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If you are looking for a slightly Mediterranean flavour to the festive Holiday experience, check out the Smeg, Dolce & Gabbana takeover at Harrods (November 2nd to December 28th 2017). The most famous British department store is showcasing a traditional Italian marketplace amidst puppets, lights and well-groomed trees that all give off an Italian & Sicilian style.

Patternbank are loving the new additions to the Smeg Dolce & Gabbana small appliance collection, which include Juicers, kettles & toasters. All decorated with themes and iconic motifs from Sicilian Culture. Get one on your Christmas wish list!

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Thanks to all of our friends and followers for all their support in 2013. Here’s to another great year of everything Print, Pattern and Graphics and wishing you all peace and happiness for 2014. We’ve put together our favourite festive tree ideas found on Pinterest, check out Patternbanks Pinterest boards for more inspiration. Have a great one!

Simplicity

DIY Alternative Christmas Tree, Free People Ingrid Jensen, Wood & Wool, 2D Chalk Tree, A Leg Up, Ingrid Jensen, Wood & Wool

 

Light

Mid Century Christmas Card, pinterest, Homemade Tree via designrulz.com, Tree Decoration, michelemadame.com

 

Keepsakes

Christmas Tree, alltheluckintheworld.nl Ballball Christmas Tree – flickr,  Wall Tree via Nicety, Grandpa’s Tree, Dally on flickr

 

Nostalgia

Wreath, Elizabeth Fredko Dime Store Chic, Christmas Tree, charlie3engineer on flickr, Vintage Decoration, victoriantradingco.com, Colourful Christmas Trees, rainingsheep.com

 

Patternbank brings you a quick overview of some key print & graphic trends happening this Christmas. As each year passes different styles are emerging creating new visual dimensions to the festive period.

Trend 1 – Vintage Regenerated

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Found Wrapping Paper – Hand Painted Illustrations – Naive Pattern – Retro Baubles – Muted Colour Tones – Scripted Fonts – Stylised Character Drawings

Trend 2 – Scandinavian Style

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Flat Graphics – Nordic References – Bold Pattern and Graphic Elements – Folklore Fairytale – Rich Detail – Cross-stitch Embroidery – Folkloric Nostalgia

Trend 3 – Modern Statements

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Edgy Illustration  – Photo Collage – Craft Chalk Typography – Rich Depth of Detail – Updated look to Christmas Graphics – Intense Graphic Pattern – Pencil and Line Drawn Creations

There is something magical about looking into a brightly lit window at night and every year hundreds of people flock to London not just to shop but to be dazzled by the brilliant window displays. The skill and imagination in creating these winter wonderlands is evident here in London each year. Here’s a selection of Patternbank’s favourites and if you are in town be sure to take a peek.

Fortnum & Mason

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Tiffany & Co

 

Harvey Nichols

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Mary Katrantzou

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To celebrate Christmas Jumper Day 14 British designers including Alexander McQueen, Burberry and Mary Katrantzou have customised identical jumpers in their own unique style to raise money for Save The Children. The charity’s annual Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 13th December invites all to wear a Christmas Jumper and donate £1 or more to Save The Children. This year they have partnered with Westfield and the British Fashion Council with unique Christmas Jumpers hand-knitted by fashion brand Wool and the Gang before being customised by the designers. The collection is on show at Westfield London until December 30th, with an installation designed by Stuart Semple. The unique auction comes with a twist as the lowest bid wins, so why not try your luck and go to savethechildren.org.uk and bid on one of these fabulous jumpers.

Burberry

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Paul Smith

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