Categories / Art and Photography

Aardvark Pause and Wonder print – part of new V&A ‘Cherry on the Cake’ collection

Pause and wonder

Remember Aardvark's Manifesto print? It urged you to do things like bake a cake, write a letter and play a kazoo. Well, Aardvark are back and have produced a new Pause and Wonder print along a similar vein, part of the V&A shop's new Cherry on the Cake collection

For the Cherry on the Cake collection designers were commissioned to create work inspired by the museum and its principles. Here Aardvark have gone back to the principles of the museum's founder, Henry Cole, for inspiration and depicted them in their trademark style as a letterpress print – here we are urged to marvel, learn and imagine. 

Works from eleven further designers make up the collection, including Retro To Go regulars like Lisa Jones, Angie Lewis and James Brown each producing interesting responses to the brief. 

This print retails for £25. 

Buy it online

Categories / Art and Photography

Two Up, Two Down print by Lisa Jones

Lisa Jones two up

We've shown you Lisa Jones' delightful images before, specifically her Town print. This Two Up, Two Down print is every bit as appealing. 

The image shows a typically British house in a scene that is brimming with detail, from the milk bottles by the door to the apple and anglepoise lamp in the window to the cup of coffee on the windowsill. The use of the three colour blue palette adds to the retro Scandinavian feel. 

Two Up, Two Down costs £65 from Elphicks

Categories / Homeware

Lisa Jones’ Town on a tea towel

Town tea towel

Earlier in the month we featured Lisa Jones' stylish Town print. If you liked that print but the £65 price tag was just slightly beyond your budget, you'll be pleased to hear that exactly the same design is available on a tea towel.

Printed on 100% organic cotton, it's a simple way of introducing some colour and retro influenced design into your kitchen. And, at £10, it's pretty cost effective too. 

Buy it from Hunkydoryhome