Tropical Inspirations – New Print

It is a trend and it will always be, tropical theme prints can be versatile with various elements. From the vivid leaves and monstera leaves to the wild birdlife, that was the main inspirations for the creation of this phone case unique print.

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We selected three elements: monstera leaf, lily buds and leaves. To add detail to the print, we added some painted dots.

For the colours we selected a pallet of summery colours: pinks, yellows, greens and blues.

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Harper & Blake Tropical Pattern Phone Case

Tropical prints have become very famous and some of the high street fashion brands are using it for their pieces of clothing and accessories such as Dolce & Gabbana and even Gucci. This print design trend has also grown in notoriety across interiors, prints, home decor and art.

We can find these prints and collections on Instagram and Pinterest for inspiration. As we may know these prints are here to stay.

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News – John Lewis & Partnership

There’s a lot of news that we are happy to share, regarding our new designs and partnerships. Since our last post here on the blog we have worked to produce and deliver an exclusive collection for John Lewis & Partnership.

The John Lewis collection consists of three of our most popular patterns: Golden detailed Bees, Geometric and Dalmatian on the cases for the iPhone SE/5s, 8/76s and 8/7/6s Plus. In addition to the covers for the iPhones, we also created the cases for the MacBook Air 13” with the Bees and Geometric patterns.

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The collection is now available in some of John Lewis & Partners stores and online which you can find here.

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We are really excited about this partnership with John Lewis & Partners, especially as it has given us the opportunity to reach more of you.

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Look! Lovely Laptop Sleeves

This week we have been busy preparing for the launch of our new product, the printed laptop sleeve. We have made sure these soft covers are available in two different sizes: 12-13” and 14-15”, so as to be suitable for MacBook, HP, Sony, Acer, Lenovo and Dell models. The sizing also means the case can be used to store notebooks in.

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As with all of our products, the laptop sleeves feature beautiful prints including some of our most popular designs. We also offer personalisation of the items. This option is available on the Harper & Blake website and includes adding the desired initials.The front of the laptop sleeves are covered with the print whereas the backs are black. The cover is comprised of neoprene with cloth and the zip fastening features two pull tabs, this means that the product is flexible and ideal for transporting.

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Design with Harper & Blake: Folia Polka and Paper Tiger

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Design with Harper & Blake (#DesignWithHB) is a campaign aimed at bringing you our latest original designs weekly all influenced by the world around us, taking final form in our two contrasting alter-egos, Harper & Blake.

Our first print of the week has been specifically created for Harper; taking inspiration from pearl rings and all things sophisticated. ‘Folio Polka Phone Case‘ is a print of beauty looking as luxe and polished as its muse herself! Focusing on the unexplored area of polka dots this pretty little case is one to be admired by all, even if you’ve got a little Blake inside you! Working digitally, Harper & Blake Print Designer, Cassandre Desbonnets added her usual stylish touches of textures, golden outlines and monochrome tones!

Our second print of the week, ‘Paper Tiger Phone Case‘ is 100% Blake all over! Using collage textures as its primary inspiration, this design follows on from our previous predators collection but adding an arty aesthetic, bright colours and an overall experimental twist. Created with a mix of methods, hand drawing, layering, digitally printing this case is for the bold, the bright, the little bit abstract. This case is for Blake!

We’re in love with both of this weeks prints, we just can’t decide between the two! Are you a Harper or a Blake?

For more prints, visit the Harper & Blake website

Design with Harper & Blake: Glossy Butterfly and Woven Wood

Harper & Blake Butterfly iPhone CaseDesign with Harper & Blake (#DesignWithHB) is a campaign aimed at bringing you our latest original designs weekly all influenced by the world around us, taking final form in our two contrasting alter-egos, Harper & Blake.

This week we have two very exciting prints to share with you, bold, bright and beautiful we’re bringing a little bit of summer to your look with this week’s ‘Glossy Butterfly’ and ‘Woven Wood’.

Something new, this week’s ‘Glossy Butterfly’ iPhone case comes under both Harper and Blake personalities – who’d have thought that would ever happen?! Due to its realistic muse, bright colours and overall the simplicity of this delicate design we just couldn’t choose who it would fit best! Complimented with a glossy finish in the print itself, this accessory is one to bring summer but texture to any outfit.

