On the 22 Nov 2015 I visited the Sorting Office Designer Maker Studios in Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK, where they opened their doors for their annual Christmas Open Studio selling event. There are around 16 designer makers based at the studio and it is always a bustling vibrant day – it really is worth a visit.

I got chatting to Mariska Parent (it was lovely to see her work again and spot some of her new pieces). Mariska’s style is detailed and unique – from florals to ships, she incorporates appealing hand-drawn imagery with a surreal and playful twist. She regularly designs wallpapers for commercial interiors and it always open to discussing any design opportunities.

You can see more of Mariska’s work at http://www.mariskaparent.com

If you are a designer or maker and would like me to feature your work on my blog, do not hesitate to drop me an email with a link to your website and a bit about what you do. Thanks!

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