Friday, February 26, 2010

Spring summer continued...

Here is another key theme for spring/summer 2011, the images are taken from the 'Happy Figuratives' section of the Indigo trend book.

 "A sensitive and spontaneous reading of a charming & re-enchanted day-to-day. Everyday patterns assemble in an eclectic and spontaneous way, with festive figuratives that mix a certain joie de vivre with 1950's accents and an insouciant street art".



(All of the images are scanned from the book, if you click on any you can read all of the info, enjoy!)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Indigo continued...

Here are a few key descriptions taken from the spring/summer 2011 book:

"The key word of spring summer. It determinedly showcases a lighter spirit a desire to be borne off by fantasy and joie de vivre".

"Lying Low for the past few seasons, nature once again becomes a decisive influence. Unexpected interpretations abound, where ultra-realism confronts the fictional and artificial".

"Colour is essential as key value! A bold use of colour, where brights grow more intense and go back and forth between the natural and the artificial, pastel mix in with acid or overexposed accents, and neutrals play on sensual nuances".

"Diffuses its energy, revealing itself in intense transparencies, and pigmenting darks".

Indigo Trends & Influences

As promised I'm going to share all the great info & inspiration I collected from my Premier Vision/Indigo trip. There is so much for me to go through, so please keep an eye out on the blog posts over the next couple of weeks. I picked up some great trend books whilst I was there put together by, so here are a few bits from the spring/summer 2011 book.

I'll continue with this book over the next couple of days!






(*All the images are taken from the Indigo Influences book for spring summer 2011) The first two are from the 'Spring-Like Vitality section' & the last two images are from the 'Natural/Artificial'.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Fresh Patterns!

Here are a couple of designs that I've worked on fairly recently, that I thought I'd share on the blog today hope you like them!:)



Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Paris Inspiration

Here are a few more images of store window displays that caught my eye in Paris. I could have spent days going around all of the lovely boutiques that were crammed with lots of great pattern & inspiration.




Monday, February 22, 2010

Coming Soon!!!

I have some exciting news to share! the rachaeltaylordesigns label is expanding. Soon my unique prints will be readily available on a wide number of products. It's all in the development stages at the moment but hopefully it won't be too long:) exciting stuff!

Here is a sneaky peak of a couple of cushion mock ups that are currently getting made.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Independent on Sunday Review

For those of you who haven't seen the Sunday papers, here is a snapshot of the Print & Pattern review. It's a great feature about the fab work of the super talented Marie Perkins (Bowie Style) it talks about the Print & Pattern blog phenomenon & describes how "the blog brings together the best examples of print design across all media and has become a favourite among professional designers and enthusiasts alike, averaging 7,000 hits a day". The review is well deserved & I'm sure the book is going to be a huge success! The review also features images of great design work from the likes of super talented Orla Kiely, Sukie, Carolyn Gavin & Heather Moore. If you don't follow the blog yet, I would definitely check it out here.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Print & Pattern Book

The fab inspirational book 'Print & Pattern' by Bowie Style is now available to pre order on Amazon. We have all been eagerly awaiting it's release. The book is already receiving great press & is due to be featured in 'The Independent on Sunday' (21st Feb). Bowie was recently interviewed by the Independent & the interview & book review will be covered over a two page spread in this Sunday's magazine. The Print & Pattern blog is a great daily read, packed with great reference & exciting inspiration click here if you don't already follow it. You can buy the book via Amazon if you pre order now you qualify for the prime free delivery. Exciting stuff!




Sneaky peek of my work featured in the book!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Paris store snaps

Here a few more images from the fab Alice In Wonderland theme! More store snaps & Paris inspiration to come :)







Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Alice in Wonderland Themes!

It seems the Alice in Wonderland film has inspired many designers, trends & even store window displays. There were some stunning displays at Printemps, Paris.  I walked past them for the first time at night & thought they were really striking, slightly eerie yet very beautiful.







Monday, February 15, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

London store snaps

Before I start the posts from Paris, I just wanted to share the few store snaps I took in London first. I love great window displays, so there will be plenty to come over the next week or so from Paris along with some trend info from Indigo.


Love these from Miss Selfridge!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

I'm back after a lovely trip to Paris, with lots of great info & images to share on the blog over the next couple of weeks! Here are just a couple of store snaps that caught my eye for Valentine's day.

Have a lovely weekend & a great Valentine's day on Sunday! :)



Sunday, February 7, 2010

Indigo, Paris

I'm off on a research trip to Paris, so the blog won't be updated for a few days. However I'll be back with lots of fresh inspiration from shops & boutiques. I'll also be going to Indigo/Premier Vision event, so I'll be collecting lots of great trend info also to share on the blog! So keep an eye out in the next week or so

Have a good week everyone!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Valentine's keepsakes

More products have been added to the online shop at notonthehighstreet

Handmade padded heart keepsakes exclusively designed by rachaeltaylordesigns. Made from one of Rachaels' popular screen printed surface designs. Every heart is quirky & unique; each one is individually handmade & is decorated with mixed buttons & ribbon. Hearts are available in a choice of three colours: mauve, orange & pink. They also come in four handy sizes approx: 12cm x 9cm £6.75, 10cm x 8cm £5.75, 9x 7cm £4.75, 7cm x 5cm £3.75.

Simply loop the ribbon on your door or why not hang from the corner of a mirror or picture frame. Ideal for a Valentine's gift!



Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Valentine's Gifts!

More products added to the online shop. Little Valentine's gifts!

Handmade padded heart keyring attachment exclusively designed by rachaeltaylordesigns. Made from one of Rachaels' popular screen printed surface designs. Every heart is quirky & unique; each one is individually handmade & is decorated with mixed buttons & ribbon. Hearts are available in a choice of three colours: mauve, orange & pink. They also come in two handy sizes approx: 9cm x 6cm at just £3.75 & 11.5cm x 8cm at £4.75 (email the seller with your colour preferences) Simply loop the ribbon through your keyring for a instant bright, quirky lift, ideal for a Valentine's gift!

The keyrings were inspired by the fact that Rachael always seems to misplace her own keys! & she wanted to design something that was fun & which would solve this recurring problem!




Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Online shop updated!

A wider selection of canvas prints have been added to the online shop. Bespoke sizes & colours are also available feel free to send an email if you have any queries & bespoke requirements at:

More exciting products are in the pipeline so watch this space!



Monday, February 1, 2010


I thought I'd share these two lovely postcards I bought recently from paperchase, I have a bit of an addiction & love collecting them. Below I've featured two very contrasting designs the first being a more traditional floral that has been brought up to date with a fresh mustard colour. The second is more my usual choice with bright neon colours & textured typography. Hope you like them!


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