Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Just some illustrations I prepared earlier





No reason- these are all pretty cool really an eclectic mix of fabric pattern illustrations to dog clippers...more to follow

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Animal Adornments










I have been absent, friends...but I am back with a mighty roar to deliver some amazing images to you. This is a weekly feature I like to call  ANIMAL ADORNMENTS. All the best accessories have an animal at their core...oh god, no no- No taxidermy required!.... Take a look at some 'beauts' I have found and see what you think. I have no doubt you will concur...

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Day to Day design




Robin and Lucienne Day were a pretty amazing partnership...

Lucienne Day's work combined organic shapes with bright patterns inspired by contemporary abstract painters such as Kandisky and Miro. She believed that good design should be affordable and
her breakthrough print was 'Calyx', a brightly-coloured textile that she created for the Festival of Britain in 1951.

Lucienne stood out not just because she was a highly successful working woman during a time in which many women didn't work, but also due to her creative partnership with her husband, furniture designer Robin Day. For 50 years they worked, together but independently, in a shared studio, and their house grew to be considered the epitome of 1950s sophistication.

I am so inspired not only by the way they managed to work together but also Lucienne's patterns are so iconic that they have a timeless graphic style that remains so prevalent today. I recently visited Alfie's Antiques in Marylebone and they wanted about £250 for a metre of Lucienne's fabric...timeless design doesn't come cheap...

Pesach Semeach! Love these guys- straight out of a New York band (minus Kippur obvs)