I'm home.........well i've been back for around a week now and it's been great to take the rest! I went home with the following xmas to-do list:
1. see family and friends = check
2. go sledging = check
3. get drunk and eat lots of home cooked food = check
4. go on some big dog walks = check
5. do some work (develop a few designs) = NOPE!
When I return to the studio I will probably feel bad about this, but for now it feels good and well deserved! I've spent the majority of the time at my mums new house, she has only been in 2 weeks and they have NO INTERNET, I can't remember the last time I was somewhere without internet, I must say i have enjoyed it, but it's good to be back online!

So as you can see my mum lives at the top of a huge hill, and for the first couple of days there was lots of snow, so I got some good sledging action in. But then the weather got warmer and all the snow went, so I set about steeling my younger brother and sisters christmas presents to make up for the lack of sledging and internet. Below is a quick stop frame of my favourite, the RipStik (www.ripstik.com). Hours of fun! And nicely photographed by my little bro. Cheers Dom.
John Green Designs
So apologies for the delayed Christmas post, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everybody!
I'd also like to to take this opportunity to say thank you to everybody who has supported me and been involved with my designs through 2010. It means alot to me, and I couldn't do what I do without your support.
Again thanks, Merry Christmas and I'll see you in what I plan to be a very creative 2011.



hanger,john green designs
The results of a busy day cutting hangers that have been requested by various people over the last few months, although I have known about these for a while it has been hard to fit them in, I hope the royal mail don't let me down in getting them there on time. I presume they are for christmas presents. Being so responsible for getting the gifts out, is making me feel a bit like an elf!

I've also added a few close-up snaps of the hand screen printed boxes with some low sun on them as seen as though it's christmas :)



Another late night in the studio and a quick collaboration with designer/friend Rich Storey. A bigger blog post to come in the new year!



I've just been around at Angus's (snowhome owner) doing a spot of puppy & kid sitting while he went out for a few festive drinks. This is the first time i've seen an embrace truly in situ and truly being used by somebody else that isn't family! It looks great and was a great feeling to see.

This is actually one of my early prototypes cold pressed and hand finished. I'm really surprised it's held up! Although on close inspection I'm not sure you could say it has. But it certainly looks cool in use and with puppy teething marks down the side!


Just been out for my first round of christmas shopping after work and on my way home walked by the ice sculptures! NICE! Sometimes I forget how lucky I am to live in York, as they sure don't have them back home, and if they did they wouldn't last too long!



It's been a busy beginning to the week for me here in the studio, packing and sending, packing and sending. So busy that stock is now running very low, and the big freeze is making it hard for me to get more stock in. (fingers corssed I will receive a delivery pre xmas). I think the influx of orders might have something to do with the above image, a nice surprise for me on sunday (I know what your thinking, he's too young to read the times.....don't worry! I was informed of the good news!......although, I must say, I really enjoyed the nature photography section of the paper, maybe I'll become a regular reader).



Embrace in the snow.....why not!