Friday, 30 March 2012

Magnificent magnolia

I've recently found a new route from the station to work, down a street which has some really amazing magnolia trees. They look really spectacular at the moment, although their beauty is sadly short-lived.

Here's a design from the Silver Studio Collection which features magnolia blossoms. It's a design for a printed textile from 1927. The colours along the bottom indicate the number of rollers that would have been required to print it.

Design for a printed textile, by the Silver Studio, 1927
Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture (SD6086)

Personally I'm not sure that the little blue birds add much - their colour is a little too vibrant - what do you think?


  1. The birds are a bit gaudy when compared to the nuanced shades of magnolia trees, but I do like the exuberance of those vivid shades in amongst all the greys and creams and washed-out pinks.

  2. I love Magnolia's! I really like magnolias as well, especially because they're one of the first trees to blossom in spring, and also because, they're so awesome .

    Apple Trees & Magnolia Trees

  3. Thanks Ricky, yes I love magnolias too, and it will be great to see them when they blossom this year, after all this wintry weather!