Friday, 19 April 2013


Blues are one of the big colour ways these spring and summer if you are to believe Topshop, HM and all the big interior design elephants on Kings Road and Chelsea Design Center. I went there during London Design Week a couple of weeks ago, and there was a lot of Blues aound. Mainly Cobolt, often i nice company of turquoise, celadon and other blues. It brings me back to the early days of my career, in the early 1980-ies when the big colour in interiors and fashion was just Cobolt blue, we also talked a lot about Klein-blue in those days. Then we mixed it with black, like today but in a very strict and geometric way. Today we are more free in the way we mix and match. See above how topshop mixed it with monochromes and yellow. Even the interior fabric patterns took inspirations from the same places then like today,  Mallorca fabrics, ikat, bleeding tie die etc. Tribal inspiration was big then too, but today in a wider sense, from Scandinavian Kurbitz to African basket tecniques.

Tricia Guild always loved the blues, like she was a Scandinavian. Here is some of her new and old tableware and fabrics, in store now!

Designers Guild again, this is the latest blues in her flagship store on Kings Road. She so cleverly mixed stripes with animalprints, flowers and bleeding tie die, 60-ies with up to date furniture and accessories.

Romos lates collection is called the Black Edition but is a lot more than black. Just look at this mix. I love the tie dies.

Ikat, flowers,  fashion or interior design. Blue, blue l`amour et blue, this spring.

Blue according to Laura Ashley, a bit more Art Deco-ish. I will be back shortly with more trends from London Design Week and the High Streets of London etc...

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