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April 24, 2017

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This Week We Love ..... We Built This City

April 17, 2017

We love the changing store fronts of We Built This City, currently created by one of our favourites Supermudane.

A souvenir shop with a difference in the heart of London, on Carnaby Street. They are revolutionising London souvenirs and creating a platform for local creatives to reach a wider audience.

With so many awesome designers under one roof, get down there and check it out!
56B Carnaby Street, London, W1F 9QF

1.Lemon Ribbon    2.Alice Bowsher    3. Martina Paukova

Flash Trend ..... Sloths

April 10, 2017

Take a tip from the sloth this morning and take it slow. We are seeing these guys everywhere, creating fun stripes, doing yoga and generally just chilling out. 

1/8.Carolina Buzio   2.Skreened   3.Ashley Percival   4.Hello Dodo   5.Tootsa MacGinty   6.Lorna Scobie   7.Luka Va   9.Seed Heritage   10.Slumberkins

Insta Love!

April 3, 2017

If you're looking for some super cool feeds to follow then be sure to check out both  Babiekins Magazine and Mer_Mag. Both focus on having a playful childhood full of creativity, which we love!

Make sure you keep up to date with all the latest goings on in the kid's market with Babiekinsmag. Full of great styling, humour and inspiration. 

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Mer_Mag is a great account from Merrilee Liddiard that feeds your nostalgia with beautiful shots, adorable rag dolls and soft and pretty colour palettes throughout.

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Colour Club ..... Coral Red

March 27, 2017

In the colour club this week is one of our favourite colours to emerge from the new spring summer trends!

 

 

1. Rifle Paper co.   2 . Blend Fabrics   3 . Bobo Choses   4 . The Land Of Nod   5 . Susie Hammer   6 . Gemma Correl   7. Tiny Cottons   8 . Naomi Wilkinson

 

This Week We Love ..... Stella McCartney Kids

March 20, 2017

Stella McCartney has taken a unique spin on her newest collection and we totally love it!

Using a vibrant primary colour trend and merging a mash up of modern music and jungle prints, this playful collection definitely stands out from the crowd.

Flash Trend ..... Faces

March 13, 2017

Let's face it, we can't take our eyes off these fun face prints that keep popping up everywhere we look! Adding tons of personality along the way, these prints can't help but make you smile. 

1.The Gathered Store   2.Kid + Kind   3.Abduzeedo   4.Bobo Choses   5.Bobo Choses   6.Milk & Masuki   7.Atelier Stella   8.Bang Bang Copenhagen   9.Hundred Pieces   10.Meri Meri

Go & See ..... The Design Museum

March 6, 2017

Happy Monday everyone!
If you haven't yet, then you have to go & see the brand new Design Museum! It is an amazing building and space. The current exhibition Designer, Maker, User is great, and worth a visit alone.

224-238 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6AG

Freebies!

February 27, 2017

Here's some funny faces for your desktop

 

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This Week We Love ..... Scout Editions

February 20, 2017

Whoa ... Don’t you just love these whimsical and quirky products by Scout Editions? Brother and Sister – Wai and Pui work together in creating arty products for gift and home.

Combining a modern and organic style we love their fresh approach to graphics! 

Flash Trend ..... Girl Power

February 13, 2017
Girl empowerment is super key to major trends at the minute!

Strong and independent with pops of attitude. 

Girls who run the…?

1.Lubi Papelaria   2.Ginger Snapped   3.Paper Tigers Apparel   4.Coucou Suzette   5.Vogue   6.Vreni Frost   7.Wild Woman Sisterhood   8.Bando   9.Bando   10.Zara          

Insta Love!

February 6, 2017

If you're on the hunt for bright, colourful and fun Instagram accounts to follow then look out for Charlotte Lovely and Violet Tinder.

Charlotte Lovely is a London based stylist. Her work is full of humour and lovely compositions packed with imagination that will be sure to make you smile!

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Another fun feed is that of Violet Tinder Studios. Full of bright and bold colour combinations it is sure to brighten up your day!

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Colour Club ..... Monochrome

January 30, 2017
It's all black and white ..... keeping it ultra cool and simple!

 

1.Maddy Nye   2.Wee Gallery   3.Ban.do   4.Bianca Cash   5.Sarah Abbott   6.Little Marc Jacobs   7.Mogu Takahashi   8.Nununu

This Week We Love ..... Tiny Cottons

January 23, 2017

This week we love children's clothing brand T i n y   C o t t o n s
Their AW collection is bold and simple but so fun. They are leading the way with quirky shape play and clever type with lots of humour thrown in for good measure.
We only wish they made them in our size too!

