Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Friday, 24 September 2010

Because it's Friday.....

and the 8 second break from 1.51 to 1.60 is KILLER... although if Freda was my mate I'd tell her to man up a bit but she's so darn cute that we'll let her off.

Featured!! Print and Pattern.

Bowie Style did a feature on the cards at Paperchase and featured one of our Heidi cards and some of our Pantone cards too. See the full post here

images courtesy of Print and Pattern Blog.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

1973 loves LFW

Here at 1973 we like to look at all aspects of design to inspire us and alert us to up-and-coming trends and colour pallets. London Fashion week is no exception. So much influence in design comes from this one event. As it trickles down to the high street and into different mediums you can't help but be inspired. Here are a couple of my faves......

MAN: I always really like the MAN show, even though the male models are by far prettier than the average woman. The tailoring at this show is always spot on. I must point out that I like the clothes for myself, I couldn't imagine my boyfriend in a sheer lilac top.

Photos by Duilio Marconi

Marios Schwab: Mixing silk and leather, funny Joan Jett-esque mullets.. Beautiful graphics and use of contrasting fabrics


Photo: Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com

Erdem: Spring floral print HEAVEN

Photo: Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com

details: amazing embroidery by Jenny King whom my sister assists sometimes when she's not busying herself with having babies. Jenny's embroidery has a folky yet clean finish to it much like our Heidi range. (nice plug huh!?)
Photo: Gianni Pucci / GoRunway.com

Richard Nicoll gorgeous colour pallet.... gotta love a bit of pleating
Photo: Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com

Michael van der Ham: an incredible talent. Anyone that can make 3 dresses sewn together look so beautiful deserves all the praise they receive. His 'collaged' creations are not for the faint hearted but here at 1973 we love innovation.
Photo: Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com

And on to Milan.....

Once you start looking.....

so Emma and I have been searching the internet for various 1973 posts, images, articles ect looking to archive bits and pieces. We came across another old feature (I need to be more vigilant) on Ewen Spencer photographer extraordinaire's blog, he's an old friend of the Emmerson clan. Ewen and his gang came and took photos of Emma's studio, his mounted prints and enjoyed a cup of coffee.

images courtesy of ewenspencer.com/blog

Read the full post here.

Those Geordies get everywhere.......

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Re-worked 1973

Since Hannah at Radiance Lighting showed us her beautiful lampshades made from our Sanna Annukka wrap we have been on the hunt to see if anyone else had used our wrap for anything other than wrapping presents. Emma managed to find these:
DIY life blog... Handmade: Transform a Bucket into a Wastebasket

images courtesy of DIY life blog
here they use our  Flower wrap to decorate a bucket....full post here

Bash Blog framed some of our Hiawatha wrap
image courtesy of Bash Graphics

Full post here.

We would really love to see more of this kind of stuff.... If you have used one of our products in a different way and wouldn't mind us blogging it please email us enquires@nineteenseventythree.com.. 

1973 loves.. this photo

Funny that... love love love this image by damon abnormal 

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

1973 loves....La Piscine

Roubaix Museum of Art and Industry is one of our French stockists. This museum shop is situated in a beautiful museum that was initially an art deco swimming pool built in 1927. The baths were constructed as a place for people of different race/class to meet and interact. 

it now houses collections from the Roubaix National Museum. It still has lots of the original features and even still has the swimming pool situated in one of the gallery spaces.


not your average gift shop huh! 
images taken from www.twintexmuseums.eu

Friday, 17 September 2010

Because it's Friday......

........ and it's really sunny and I'm completely obsessed with this. It's quite obvious that M.I.A and Diplo should work together more.... 

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Top Drawer

Today is my first day back in the work seat since Top Drawer and what a Top Drawer it was. We had a great time and all worked jolly hard. James, Lucy Emma and I all manned the display and enjoyed the opportunity to catch up and meet old/new customers. While Jacqui was just as busy at HQ......I hope everyone else had a good experience. The end of the show however, means only one thing....the run-up to Christmas begins...eeek!

and I got to stay with this guy. The only hamster in Stoke Newington with its own bedroom... 

Friday, 10 September 2010

Because it's Friday....

.......and Paul Weller's 80's dancing is epic

Radiance Lighting..

One of our stockist Radiance Lighting have used some of our wrap in a very innovative way. Hannah the owner created these beautiful lamps using our Sanna Annukka and Sukie wrapping paper. Look at her blog here. We think they are really beautiful and we love to see our products used in different ways.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Featured!! Print and Pattern

Our Paul Thurlby cards have been featured on mega blog Print and Pattern... read the whole post here

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Getting ready for Top Drawer...

So lack of posting/updating etc is down to the militant operation that is getting ready for Top Drawer. This year our exhibit is going to be bigger and better than ever. Full details to follow but this has been playing regularly while we have been sorting.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Featured... Elle Decoration..

Our Sanna Annukka range was featured in the 21st birthday issue of Elle Decoration. Sanna's range is still proving incredibly popular. Pleased are we... 

Excuse the crumby photos.

Friday, 3 September 2010

Because its friday...

Screen Prints......

Emma has been very busy getting her screen printing equipment set up in her studio. Finally she is properly up and running and working on a couple of different ideas. Here is one of her many successes. As you may have noticed our logo/look has changed of late as we want our company to be fresh and exciting. Emma has started looking into colour ways and designs regarding our facelift....WUNDERBAR! 

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

New Heidi cards......

We have eight new card designs in our Heidi range. View the whole range here

cuckoo clock. 3053.

block city. 3054.

flower. 3055.

carousel. 3056.

rocking horse. 3057.

New Heidi cont....

peacock. 3058.

cow. 3059.

cockerel. 3060.

New Heidi wrap....

We have recently launched a couple new wrap designs in our Heidi range. what do you think? 

cockerel. 2315.

peacock. 2316.

rocking horse. 2317.

flower. 2318.

you can view the whole range here

1973 loves...

Carluccio's graphics on their bags and posters.