29 April 2006

giftwrap archive

a design by hanna werning for beaumonde. i bought this sheet in scribbler on wardour street because its a great combination of 3 hot trends : japanese,teal, and birds.

fresh print

this is a fabric scarf that ive had in my files for a long time - so long that i forget where i bought it from. i just thought i'd post it as the colour scheme is so fresh.

printed skirt

i bought this skirt by great plains in anticipation of the summer. i love the flat graphic print especially the rose below. apologies for the creases - i just took it out the bag and snapped it. you can view a smarter version and alternative colourway here.

bag print

this spirograph type print is from a mesh tote bag by billy bag.

retro bag

this orange and brown gift bag from john lewis looks very 1970's - i posted the blue version back in march - but i like the pattern so much that i bought another colour.


absolute aero degrees are graphic designers with a nice line in wallpaper. in 2004 their swallows design caused quite a stir- and now theyve launched a range of childrens wallpaper called 'playtime'. designs include the inspired 'town' wallpaper shown below, and the cute chicken & egg design.

28 April 2006

key designers 1

i thought i'd take a look at influential designers who are shaping pattern trends today. starting with the talented angela adams. this is just a tiny snapshot of her wide ranging portfolio, which includes rugs, stationary, tiles, tableware, bags, and much more.these cute stationary packs from chronicle are a great way to enjoy angela's prints at home, and at £6.95 wont break the bank either. from selfridges, london.


wallpaper by fromental featuring chinese sparrows and spikey flowers.
click the image to enlarge and see the true quality of these designs


influential pattern from the queen of the wrap dress diane von furstenberg.

tea towels

lovely bright tea towels from cool stockholm store lagerhaus.

be inspired by......

.....lattice and grill type designs


3 super chic designs for drum lampshades by mibo. simple but highly effective.

27 April 2006

cards & wrap

beautiful wrapping paper and cards from earthworks. really fresh and modern with great use of colour.


ZPM do some lovely wash bags - ideal for getaways & holidays - but they also offer good browsing for pattern fans.

26 April 2006

urban patterns

a collection of patterns gathered over time from the fantastic urban outfitters.

25 April 2006

mug watch

beautiful japanese print mugs - just £9.99 for the set from studio.

mug store snaps

a few more mug designs spotted in 'wikinsons' and 'woolworths'.

vintage wallpaper

vintage wallpaper from ew moore

24 April 2006

vintage motif

vintage cream jug

cath kidston

these two prints are the endpapers from cath kidston's book "in print" and i imagine they are vintage fabrics from her own personal collection.


beautiful new designs from danish company greengate . see them exhibiting in london next month at pulse.