a travelling encyclopedia

fabric-bundles

I prepared a suitcase full of pattern and colour to take with me to Mexico. Coals to Newcastle you might think. Continue reading

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local royalty

horses

There were no buses coming our way; as I stood chatting with a hopeful co-passenger an extraordinary procession approached from the other side. Up the hill came six plumed white horses pulling a white glass-sided carriage.

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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

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