A postcard from Palm Springs

02 August 2017

For over 100 years, artists, designers, architects and Hollywood stars have been drawn to this corner of the Southern California desert making the city a hot bed of creativity. 

Our new range draws inspiration from Palm Springs; with a soft pastel colour palette of blues and pinks and some bold typography. We have gone ‘sparkle’ mad with our new EXTRA chunky glitter finish in pink, red and gold, alongside our classic gold foil with a few additions of blue and pink foil. This range is bold and attention grabbing, perfect for all those who cant resist a bit of shimmer and glitter!

We were lucky enough to stay at the iconic Saguaro Palm Springs Hotel, with its sleek mid-century architecture and incredible backdrop. It is clear to see the influence designs like this had on the new range.

 

A stay at Saguaro isn’t complete without the use of their free bike rental, being able to ride around the vast collection of desert modernist architecture, surrounded by the Coachella Valley is something that even the pictures don’t give justice to.

Of course we went full tourist and got ourselves a snap of ‘That’ insta famous door! It is basically a rule. Go to Palm Springs, you HAVE to take a photo of this house.

 

 

Due to the strange contractual obligations set upon them by Hollywood in its heyday, many movie stars were not permitted to be further than a 2-hour journey from the movie set. Meaning that from the 1920’s onwards everyone from Charlie Chaplin to Elizabeth Taylor used Palm Springs as their home away from home.

This influx of wealthy, stylish A-listers allowed mid-century modern architecture (desert modernism movement) to flourish down below Mount Jacinto. The images below are just a few of the amazing structures that influenced our Palm Springs Range...

 

About Caroline Gardner

Caroline Gardner is best known as one of the UK's leading and most prolific stationery and gift designers.

Her distinctive designs now stretch across various product categories, including paper, accessories and lifestyle, all linked by her design hand print of quirky use of colour and placement.

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