The Lowercase – Colourful Friday!

by Jenny Butler
Friday 4th February 2011

I’m so sad to say goodbye after this brilliant week with Michael and Tessa [with bonus baby bump!] from The Lowercase. DON’T FORGET – Leave a comment on any of this week’s posts to go into the draw to win The Lowercases’s complete range of Papermats! Wow – thanks again guys!! – Jenny x

Gaudi’s colourful pastel mosaic for Case-Study #1

Hello and Farewell! Today sadly brings us to the last chapter of The Lowercase Journey, but rest assured it will be a Colourful (Fri)day!

Colour can make a small, positive difference to anyone’s lifestyle. At the studio we are always searching for new colour-paths to explore… everyday, everywhere, from every angle. In fact, Michael and I often find our world is coloured though the unexpected (and the unsuspecting). . . utilitarian objects, urban landscapes of structural heights and incidental interiors.

Case-Study#1. Architecture. [see above!] Gaudi’s colourful pastel mosaic work offers an optical-illusion on the grandest of scales.

Case-Study#2. A Mode of Transport . This bicycle is a great example of how organic colours which reflect those created by mother nature can seamlessly appear to grow into their surrounds. The warm bronze frame, tan child-seat, and neutral beige carry basket are elegantly absorbed into the scene: at one with the landscape.

Case-Study#3. The Store Interior. If you want to draw attention, use R-E-D. Red is the color of energy, associated with movement and excitement… and Sales(!), seen here in through the interior fit-out of a Hong Kong boutique.

Colour has also obviously played a very vital role in the creation & production of The Lowercase range. Each product design has been specifically “coloured-in” to evoke a relevant emotion inline with the item’s functionality. We worked with pastel colours, like Pistachio Green, Eggshell Blue and Moonshadow Grey for the launch Duvet collection to encourage tranquillity in the bedroom for a more restful atmosphere (and the perfect dream-landscape, as discussed in yesterday’s blog!). And our sustainable papermats stimulate the appetite with their ready-to-serve instructions in Orange!

Likewise, our Colourful Expression Cards offer a bold injection of colour to match each special occasion: Citrus Yellow, like a sunny-day instantly brightens our mood and signals something exciting, a message of “Congratulations!” / Peony Pink is warm and uplifting, like a friendly embrace offers an instantly communicates a message filled “With Love”. An easy way to colour someone’s day!

And it is here dear friends that we bid adieu, guest-blogger-baton to handed over once again… A hot-pink-hug and bright yellow thank you to Lucy for inviting The Lowercase to contribute to one of our most apparent tools of inspiration, The Design Files! Stay tuned for more adventures soon…

Love from The Lowercase x

by Jenny Butler
Friday 4th February 2011


  • Suzanna 6 years ago

    those duvets are so cute. i love the fox ones!

  • serena 6 years ago

    vive les couleurs!

  • Olivia 6 years ago

    Love the fun cards & placemats!

  • Donna Quirke 6 years ago

    Love the placemats – what a clever idea for a dinner party and to get the kids creative talents started early

  • Claire 6 years ago

    The placemats are adorabe….

  • Brad 6 years ago

    The placemats and cards are really cool!

  • janelle 6 years ago

    Ooh I love these! I think they’d go very well with some wine and a big group of mates. My mates!

  • Sian 6 years ago

    love the moustache placemats – so much fun at the dinner table :)

  • hiral 6 years ago

    Love the playfulness and romance between the colours on the papermates & cards!

  • Daisy 6 years ago

    It has been so lovely to have such a whimsical and imaginative post to read every morning! Thanks for brightening my week in the midst of moving house!

  • Luz 6 years ago

    Love love love The Gaudí reference!

  • Kylie 6 years ago

    I love the faces in your expression cards.

  • Sarah 6 years ago

    Thank you for giving me Gaudi on a Friday morning in my office cubicle! You’ve sent me into a daydream of travels and colour! Friday is good again!

  • Grant 6 years ago


  • Sarah B 6 years ago

    So bright and beautiful! Plus the duvet’s are adorable.

  • Sarah B 6 years ago


  • Kara 6 years ago

    Love, love, love the placemats. A lovely addition to bring out the ‘inner child’ at my next dinner party!

  • Michelle 6 years ago

    Very cute

  • Meaghan 6 years ago

    I love the mosaics. I hadn’t thought that big before :)

    Thanks for a charming week!

  • Beatrice 6 years ago

    The papermats is a good idea – where i can write anything on it. Cool!

  • leah 6 years ago

    love the duvet sets… fox? swan? hard choice…


  • Michael 6 years ago

    It’s been great reading your stuff this week!

  • debra Smith 6 years ago

    We would love these placemats making every meal more fun for everyone! Thanks for the generous give away.

  • Lauren T 6 years ago

    The work from The Lowercase is outstanding – well done!

  • Marjorie Rose 6 years ago

    Yes, inspiration is everywhere..and I see that Michael and Tessa ( + bump :) from The Lowercase keep their eyes open..Their products are fun, imaginative and unique!

  • Meredith 6 years ago

    so many lovely things- love these placemats:)

  • Georgia 6 years ago

    clever clogs!

  • Gabriela 6 years ago

    i love your stuff!

  • Bec 6 years ago

    So, so lovely!

  • Majka 6 years ago

    I’m a total sucker for great packaging – those animal cutouts in the duvet set sleeves are super-duper!

  • E-Gene 6 years ago

    The world will be such a dull place without colour.

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