Monday, August 11, 2008

Coming Up Roses

It could be argued that the Rose is synonymous with England in terms of design iconography and it is certainly ubiquitous at several points in our country's design history. Bishop & Stonier used the Rose flower for so many of their designs that it's easy to lose count: from the very formal and traditional representations to the more graphic and stylised shapes of the Art Deco period. Here is a selection of patterns found on Bisto wares that use the image of the Rose - note how there are floral groups, single flowers, swags etc and how the flower is used both as a central design feature and in border patterns. The Edwardians were very fond of the Rose and it appears on many designs from that period.

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Sometimes, life doesn't turn out the way you expected. And sometimes, it is exactly as it was 'meant' to be. But whilst i'm not a believer in fate or fatalism, I do believe that life is a both a learning experience and an obstacle course to be climbed and clambered over in the most creative way possible! In doing so, you'll get to where you should be even if it's not where you'd imagined.