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Indigo; blue and white patterns, part II

Hot on the heels of Friday’s post about Indigo / Blue and White, comes a brand new fabric and wallpaper launch from Scion.

If you’ve read any of my previous posts on Scion’s first Melinki collection of fabrics and wallpapers, and their subsequent rug designs, then you’ll know I’m a fan of this new British brand, with its great colour combinations and fresh patterns.  

Now Scion‘s second collection has been launched; named Wabi Sabi, the fabrics and wallpapers are inspired by traditional dyeing / production methods including block printing, batik, ikat, and tie-dye. The result: a collection that features a mix of patterns from abstract and geometric to floral, all with a relaxed, informal feel.

Whilst, of course, each design comes in many different colourways, it’s these blue and white ones, with their inky, indigo tones (and, for those who prefer a lighter blue, tones of turquoise and aqua) that caught my eye:

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I Iove the simple spot motif of the Isamu fabric, layered underneath the more angular geometric Loop design (don’t miss the subtle Loop wallpaper on the walls)…

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This group shot shows the new fabrics together…

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…. Whilst the tie-dye effect print of the Shoji fabric below appeals to my (currently repressed) Boho tendencies (curtain on right): surely the sun would always shine through a window hung with these curtains?

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… and the wallpapers are just as vibrant:

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Working with bold patterns doesn’t have to be overwhelming: here the Shibori wallpaper flatters and emphasises the architectural lines of the stairwell:

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Wabi Sabi printed fabrics are from £26 a metre; wallpapers are £32 a roll, all available in the UK and internationally from March 2013 from Scion.

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Spring 2013 trends at House Doctor

With snow outside and piles of paper scattered over the floor as I perform a frantic and (let’s be honest) futile search for aged bank statements so I can complete last year’s tax return, my house couldn’t look more different from these cool, calm and collected shots from Danish company House Doctor‘s new Spring 2013 catalogue.

They have a staggering quantity of beautiful, simple, desirable homewares…

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Rugs with subtle patterns and muted colourways….. and don’t miss the wooden storage boxes…

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Oversize glass jars, vases and bottles alongside streamlined ceramics

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Furniture with contemporary lines …

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Chic, colourful, patterned stationery boxes – maybe if I had a set of these, I’d be encourage to file away those bank statements….

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These metal framed-glass storage boxes are so simple, yet the display is so effective….

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Super-calm looks for the kitchen….

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And this shot is a reminder that spring will come, one day….

A selection of House Doctor products are available in the UK via canny gift shops and websites such as Cox & Cox and Rockett St George : click here  for further info.

Now… back to my filing….

Geometric patterns, Natural angles

Two wintery walks in completely different environments today and yesterday gave me the opportunity to take these images… The first is along a disused railway track in rural Sussex….

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The second just outside London Bridge station, looking upwards on this sunny day at the brand new Shard building….

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A reminder of whether natural or man-made, sometimes the world around us can be more similar than it originally appears.

The angles in both pictures got me thinking about the popularity of geometry in homeware product design currently: there are lots to choose from, but my current favourites include those by Mini Moderns and FermLIVING.

Mini Moderns new cotton dhurries come in fab, zingy patterns and shades:

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Whilst FermLIVING’s geometric patterned homewares, including trays, ceramics and cushions, are styled in muted shades: find them at Cloudberry Living.

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New Rugs by Scion

One of my favourite launches of 2012 is the new brand Scion: and they’ve just added a new, vibrant range of rugs to their collection.

Their first fabulous fabric and wallpaper collection, Melinki, features bright, colourful designs with a balanced mix of both bold and delicate patterns. Now they’ve added a range of rugs that take aspects of these existing patterns and run with them: bursting with colour, some are highly patterned, others geometric, and all are filled with clever shade and textural combinations and/or contrasts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

All images courtesy of Scion. Rugs available from selected stockists around the UK from November onwards, contact Brink & Campman for more information. 

(A little bit of background for those who like it: Scion is part of the same family as Harlequin; both are part of luxury interiors furnishings group Walker Greenbank PLC. The rugs are designed in house by Scion and produced by Brink & Campman, Dutch rug manufacturers, in both the Netherlands and India, depending on their composition).