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1. ON VACATION - back sept 8th

Print & Pattern is on its annual summer vacation and will be back with lots of new season patterns on Monday 8th September. Thanks so much for reading P&P - if you do need a pattern fix during the break do check out the archives by date or category. Or for a speedy fix have a look on Pinterest. See you in a few weeks!

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2. CARDS - tesco

I really fell in love with the floral print on this card spotted in UK supermarket Tesco. The lovely print is bold and graphic but with a hand made feel. Here are some more of the recent design arrivals at Tesco snapped in my local branch.... Read the rest of this post

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3. GIFT WRAP - marks & spencer

And staying with the theme of greetings design here are some lovely new bags and wraps just in at Marks & Spencer.

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4. STORE SNAPS - misc

And finally today here a few other pics of products spotted in stores lately. Above are butterfly and chevron mugs snapped in Oliver Bonas, and below folk style canisters seen in TK Maxx  Below : Joyce Badrocke mug from the V&A museum.  Below : Various Book Covers that caught my eye in Waterstones and Foyles.  Below : Notebook from Accessorize. Below : Diary,

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5. STORE SNAPS - peacocks

It is the last week of P&P before my summer break and I wanted to say goodbye to high summer by posting as many of the snap shots I have taken recently as I can.  Especially the fashion prints that have caught my eye this summer starting with this striking print on a kimono style jacket spotted in Peacocks. It certainly was a bold design and a brave fashion forward purchase by the Peacocks

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6. STORE SNAPS - accessorize

This next selection of fashion prints were spotted in Accessorize where there were bold neon colours, Mexican influences and lots of lovely embroidery.

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7. STORE SNAPS - fashion prints

And finally today some more prints spotted on the UK high street whilst out shopping for clothes. Starting with several snaps from Primark.  Below : Matalan  Below : New Look  Below : Next Below : Debenhams.  Below : H&M Below :Tesco

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8. DESIGN STUDIO - forest foundry

Design collective Forest foundry is one year old and to celebrate they have each created a birthday card. The past year has seen some real highlights for them including Zoe Ingram winning the 2013 Global Talent Search , Miriam Bos reached the finals of the Spoonflower Fabric8 Contest and they had their first exhibit together at Surtex in New York. But even besides these accomplishments, they

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9. CARDS & WRAP - paper salad

UK based publishers Paper Salad have designed a selection of brand new neon bright gift bags/wraps for Glick who launched them at The Harrogate Home and Gift show last month. There are three everyday ranges - patchwork, woodland friends & bright floral, and also shown is a new Mother's Day design with pink flowers and butterflies. It's also the perfect excuse to show some of Paper Salad's

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10. CARDS - big jon

It's always nice to see patterns used on greetings cards and these are from the new 'Palm Springs' range from UK publisher Big Jon. The collection of seven celebrates the bright color and patterns of summer and sunny California. As seen online here at Big Jon along with lots more ranges.

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11. DESIGNER - christine witte

Christine Witte is a self-taught illustrator and surface designer with a focus on digital media. Her cheerful designs and illustrations are packed with detailed icons, often depicting engaging scenes reminiscent of another time and place. Christine’s work is whimsical and humorous, with a scandinavian and vintage influence. Her favorite subject matter includes built and natural environments,

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12. NEW FABRICS - margaret berg

Our next two posts have a painterly feel starting with these beautiful new fabrics from Margaret Berg for Robert Kaufman. Launching this month the Petal collection has fifteen fabrics across three colourways - sunkissed, pansy, and blossom.. Margaret was born and raised in South Africa but left her beloved country to pursue her creative passion and continue her studies Los Angeles. She now

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13. DESIGNER - amy sia

More painterly patterns now, this time from from textile print designer Amy Sia, Amy is an Australian currently residing in London who originally trained in fashion design graduating from RMIT university. Amy moved to London almost four years ago and since then has pursued a career in textile print design. She started by interning at a textile print studio, then freelancing this eventually led

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14. DESIGNERS - studio kelkka

Studio Kelkka are a Finnish print & surface design group who will be exhibiting at PrintSource in New York for the first time tomorrow. Their  Scandinavian fresh, beautiful and fun designs have spread all around the world through numerous international companies such as Ikea. For their first appearance in NYC they will present a new collection that "Springs from the strong presence of Nordic

