Sunday, 27 March 2011


It's the last day of Pick Me Up, and I think we're all feeling some equal parts relief and sorrow. It's been a lovely stint and it's been really amazing to meet so many people and show a glimpse into our way of working and also to get to know and hang out with the other exhibitors.

So finally we feature our last special item, a fabric piece designed by Joe Gilmore and printed by Workshop. Designer and sound artist (and good friend) Joe Gilmore founded Qubik studio in 2000, which specialises in typographic-led design for branding, print and digital media.

Tom and Ollie are 2 designers working together under the moniker Workshop. They specialise in print, branding, books, exhibition and web. They enjoy getting their hands dirty and like to get involved in the design process from idea to outcome, leading them to set up sister company 'Printshop'.

Jay has been working hard on his Gentle Men dolls, even getting his girlfriend to knit little hats! They're looking great.

We've also been painting up these little wooden blocks that are an invitation to play and make patterns from a selection of Nous Vous decorated squares.

Also wanted to give a big thanks to our friends who embroidered the lovely patches you see on our aprons. Will stitched the aprons himself but had to get some professionals in eventually. So cheers to 'Goodnight Jim Dear', who normally make vintage inspired lingerie, for taking some time and expertise out to embroider our apron patches and T-shirt labels.

So that's nearly it. Fresh Ones not feeling quite so fresh anymore. It's been wonderful, keep an eye out for the new Nous Vous store that will feature a similar concept! Thanks to everyone who came and said hello.


Saturday, 26 March 2011

caught again

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We've all been drawing down at the It's Nice That 'One of One' sessions this week. Nicolas has one session left (Sunday morning) and Jay and William have each done two. It's been really nice hanging out with everyone and seeing how other people work. There's so much stuff on the walls now, it's all looking really great! 

Nicolas managed to cajole Rose Blake and Daniel Frost into making this collaborative piece as well...

We're having a wonderful time...

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Odd Ghosts

A range of Nous Vous organic cotton T-shirts! Pop one over your ribs. All hand-painted with care in our space over the course of the exhibition - very small edition of each and all new work. £25

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Creative Review Interview

Sneaky Pumps / Modern Sacks

Sneaky Pumps

Espen Friberg and Jessica Williams have teamed up in New York to customise this pair of plimsoles. We've been keeping in touch with both of them over the last few years, and are really pleased they could be involved.

Jessica Williams is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. In addition to running NSEW Press (, she has had her work featured in several international publications and has exhibited widely including solo shows in New York, Barcelona, and Malmo, Sweden.

Espen Friberg was born and raised in the sleepy suburbs of Oslo, Norway but now lives in Brooklyn, New York. Here he works on various projects of illustration, graphic design and art. Before moving to America, he co-founded and ran the design studio Yokoland together with his friend Aslak Gurholt Rønsen.

Also just thought we'd reveal some 'Modern Sacks' completely hand-crafted by Nic featuring a lovely blue shoulder strap. Then hand finished (hand painted) with the holding-hands / hands-holding design.

Available in our room at Pick Me Up until the end of the week.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Tuesday's today

Today we reveal our good friend and partner Tom Hudson's cap that he made for us.

Tom used to work in Nous Vous, but one day he floated off down a misty towpath in Yorkshire and reappeared a year later as the relentlessly-touring Pulled Apart By Horses. Somehow he found the time and energy to paint this cap for us and you can don this very cap if you pop down to our Fresh ones shop.

We've been doing some drawing practice as we're all taking part in It's Nice That's 'One of One' event at Pick Me Up. Have a look at the schedule here.

And finally toosday we have some photos of Will's pots that he has thrown and painted specifically for the show. Empty Vessels indeed! Thanks, see you soon.