Something For The Weekend ..... La La Land

January 20, 2017

Here at Lemon Ribbon we're all big musical fans (and Ryan Gosling fans), so we had to go and see La La Land!
And we can't recommend it enough, it's a beautiful story and looks amazing! So, if you're looking for something to do this weekend go and see it!

And if you haven't already, watch Whiplash too! Another great film from Damien Chazelle.

Flash Trend ..... Sans Serif

January 16, 2017

Simplicity reigns in this typography trend. Splicing and overlaying fonts updates slogans across boys and girls fashion. 

1.Tauba Auerbach   2.Zara   3.Tyler Spangler   4.Tiny Cottons   5.Nor-Folk   6.Bellerose   7.Little Eleven Paris   8.Louis Louise   9.Maddy NYE   10.Ryan Hobbs

Go & See ..... London Shop Report

January 9, 2017
Hope everyone's Monday is getting off to a good start! We want to bring you a round up of our favourite London stores and this week we're doing a round up of Islington.

To start we have SMUG, a lovely lifestyle shop run by Lizzie Evans. Full to the brim with stylish, inspiring products it is a really beautiful store. Tucked away on Camden Passage there is also a cafe downstairs. Don't forget to check out the rest of Camden Passage, it's a treasure trove of vintage goodies.
13 Camden Passage, Islington, N1 8EA
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One of the newer stores on the increasingly popular Essex Road, is Molly Meg, a really awesome kids store. They stock great products and clothing, and also host children' workshops. 
11 Essex Road, N1 2SL
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Last off, we have After Noah a beautiful toy shop with a real vintage feel. They also stock a great selection of greeting cards and vintage furniture. 
121 Upper Street, N1 1QP
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Lemon Ribbon at Printsource

January 4, 2017

It's show time again and next week we are off to Printsource in New York! Come along and discover our world full of fun! Hope to see you there...

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Happy 2017!

January 2, 2017

 Happy New Year everyone! Hope you all had a great break and are ready for the new year!

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Happy Christmas from Lemon Ribbon!

December 19, 2016
Hope everyone is feeling festive! We're taking a little Christmas break and will be back on the blog on January 2nd 2017!
Have a very Merry Christmas!

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This Week We Love ..... The London Illustration Fair

December 12, 2016
We went along to The London Illustration Fair at the Barge House, Oxo Tower Wharf. As usual it was full of amazing illustrators and designers showcasing their talents.
One of our favourites was The Doodle Man, who was live drawing the walls of the building while we were there, with his playful and intricate graffiti style doodles. Kristjana S Williams also caught our eye with her beautifully layered illustrations.


Overall a really inspiring visit, make sure you go and check out their events next year!

1 Kristjana S Williams   2 The Doodle Man   3 Hero Of Switzerland   4 Ruby Taylor

Flash Trend ..... Christmas Festivities

December 5, 2016
Morning! 20 more sleeps till Christmas and here is a round up of our favourites this year.
1.Anna Katharina Jansen   2.Emily Nelson   3.Studio DIY   4.Meri Meri   5.Ampersand Design Studio   6.Rifle Paper   7.Boden   8.Amanda Formara   9.Naomi Wilkinson   10.Jordan Sondler
 

Insta Love!

November 28, 2016
Two magazines we love at LR HQ are Wrap and Anorak and their Instagram accounts are just as inspiring. 

Wrap Magazine celebrates contemporary illustration and their feed is a colourful collection of fun and fresh images!

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We love all the fun characters that pop up on Anorak's feed. Full of personality and humour - make sure you check it out! 

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Colour Club ..... Colonel Mustard

November 21, 2016

It's cold outside but here is our colour club to help keep you warm.

1.Manuella    2.Barbara Dziadosz Illustration    3.Tiny Cottons    4.Corby Tindersticks    5.Kira Kids    6.Anna Kovecses    7.Bellwoods Brewery    8.Bobo Choses

This Week We Love ..... Dodo Toucan

November 14, 2016
How adorable are these miniature ceramics?
Individually hand crafted in Paris by designer of Dodo Toucan, Sara Theron.
 
Each collection is a small series of charming creatures and objects that would cheer up any space. Beautiful colours and full of character!Check out their Instagram for some more lovely products.

Flash Trend ..... Outer Space

November 7, 2016

Take a trip into outer space with our new flash trend. Discover new constellations, fresh mark making and far out characters!

1.Little Eleven Paris   2.Studio Takeuma   3.Zara   4.Paul Smith   5.Troche   6.Wrap   7.Carly Watts   8.Bobo Choses   9.Rockets of Awesome   10.Soft Gallery

Go & See ..... The Infinite Mix

October 31, 2016
We can't quite believe November is here tomorrow already and if there is one exhibition you visit this month make sure it's The Infinite Mix: Contemporary Sound and Vision. An off-site exhibition from the Hayward Gallery at The Store.
Not usually fans of video art, we loved every piece we saw. This is a must see exhibition! It's on until December 4th, open everyday and is free, so there is no excuse to miss it.
 

