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Printsource: Top 10 Print Trends for 2012

Being a Textile Designer I am profoundly convinced that whether it is fashion or home décor, textiles are where a real thrust of differentiation can be produced.

Printsource recently revealed the Top 10 Print Trends for  2012. It will be interesting to discover later how designers across the world interpret these trends into their collections.

Recently, Printsource revealed the Top 10 Print Trends for 2012. Here are the details.

1. Under the Microscope – science and design collide with detailed images shown in overblown scale. (Ana Romero, Portugal)

2. Ink Blot Camos – watercolor and ink spots create an organic update. (Studio L2 Design, USA)

3. Eastern Color Block – influenced by Bauhaus and Mondrian with a hand painted feel. (BG 2770, USA)

4. Pop Art Conversationals – bold, outlined shapes take inspiration from Roy Lichtenstein’s technique. (Pattern People, USA)

5. Tribal Wash – ethnic prints that are hand-painted yet look as if rain has washed part of the design away (Margherita Leonardi, Italy)

6. Shanghai Florals – stylized Asian florals with a slick nighttime feel. (Margherita Leonardi, Italy)

7.  Abstract Elements – tie-dye textures that take inspiration from the earth such as minerals and other organic matter. (Theo & Hugh, El Salvador)

8. Photobased Prints – 3D and chromatic aberrations. (Oaffi, USA)

9.  Bohemian Folk – geometrics, paisleys and floral designs influenced by Ballets Russes. (Gather No Moss, UK)

10. Baroque Opulence – rich, ornamental, embroidery inspired designs with an antique feel. (Studio L2 Design, USA)


Bread and Butter Pudding- Fruit and Nut Flavor

Bread and Butter Pudding is an easy to make desert which can be made in several flavors like cakes and pastries. Even the basic pudding tastes great and can also be served as breakfast for kids. Today’s recipe is not only nutritious but also flavored with seasonal fruits.


8-10 milk bread slices, 2 eggs, 650 ml milk, 1 tsp vanilla essence, ½ cup sugar, 1 tsp orange rind, 2 tbsp toasted and flaked almonds, 150 gm cooking chocolate, 1 tbsp slightly crushed walnuts, 1 tbsp raisins, ½ cup mango pieces, ¼ cup grated pear


  1. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs and sugar until sugar dissolves completely. Add milk, orange rind and vanilla essence and mix again.
  2. Apply butter on all the bread slices and keep them in a tray.
  3. Pour some of the egg and milk mixture on bread and let them soak in it for 10 minutes.
  4. In a dish greased with butter, arrange the bread slices flat in first layer, followed by some mango pieces, almonds, walnuts and raisins. Also put in some cooking chocolate pieces. Repeat this layering process for the second time again.
  5. Pour the rest of the egg and milk mixture over these layers and sprinkle a thin layer of sugar on top along with grated pear.
  6. Preheat the oven at 150 degree C and bake the dish for 10 minutes.
  7. Let the dish remain in the oven untouched for another 10 minutes even after baking is over.
  8. Serve hot or refrigerate for 2 hours to cool and serve.


Louis Vuitton- Cruise 2011 Collection

The Louis Vuitton brand of a very famous International Fashion House and the LV monogram are among the world’s most valuable brands and a hot favorite of fashionista across the globe. People take pride in owning their products, ranging from luxury trunks and leather goods to ready-to-wear, shoes, watches, jewellery, accessories, sunglasses, and books that have the brand’s monogram on them as it is known to generate an impression of them being trendy, updated and glamorous.


Check out their Cruise 2011 Collection for great patterns, colors, designs, silhouettes and styles.



































































































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