Friday, 20 December 2013

Symetria on the BBC

Last December, Symetria cards appeared on the side of the Design Museum. This year, they appeared on the BBC!
Last night 'The Little Red Bow' featured on Alex Polizzi's Christmas Fix on BBC 2.
If you missed our television debut, you can catch up on the BBC IPlayer

Monday, 2 December 2013


We are delighted to announce our full festive range 'Mulled' will soon be available from Creased Cards. The Brighton based card and gift retailer open their doors for the very first time tomorrow. Head down to the South Lanes for their grand opening at 10am!

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Symetria in Germany

Ready for the Festive holidays, Symetria cards are now available from Gruß und KussSituated in the city of Hagen, Germany, this contemporary gift shop is home to a beautiful array of greetings cards and gifts from around the globe. 
Ranges stocked:  Dotti, The Little Black Cat and our 2013 winter collection, The Little Red Bow

Monday, 4 November 2013

The Little Red Bow on Tottenham Court Road

We return to the Paperchase Christmas shop on London's Tottenham Court Road with our luxury 2013 collection, The Little Red Bow. Last Christmas saw our minimalist festive collection, 'Mulled', gracing their shelves (and your Mantelpieces). This year, The Little Red Bow takes pride of place making this our sixth successive range stocked by the high street card giants. Be sure to visit for decorative decadence and festive treats a plenty!

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Putney Chutney

Symetria has designed packaging labels for Huttons 'Putney Chutney'.

As well as the singular jars, there is a Putney Chutney mini hamper gift set now available for the festive season. The gift set comes in three scrumptious flavours - caramalised onion chutney,  sundried tomato chutney with garlic and a 'Putney' wholegrain mustard.

Established in 1996, Huttons have  shops in London, Surrey, Marlow, Windsor and St. Albans. As well as the Putney Chutney pack labels, we have also designed their gift bags and store concepts for Huttons Vintage. Oh, and they also stock our Little Black Cat cards.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Autumnal Thoughts

'The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life' - 
William Morris

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Symetria in Belgium

We are delighted to announce Picarto are now stocking six of our best selling ranges including Autumn and our festive range, Mulled.
Established for over 35 years in Leuven, Belgium, this delightful gift emporium specialises in cards and stationery from homegrown and international card publishers. Alongside the wonderful collections of cards and accessories, they also provide a framing service for posters and prints.
Ranges stocked: Plonk, Morning Mr Magpie, Autumn, Mulled, Lovebites and The Little Black Cat.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Six In The City

Manhattan and Brooklyn in six nights.
This is what happened...

Meetings with my editors at Random House and Skyhorse, brunch meeting with my brilliant agent Isabel and her lovely husband in the West Village,  Greetings card comp shopping on Fifth Avenue and surrounding areas, a little inspiration at The New York Public Library,  Live Jazz and an evening view from The Top of the Rock at The Rockefeller Centre , an appreciation of the masters Edward Hopper, Andy Warhol, James Rosenquist and more at MOMA, Grand Central Station, the bright lights of Times Square, the tranquility of Central Park, a walk along The Brooklyn Bridge, The Chrysler Building, Wallstreet, China Town, Cannoli in Little Italy, The Staten Island Ferry, a sunset view of Lady Liberty, a wander down the seedy diamond district, the beautiful oasis that is Bryant Park,  NYC Burlesque Festival - three incredible Burlesque shows at Le Poisson Rouge, The Brooklyn Bowl (Nat's  performance was amazing, so proud!) and B.B.Kings plus after parties,  mind blowing 3D printing at Makerbot, little brown bags at Bloomingdales, Macy's, FAO Schwartz, The Apple Cube on Fifth, a lazy stroll along The Hudson, hazy subway rides and lively journeys in yellow cabs. Oh and many culinary delights were sampled, shared and savoured along the way: the best cakes  at The Little Cupcake Bakeshop , the best slice at Artichoke pizza ( a serious contender for best slice of pizza ever),  best brunch at The Quarter,  and the best of the rest Tick Tock DinerDean & DeLuca, Guy and GallardFive Guys, very naughty frozen custard at Shake Shack, and the delectable Plaza Food Hall.

Tired, deflated, inspired and elated.
Thank you New York, you were incredible.

Monday, 16 September 2013

True Style Is Timeless

'A beacon of effortless style since 1891. Beloved of the fashion cognoscenti it remains blissfully unspoilt. Chic, unflustered, beautifully groomed - like the women and men it serves.'

This is Fenwicks of Bond Street, soon to be stocking not one... not two... but six of our greeting card ranges!

Ranges stocked: Dotti, Autumn, Morning Mr Magpie, Plonk, The Little Black Cat and our Christmas range, Mulled

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Symetria At Home

We are delighted to announce Symetria cards will soon be available from The Home.
Situated in Bradford in a magnificent Victorian industrial building, The Home offers a wide range of quality gifts and designer home accessories. We share their strong belief that it is uneconomic to compromise on quality.
Ranges stocked:  The Little Black Cat, Hiroko's Garden, Un Poco Picante and Lovebites

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

A Taboo Subject

We have also just completed branding for international Burlesque artist Tabitha Taboo.

Having won best new striptease at the 2011 London Burlesque Festival, Tabitha has gone on to perform for audiences across the UK and Europe. She has appeared in publications including Cosmopolitan and Burlesque Bible magazine and most recently, she had her big screen debut, featuring opposite Steve Coogan in Michael Winterbottom's Biopic of Paul Raymond, The Look Of Love.

Next month, Tabitha Taboo will be taking her B movie Burlesque act, 'The Curse Of The Yummy Mummy' across the pond, performing at the prestigious New York Burlesque Festival.  Be afraid...

Branding, Graphic Design and Illustration: Symetria Limited
Photography: Martin Hobby
Website: Designory

Watch this space for more 'Taboo' collaborations coming soon.

Friday, 23 August 2013

SEO and RTB for NRC

Symetria Limited  has just completed branding projects for digital recruitment consultancy, Neil's Recruitment Co.
Working closely with NRC's director, Neil Middlemass,  we created diagrams to support their SEO and RTB resource guides for graduates.
SEO is the name for the organic (non-paid) method of improving and promoting a website’s position in search engine results. It literally stands for search engine optimisation and it is a constantly evolving set of techniques that react to industry developments and changes in Googles algorithms.
There are multiple aspects to SEO but it can be split into two branches. On-page SEO which is about structuring your site in such a way that makes it easy for search engines to find. Off-page SEO which is your site’s presence on the rest of the web, largely this means other relevant sites linking back to you. It’s a bit like running a restaurant…
Click here to view the full SEO diagram 

RTB or Real Time Bidding is essentially a way of buying advertising online. Advertisers are able to use data to target users on a single-impression basis to ensure that the advert goes out to the most relevant audience.  The actual trading or buying of media takes place over an auction-based platform (similar to PPC), so this is often referred to as a form of ‘biddable media’. 

Friday, 16 August 2013

Taste Of Summer

We feature twice in this month's edition of Progressive Greetings Worldwide. Our all new Lovebites are under the spotlight in the magazine's Innovations section and we also have a mention by independent card and gift retailer, David Robertson, in his article Pozzi-tive Reinforcement.