Freebies!

October 23, 2016

Here's a little something to brighten up your week!

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This Week We Love ..... Jean Jullien

October 17, 2016

This week we can't get enough of Jean Julien's illustrations! You're bound to have seen his work out and about, he has worked with everyone from Eurostar to Uniqlo.
His illustrations are a humorous take on modern living, often looking at social media and the way we interact with each other.

Jean Jullien

Check out his book 'This is Not a Book' published by Phaidon and his collaboration with Les manufactures d'lnopia.

Don't forget to check out his instagram account too, for funny observations of the everyday.

 

Lemon Ribbon at Brand Licensing Europe

October 10, 2016

We're really looking forward to showcasing our brand at BLE today!
Drop by and say hi.

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Flash Trend ..... Cats & Dogs

October 10, 2016

Hopefully it's not raining cats and dogs where you are this morning! Today we have a round up of our furry friends in print.

1.Lazy Oaf   2.Miss Patina   3.Janusz Stanny   4.Jin Kitamura   5.Donna Wilson   6.Lydia Nichols   7.Paper & Cloth   8.Guimo   9.Terry Runyan   10.Orla Kiely

Insta Love!

October 3, 2016

This week we've got something new for you! A pick of our favourite Instagram accounts that we look to for inspiration.

Virgin Honey is the account of artist Sabine Timm, who uses found objects to create fun and quirky characters. Follow her at @virgin_honey

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We love Sean Charmatz's funny doodles and videos. He takes the mundane everyday and makes it fun! We could look at his feed for hours. Follow him at @sean_charmatz .

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Colour Club ..... Blue Monday

September 26, 2016

It's Monday but don't let that bring you down, we've got a lovely colour club for you. With one of our favourites, blue!

1.Crosley   2.Wassily Kandinsky   3.Jordan Sondler   4.Michael Rytz    5.Atelier Stella   6.Faber & Lo   7.Bobo Choses   8.Naomi Wilkinson 

This Week We Love ..... Camille Walala

September 19, 2016

This week we can't get enough of Camille Walala! If you've been out and about in London recently you can't have missed her colourful work gracing our streets!

We love the bold, bright colours and geometric play. No surface is safe from from the Walala magic touch!

1,3,4. Here There and Home   2.Lemon Ribbon

Flash Trend ..... Badges & Patches

September 12, 2016

Customising your stuff has always been popular and it is back in a big way this season!  Show your individuality and wear your heart on your sleeve .... literally!

1.Mira Mikati   2.Stella McCartney   3.Scotch & Soda   4.Punky Pins   5.Bershka   6.Bando   7.Kenzo   8.Doublenaut   9.Lazy Oaf   10.Scotch & Soda

Lemon Ribbon at Première Vision

September 7, 2016
We're off to Premiere Vision next week. Suitcases packed to the brim with unicorns, monsters and the rest of the gang. Paris here we come!

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Go & See ..... Hockney's Portraits

September 5, 2016

This week make sure you go and see David Hockney's '82 Portraits and 1 Still Life' at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, which is on until 2nd October 2016.

It's a lovely exhibition full of great colour and mark making, which makes the personality of each sitter shine through. Such a clever, simple idea it's well worth a visit.

Barry Humphries © David Hockney Photo credit: Richard Schmidt
Celia Birtwell © David Hockney Photo credit: Richard Schmidt

 

Freebies!

August 29, 2016

Here's a treat for you this Monday morning, a new wallpaper for your tech to brighten up your day!

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This Week We Love ..... Picture Books

August 22, 2016

We love children's books! They are such a great source of inspiration and always full of beautiful illustrations from crazy talented illustrators. So this week we are featuring two of our favourites!

First off, we have 'City Atlas' illustrated by Martin Haake and written by Georgia Cherry.
This book is chock-a-block with amazing imagery ranging from pizza eating crocodiles to a skateboarding Henry VIII. Get lost in every city around the world just by turning the page.

 

And secondly 'Rapido' by Joelle Jolivet and Jean-Luc Fromental.This Interactive book takes you on a journey around the city with a delivery man and his van. We love the bold and graphic style throughout and you can even see what is going on behind closed doors, for all you nosey neighbours out there!

 

Flash Trend ..... Tiny People

August 15, 2016

They may be hard to spot but tiny people prints are everywhere you look. We can't get enough of these cool micro prints - a nice update to the conversational print.

