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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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!!
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?
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.
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!”
Finished my handmade stitched postcard for The Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap and it’s now winging its way to Canada!
Below is my journey or discovery from idea to finished piece starting with the inspiration.
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.
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.
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!!
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