A Culmination of Cultures

Here are a selection of pictures I took on a recent visit to India. When I design print & pattern here in the UK, I like to look at the elements of nature at work, for example light, texture, shadows and reflection. The photos below however, confirm that my bright colour palette is inherited from the motherland!

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Marigold Decorations

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Edge of the Meadow makes sense of two very different cultures working together in harmony.

A day out in London

London this summer is vibrant with colour, action and pattern.  A break from the countryside drew my attention to manmade patterns and movement in the city. We were too busy dashing between numerous art galleries to pause and sketch so now I can’t wait to start drawing and composing from all these rhythmic shapes and colours.

Sonya Delaunay at the Tate Modern and the Summer Exhibition 2015 at the Royal Academy were a treat for colour fanatics!

A day out in London

A Splash of Colour From the Kitchen Sink!

At home, inspiration is always where I least expect it. This board features a series of pics I took with my i phone whilst washing up. All mundane tasks deserve a splash of colour!

Perhaps this was the catalyst for my bright tea towel prints?

http://www.edgeofthemeadow.co.uk/tea-towel-page/4588574582

Inspiration from the kitchen sink

Inspiration from the kitchen sink

Art Deco Patterns

Art Deco Pattern Inspiration from The Imperial Hotel Prague.

Art Deco Style

Art Deco Style

Criss crossing lines and clean colourful geometric shapes make striking patterns in both colour and shades of grey ( see Prague trams below )When it comes to creating new colourways, the golds, deep teals and neutrals in this nostalgic colour palette may sit well next to Pantone’s  colour of the year Marsala. I would be tempted to add some bright accents in there too!

Art Deco Rako Floor Tiles

Art Deco  Floor Tiles at the Imperial Hotel Prague

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Clean elegant lines and shapes on the floor tiles and windows from almost 100 years ago!

Prague Trams

Prague Trams

WELCOME TO EDGE OF THE MEADOW

Whimsical Daisies

Whimsical Daisies By Anjali Walton

Welcome to Edge of the Meadow’s blog.

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Edge of the Meadow is a design label specialising in printed patterns for fabrics & accessories. You can view our products at http://www.edgeofthemeadow.co.uk