1.Lotta Nieminen   2.Bobo Choses   3.Naomi Wilkinson   4.Tatsuya Tanaka   5.Monica Ramos   6.Heather Ross   7.Joanne Ho   8.Herschel   9.Joanne Ho   10.Jack Hudson

Go & See ..... Paris Shop Report

August 8, 2016

Happy Monday everyone! Today we have a round up of some of our favourite stores in Paris that we visited back in July. There were so many lovely shops but below are our top 3!

First off is Bonton, a lovely French brand with a few stores around Paris. We visited their flagship store Filles du Calvaire. Full of colourful, fun products for kids & babies, beautiful displays and even a hairdressers! Super inspiring store, it's definitely worth a visit.
5 Boulevard des Filles du Calvaire, 75003, Paris

We also visited Smallables' amazing new concept store full to the brim with amazing brands. A fun atmosphere has been created in a natural and modern space. There is so much to look at we could have spent hours there. Make sure Smallable is top of your list if you're in Paris.
81 Rue du Cherche-Midi, 75006 Paris

Womb (World of my Baby) is a cool lifestyle hub for the modern parent across three floors. It is a beautifully thought out space with some fab kids decor inspiration. Another top find!
93 Réaumur Street, 75002 Paris

Colour Club ..... Pretty as a Peach

August 1, 2016

Morning! Get rid of the Monday blues with our latest colour club!

1.Marina Marinski  2.Orla Kiely  3.Hotel Magique  4.Antti Kalevi  5.Urban Outfitters  6.Zara  7.Leslie Weaver  8.The Animal Observatory

This Week We Love ..... Playtime Paris

July 25, 2016

Back at the beginning of July we visited Playtime Paris, which is a great trade show full of amazing kids and baby brands. Here are a few of our favourites...

Bravelings started life as a tights company for boys and have since grown to cover girls and other accessories too. We particularly loved their new range of girls tights with quirky, playful designs.

Amsterdam-based Donsje (Dutch for "fluffy") had the most gorgeous collection of children's shoes and accessories. Our favourites were their little lion booties and matching purse. They also won the Milk magazine X Playtime award for shoes - great work guys!

And last but not least, our absolute favourites Hugo loves Tiki who are so on trend with their gorgeous fruit print. Bold and simple, their prints work for girls and boys of all ages.

Lemon Ribbon at Printsource

July 20, 2016

Summer is finally here in the UK and we are busy drawing bears in jumpers for Printsource in a couple of weeks. Stop by and see our new AW17 collection - look forward to seeing you there!

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Flash Trend ..... Junk Food

July 18, 2016

Here is another of our flash trends to brighten up your Monday morning. From the humble burger to the delicious doughnut, junk food is on everything!

1.Urban Outfitters  2.Justin Gabbard  3.Ban.do  4.Kodiak Milly  5.Ban.do  6.The Printed Peanut  7.Hundred Pieces  8.Bouffants and Broken Hearts   9.Shortcut to Wonderland  10.Amy Walters

Go & See ..... Jeff Koons @ Newport Street Gallery

July 11, 2016

This week we recommend you go and see the Jeff Koons exhibition at The Newport Street Gallery. It's super fun and shiny!

Feel like a kid again surrounded by oversized objects and re-imaginings of childhood toys. It's great for colour, texture and inspiration.

Newport Street Gallery, is the new gallery from Damien Hirst. It's a beautiful space and we can't wait to visit again soon.

 

The exhibition is free and runs until October 16th 2016.

Colour Club ..... Green With Envy

July 8, 2016

Green is in the colour club this week. It's one of our favourite colours and is everywhere at the moment.

1. Nanna Prieler    2. Mr Boddington Studio    3. Yebin Mun    4. Becca Stadtlander    5. Fine Little Day  6. Rod Biddulph    7. Giacomo Bagnara    8. Rob Hodgson

This Week We Love ..... Nor-Folk

June 27, 2016

This week we love Nor-Folk, a new and exciting lifestyle brand out of Norwich. Their minimalist kidswear designs are spot on for the upcoming AW trend.

The simplicity of their graphics work alongside the new rise in gender neutral apparel.

Flash Trend ..... Unicorn Party

June 22, 2016

We all know unicorns are awesome and they are everywhere at the moment! Here's a round up of some of our favourites from this trend that we have spotted out and about.

1. We Are Yawn  2. Sharon Magowan  3. Oh Happy Day  4. A Flamingo A Day  5. Meri Meri  6. Paperchase  7. Sarah Walsh  8. Sabina Gibson  9. Mini Rodini  10. Christopher David Ryan

Hello, we are Lemon Ribbon!

June 21, 2016

Hey folks! Welcome to the NEW Lemon Ribbon blog!

We will be posting regularly things we're loving, trends we're spotting and places we're going!

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