In East London, between Shoreditch and Brick Lane; there is a wonderful flower market which is held every Sunday from 8AM - 3PM. I went along and was not disappointed! As I made my way there I kept seeing people coming away with various plants, foliage and bunches of flowers. I was really excited to have a look at what was on offer and there was a great deal of choice. You can buy all manner of flowers here, and as it's a popular hotspot the atmosphere was buzzing!
Gorgeous pink gladioli. I bought a bunch of these for my room, I love how bright they are!
Lovely roses for sale..I may have also snapped a bunch of these up!
I have always been a fan of Cyclamen because their petals are so interesting, they grow upwards! They are also an amazing houseplant, they last a really long time!
Not sure what plant/flower this is but I love it!
Pretty flowers for sale
Over the past few weeks I have had the opportunity to stay in London and carry out a production internship at one of my favourite jewellery stores, Tatty Devine.
The Tatty Devine brand has existed since 1999 and was started by two inspiring and creative ladies, Rosie Wolfenden and Harriet Vine; who first met studying Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art. Their story started by working together to sell handmade wrist cuffs at Portobello and Spitalfields market. Over the years, Tatty Devine has become synonymous with quirky and fun British design, with Dazed & Confused magazine naming it as one of the top 50 coolest brands in the world.
What I love about Tatty Devine is their attitude and approach to design. All designs are carefully thought out and 99% of the jewellery is made by hand in their London workshops. This means that every piece of jewellery is specially treated with care and attention.
I am especially in love with their dinosaur necklace, which is handcrafted and made up of 40 individual pieces.
Here's a pic of me wearing my dinosaur, who I have named Derek!
I am also lucky enough to own the 'Mexican Embroidery' necklace which I absolutely adore!
Thanks so much to all the friendly and awesome Tatty Devine staff who made my time there such a fun and inspiring place to work.
I had a little day trip out on a sunny day in London and strolled through the Antique Market (held on Thursdays) at Old Spitalfields Market. I'd never been before so it was nice to see what was on offer. Here are a few snaps I took:
A little message to entice sales...
Old Victorian looking things and nice boxes
Plenty of old skool cameras for sale!
Check out this retro doctor's bag!
Spotted these glass decanters which I liked
Lots of treasure!
old letters, newspapers and even baby photographs for sale
Want a drinking glass that you cannot put down? Try a vintage neckglass.
Cute tea set!
They had some nice shades. I spotted a pair of vintage Ray Bans.
Vintage table top lighters
More antique things
It's a fun place to trawl through if you have a spare afternoon and are a fan of vintage/antique things. Definitely worth a look!
I was browsing Pinterest when I came across a lovely and striking picture of a stark room highlighted with pops of pink and pale turquoise...possibly the best ever colour combo? The picture led me to the blog of Stylist Assistant and Illustrator, Charlotte Love. I really enjoy her styling techniques and lovely use of dreamy pastel colours. Check out the pictures below...
The shots of colour work really well against the stark white background. I especially love the pink, dip dyed curtains!
Such a sweetly invigorating colour palette.
Charlotte also loves to illustrate and sells prints of her work at her online shop.
Born To Ride
A delicious illustration of a pink bicycle. Complete with pink flowers in the basket, obviously. Needless to say i love it!
Love the delicate detailing on the flowers in this Thank You card, so pretty!
Be sure to check out Charlotte's blog for more of her work!
Hellooo! Well the annual end of year graduate exhibition show at Leeds College of Art has now ended! It was a fantastic show full of very talented graduates' work, marking the end of our student life and onto what they call 'reality'
I absolutely loved looking at our course's show, my fellow Printed Textiles graduates all really impressed me, and it seemed like all the stress and chaos finally all fell together. After 3 years it was brilliant to see everybody's work exhibited, there was some really inspiring work, however here are just a few show spaces, be sure to click for links.
Stunning designs and gorgeous colour palette for wallpaper design and interiors.
I love Chloe's dreamy, floral designs. Also love the pinky colour palette!
Bryony's exhibition was a burst of floral energy, the sun shone through onto her exhib, how fitting! I love the bright florals, so cheery. The silk scarves were absolutely beaut.
Kat's designs are illustrative and so cute! Her exhibition had a seaside theme, loved it.
Love these bright colours that Amy used.
Kathryn's botanical designs for wallpaper are absolutely beautiful.
I absolutely love Lisa's quirky designs for children. Soooo cute!
Also loved Marie's graphic illustration designs
Joel's geometric designs were really bold - a feast for the eyes.
This is just a small selection of work from the Leeds College of Art Printed Textiles 2012 exhibition. Hope you liked them! We all took our exhibitions down yesterday, and recieved our final grades. Congratulations to everybody on the course! A huge good luck to everyone who is exhibiting at New Designers in London next week!
This week, Leeds College of Art's annual degree show 'Revealed' shares work from all disciplines held across the college. As part of the Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern Design exhibition, here is my graduate collection show:
The Lingua Flores collection is a delightful assortment of colourful floral prints lending inspiration from flowers found in bloom. Stimulated by the richness of colour found in natural flora, the prints convey a herbaceous and contemporary semblance of nature suitable for wallpaper and home interior designs.
I have been finalising my designs and draping them onto interior settings in Photoshop to see how they would work in context as wallpaper. Please note that all original images are stock photographs found online.
The Lingua flores (Language of Flowers) design is shown here in a purpley pink colour.
The Lingua flores bouquet design shown here in sky blue.
The final Chrysanthemum design is a full repeat showcasing this curious flower and its distinctive leaves.
The Blue Good News Iris design is a simple and elegant half drop repeat.
As I am targeting the interiors market, I have been digitally printing my designs onto Cotton Drill, to eventually turn into cushions. Here's some snaps of the fabric printing:
Here is one of my final Hollyhock designs, shown here as a postcard with co-ordinating design.
I took this photograph last summer, in a garden in Newcastle upon Tyne. I love the colours of this rose, the striped petals.
On with the digital painting, I had in mind the colours from the above photo when considering the colour palette here, when is the right moment to stop? I could paint forever.
Hello orchids! It is always refreshing to start a new painting, a different colour palette and visual stimulus. I love pink orchids.