Saturday, 26 October 2013

Putney Chutney

Symetria has designed packaging labels for Huttons 'Putney Chutney'.

As well as the singular jars, there is a Putney Chutney mini hamper gift set now available for the festive season. The gift set comes in three scrumptious flavours - caramalised onion chutney,  sundried tomato chutney with garlic and a 'Putney' wholegrain mustard.

Established in 1996, Huttons have  shops in London, Surrey, Marlow, Windsor and St. Albans. As well as the Putney Chutney pack labels, we have also designed their gift bags and store concepts for Huttons Vintage. Oh, and they also stock our Little Black Cat cards.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Autumnal Thoughts

'The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life' - 
William Morris

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Symetria in Belgium

We are delighted to announce Picarto are now stocking six of our best selling ranges including Autumn and our festive range, Mulled.
Established for over 35 years in Leuven, Belgium, this delightful gift emporium specialises in cards and stationery from homegrown and international card publishers. Alongside the wonderful collections of cards and accessories, they also provide a framing service for posters and prints.
Ranges stocked: Plonk, Morning Mr Magpie, Autumn, Mulled, Lovebites and The Little Black Cat.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Six In The City

Manhattan and Brooklyn in six nights.
This is what happened...

Meetings with my editors at Random House and Skyhorse, brunch meeting with my brilliant agent Isabel and her lovely husband in the West Village,  Greetings card comp shopping on Fifth Avenue and surrounding areas, a little inspiration at The New York Public Library,  Live Jazz and an evening view from The Top of the Rock at The Rockefeller Centre , an appreciation of the masters Edward Hopper, Andy Warhol, James Rosenquist and more at MOMA, Grand Central Station, the bright lights of Times Square, the tranquility of Central Park, a walk along The Brooklyn Bridge, The Chrysler Building, Wallstreet, China Town, Cannoli in Little Italy, The Staten Island Ferry, a sunset view of Lady Liberty, a wander down the seedy diamond district, the beautiful oasis that is Bryant Park,  NYC Burlesque Festival - three incredible Burlesque shows at Le Poisson Rouge, The Brooklyn Bowl (Nat's  performance was amazing, so proud!) and B.B.Kings plus after parties,  mind blowing 3D printing at Makerbot, little brown bags at Bloomingdales, Macy's, FAO Schwartz, The Apple Cube on Fifth, a lazy stroll along The Hudson, hazy subway rides and lively journeys in yellow cabs. Oh and many culinary delights were sampled, shared and savoured along the way: the best cakes  at The Little Cupcake Bakeshop , the best slice at Artichoke pizza ( a serious contender for best slice of pizza ever),  best brunch at The Quarter,  and the best of the rest Tick Tock DinerDean & DeLuca, Guy and GallardFive Guys, very naughty frozen custard at Shake Shack, and the delectable Plaza Food Hall.

Tired, deflated, inspired and elated.
Thank you New York, you were incredible.