Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Patterns by Ursula Celano

With a background in tourism, Irish-born Ursula Celano has long since had an interest in products that aim to express Ireland and Irishness. This and an interest in drawing and pattern-making led her to start her own range of products - beginning with notebooks - almost two years ago. Since then her range has grown to include pencilcases, tea towels, cards and aprons. Above all, my favourites are her bags and purses which employ bright, bold patterns containing elements of Ireland's landscape and lifestyle.

All Celano's products use lively imagery or striking patterns. My favourites are the cottages nestled in grey hills and the fishing boats sailing through pale blue seas. Her hefty shopper bags showcase them best, in heavy-duty cotton and extra thin matt pvc (pictured above). Inside the bags are lined with polka-dot cotton lining for added patterny goodness. Check out her website to see the full range and to start hitting the 'add to cart' button...

Images courtesy of Ursula Celano