Earlier this summer, I found myself briefly washed ashore a sultry coral island with powder white sand and limpid blue water. To entertain myself all day long, all I had to do was dip my head below the sea's surface to slip effortlessly into another underwater universe alive with vivid tropical fish, darting and rippling, all different, all a thousand electric hues.
Home again on another, more concrete, side of the world, I think about that watery underworld a lot. And in commemoration of my brief swim with the fishes, I've searched for some fishy fabrics which I present below:
Lewis and Wood's unique underwater toile is called Lamorna Cove, after a beautiful hidden part of Cornwall. I love this diver's eye view of fish, crabs, seals and seaweed.
Designer, Alice Thompson's Imperial Goldfish from Mitas and Co
captures the undulating motion of fish perfectly -
Thornback and Peel's Goldfish and Coral on ivory linen has sadly been discontinued...
But their witty Sardine Tins belongs to a new design category I like to think of as Abstract Realism!
Scion's lino cut fish print Samaki in Ink is just pleasingly simple.