Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Beautiful Inky Florals of Charis Harrison

I have a brief coming up that will be based around the Autumn/Winter 2013/2014 trend of 'Midnight Garden.  This theme is all about huge flower heads, inky colours, intense colour, single blooms and watercolours.  Whilst doing a little research behind this trend to get an idea of where to go with it I came across a wonderful artist!

Charis Harrison is the artist behind these pieces, and they are truly beautiful pieces of art, they would work fantastically in interiors aswell as fashion and I'm blown away by the bold intense colours and the imperfections.  I'd love to go down this route of getting the watercolours out and having a messy arty session, to fit with the 'Midnight Garden' theme I'd like to tryout dark backgrounds and larger flowerheads.

I'll show you my creations nearer to the Pin Hop (a little like a blog hop but on Pinterest, don't worry I'll keep you noted so you can see everyones designs!)  Now for Charis Harrison's work...

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Designer Feature: Polly Taylor

Today I would like to introduce Polly Taylor, she is a graduate from Devon but is now located in London.  Polly graduated with a degree in Interior Textile Design.  She is now designing, making and selling her own cushion designs via Etsy and will soon have her products on sale in a shop called Porters of Station Road which is found in Bovey Tracey in South Devon!

Polly is inspired by pretty much everything, which I find a lot of creatives can pull inspiration from anywhere, a handy skill when your stuck in a design rut!  Her designs are an abstract interpretation of the world around her and she loved to experiment with colour which you can see in her work below.

Polly wanted to be a textile designer from a young age and has always been creative, she started out wanting to be an architect though, until she realised how long you have to study to become one.  This was when she moved over to interior design and into textile design.  Her big dreams are to make her name known in the industry and have her designs on sale in stores such as Liberty and Heals.  I wish her all the best in making this happen!

She is currently working on a new collection of digitally printed cushions and fabrics which are to be launched this summer!

As soon as I had a flick through Polly's website, which you can find here, I loved her work!  Her abstract inky designs and bold use of beautiful colour palettes draw you in.  Her use of blank space on her cushions is fantastic and her delicate line work is wonderful, I can see these working very well in contemporaty interiors.  I also love the Silk Dupion she uses (one of my favourite fabrics!).  You can have a look through her Etsy shop here =)

Now for a little showcase of her work...

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Pretty Packaging!

I absolutely love companies who use creative packaging, and being a pattern designer I especially like the use of patterns and beautiful illustrations combined with fantastic colour palettes.  They are a huge part of what draws you to a product so I have found some pretty packaging to show you all!


Monday, 8 April 2013

Everyone loves window shopping!

Just a quick post today of some artistic window displays I walked past yesterday and wanted to share with you!

Are there any other shops you know of that do incredible window displays?

'Coast' Window Display in Leeds Trinity Shopping Centre

'Giraffe' window art

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

A few new patterns from March

I haven't shared any of my own patterns for a little while so thought I'd show you some of the things I've been working on recently!

Spring Borders

Autumn Leaves

Bright Posies


What do you think?