Cover (Palampore)At the center of this rectangular panel, a tree growing from a mound is divided into thirteen segments, each framing a flowering plant. Each of the large flowers hanging from the twisting branches of the tree seems to represent a different species
A copy of the new boxed set V&A Pattern made its way across my desk, and I couldn’t resist. The Victoria and Albert Museum in London is one of the world’s great museums of design, and the book catalogs the patterns from the museum’s collection. This first boxed set is made up of four slim volumes each contains a CD of high resolution images that will provide sources of inspiration along the lines of décor, design, textile, pattern, tone — and of course, color.