Jo Angell (my sister in law) is studying an MA in Design for Textile Futures at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design.
Very excitingly, her collection of wallpaper designs based around the bittern won first prize in a competition set by wallpaper company Graham & Brown ‘To design a collection of innovative wallpapers with a focus on sustainability’. The bittern is a bird whose reedbed habitat is seriously under threat from rising sea levels.
Even more excitingly, her wallpaper featured in the Space section of Guardian Weekend magazine today! Sadly, not featured in Guardian Unlimited Weekend, the online version…. but you can see samples on Mac’s Flickr stream, and on the Graham & Brown website.