Bright Bus Seating

Mid-century inspired pattern

Bright Bus Seating

Mid-century inspired pattern

Bright Bus Seating Swatch

With seating designed for transport it is often useful to look at the various options available to change the scale since this can have a big impact on the overall look of the pattern.

This design is based on mid-century ideas although the colouring makes it look quite modern. I tried several scaling variations and finally decided on quite a large format. These are bus seats designed for use on buses that travel predominantly in urban areas. Here the journeys are short and the travellers often either commuters or shoppers both of whom benefit from an adventurous and stimulating travel experience.

I hoped that at this scale the design would prove inviting and of interest to both adults and child travellers. Inviting people to use public transport in towns is important and I believe that bright and colourful seating can help to encourage public transport use.

If you would like to see larger versions of these designs and my other work then you can do so on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Montella Tiled

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Montella Tiled

Mid-century inspired pattern

Montella Tiled Swatch

Vinyl flooring in kitchens is a good choice since it is easy to keep clean, quite inexpensive to purchase and easy to install. Most of all, of course, it can also be very decorative.

This pattern was intended from the outset to be flooring for a kitchen and it is shown here using my mid-century kitchen set. The colours are simple ones, a background of silver with montella for the motif.

If you would like to see larger versions of these designs and my other work then you can do so on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Sunshine Living Room Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired pattern

Sunshine Living Room Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired pattern

Sunshine Living Room Wallpaper Swatch

Wall coverings are so important because they create and determine not just the look of a room but they also contribute far much more to the atmosphere and feel.

This design is mid-century inspired and uses colours from the mid-century palette to, I hope, create a feeling of summer sunshine and also, I hope, of happiness and lightness of spirit.

The pattern is simple 1960’s flowers using a background of anchusa with flowers of pink and maroon, brass and copra, magnolia and bottle green, Paris green with canary yellow and finally orange and chocolate. Advantage is taken of the large areas of background to produce the summer sky effect.

If you would like to see larger versions of these designs and my other work then you can do so on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Mid-Century Inspired Kitchen Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired pattern

Mid-Century Inspired Kitchen Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired pattern

Mid-Century Inspired Kitchen Wallpaper Swatch

Kitchens, mid-century, in the United Kingdom were not, it has to be said, seen as places deserving a great deal of style and interior design and they were certainly not seen the way they are now.

So, this design is mid-century inspired although it perhaps might not have been on sale as kitchen wallpaper in the 1950s and 60’s! The design is a toned-down flower-power while the colours, of course, are authentic from the mid-century palette. I think as a kitchen wallpaper it looks good, even today.

If you would like to see larger versions of these designs and my other work then you can do so on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Mid-Century Dress Pattern Design

Mid-century inspired pattern

Mid-Century Dress Pattern Design

Mid-century inspired pattern

Mid-Century Dress Pattern Design Swatch

I was pleased with the mannequins I could make with Daz and then with Cinema 4D but I was not quite so pleased with the clothing that I used. The problem was not that the clothing was badly made, quite the contrary, it is made perfectly well but the way it is made does not suit the way I work.

However, some experimentation with the new version of Daz has resulted in a much better look for my designs. This is a Genesis 2 character and the dress is the X2 dress which has a simpler construction and so the fabric design does not have to stretch and so distort across the dress. The result is a much more natural and pleasing look.

This pattern is 1950’s influenced in the use and construction of the motifs but the colours used are from my newly extended palette and intended to represent those colours used in the latter half of the 1960s. The difference is that they are brighter and more saturated giving the fabric design a much more colourful and, I hope, pleasing look.

If you would like to see larger versions of these designs and my other work then you can do so on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Wall Art 1960s Pattern Prints

Mid-century inspired pattern

Wall Art 1960s Pattern Prints

The 1960s in the United Kingdom produced some outstanding design which went on to influence to some great extent future decades in all corners of the world.

I always felt that the patterns themselves would make good wall art since they are colourful, good to look at and have an emotive appeal reminiscent of the period.

Here, two of my 1960’s influenced patterns are shown as they would look as wall art shown side by side. I have deliberately not given too much idea of size since this can be a personal choice so the pictures could be small images or they could, perhaps, be larger. Both patterns are mid-century inspired and both use colours from the mid-century palette that was in use at the time.

If you would like to see larger versions of these designs and my other work then you can do so on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Dark Background Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired pattern

Dark Background Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired pattern

Dark Background Wallpaper Swatch

Dark wallpaper is really only for feature walls or walls that require a different and contrasting look but there are occasions when you can relax this rule a little.

This design and its colouring owes a lot to mid-century and, of course, to the Arts and Crafts movement in vogue at the turn of the 20th century when many fine floral wall coverings were created.

I had been looking recently at a magazine photo of various wallpapers and I was fascinated by the idea of an archway through from one room to another. It gives a good opportunity to experiment with lighting and with the all-important shadows, as well as with wall covering design and seemed just the thing for this wallpaper.

The result is this new 3D set created in Cinema 4D which has an arch from the living area to the dining room. I applied the design to the archway and the final image, I thought, was very sophisticated and upmarket providing a pleasant and unusual look to the two rooms. I have a tendency to over-use sets but this is a set that I will use again from time to time.

If you would like to see larger versions of these designs and my other work then you can do so on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.