Posts Tagged ‘pattern’

Tuesday Huesday: daybed

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

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room decorated with yellow, tree-patterned wallpaper with a white painted daybed with green and blue patterned cover and cushions

This week’s Tuesday Huesday image is from an apartment available for let in Malmö, Sweden. The mix of strong, bright colours and patterns is just right – not jarring in the least.

Have a look at the estate agent’s website for more gorgeously decorated Scandinavian properties!

Coaster to Coaster

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

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selection of vintage 1960s/70s patterned tin coasters

Part of our bulk buy from Wooden Donkey included a whole host of lovely vintage drinks coasters.

selection of vintage 1960s/70s patterned tin coasters

There are a variety of makers, but all date from the 1960s/70s with classic Op art designs & colourful & bright stylised flowers.

selection of vintage 1960s/70s patterned tin coasters

Here are our five favourites – we’ve kept a set of the orange ones top right!

vintage 1960s/70s tin coaster with a red heart on a pink background vintage 1960s/70s tin coaster with orange and yellow stylised flower on a white background

vintage 1960s/70s tin coaster with concentric blue, green and yellow dot pattern

vintage 1960s/70s tin coaster with pink, purple and yellow flower on a dark green background vintage 1960s/70s tin coaster with op art pattern in shades of green

Others have been put on our website or will arrive there soon.

Tuesday Huesday: Orange You Lucky

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

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"ceramic dreams pattern" designed by illustrator Helen Dardik

Helen Dardik is a Ukrainian-born, Canada-based designer & illustrator. We’ve been fans of her work for ages and this new pattern of hers – ceramic dreams – is outstanding!

Nada

Friday, July 30th, 2010

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detail from a vintage cloth pattern designed by Belinda Lyons of a doll called "Nada", an Algerian girl

It’s funny how things happen…

detail from a vintage cloth pattern designed by Belinda Lyons of a doll called "Nada", an Algerian girl

…we were looking at these vintage doll patterns for Oxfam on the internet last night… then we walked into a local antiques centre today and found one!

vintage cloth pattern designed by Belinda Lyons of a doll called "Nada", an Algerian girl

This one’s called Nada and features a young Algerian girl in traditional dress. Here’s another similar one of her patterns that we found featured recently on the Pass the Pattern blog.

detail from a vintage cloth pattern designed by Belinda Lyons of a doll called "Nada", an Algerian girl

They were designed by illustrator, Belinda Lyon. There isn’t a great deal of information about her on the internet. We know she was working in the 1960s/70s – designing fab stuff – including textiles, books etc  She illustrated a number of books by Janet Barber.

vintage psychedelic teatowel of a camel designed by Belinda Lyon

In addition to the sewing patterns, she also produced a series of tea towels for Oxfam – this is her psychedelic camel!

We’ve just set up a Flickr group to share images of her work, so if you have any, please share!

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