through the lookbackroscope

It’s quite a few days since the turn of the year, and even more since Christmas; I hope you had good times and I wish you a productive and peaceful 2016, full of new thoughts and projects. Continue reading

winter lights

saami sunIt’s nearly the solstice, the shortest darkest day of the year. I long for the turn-around when the morning begins to break a little earlier and the daylight stays a little longer. Continue reading

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