Friday, 28 September 2012

Ooh dishy!

Plates designed by Kathie Winkle for J Broadhurst & Sons Ltd.
I visited Tent London at the weekend, it was very inspiring and full of great designs. If I had the money (and the space) I would have bought a few chairs, a couple of tables, a lamp and some cushions, and that's just for starters! But as that's not an option at the moment, I didn't. I did however buy these 2 lovely plates designed by Kathie Winkle. I love the hand-painted abstract design, and the muted colours. It's a bit funny to go to a show known for its cutting-edge contemporary design and come back with a couple of old plates but there you go, I'm going to enjoy looking at them and using them, probably mainly for cake :-)

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Dream Designs

Image courtesy of Dawn Clarkson/Nice and Fancy
I have a really nice feature over on Dawn Clarkson's blog Nice and Fancy. Dawn has a great new regular feature called Dream Designs where she asks designers to choose a favourite pattern and their dream application for it. I chose my 'Retro Checks' design and you can read the post here. Be sure to check out the rest of Dawn's blog and her lovely designs. Thank you Dawn for the lovely feature!

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Pattern Bloghop!

Today is the Passion 4 Pattern Bloghop! If you are already on the hop (so to speak) you will have joined me from Gill Eggleston's lovely new blog Pattern Addict. If you've only just found the hop you can pop over to Claire Smillie's blog to start from the beginning.

For today's hop I thought I'd share a collection of wrapping paper designs I've been working on. Although they were designed with gift wrap in mind, I think they'd make really nice designs for notebooks too.

I think this is my favourite, but I keep changing my mind...

And here I had fun wrapping up some presents. I think they're bright and cheerful, I'd like to receive some presents that looked like this, how about you? :-)
Well, that's all from me today, thanks for visiting! Now, be sure to hop along to Eva Marion Seyffarth's blog. Eva Marion is getting ready to exhibit at Indigo Paris with Believe Creative Studio and I'm sure has some great pattern inspiration to share with you!

Friday, 14 September 2012

Hoppity Hop

On Sunday I will be taking part in the 2nd Passion 4 Pattern Bloghop. If you're unsure what a bloghop is, well, it's a little like it sounds. Over 40 international Surface Pattern Designers will be showcasing their work. Starting at Claire Smillie's blog each post will have a link to the next designer, allowing you to easily hop from one to the other and see some lovely designs. Join us this sunday!

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

A tile or two

Today I thought I'd share some more lovely mosaic tiles that I saw during my recent trip to Barcelona. I took a lot of pictures of tiles... :-) These details are from the beautiful exterior of the Palau de la Música Catalana in the Old Town.

Monday, 10 September 2012

The Simple Things

Image courtesy of The Simple Things
I bought the first issue of The Simple Things magazine at the weekend. It's a magazine that, you guessed it, celebrates the simple things in life. It is beautifully designed and has the most gorgeous photography. This issue includes some lovely interiors, products for the home, and some very tasty looking recipes! It was a real pleasure sitting in the garden with a cup of coffee taking it all in. To find out more about the magazine and to visit their website click here