Sunday, 16 November 2014

Pattern Feature - Plate from the past

On a recent visit to my Mams house in the Scottish Borders I found this gem of a pattern in the cupboard! I can still remember using this plate as a child (a fair while ago, let me tell you!) It's funny how things like this ingrain in your memory.

The colours are great so I made a Kuler pallet from them that you can use.


Friday, 14 September 2012

AW12 has landed... and its going to be a hoot!

Received my People Tree AW12 lookbook today and i'm very excited to see they've done another fantastic collaboration with the surface pattern design legend that is Orla Kiely!
I've already succumbed to the 50s style Squirel print frock...

...but the Owl print by Orla Kiely is just too  awesome to pass up!

Flicking through some of my fav retailers, I'm definitly feeling a British animal trend emerging... check out the Joules new homewears section for some grown up Pony love.

Marimekko seem to be leading this theme with their 'Off to the woods' AW12 range, check out their AW12 lookbook here:

Thinking all things woodland animal inspired, last winter I found the fab knitwear designer Kate Davies! She is the creator of the beautiful knitwear pattern "O w l s" 

 ......Kate if your reading,  I dig your work, but still haven't finished knitting my sweater... help!!!

Have an awesome day y'all,



Sneaky peek - Fishy Dishy

Hello :-)

Here's a little sneaky peek at Love This Show's new 'Fishy Dishy' design range, part of a larger set of homewear, including glasses and cups (and MUGS too enabling a good brew)

 Keep your peepers peeled for more news.

Have a great weekend :-)


Thursday, 13 September 2012

Around the Corner - Blaqua

Good day fellow Pattern Lovers :-)

Some amazing shirts and patterns in Blaqua on Newburgh Street, London. 

I've been searching for information on the designers with no luck but that doesn't stop us loving these masterpieces. Once you visit the website you will see that we're not alone. Aparently the modfather himself has graced the wooden floorboards of Blaqua! Yes! Have a look yourself  at some of the wonderful patterns and clothing that adorn the rails.

This, of course, inspired a listening to Paul Weller and also the discovery that you can embed Spotify on your blog/website..... :-)

Have a great elevenses.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Plantlife Series 004


No.004 in the Plantlife Series are all blue hues.

Top left: Even I know this one Cornflower! Yay. Centaurea cyanus (Cornflower, Bachelors button, Bluebottle, Boutonniere flower, Hurtsickle, Cyani flower) Wikipedia

Lower left: Nigella damascena (love-in-a-mist, ragged lady) again thanks Wikepidia

Lower Right: I can't pin this one down, although I think it could be some kind of Geranium Blue, however I could be way off with that. Please, I welcome being corrected. :-)

and Top Right, I have no idea! After much scanning of many websites and even using reverse google image search no luck.

Have a great day. LTS. :-D

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Around the Corner - More Oliver Bonas

Hello. Hope you're well?

Yes we're back at Oliver Bonas. Well the window display was just so good! I've another post for this window front to come so look out for that one coming up. We're all about the black and white prints this time though.

 Top of the photos we're looking at a fabric called 'Abstract Trees' exclusive to Oliver Bonas that's applied to bags, credit card holders, iphone covers even dresses. I like it, it's bold and strong. I would love to be able to tell you who created the artwork for it but there's no details on the website, which is a shame, credit where credit is due. If you happen to know drop us a comment. :-)

Next, which I love! is Bird on a Wire by Poem. Great pattern, nothing, I assume, to do with the Bird On THE Wire song by Leonard Cohen... we hope. I can't find much out about the people Poem, which again is a shame. I want to know who designed these patterns.

The lower print, a bit like a dandelion, we reckon, again nothing about this dress or the designer but a great Motif.

Bye - LTS :-)

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Plantlife Series 003

Glorious sunny day in London :-)

Hope it's nice where you are?

Here's some more plant and flower inspiration from around the streets.

Bottom Left - Echinacea purpurea (Eastern purple coneflower or Purple coneflower)
Echinacea used as a herbal remedy see the Wikipedia page for more details.

Bottom Right - Common Poppy seed head

The top two, well as usual my limited knowledge of flowers comes up short, but the bee buzzing around covered in pollen seemed to like the top left one. I don't think I've ever seen a bee so blissed out! If anyone is a naturaly gifted at plant identification please drop us a comment to share the names with everyone.

Have a great weekend - LTS