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Timeless design suits both traditional and contemporary

Fired Earth’s Creative Director, Rob Whitaker shares his experience of using current trends to create contemporary designs with timeless, classic appeal. I’m inspired by everything from architecture and travel, to old photographs and colours emerging on the catwalks. Versatile palettes of blues, greens and greys are particularly popular at the moment. We’ve noticed that creative designers [...]

By |2018-03-06T09:31:57+00:00July 24th, 2015|Blog|

Envelopes with a difference…the history and the future

Today’s Feelology post will consider the past and the future of envelopes.  When confronted with the paper envelopes we are all so familiar with today, it is strange to think that the form of postal message sending with which we are so familiar used to be a whole lot heavier! 2000 years B.C., the Babylonian [...]

By |2018-02-26T14:36:21+00:00November 20th, 2014|Blog|

Finding inspiration for designs when facing a tricky client brief…

Today’s Feelology blog post will deal with two topics in the world of design. Firstly, we look at the often-difficult task of finding inspiration and secondly we’ve got some tips on understanding and then designing with a tricky or restrictive client brief. What steps should be taken to ‘find’ inspiration can sometimes seem impossible for [...]

By |2018-03-06T09:32:17+00:00November 20th, 2014|Blog|

Foil in Fashion

For fans of progressive menswear designer Sebastiaan Pieter, his clothes are a statement. So too, is his stationery. While there’s nothing conventional about Sebastiaan’s tailoring, he is known in London and New York for re-fashioning traditional materials and methods – which is something which he was keen to encapsulate in his packaging and letterhead. [...]

By |2018-03-05T21:18:04+00:00November 19th, 2014|Blog|

Citron or Mandarin?

When a VIP invitation to the Wallpaper* Handmade exhibition launch in Milan lands on your lap, it’s difficult to forget that frisson of excitement as you lift the blind-embossed flap of the handmade envelope and feel the exquisite letterpress spelling out your invite to the design world’s premier celebration of craftsmanship. There was added [...]

By |2018-02-18T10:29:18+00:00April 19th, 2014|Blog|

Slime Green Envelopes for Venice in Peril

When Venetian restoration project, Venice in Peril wanted to promote their work and raise awareness of the historic city’s decay due to algae, they turned to Baddeley Brothers. The company created bespoke C5 wallet envelopes, with peel and stick flaps, using special 120gsm paper that had been created using a blend of paper and [...]

By |2018-02-18T10:29:18+00:00February 19th, 2014|Blog|

Staying Lean – Baddeley Brothers in Training

Following an investment by the company to enhance efficiency in its work practices and introduce lean manufacturing principles. Starting on the shop floor, fifteen employees have undergone on-the-job training, covering problem solving, team working, health and safety regulations and the implementation of visual management systems. The aim of lean manufacturing is to eliminate waste [...]

By |2018-03-06T09:39:47+00:00January 19th, 2014|Blog|

Chipperfield Stands Out With Bespoke Stationery

One of the world's most influential architectural firms, David Chipperfield Architects, is making the right impression with a range of contemporary branded stationery from John Morgan Studio, created by die-stamping specialists, Baddeley Brothers. The RIBA award-winning architectural firm, now the subject of an exciting exhibition at London's Design Museum, is celebrated for creating subtle [...]

By |2018-03-09T08:42:12+00:00April 19th, 2013|Blog|

Baddeley Brothers Handmade Invite to Milan

Europe's hottest designers in the fashion and art world will be attending Wallpaper* Handmade's exclusive party in Milan's Brioni HQ at this year's Salone Internazionale del Mobile, with a specially commissioned invitation created by Baddeley Brothers. Click edit button to change this text. For the second year running, the influential publication has [...]

By |2018-03-06T12:13:46+00:00March 16th, 2012|Blog|

Fit for a Queen – and the First Lady

Loved and cherished for their rare ingredients and imaginative blends, the perfumes and candles crafted by Irish artisan perfumer Cloon Keen Atelier deliver a complete sensory experience – from their hand-placed cotton wicks to each exclusive die-stamped label. No wonder then, that when Queen Elizabeth II made her historic visit to Ireland, Cloon [...]

By |2018-02-18T10:29:46+00:00August 19th, 2011|Blog|