Northern Design Festival 2015

As a nothern designer the Northern Design Festival is definitely a highlight in my calendar.  This year the design festival celebrates its 10th year in promoting and supporting great design.  Held in the Grade II*  listed  Assembly House in the heart of Newcastle this year’s show did not disappoint. 

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YSL - Style Is Eternal

Last week I visited the exhibition of one of fashions greatest designers Yves Saint Laurent. The exhibition which is currently running at The Bowes Museum is the first ever exhibition in the UK to display such a large collection of his garments telling the story not only of the French designers work but of his life too.

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Inspirations - Part 2

I have yet to share with you the inspiration behind Beads and Diamante from my Signature Collection. As with Gold Mosaic, Black Mosaic and Mosaic Plate these designs have evolved from past projects which I have loved and enjoyed doing.

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Canvas Artworks - A new little venture!

My parents have just recently decorated their front room, to add a splash of colour to one of the walls my Mam asked to have my Colour Explosion Collection printed onto canvas panels. This one commission for my parents has since lead to more requests and orders after my sister posted an image of the artworks on Facebook. 

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The story of Gold Mosaic

In celebration of Gold Mosaic finally being put into print I thought it would be appropriate to share the story behind the design and the roll it has played in Patternations existence.

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