16 Sep 2012

Top Drawer London 2012

Top Drawer London is currently taking place at Olympia and showcases new product launches and gift designs for the coming seasons. Just for fun, based on what I saw, I've put together, what seems to be the top 10 trends for the coming months!
ONE1 Animal prints are getting stronger!
With lots of foxes, owls, birds and dog themed homeware and gifts, including the lovely sausage dog fabric and prints by RawXclusive
TWO2 Typographic prints and items with quotes, proverbs and witty sayings!
Blazoned across everything from tea towels to mugs. I liked this print by Karin Akesson  

THREE3 Travel and London iconic images!
Have not gone away, but I did notice a bigger presence of boat inspired prints

FOUR4 Bright colours made a splash everywhere!
Maybe to brighten up the winter days!
FIVE5 Silicon!
Including notebooks fashioned in the shape of bright coloured lego by Mark's Tokyo Edge
SIX6 Old fashioned sewing machines and retro typewriters!
I loved Poppy Treffry's new sewing machine tea towels.
SEVEN7 Japanese flair and style!
Including Washi tape. Ribbon was competing for space with the tape!
EIGHT8 Felt!
On corsages, mni moomin purses and this gorgeous cushion by Sandy A Powell

NINE9 Old cassettes from the 80's!
From tape measures to Allstart casstte lampshades!
TEN10 Scrabble!
This trend seems to be getting stronger with place mats and coasters!

The next Top Drawer London will take place 15-16 January at Earls Court.