• New AW19 stock available now! £120 NET carriage paid on all UK mainland orders

From Concept to Creation - Behind the Scenes on the Contemporary Collection

Thursday, 27 July 2017 11:12:16 Europe/London

Our AW17 collection has already received a lot of love from our social media followers. As always we’re keeping a close eye on your feedback, but did you know that your comments could influence our next dated range? Our product development team are always looking to make improvements and introduce new concepts, to better suit the lives of you – the ultimate Busy B’s! It’s from your feedback that lead to the creation of the Perfect Planner – the newest addition to our dated collection. Here we’ll walk you through the development of our Contemporary Collection, how your feedback plays a vital part in the process, and how the Perfect Planner came to life.

We’re all ears

Market research is a big part of our design process at Busy B. After listening to your initial feedback and conducting further surveys, we identified a need for a more stylish collection, featuring gorgeous colours, gold foiling and a more premium feel to it. The focus was to be on creating “on-the-go” products to appeal to the busy but fashionable among you.

Choosing colours and patterns

With this research in mind, our designers set to work gathering ideas from trend analysis and inspiration trips. Focusing on modern looks and steering away from linear patterns, they developed three different mood boards: in pastel, a blush/navy/grey combination, and our final chosen pallet – jewelled colours.

Following rounds of feedback from Kerri B and the team, the print and colours were then applied to existing products and new concepts, and “voila” the Contemporary Collection was born!

Creating the Perfect Planner

The Contemporary colour pallet was applied to dated products too. Consumer research had highlighted a demand for a new diary concept that offered a little bit of luxury, as well as more colourful pages – fitting perfectly with the jewelled colour pallet of the Contemporary Collection. We know how much our customers love our “Oh so Clever” features, and this diary was created with no exceptions. It’s been packed full to give you everything you need in a diary. Stickers in the back are almost too pretty to use (don’t worry, if you run out, refills are available!) and the handy removable notepad is ideal for making lists whilst on-the-go. With all of its added features and its gorgeous faux leather and gold foiled cover, it’s the “ta dah” planner that ticks all of the boxes, and a firm favourite of ours within the Contemporary Collection.

“We are delighted to be introducing our brand new Contemporary Collection for autumn. Beautifully designed with fashion-forward colours and cool patterns, the products are as stylish as they are useful. The collection is perfect for busy ladies who need to be organised, but who also want a little luxury in their lives.”

Think there’s something missing from your Busy B diary? Then let us know, your idea might influence our future collections!

Post Comments

3 Item(s)

per page
Set Descending Direction


posted on Thursday, 5 October 2017 16:52:43 Europe/London
I just wanted to say I love Emily's idea for a moving home planner. I'm dreading organising our house hold next year when we move to Cyprus. Being an Army Wife relocation every couple of years is part of the job. Cyprus is our first move! We have storage options so we can either pack light and take the essentials and put the rest into storage or transport everything across.
Then it's deciding what to pack, where it's going labelling according. Then checking that everything is accounted for at the other end. Not looking forward to it at all. However could be made easy with organisation ideas from BB ????.


posted on Thursday, 5 October 2017 16:44:54 Europe/London
I absolutely love your products, they have helped me tremendously. I am very forgetful to say the least. My favourite product has to be The family calendar the fact that it has pockets for each month sold it for me.
The only thing I feel it is missing is a magnetic strip for sticking to the fridge. I currently do my own "DIY" to the calendar by sticking magnetic strips to the back top and bottom and this works perfectly.
The ribbon has held the pages very well but if it slackens I put a magnet on top to hold it tight. ...pretty magnets that's another idea x


posted on Monday, 31 July 2017 09:57:49 Europe/London
I would love for you to create like a "moving home" planner. I am in the process of moving house and something like your wedding planner would have been awesome to keep me on track of budgets and wallpaper and what's going in what box!

3 Item(s)

per page
Set Descending Direction

Submit Comment

* Required Fields

Share with us

Keep up to date on the latest news and share with us how you use your BusyB products.

Come See Us

We regularly exhibit at trade shows. Click below to find out where

Trade Shows

Consumer Store

Visit our consumer store.

Consumer Store