Patterns and colour

How much time do you spend looking at the little things? As a child we could be fascinated for hours by the simplest things, but as we get older, and busier, we don’t seem to notice the little treasures all around us. Here in Cairns I’m finding shells and butterflies are bringing out the kid in me, and I’m in awe of their never ending variety and the absolute perfection of their construction. These natural wonders are the inspiration behind much of the design we see in everyday products… just look at the use of colours and patterns in ethnic, tribal and ikat prints.