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I am a freelance printed surface designer - I create artwork for use in fashion (womenswear mainly), interiors and stationary and created this blog to share my inspirations, work in progress, and design interests.

You can also follow me on http://pinterest.com/samwarren/ and have a glimpse of my printed surface portfolio on http://www.samanthawarren.me.uk/

Enjoy browsing! Thanks, Sam x

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Bali God

Beautiful Specimens

Nothing's more inspiring than nature....

I enjoyed a lovely post Christmas trip to the Horniman Museum - one of my favourites for admiring the colours and textures of feathered friends, fossils and shells in peace.

Today's inspiration has come from......

I developed some of the imagery above into fashion prints.....with inspiration comes ideas and development :)

using feathers and mirroring the image for this dress

I love this placement on the pleated dress, a bit of an oriental feel too

Astronomy Photographer of the Year - Greenwich Observatory

 A beautiful collection of photographs at this year's Astronomy of the Year Exhibition. The colours captured are absolutely stunning and very inspiring.

I would love to see this for myself one day

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

More from Copenhagen, Autumn 2011

funky ping pong table at the park

an insight into a MA architecture studio!
 Want to see a sneaky peek inside an architecture studio at the prestigious Royal Danish School of Architecture? The following images were taken from inside a Masters level studio. I'm very lucky my brother is studying there so I get to nosey around! Some very inspiring things. Definitely great textile pattern inspiration

 Ok, I'm a complete cheapskate, and have resulted in photographing pages from magazines in the cafe's. Danish magazines are by far the best I've ever come across - I love Costume Magazine - always full of great images and stylish photoshoots. There's a great second hand magazine shop opposite the Laundromat Cafe on Elmegade

Paul Klee & Cobra were exhibiting in Copenhagen while I was there. Sadly I didn't make it but I had a look at the catalogue - love these images...

And some final words from a wise Danish guy.....