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1. TEXTILES - tamasyn gambell + forest london

Designer Tamasyn Gambell has collaborated with mid-century design store Forest London on three exclusive fabric prints. 'Facet', 'Rough Diamond' and 'Waves' were all inspired by cut-out and irregular shapes and have been hand-printed in a choice of two bright spring colour palette. The fabrics will be available at Forest on cushions, lampshades, cork-coasters, one-off wall hangings and

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2. KIDS DESIGN - orla kiely baby

For today's Friday eye candy I have posted some pictures from Orla Kiely's Baby range at Target. The affordable range features bedding, bibs, bags, and blankets. For those in the USA the products are available in stores and online. For those in the UK who would love to get something by Orla for their baby we also have a baby journal (also spotted here on Amazon) and a collaboration with

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3. TEXTILES - new from villa nova

UK brand Villa Nova have released three new Spring design collections. The first is Elveden a collection of fabric prints (and weaves) inspired by woodland and nature. The second collection from Villa Nova is Martello  a collection of bold statement, geometric, jacquard velvets with a luxurious dense pile and a beautiful sheen. The final collection is

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4. SURTEX 2015 - bee brown

Today we return to reporting on what goodies we can expect to see at next  month's Surtex Exhibition. We begin with Bee Brown who won't be making the trip to New York this year this year but will be represented instead by her agent Jennifer Nelson. If any potential buyers would like to make an appointment with Jennifer at the show they can reach her at Jennifer Nelson Artists  or email jennifer

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5. SURTEX 2015 - jennifer orkin lewis

Another Jennifer Nelson artist is showing at Surtex is Jennifer Orkin Lewis who will be in booth 355. Jennifer is making her debut with the newly formed Cloverly Art Collective which consists of  Monika Forsberg, Lyndy Hants and Kristen Balouch.

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6. SURTEX 2015 - andie hanna

Another artist to look for at next months show will be Andie Hanna in Surtex Booth 461. This will be her first year showing at Surtex and Andie has been preparing for a couple of years. Andie won the Spoonflower & Robert Kaufman Fabric8 Contest and has been working with Kaufman ever since and has several new fabric collections coming out this year. One of the her Surtex highlights is a

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7. ART PRINTS - etsy

During the month of April Etsy are promoting the wealth of artwork they have available on the site. There is something for all tastes being showcased during their Month of Art. I thought that I to would post some of the prints i have found and favourited in recent times. The first selection are from Dewey Howard aka artist Elizabeth Grubaugh. Also spotted this intricate design

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8. SURTEX 2015 - victoria johnson

In just under a months time it will be the opening of the Surtex show in New York - when some of the worlds best designers will showcase their latest prints to buyers. Companies from all over the world will be look for fresh new designs to use on a myriad of products. Over the next few weeks Print & Pattern will be highlighting some of the artists to look out for if you are visiting the show or

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9. SURTEX 2015 - lauren lowen

Another fab artist to look out for from Jennifer Nelson Artists at Surtex next month is Lauren Lowen. You may recognise Lauren by her previous name Lauren Minco who is known for her quirky and whimsical characters. See Lauren's latest designs in Booth 559 from the 17th-19th May.

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10. SURTEX 2015 - monika forsberg

And finally from Jennifer Nelson Artists we have some bold flyers from Monika Forsberg who will be in Booth 355.

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11. STORESNAPS - ka de we

P&P is back after it's annual Easter break and over the holiday I spent a few days in Berlin to take part in a David Bowie tour. So today to ease back into working I have posted some snapshots of various prints & patterns spotted in the German capital. All of these designs were snapped in 'Ka De We' which is actually continental Europe's largest department store. We start with bedlinen by

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12. STORESNAPS - ka de we pt.2

Whilst in Berlin I had a small amount of time to check out the shops - and headed first to Ka De We as it was where David Bowie did his shopping whilst living in the city and it is also mentioned in his song 'Where are we now'. Here are some more snaps of designs spotted in the store including this cute cases from Mini Labo.

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13. SNAPSHOTS - berlin

And finally today here are a few random shots from around the city taken during my Berlin visit including a sweet lion design by Monkind, and tea towel from Pretty Berlin. 

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14. EASTER BREAK - back April 20th

Print & Pattern is on it's annual Easter Spring Break. But don't worry it will be back on the 20th April with lots more design posts and of course the build up to the big design show of the year 'Surtex'. Do send in your Surtex flyers and any showcase pieces you want to highlight. If you would like a 'shout out' on P&P just email them to bowiestyle@hotmail.co.uk. I am off to Berlin for the next

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15. EASTER 2015 - round-up

It's the last day before the Easter holidays begin and I have a last minute selection of cards to showcase the work of some fab artists. The first is Jessica Hogarth who creates some really striking and contemporary greetings cards. Her Easter designs are no exception and can be found in her online store here or at Not on the High Street. Below ; Several quirky Easter designs from La

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16. EASTER - store snaps

To round off four days of seasonal Easter design I have a few snap shots of cards spotted in stores. The first few are from publisher Paper Salad snapped in a local independent department store. Also snapped colourful eggs (above) from Rachel Ellen and below three cards from Laura Darrington's 'Festive Folk' collection. Below : Finally a small Easter selection

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17. EATER 2015 - primark

Not long now until the Easter holidays and one of the key design motifs of the season is the cute rabbit. These Easter bunnies in lovely sugary colours were spotted on lounge/nightwear in Primark last week.

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18. EASTER 2015 - paperchase

One of my key destinations whenever I need a greeting card is Paperchase. This Easter they have some fab painterly designs from Sooshichacha (above & below) as well as their own exclusive designs. Their main theme features 'Easter Tweets' with a selection of colourful birds, some wearing glasses, A complimentary print of multicoloured diagonal gingham is used for packaging, gift wrap etc.

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19. SHOWCASE - art & business of surface design

Today we have a really interesting showcase of patterns from the students on the Art & Business of Surface Design online E-Course run by designer Rachael Taylor. The ABSPD attracts a global audience with students taking part from all over the world and you can find emerging artists who all show great potential and have a passion for colour and pattern. Print & Pattern offers an annual

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20. EASTER 2015 - john lewis

With just four days to go before the Easter Holidays I will be posting various card designs. We begin the week with a selection from John Lewis where these designs from Peggy Oliver caught my eye. John Lewis are also stocking vintage designs by John Hanna from publishers Pigment Productions, Caroline Gardner, The Art File, and Kirstie Allsop. The John Lewis website is actually quite bad at

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21. EASTER 2015 - john lewis decorations

John Lewis also have a fab range of decorations, egg hunt kits, paper plates, napkins etc. by Talking Tables which are all very colourful and beautifully illustrated.

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22. EASTER - nastja holtfreter

Our Easter coverage continues today with some brand new artwork which is available for licensing. These cute seasonal patterns were created by Berlin based freelance illustrator and surface pattern designer Nastja Holtfreter. To see more from Nastja or to make inquiries go online here.

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23. EASTER 2015 - marks & spencer

More Easter designs with a selection from Marks & Spencer on greetings cards wrap and packaging. There are some fresh designs in yellow and turquoise on Kraft card, some interesting hand drawn type, and last years food packaging designs by Darling Clementine make a reappearance. Most of their cards have sold out online but there are still a selection available in stores.

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24. EASTER 2015 - wilko

And we end today with a few Easter greetings card designs snapped in Wilko.

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25. EASTER 2015 - tesco

We end today with a few designs spotted in supermarket Tesco who had a mixture of exclusive designs and Hallmark cards.

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