• Strong graphics, colour and geometry... what better way to start.

    Welcome to the very first Humblesticks blog! We thought we'd kick off with things close to our heart ... strong graphics, colour and geometry.

    There's a riot of pattern on the radar for 2014, right across the board, from fine art to fashion, textiles to furniture. The work of Esther Cox, Louis Reith, and Marcus Oakley nods respectfully at mid 20thC art but with a decidedly 21stC palette and a whole lot of fun. 

    Esther Cox

    Louis Reith

    Marcus Oakley

    Hannah Waldron's beautiful textile pieces recall the Bauhaus but with a gentle, more playful aesthetic. Sarah Bagshaw continues to make us smile with her beautiful prints and fashion giant Eley Kishimoto goes the whole hog with his illusionary pattern that'd make Bridget Riley beam.

    Hannah Waldron

    Sarah Bagshaw

    Eley Kishimoto

    On the subject of fashion we're loving the screen printed handmade leatherwares at Falconwright - they dance with crazy shapes and brilliant colourways. Beci Orpin has been giving us strong graphics across rugs and the like, and this Folk Rug by Sylvain Willenz is the epitomy of all that's to be celebrated with pattern now. 

    Falcon Wright

    Beci Orpin

    Folk Rug by Sylvain Willenz for Chevalier Edition

    Furniture mavericks Dokter and Misses channel the tribal, while Bend create beautiful geometry within the structure of their amazing metal wired chairs. The fantastic Mint Timber and Ore bar stool by Woodsmithe also uses geometric structure to simple but stunning effect. 

    Dokter and Misses

    Bend Chairs

    Timber and Ore barstool by Woodsmithe

    Our social and political landscape might still be a little on the austere side, but we say it's the perfect time to let creativity run riot. Viva pattern, geometry and colour! 

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