Sardinia, is a polished gemstone of an island in the Mediterranean Sea off Italy, it has nearly 2,000 km of coastline, sandy beaches, azure blue seas and a mountainous interior which is truly breathtaking.
I have visited the island twice now and all I can say is that it is a designers dream, full of old style charm, wonderful bold colours & textures, dazzling beaches & coastlines, vibrant zingy floral gardens and wonderful culinary home grown produce from the mouth watering juicy watermelons to the freshly picked pomegrantates.
It also seems to be a hugely sustainable island, with its home grown produce, small footprint of commercialism with so many of their own products made locally. I particularly liked the olive oil soaps which I purchased from a market vendor and some delicious raison steeped in some equally delicious alcoholic potion.
My Sardinian Collection tries to convey my concepts of the bright happy colours of the environment and the quirkiness of the shapes and textures. It's a taster collection of my love for this beautiful island, with its small garden terraces with overflowing flower pots, patio gardens, cobble stones underfoot, blue skies up above, sparkling coastlines, bobbing boats, historical narrow streets and fascinating culture. Thats just for starters!
I'm sure this is just the first in a series of Sardinian influenced patterns which I will create. It's great to share my travels with you through my photograph's, drawings and patterns.