There’s something about the perfect calmness of an endless pattern that I can’t get enough of. I personally am really enjoying turning little spot illustrations into themed patterns, which can go in so many directions it boggles the mind. My favorite thing to wear & to look at, though, is a nice floral print. They’re sweet, they can incorporate lots of different palettes and styles, and they’ve been around for such a long time (since the beginning of printed fabric & home goods) that you can appreciate flower-y art from any era. Here’s a little trip through time:
1900’s Ceramic Pitcher- Brings to mind a lush, yet contained, British garden.
1920’s Wallpaper- Bolder, yet still sweet & super feminine.
1940’s Dress- More modern, looser lines & less colorful.
1960’s Fabric Print-Brightest and boldest, with a sixties-specific analogous color scheme.
1980’s Shirt- Everything was larger & more tropical themed, with patterns scaled way up in the 80’s.
Modern “Floral Camo” Pattern from design company Pattern People, based out of Portland, OR
Though I don’t love camo things in general, I like the idea of deconstructing floral to this point. I also love the combination of the neon pink & de-saturated colors together in one pattern & the current trend of combining concepts from opposing ends of the spectrum (like flowers & camouflage). I’m into it!