Tuesday, 14 September 2010


This noble creature features in The Intrepid Dumpling's Dugong Story in the Just When Stories.
See its sensitive countenance. Its alabaster smoothness. Its poignant flippers.
I'll admit its a fanciful interpretation in response to the story which features a Troll Queen amongst other characters.
What a terrible shame they're an endangered species.

Monday, 13 September 2010

Lush Designs at Top Drawer

Observe this skilled product-tweaking.

A couple of times a year Lush Designs takes a stand at a Trade show. This is where we show our new designs to trade buyers and meet the people who buy for hundreds of retail outlets from grand palaces of designs such as the exquisite department store Liberty , to wonderful little jewel-like shops like Frank in Whitstable

Here stands Helen Minns who is a close personal friend of ours and whose studio is within waving/whistling/chortling distance of ours. We contrived to have our stands side by side at Top Drawer - but CURSES! That Pesky Helen Minns created a stand of elegance and subtlety and her delicious etchings and lineny lovliness made us BOIL with JEALOUSY!!!!

There was only one thing for it ...

Unfortunately I was caught on camera.
Helen was found herself compelled to react with a tit-for-tat stanley knife revenge incident attempt.

Saturday, 11 September 2010


Just when Stories is now available to purchase from all good booksellers.

Not only does it feature illustrations by the the Beatrix Potter of New Cross (me) but it has within its covers stories by esteemed authors such as Michael Morpurgo, Hanif Kureishi and William Boyd, but best of all the profits go to Wildaid.

This pink headed duck features in a story by Alice Newitt, who's name suggests she might be an Edwardian scullery maid whereas in fact she is a talented 14 year old who won a competion to have her story included. All the animals featured in the stories (including this crazy looking duck) are endangered or extinct.
A limited edition silk-screen print of this is now available. Profits from the sales also go to Wildaid. For details contact us at info@lushlampshades.co.uk.