Welcome to the Phab* People blog.  An eclectic collection of inspirations, thoughts, influences and news from the design world in general and from  the Hoxton, Shoreditch and Brick Lane area of London.

Thursday, 31 July 2008

DIY stripes

while away those hot summer evenings designing your own pattern with this fun, stripe generating tool at stripemania.com

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

street art

There is always  something interesting cropping  up on the way from home to work. A little while back this skip appeared decorated with flowers. It turned out to be part of an ad for Nike. Yesterday passing the basketball court on Brick Lane  I saw this decoration of plastic cups applied to the court fencing. 

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

fashion illustration

I love this work by one of the best fashion illustrators around-
Marguerite Sauvage

Friday, 4 July 2008


Ok we have all been there. You wander into a shop attracted by the meticulously arranged merchandise. Casually you tug at a neatly folded top laid out with precision on an island shelf. You realise its not for you , but you were magnetised by the beautiful colour and texture so you toss it back on the shelf. You become aware of the beady glared of the shop staff so you make a lame attempt to tuck in the corners and restore the display to its original state, but you fail miserably so skulk out of the shop leaving a pile behind that resembles Mount Vesuvius.

So check out this video, and never feel retail intimidation again!

Thursday, 3 July 2008


some more of Fabien's


The french seem to be really into their decals so maybe thats why so much good offer comes from there. I love the graphic work of Fabien Barral so was delighted to see the addition of these products on the harmonie-interieure.com website.