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Hello you!  How you doing?  Having a break today after a serious couple of months of work (great fun though!) Chat more later, need to refuel and write up exactly what has been happening over here – exciting stuff!

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Currently loving….Pops of yellow

On 18, May 2013 | No Comments | In Colour Crush | By patternandco

In-between house hunting, nursery planning, looking at new stuff for our “somewhere” home and designing, I find myself pinning a lot of images!  Pinterest has been a great tool for grabbing all my favourite finds and looks, it’s pretty much like a digital pin board for those that haven’t discovered it yet (beware it is additively good).  It is so easy to use and fantastic for bookmarking  ideas, gathering items into themes from cooking to wedding plans, floral prints and interior design styles!

Recently I dropped by studio alique the blog of illustrator and surface pattern designer Alik Arzoumanian and saw a sneak peek of one of her new designs for  a line of kids’ products, a fabulous aeroplanes and clouds design in yellow!!  I can’t tell you how much I love Alik designs and how much I love pops of yellow and how much I have been pinning this current obsession.

pops of colour yellow pattern and co

Check out the full details and links over at my pinterest board “Pops of Yellow” and if you are already signed up to Pinterest and love colour, patterns and trends (who doesn’t?) you can follow all off my boards here. 

Staying with Pinterest I shall be taking part in a Pin Hop at the end of the month, the idea is to design around a theme – the one I am currently working on is midnight garden!  Sounds fun right?  For the other themes and a whole bunch of fantastic designers taking part drop by the Find New Designers board!

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Love is all around us (#365patterns) Pattern 5

On 22, Feb 2013 | No Comments | In Etsy Love | By patternandco

Pattern 5 is a mixed media, tissue paper, paint and texture mash up all within a repeat pattern.  (Easier to make than say lol)

mixed media circles patternandco

Added  to the 365 Patterns design Challenge* on instagram, please join me over there (patternandco)

Also available as a print!!

*The 365 patterns a day creative design challenge is a collaborative event with lots of designers, to see the collection of patterns and for more details drop by the caravan blog.

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Spoonflower goes extinct!

Okay Spoonflower itself is far from extinct, but their latest competition just ended Extinct Animals. The idea was to create a fabric design using one or more extinct animals as design motifs. Here’s a few of my favourites………..

Dickinsonia Rex

Dickinsonia Rex by Spellstone

Read more…

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Paper Pattern and Print Love Teagan White

Browsing Society 6 earlier I fell into a world of intricate artwork by Teagan White.  Full of glorious detailled “critters” and illustrative floral designs.  Whimsical, fascinating, intriguing and textured details that I love…’s not surprising to see her client list!


I love the textures and then if you look closer the details in the typography is amazing!

Drop by her website {Teagan White} and definitely go check out Teagan on Society 6!  It’s a joy!


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On 13, Mar 2012 | 4 Comments | In Colour Crush | By patternandco

Waiting for spring…………….!

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On 06, Feb 2012 | No Comments | In Colour Crush | By patternandco

Vintage library cards found at the local university library!

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On 28, Jan 2012 | No Comments | In Colour Crush | By patternandco

Why thank you Mr.pigeon for your inspiration today 🙂

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