Katy Dockrill for National Drapery

When art director Lila Graham first contacted us to work on the new website she was designing for National Drapery, it was an exciting opportunity for Katy Dockrill to bring her flair for sewing and love of home decor to an illustration assignment!  The new ND website was the inspirational vision of Natalie Hartman, who was a delight to work with.  Visit the ND homepage and see how Lila and Katy literally brought Natalie's vision to life here.

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1_©Katy Dockrill_KD285_i2iArt

The new website design also included a series of drawings to highlight the many custom products National Drapery offers.  Katy adores creating for surface design, so when Natalie asked her to include an indication of patterns to depict various textiles and bring some flair to these more technical illustrations, she was happy to oblige.  The result?  These little gems...we've combined a few of our faves here:

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©Katy Dockrill_KD305_i2iArt
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2_©Katy Dockrill_cornices
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5_©Katy Dockrill_headboads_WEB

Tracy Walker: Wall Decor

Tracy Walker's gorgeous art is now available wholesale through McGaw Graphics, so keep your eyes open for prints from an extensive collection of her work that could be popping up in Museum stores (eg. MoMA, The Met Store), Barnes & Noble, CB2, Urban Outfitters, ZGallerie and more.

Birds in the Garden 1


Birds in the Garden 2


To see more  of Tracy's art featured in the McGaw Graphics' catalogue go here.


Print and Pattern features Katy Dockrill!

  SURTEX is only a few days away, and we are super excited to share the post Print and Pattern featured on Katy Dockrill.  If you would like to see more of her bright and beautiful work in person, please visit us at booth #340 at the Javits Center in NYC from May 19-21.


Alanna Cavanagh's Capsule Collection for Lord & Taylor


The perfect Mother's Day gift (just weeks away)! Alanna Cavanagh's spring capsule collection for Lord and Taylor is now available in Hudson's Bay stores across Canada.  On the heels of the overwhelmingly successful Spring and Holiday limited edition tea towels in 2012, we're delighted to announce this spring 2013 launch. Special thanks to the Bay's Creative Director Private Brand Home, Lucia Kinghorn, for bringing this project to life and to Arren Williams, Creative Director Home Fashions for his vision, dedication to Canadian designers and undying enthusiasm for Alanna Cavanagh's work!The_Bay_Spring2013_©AlannaCavanagh_i2iartThe collection includes a gardening themed tea towel, canary canapé plates, butterfly mugs, as well as floral patterned apron and oven mitts.

Psst...the yellow bird on the canapé plates is inspired by Alanna's pet canary, Lord Percy.




The product development team at the Bay, headed by Pinakin Mistry, did a fabulous job on the packaging of the collection!

Tracy Walker: Holiday Sale in Uxbridge

  If you're looking to pick up something really special for that naughty or nice someone on your list, why not take a drive to the country and shop at your leisure in the lovely little town of Uxbridge, where you'll find treasures that you won't find anywhere else!

Tracy Walker will be selling her prints and textile goodies at the Handmade sale in Uxbridge, running from Saturday December 15th - Monday the 24th.  Don't miss the opening event this Saturday Dec 15th 2-5pm at Blue Heron Studio.


We share with you the delightful poster Tracy designed and illustrated for the show...


Tracy Walker: Holiday Sale at NOOK!

  Don't miss the annual Holiday Sale at Nook in Kensington Market, Toronto, this weekend--Saturday Dec 8th 1-8pm, and Sunday Dec 9th, 12-6pm.  Tracy Walker and a handful of other top Toronto illustrators will sell their original art and crafts at NOOK in Kensington Market.  Last year I did most of my Christmas shopping there and family and friends were delighted with their 'one-ish-of-a-kind' gifts!  Tracy will have some lovely new tea towels, greeting cards, buttons, prints and shadowboxes for sale (for a sneak peep see samples below).

Prints of this stunning new image will be available.

These are two of Tracy's latest surface designs--featured on beautiful linen tea towels.


Alanna Cavanagh: Another Hudson's Bay Exclusive

  Alanna's limited edition Spring '12 tea towel was such a run-away success that The Bay commissioned her to create another design for their Holiday '12 Season.  The beautiful 100% linen tea towels are produced by Ulster Weavers, who have the Royal Warrant to Queen Elizabeth II for Kitchen Textiles.  By the way, they look stunning framed, (if you can't bring yourself to get yours dirty)!

The Bay, in their press material says:  "A talented Canadian illustrator and printmaker, Cavanagh’s witty and playful point of view has caught the eye of magazines like Canadian House & Home and Style at Home, and influential online sources, such as Remodelista and Apartment Therapy."  We think "witty and playful" says it all!

To see more of the Bay's exciting Holiday and Signature Collections, and to meet the fabulous visionary behind all this juicy stuff, Arren Williams, Creative Director of Home Fashions, check out this great post on Design Maze.

If you want to get your limited edition tea towel now, you can make your purchase without having to go any further right here.