The other day I went to an exhibition called 'From atoms to patterns', at the Wellcome Collection. In 1951 a group of x-ray crystallographers and designers collaborated for the Festival of Britain and produced an amazing range of designs, mostly in textiles, based on complex atomic structures. It is well worth a visit to see these creations that have been in the vaults of the V&A for over 50years!

Oh, and here are some purchases from a recent shopping trip, the blue fabric (which is actually purple in real life) has a little of the feel of the atomic patterns, I think.


mooimadeit said...

Oh wow, that exhibition looks cool! I wonder if it will still be on when I am there. I'm heading to London for about a week in a couple of weeks, I arrive 23rd June. Any must visit shop recommendations for cool fabrics et al?

oonaballoona (from kalkatroona) said...

i love your pics, they are inspiring me to be creative today-- and i think i have that vogue pattern! i just went on a 3 day hunt for pants, think i'm going to have to make my own as well.

oona (from burdastyle)