Followers of Bright.Bazaar on Instagram may remember this image I posted a few weeks back. Well, it was taken at a screenprinting class with the owners of Thornback & Peel, Juliet Thornback and Delia Peel. It was such a joy to be a part of this magical evening and I can’t think Juliet and Delia enough for being such warm and generous hosts. Their journey to starting Thornback & Peel is certainly an inspiring one: they launched their first collection of handprinted clutch bags in 2003 while still in their day jobs as a florist (Thornback) and theatre designer (Peel), by 2006 they had a studio space at Cockpit Arts, London and a year later they established Thornback & Peel, which now creates beautiful screen-printed homewares. I’m a big fan of their design approach that celebrates the quirkiness of British humour and design, and love how my bunny cushion turned out! What do you think of Bertie, friends?

// Photography by Will Taylor and Rumour PR


Will Taylor

Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.


  1. I Love Bertie!! This looks like a lot of fun, and I always love hearing about businesses started by everyday folks that found success and are now doing what they love. It’s a lovely reminder that starting your own business can indeed be an attainable dream.

  2. love it! I thought you did the fish print … guess it was a bunny one after all. so jealous, you know how much I love polka dot + bunny! your version is just so fun and stylish … of course i wouldn’t expect anything less from you MR!

  3. Bertie is just too cute! I love the combination blueish/miniy dots and the black and white print. Bertie is a really lucky bunny, living in your yellow sofa, surrounded by christmas trees 😉 Nice woody theme!

  4. We did it in art class at school and the other night at WI we learned to do lino printing. Loved this new craft.
    Bertie is beautiful
    Jo x

  5. I adore the carp, kudos on the detailing.

    I LOVED screen printing when I was taking my art & design degree, I find that it’s something that has a real knack to it and each and every print can hold treasures and have their own little inconsistencies.

    I’d love to start screen printing again, you’ve fueled my desire now!

  6. Fab job, Will! As you know we’re huge fans of Thornback & Peel – a great British brand and recent collaborators in our Design Lab. Love seeing what goes on behind the scenes!

  7. How sweet is Bertie! Such a great idea to take a class like that and make something for the home. LOVE! M x

  8. indeed! I did a screen print fun with Alanna before Christmas last year. .. most certainly fun! Love your bunny Mr … and of course the polka dot!

  9. Love this bunny pillow. I was a silkscreen artist years ago, so this brings back wonderful memories! Hope you loved it.
    xo Nancy

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Hey, I'm Will

Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.