Tag: Trends

Art, Culture

Design Trend Insights for 2018

12 predicted trends for the year to come At the start of each year we’re on the hunt for the standout design, product and homeware trends that will take everyone by storm. This year was no exception and we scoured the premier retail tradeshow for creative lifestyle buyers, Top Drawer, for indications as to […]

Art, Culture

Pantone Colour of the Year 2018

Colour champion Pantone has just announced their Colour of the Year for 2018: 18-3838 Ultra Violet. It’s a provocative and thoughtful shade that oozes originality, ingenuity, a dream-like quality and a vision of the future. It evokes a counterculture flair, an optimism and an empowerment to find new ways to interpret […]


Pantone’s Purple Rain

In honour of the late musician Prince, the Pantone Color Institute has worked with his estate to create a new shade of purple, named after his iconic symbol   Love Symbol #2. Prince ‘The Purple One’ Rogers Nelson passed away last year, aged 57.  The musician was forever associated with the colour purple, […]

Art, Culture, History, What's On

Peaks and Glaciers 2017: paintings, drawings and photographs of the Alps

Explore beautiful mountain imagery at John Mitchell Fine Paintings gallery in London Our sixteenth winter exhibition and accompanying catalogue of Alpine paintings, drawings and vintage photography from the 1850s to the present day is now open and will run until 3rd March. Peaks and Glaciers offers much topographical diversity but, as […]

Summer Landscape, 2010, water colour, Joan Thewsey / Private Collection

Pantone Colour of the year 2017: Greenery

  Prepare for a fresh start with Pantone’s Colour of 2017: Greenery: 15-0343.   The 2017 colour, Greenery, is a “refreshing and revitalizing shade”, symbolic of new beginnings, fitting given the cultural and political upheavals felt throughout 2016.   “Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we […]

Feasting with the family on Christmas Eve, cover illustration from 'Le Petit Journal' December 1907 (litho) by French School,  Private Collection;  Roger-Viollet, Paris
Art, Culture, History

Art of the Feast

It’s time to let out your belt as the seasonal holiday period is upon us. As well as a religious occasion, Christmas is a time to sit around the table with loved ones, enjoy a plentiful feast and be thankful for our blessings. In honour of the holiday, we explore […]

Anniversary, 2005 (oil on canvas) Roses, Lee Campbell / Private Collection
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Flower Power Prints

National Floral Design Day is coming up on the 28th February and so to put a spring in your step for the upcoming season and get your ideas in bloom, check out these contemporary flower prints: Nina Shirokova     Giovanni Cafagna Irina Trofimova      Anna Platts Daisy de […]