Edge of the Meadow & Contrado

 

 Customers asked to see our designs on a variety of products, so we are really proud to announce the launch of our new online store with Contrado  

London based Contrado, are a company that custom print and make high quality products on demand. Recently they came up with a fantastic idea, to create a platform for hand picked artists and designers to print their work onto a huge range of beautiful hand made products. Artists can focus on creating designs and artwork, whilst Contrado take care of production and distribution. Surely this is teamwork at it’s most efficient and a pragmatic approach to design and retail.

All products are made in the UK and most are ready in 1-2 days

Browse through our new collection here!

New York Patterns

The Patterns & Reflections of NYC

34 hrs in NYC

Traffic-Lights-NYC-

Highlights include

A Walk on  The Highline  in the sunshine

Lunch at Santina’s

Central Park -standing in a park surrounded by trees & highrise

A performance of Don Carlos at The Met

A stroll through West Village on a Sunday afternoon -Bohochic street fashion

Lunch at The Spotted Pig

Empire-State

Urban Art on The HighlineNYC

Glass Reflections

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West Village, elegant ironwork

Greenwich Village

The Chrysler Building and Grand Central Station

Clean, classical lines & light
Old & New NYC

Glass Reflections and Grid patterns

Glass Reflections NYC

Buildings & Trees competing for height at Central Park NYC

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Unlikely Sources of Inspiration..

Unlikely Sources of Inspiration…

I have taken thousands of pictures for design inspiration!

Here are some from the “Geometric /Manmade ” category.

From top left: Wire basket, Shadow from a garden chair, Shadow of wrought iron gate and chicken wire against foliage

Manmade patterns

Manmade patterns

From top left: Wire fence against corrugated iron, manhole cover, chicken wire.
Geometric patterns

Northern Seaside Inspiration

A selection of pics from my summer holiday in Northumberland.

I love….

The randomness of spacing in little barnacles,

Springy matt clusters of moss on slippery rock surfaces,

Barnacle-moss Barnacles-2015

Bright fishing gear against the dark North Sea,

Lobster-pots pink-Buoys

Enticing rock pools in clear crisp light,

Rock-pools

Seals whiskers at the Farne Islands!

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The strength of a silhouette against  a raging sky,

Sunset-

 Elements making their mark on rock surfaces.

Wave Rocks

Celebrating Digital Print Design

Celebrating Digital Print Design

Digital print design is the perfect media for capturing magical realism.

The images below are Habotai silk swatches inspired by everyday objects photographed at home and whilst on holiday in Northumberland and Cornwall. When you look at something ordinary for long enough you may start to see it in a “different light”

Portfolio Snippets

Love to see geometric patterns and organic forms working together in harmony.

Digital Indigo Treat

Digital Indigo Treat

If you like these you will be in for a treat with our Autumn / Winter collection of scarves launching in September 2015

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