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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Lov Li is a design studio founded by Rachel Taylor and Beth White, creating prints and surface patterns. Clients include...Paperchase, Harrods, WH Smiths, The Art Group, Habitat. The Lov Li brand is a hub for new young UK design talent and we work with some of the best illustrators and designers to create trend led greeting cards and journals.

Friday, 25 February 2011

Private View tonight - Eastside Project

lov Li are off the the private view at Eastside project gallery tonight featuring work by Jonathan Monks, Slavs and Tatars, Dora Garcia and The Happy Hypocrite. 



Jonathan Monk, Book Talk: No. 4
Saturday 26 February, 3–4.30pm

In the spirit of 'Curating the Library' (founded by Moritz Küng at deSingel in 2003) Monk has been invited to select publications to become part of the Eastside Projects Library. Monk will discuss how each title informs his practice and his selections will be on display at Eastside Projects throughout 'Again, A Time Machine'.

Slavs and Tatars artist’s talk
Thursday 24 March, 6.30–8pm

Slavs and Tatars present a talk about the use and influence of books and printed material in their practice, with a particular focus on the archive of Iranian and Polish books used for 'Again, A Time Machine', in their installation 'Dear 1979, please meet 1989' (2011).

The Happy Hypocrite — Say What You See
Co-hosted by An Endless Supply and Maria Fusco
Thursday 31 March, 6.30–10pm

Drawing on the methodology of one of the sections from the Happy Hypocrite, An Endless Supply and Maria Fusco present a series of artists’ readings and spoken word performances.

Dora Garcia artist’s talk
Thursday 14 April, 6.30–8pm

Tuesday, 22 February 2011


Our favorite section of the Mr Porter online store, is 



(our fav is no. 30 a pair of Desert Boots)




pssst, pass this onto the man in your life ladies....Mr Porter is now open for business!

Today,  Tuesday February 22, 2011 Net-a-Porter launched Mr. Porter, an online destination for men’s style,.

Mr. Porter is said to provide men with insight into fashion like no other online site currently does, combining editorial content and the best international menswear designers like Gucci, Ralf Lauren, Burberry, Lanvin… to name a few.

Some of the online features include:

The Journal- a weekly magazine that delves into the looks of working men across the globe as well as essential tips for the modern gentleman. “Five ways to wear” will focus on different ways to wear and work wardrobe essentials.

Style Directory – an A-Z on everything from alpaca to shearling, socks lengths to inseam.  Video manuals will also be featured giving style advice and how to achieve certain looks.

Monday, 21 February 2011

Lov Li really love this song......

Jessie J - Price Tag ft. B.o.B.

Buy a Rob Ryan for Haiti charity fundraising print

The print can be bought from Etsy for £200.00

This is a two colour hand-pulled print designed solely to raise money to help the children of Haiti rebuild their lives. Aside from Etsy and Paypal fees, Every penny of every print goes to Unicef's work for children in Haiti. This means £187 from every print sold will go directly to Unicef. If the whole edition sells, we could raise over £37,000.


The print reads: ‘We are all part of each other and this is my promise, I won’t pass you by and I won’t ignore you and look the other way but I’ll help you build your nest again. This is my promise’


Every print is signed and numbered in an edition of 200

Paper size: 50.8cm X 68.5cm

Print size: 54.3cm x 39cm


All prints come with an illustrated authentication which is also screenprinted.


If you have a blog or a website and would like to post this listing to help raise as much as we can, please feel free.

You can use the photos and text from Rob's blog to re-post on your own site at www.rob-ryan.blogspot.com

Friday, 18 February 2011

Lov Li are switches offices today....

Well after 6 months in our Lov Li new office at The Custard Factory, today we are switching offices to a slightly larger space.... its so much lighter, brighter, spacious and has a huge window. 

Our address remands the same, except we are now 422 C instead of 422 F:

422 C

The Bird House

The Custard Factory

Gibb Street 


B9 4AA

Thursday, 17 February 2011

things we're Lov ing Thursday...Sonia Rykiel @ ASOS


 SONIA BY SONIA RYKIEL Spring Summer has landed in ASOS

We love the quirky French theme running through the collection

Launched in 1968, family-owned Parisian boutique label, Sonia Rykiel, revolutionised feminine tailoring by introducing a hemless, inside-out stitching technique. The brand’s diffusion line, Sonia by Sonia Rykiel, exists through the same ‘un-fashion’ philosophy, delivering their signature Parisian chic across a vibrant, playful collection. Expect witty slogan knits, nautical stripes and cutesy detailing, in a range of ready-to-wear garments, shoes and accessories.

 Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Natural Canvas Clutch Bag With Patent And Cherry Detailing.



 Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Spot Shift Dress With Oversize Bow



 Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Cherie Jumper


 £200.00 Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Knitted Cotton Shorts


Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Les Arts Decoratifs - Paris

Whilst in Paris I visited Les Annees 1990-2000.  Volume II. Read more about this exhibition below:



One hundred and fifty designs, selected from the most emblematic collections, recreate the universes of the designers who contributed to these movements through their approach, stylistic experimentation and relationship to the profession, forging an often subtle and sometimes violent mixture of traditional craftsmanship and industry. The leading representatives of the various ‘schools’ – Belgian, British, urban, minimalist, haute couture, independent – all explored a particular passion and savoir-faire. With each collection, either paying tribute to their predecessor or establishing themselves as the figurehead of an emerging movement, these designers asserted their originality in increasingly elaborate shows. 
Among the emblematic designers represented: Martin Margiela, Issey Miyake, Vivienne Westwood, Jean Paul Gaultier, Alexander McQueen and Helmut Lang

Watch the video link below.


Lov Li's fav song of the day.....

Laura Marling - New Romantic


Lov Li @ Premiere Vision

We have just returned from Premiere Vision in Paris to get a round up of the key fabrics, colour and prints for next season.

Key trends for spring/ summer 2012 include impression prints and botanical washed out florals. The seasons look is 'Colourful paleness', there was lots of bleached out denim and there is a just washed, slightly lived in look to dresses and trousers. Irregular dyed effects and overdyes give a slightly haphazard yet unique look to prints.

There is a strong African influence- think tie dye and abstract. Oriental ceramics and Japan-style mini graphics are also key. 

Lets get to work peps!


Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Frederic Malle Parfums

Lov Li have just returned from Paris and couldn't help but stop by Frederic Malle to stock up on some of my favorite scent En Passant created by Olivia Giacobetti. 

En passant
Pause at the edge of a garden in springtime and breathe in fragrant lilac whipped by the wind and you get… EN PASSANT Olivia Giacobetti's "impressionistic" fragrance plays with one simple note - white lilac - captured at an instant in time. The composition glorifies this scent from nature and marries it to watery notes, orange tree leaves, cucumber and wheat. Radiant and serene.

Monday, 14 February 2011

You tickle my fancy

what a Lov Li Valentines card, designed by Rachel Taylor, published by Calypso Cards

can we shall we......Happy Valentines Day♥♥♥

If I were to receive one Valentines card, it would have to be this beautiful print by Rob Ryan

 Can We? Shall We? One day very soon, let us go away together just you and me. Can We? Shall We? Call in sick one day and travel to the sea and hold hands all day. Can We? Shall We? Eat our sandwiches on the train, get drunk on fresh air and come home tired and never tell anyone.... Ever

Friday, 11 February 2011

things we're loving this Friday

Discovery/ Tie Cuff Shirt

Hello Sunshine. Nice to see you again. Lets not leave it so long next time, ok? 

Tie Cuff Shirt, £39, Never Fully Dressed.


Thursday, 10 February 2011

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥Don't forget to buy your Lov Li Valentines cards...♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Our Lov Li Valentines & Mothers Day cards can be bought directly from The Custard Factory reception or from our studio 422F The Custard Factory

Monday, 7 February 2011

Art Group Party tonight at Custard Factory

We are off to the Art Group Spring Fair party tonight at The Old Library at The Custard Factory.

Lov Li Valentines cards available at Paperchase.

Our Lov Li designs for The Art Group are available to buy from Paperchase. Awww!!

Friday, 4 February 2011

Leslie Oschmann Painted bags

Get 30% off Leslie Oschmann's Painting bags..... we love them!


Check out all the beautiful products on her website -www.swarmhome.com





Wednesday, 2 February 2011

see the photos from POP-UP-Gallery @ Zellig, Custard Factory

On Friday eve we popped along to the opening of the POP-UP-Gallery at Zellig at The Custard Factory. It was a really great turn out with live Dj sets, bar, and a cool crowd of young creatives. The Gallery/shop is now open for a few weeks from where you can buy original art, fashion and our very own Lov Li cards and journals. Here are some pics from the night.....