May 31, 2010

Nancy and Betty Designer Feature:

About Nancy and Betty:

Nancy & Betty is run by designer-maker, Hannah Bidmead. I graduated in Fine Art from KIAD in Canterbury. I now work from my studio in Canterbury. I have always been obsessed with stationery, so N&B doesn’t seem like a job! N&B sell handmade stationery and paper goods, including cards, postcards, gift tags, wrap, envelopes and writing sets. N&B also supplies to Liberty in London.


N&B inspirations come from the simple and the quirky things that we see everyday, especially things that remind us of being English. We live near the seaside, so that’s always a constant source of inspiration (like our seaside postcards). Other things that take our fancy are Polaroid cameras, typewriters, caravans and retro phones (functional, well designed objects).

Best Sellers:

We think we might have an obsession with typewriters, but we don’t think we’re the only ones, as our best sellers are the ‘you’re just my type’ card and the ‘thank you typewriter’ card. Typewriters are beautiful functional items, especially the 1950s+ colour ones. The ‘hope your new home is rockin’’ card, which features the popular Eames Rocker chair is a firm favourite.

We Make Summer Fair:

N&B are always designing and making new stationery. We hope to have our new range of badges, some one off curiosities and some new postcards, including the large size. We have also just launched our new caravan card (with tips for caravanning), which we think will be very popular!


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