Our second print for this week, ‘Woven Wood’ iPhone case is one clearly created with Harper in mind. Taking inspiration from the artist Josef Albers, geometric compositions, textures and tones were all key in the birth of this minimalistic lovers dream. Exploring classic print techniques; mixing stripes and checks the simplistic structure of this design is what makes it so unique. Wooden textures contrasting with monochrome and a splash of colour defines Harper’s style. Simple, clean cut and stylish. This case is definitely on my wish list!

We’re in love with both of this weeks prints, we just can’t decide between the two! Are you a Harper or a Blake?

For more prints, visit the Harper & Blake website

Design with Harper & Blake: Coral Treasure and Around The Circle

Design with Harper & Blake (#DesignWithHB) is a campaign aimed at bringing you our latest original designs weekly all influenced by the world around us, taking final form in our two contrasting alter-egos, Harper & Blake.

This week we bring to you two very ‘cool for the summer designs’ guaranteed to add print and style to any look; morning, noon or night, Harper or Blake.

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The first of the two, and Harper & Blake Stylist Sophie Drury’s personal favourite for this week is Coral Treasure iPhone Case . A cool, calm and collected print perfect for any Harper or Blake. The simplicity of the block colours with the delicate placement of the print is a look to be lusted really making the print live up to its name. Black, turquoise and gold compliment each other making this the perfect accessory to match any outfit. Whether you’re wanting to place colour pairing with an all monochrome look or go all out and colour/print clash like a true Blake fan would this print is definitely one for you!

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The second design we bring to you this week is Around the Circle iPhone Case, a colourful print with a playful touch it takes inspiration from all things summer. Although simplicity is key, the colour blocking design really packs a punch with its off balanced layout and contrasting colour scheme making it the perfect piece to add life to an overall look.

We’re in love with both of this weeks prints, we just can’t decide between the two! Are you a Harper or Blake?

For more prints, visit the Harper & Blake website.

Harper & Blake Introduces: Cassandre Desbonnets

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This week’s ‘Harper & Blake Introduces’ brings to you the colourful and creative Cassandre Desbonnets, our new print designer taking Harper & Blake and London by storm! 

Originally growing up in the countryside of France, Cassandre left to follow her love of travel, discovering new people and other cultures. With simple tastes, Cassandre spends her time walking in parks, going to the cinema and reading books – a girl after our own hearts! What makes this mind stand out is her love and passion for colour, fashion and textile design.

After completing a master’s degree in textile design and art direction, the french native traveled to London to undertake a work placement with renowned designer Mary Katrantzou. It was there she made her decision to stay in this dynamic city which then lead to begin her work with Harper & Blake.

Currently working on our latest campaign, #DesignWithHarperAndBlake the prints are a reflection of Cassandre’s inspiration and design philosophy. Cassandre explores the worlds of Harper & Blake daily. Creating print stories behind two entities resulting to the perfect storm of minimal and edgy, simple and bright.

At Harper & Blake we live by the mantra “take inspiration from everything”. This is something Cassandre herself believes and feels everything can be an inspiration: the tones of a wall, the colour palette of a florist shop, an architecture shape or a print on a piece of clothing. Often found wandering around design and art exhibitions (the Barbican centre being her favourite in London) Cassandre finds inspiration for the great ways she incorporates design composition, shapes and concepts into her prints. From taking walks around the bustling city, to relaxing in the breathtaking parks, the designer constantly looks to the colours and textures around her.

Last week’s Harper & Blake print, Spring Bamboo is a reflection of exactly this. The colourful and bold floral print is inspired by the blooming of flowers in the spring. The second print designed for last week’s ‘#DesignWithHarperAndBlake’ reveal is Speckled Ink. The designer channeled her inner Harper style to create a hand painted design for all lovers of simplicity and minimalism.

Given Cassandres experience in the fashion industry, we trust her to create high quality designs. Following on from our SS16 scarf collection “Predators” which made its debut in February at London Fashion week, Cassandre has started working on our SS17 collection. Without spoiling the surprise, the topic of the collection is beautiful and dangerous nature, and will be a smooth transition from the previous Predators, but with completely different stories. We cannot wait to see what’s to come.

We would like to think that our future is bright with Cassandre and one which we are thrilled to have this up and coming designer include in.

Harper & Blake wouldn’t be what it is today without the creative minds working behind it. ‘Harper & Blake Introduces’ hopes to share these minds with you!