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15. PRINTSOURCE 2014 - flyers

Tomorrow sees the opening of the Printsource trade show in New York when many top studios and designers will offer their latest portfolio prints to buyers. A few flyers for the show came into P&P so here are some names to look put for if you are attending the show. Starting with Paper & Cloth in booth A5 and as you can see below they have some fabulous new designs to showcase. Below : Jane

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16. TEXTILES - victoria & abigail

Friends Abi & Vicky are two long time friends who have opened an online store called Victoria & Abigail specialising in home wares, accessories , and stationery from small independent designers. They work with a number of textile designers from South Africa including Indigi (above & below), illustrator and designer Jesse Breytenbach and Skinny LaMinx aka Heather Moore, who is well known to most

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17. NEW COLLECTION - annabel perrin

Prism is the new homeware collection launching this September by British designer Annabel Perrin. Prism is Annabel’s fourth collection, since launching her design business in February 2013 and it encapsulates her mid-century colour palettes and geometric style with architectural influences. All products are made in Britain and have been designed for enjoyment beyond the latest trends. Look out

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18. IN MY INBOX .....

I wanted to post about some of the designers whose work has arrived in my inbox before P&P goes on its summer break the week after next. The first is Jessie Fröde from Hamburg, Germany who has the studio label Freak TV. Below : Melissa Doran is an Illustrator from Dublin who produced some fabric and plate designs after taking part in the online course called Make Art That Sells run

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19. DESIGNER - laure girardin vissian

I found this beautiful poster (above) with its cute arrangement of colourful graphic trees at Ikea and this led me to want to know more about it's creator Laure Girardin Vissian. Laure is a freelance designer, colourist and illustrator based in France. Her clients have included Harlequin, Boden, Nouvelles Images, Petit Bateau, and of course Ikea. She also sells her wall art prints at Art.co.uk

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20. DESIGNER - joanne paynter

Joanne Paynter is a San Diego based Surface Pattern Designer with a background in both Fashion and Graphic Design.  Joanne studied Fashion Design at The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM), and had 10 years experience in the industry designing everything from apparel and handbags to textile patterns before she recently left her job to follow here dream of being a freelance

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21. DESIGNER - nina judge

Nina Judge runs a creative business is called Marmalademudpie & Me and is busy preparing a design collection for the Top Drawer trade show in the Spring 2015. Her designs are colourful, playful and are available as Kitchen textiles, cushions and soon to be children's clothing. Based in Leicester UK Nina is inspired by The 50s & the 60s, Rock n Roll, Jazz, Elvis, Retro design and Children's

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22. STORE SNAPS - heals

More snap shots today and this time they come from Heals which can be found right next door to Habitat in London on either the Kings Road or on Tottenham Court Road. Heals may have celebrated their 200th birthday in 2010 but their designs are far from old fashioned. Here are some snapshots of patterns and colours that caught my eye in store followed by some pieces selected from the Heals

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23. FABRICS - donna wilson

Designer Donna Wilson has released her first ever collection of fabrics by the metre in a bid to get people sewing. 'Forest and Friends' is a collection of ten fabric designs which are available in two weights, cotton and heavy linen - perfect for making cushions, curtains, bedding, and clothes. The prints feature some of Donna's signature motifs: clouds, trees, lakes, and many other references

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24. WALL ART ETC - ikea

The Kapitza studio whose beautiful geometrics we have featured on the P&P blog before have created some wall art for Ikea. Their cute geometric canvases called Pjatteryd are available in Ikea stores worldwide for a limited time only. Also at Ikea there are some great geometrics by Margrethe Odgaard for their PS range. Margrethe's designs for Ikea are reminiscent of her Navajo drawings. This is

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25. TEXTILES - esme & esme

Claire Brake spent  many years successfully managing a chain of designer boutiques in London, but decided to leave the hustle behind and headed, with her dog Pandora, for the calm space of the Dorset coastline. From her studio she designs and makes a collection of fashion accessories, using fabrics featuring her own unique print designs. Under the label Esme & Esme Claire's collection is

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