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Simple but Significant – Geek styling


A retro, male collection focusing on the quote from Don Draper “Make it simple but significant”


Couldn’t resist a poster!


I love the peachy tones with greys and brown.

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Late night doodling


Relaxing and doodling, new pens and found note book, damask patterns and working in some globe thistles for the A-Z of flowers….late night doodling anyone?


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Tis the season

It is the season after all!  I am looking forward to Christmas, not quite ready to put up the tree but definitely time to start present shopping and wish dropping!!

The Inkling is on the list but if I am really dreaming big then you can add the Cintiq to that as well.

We are planning on moving in the new year so a couple of adobe pillows from The Awesomer would be fun or a set of CMYK Pillows would also look great in the studio!

Books on pattern, books on art, books on design, old books, new books…….just send me a gift voucher from Amazon 😀

A box of Christmas Crackers from Liberty’s.

Failing all that a trip home would be nice to spend the holidays with my family!

What’s on your Christmas wish list?

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Recycled Book, Ribbons and Repeat Patterns


It’s a wonderful autumn day here with flashes of rain, wind and sunshine.  Rather than head outdoors it gave me a chance to clear out a drawer or two and I ended up spending an hour or two in the studio today gathering ribbon and inspiration.  I love the way the ribbons danced across my window and as the rain came down I thought I would try may hand at some water colour painting and my favourite pastime – patterns.

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Tigerprint Male Fashion Icons & Symbols – Runner up!

Very happy to announce I am one of 3 runners up in the Tigerprint Male Fashion Icons & Symbols!

“Gorgeous pattern design here and so clever with the bow tie element used. We particularly loved the use of textures in all of Patternandco’s designs. Great work!”

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Step into Prep

On 31, Jul 2012 | No Comments | In My Pattern and Print | By patternandco

As I was thinking about Tigerprints latest competition Male Fashion Icons I always had in my head the idea of a tie or bow tie as a classic symbol of men’s design and when I saw Paul Smiths Spring/Summer 2013 collection the idea was made, a classic necktie with a smart casual design inspired by the 1950s preppie look.  It’s a fashionable look with a timeless appeal.

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Eat. Sleep. Bake. Create.

Here’s my blueberry mufin inspired colour palette recipe over at Colourlovers.  I adore the names of the paint colours (all available from Martha Living) perfect for a lazy Sunday breakfast.  What a treat, as are my favourite Sunday round up of cake designs below.

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Street Party celebrations! Bunting Treats!

When I saw all the bunting and flags flying around for the Queens Jubilee my first reaction was to string a whole load around our courtyard, bake a cake and have a party but the weather here put a dampener on that idea so I settled in front of the computer instead and found a mountain of bunting inspiration!!

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Blooming Diamonds – Jubilee Celebrations

A field of blooming diamonds!

Fancy a right royal party…..

or a more classic, shabby chic affair……..

However you are celebrating, enjoy and if you really love diamonds as much as me (and who doesn’t) drop by my Pinterest board – Diamonds by Design and check out all the fantastic diamond inspired artwork and images!  One of my favourites is a chocolate and diamond combination!!!  Diamond Fondue by Giuseppe Salerno

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