what designers talk about

fabrics of indiaWhen friends asked me to join them for a second visit to The Fabrics of India I jumped at the chance: there were so many things I’d missed on that quick first recce. Continue reading

signs and signals

According to the Design Council‘s report produced in this 70th anniversary year, our design industry generates 72billion, yes billion, pounds a year within the UK economy – a remarkable achievement. Continue reading

pattern’s in the air

staffords windowsA lot’s happened since I last wrote – where to begin? I’ll start at the finish. Continue reading


flowersThe allotment is at its midsummer best, prolifically producing berries, leaves and fat pods. The sweet peas fill the air with scent and colour, nonpareil. Continue reading