Archive for the ‘designer crush’ Category

inspiration: jonathan saunders

March 4, 2011

images via pattern observer


I’ve been a big fan of Jonathan Saunders ever since I found myself in the London studio where all his patterns/textiles are printed last year. Way exciting. Sadly, I did not get to meet or even sneak a glance at the designer himself, but I did get to see his locker where he keeps all his printing materials. Baby steps right? He’s an incredible designer with an amazing eye for colour and pattern. I love how he’s mixed different colourways of the same pattern, as well as juxtaposed modern geometrics with floral and fauna in his fall 2011 collection. Genius!


anyhow, just a little weekend inspiration!


xo denj


jean and jewellery

January 23, 2011

denim shirt: Mendocino, skirt: Urban Outfitters, belt: French Connection, necklace and bracelect: Denj + LaurenElan

*photography by rsimmen


Guess what guys! You can finally buy Denj+LaurenElan pieces online!

find the Juliet Necklace HERE
and the DENJ bracelet HERE


xo denj



designer crush: julia rothman

January 9, 2011

all designs by Julia Rothman


Julia Rothman is one of my absolute FAVOURITE pattern designers/illustrators. She has such a distinct and unique style, using a combination and whimsical hand drawn elements and bold colour choices.  I love that she often chooses to focus on ordinary objects such as shoes or keys in her designs, making them beautiful and exciting.


check out her website here!

laurenelan + denj pieces!

December 7, 2010


all these and more goodies at the GIFTED&GLAM pop-up holiday shop this weekend!




xo denj

designer crush – abigail borg

November 30, 2010

Abigail Borg is a surface/pattern designer and illustrator based out of Worcestershire, England. I came across miss Abigail via DESIGNSPONGE (one of my all time favourite blogs!) and instantly fell in love with her work.

Such gorgeous colours and beautiful florals! – she is pretty much a modern day William Morris.


to see more from Abigail Borg, click HERE



xo denj

designer crush: LaurenElan Collections

November 4, 2010

romance and city collections

Hi all!

Another  regular column I plan to include on denj is “designer crush”. I want to showcase other awesome designers and artists that I find inspiring, and of course, because they are just so darn talented!
First up! The lovely miss Lauren McMillan of LaurenElan Collections,
Lauren says her collection originally began as a need to design custom statement jewellery for the evening’s outfit,  and soon turned into an obsession to create.  She’s been working tirelessly for months and finally launched her website and collection this past monday!  Everything looks absolutely gorgeous. I love her bright pops of colour, sparkle, and bold original designs. yah Lauren! You’ll be able to purchase your very own piece(s) starting November 5th. The collection is organized into three categories; Party, City, and Romance. I was lucky enough to be chosen to be the face of the romance collection, (see above!) – for more information and some major eye candy check out
*Photography by Justyna Sokolowski
xo denj

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