28 February 2019


Today on P&P is a celebration of Japanese designers Takeshi Matsunaga and Chie Takai, better known as Kata Kata. We last looked at Kata Kata design way back in June 2013 so I thought it was high time we checked in to see how things are going now. The design duo the traditional Japanese technique called Katazome which uses glue paste to resist ink. One of their latest projects featuring swirling fish and climbing monkeys (above and below) was created for the UK retailer Lush. You can find out more from Kata Kata online here and follow them on Instagram.

DESIGN COURSE - floral collage with este macleod

I love how some of the designers I've posted here in years gone by are now using their knowledge to teach others. One of those is the very talented Este Macleod  who has a new course starting on Monday 4th March. "Flower Collage" is the latest course from Este at Explore Colour. Here are all the details...
Flower Collage
Love florals and colours? Indulge yourself with a four week alternative online course in mixed media. Expand your sense of colour, explore paint techniques and collage processes. Develop your knowledge of adapting decorative styles in new ways and in combinations to develop your art practice. Esté MacLeod developed this dynamic course, consisting of daily mini projects building up to bigger weekend projects. The course is in video format and suitable for artists and designers of all levels of experience. Este is a professional colourist painter and designer. Known for her whimsical art, her stylised flowers and bird themed designs are licensed by homeware, interior, textile and giftware companies. Her most recent collaboration is with Crate&Barrel.
Flower Collage4-31 March 2019. Fee £195. For more info go online here at Explore Colour.

26 February 2019

KIDS DESIGN - tesco part 2

I had quite a few pictures from the Fred & Flo at Tesco so I've made a second post up for today. Expect to see a ton of rainbow designs that really add colour to the store at this time of year and some designs especially for boys. So here we have part two of Tesco's early Spring 2019 kidswear.....