rose gold will be and has been a key hit.
Dark blue and green tones
We’ve also seen a massive rise in the dark blue and green colours. This has had a huge effect on the current trends for the spring season, with companies producing anything from sofas to greeting cards with this earthy colour palette. The dark green tones have been massively popular recently due to Pantone naming ‘Greenery’ as their colour of the year.
From foliage to marble we have covered the full spectrum of colour palettes and tones. We loved looking at these and picking out how they best work for our designs and us. We hope this inspires you to create a home fit for this spring/summer season.
Love Team OE
In the words of Game of Thrones….winter is coming. Summer and even this year’s mild autumnal days are over (sob) but fear not…..the cosy nights in have arrived! All hail Hygge.
Let’s get snuggled up with soft PJs, cashmere socks and box sets binge fests, whilst wearing a hygge slogan jumper, yass. But all of this staying indoors getting cosy has also got us thinking about homeware. Obviously.
Our motivational mugs are the perfect vehicle for your cuppa soups, hot chocolate or builder’s tea. These mugs really pack a punch of awesomeness. I mean, who doesn’t want to be told that ‘amazing things will happen’ or ‘she believed she could so she did’ every cold morning over breakfast?
If you like to spend a rainy day inside doodling or making those important lists then we
welcome you to our kraft note books. *ALERT* Watch out for out new sketch books and
premium journals….coming soon!
Personally, when it’s too cold outside, we like to get cosy in our beds. Our pillow cases make the perfect place for you to rest your sleepy head whilst dreaming of unicorns. We love a recent photo of our spooning pillows from blogger Megan Ellaby’s Instagram page
We all love a good box set to binge watch when feeling cosy. Here’s a list of some must-watch box sets, courtesy of our friends at Stylist Magazine.
Stay warm cosy this winter folks.
Love team OE
Happy 1st of November! We can't believe how fast this year is zooming by. Here at Old English Company we have been working on a whole load of typography inspiration doodles to brighten up these autumn days!
So below we have put together our favourite five doodles for you to get inspired by this autumn...
Thank you to everyone who came to see us at Stylist Live and helped make it an amazing four days. We’ve just about recovered!
It was the first consumer facing show for Old English Co. We’ve done stacks of trade shows and we’re quite the old hand now. As much as we love meeting buyers and our stockists from various shops and brands, meeting the end customer is brilliant.
Hearing feedback from our customers is invaluable. It’s also always nice meeting people who love our products. The new products we brought along seemed to be roaring success too. Thanks to our regular customers who stopped by and those who discovered our brand for the first. It was great to see you all.
We designed the stand similar to Top Drawer in September. We used OSB boards again, along with painting the walls in a soft grey. This time though, we made some nifty worktops with storage at the bottom to hold the boxes of stock. The boxes were cleverly hidden by our DIY charcoal grey curtains, which once drawn, hid the mayhem (caused by us frantically rummaging around when replenishing stock).
Here’s a video from the show so you can see for yourself:
Our best-selling products
Over the four days, our most popular products were: coasters, especially the ‘you’re weird’ and ‘buy me pizza and tell me I’m pretty’ coasters; enamel pins; the kraft and marble card ranges; as well as various prints, including our Erin Hanson quote ‘What if I fall? Oh but my darling, what if you fly?' - Which was so popular we completely sold out of this one on day two!
Stylist Live best bits
There were so many highlights. It certainly lived up to its name of the festival of inspiration - some great motivational talks took place. Not forgetting to mention the food freebies, which helped keep our energy levels up! It was a great show and we’re looking forward to being part of the show next year. Bravo.
You can browse highlights from the four days in Stylist Live’s gallery here: