You should see this new BBC TV series, The Genius of Design, the first episode was on Friday 7th of May that I will be following. The series looks at the history and beauty of design and how it has shaped our world, from handmade to the industrial. Have you ever thought why your toothbrush or teapot is shaped the way it is? In the first episode it also looks at the iconic work of William Morris and Co, and how the great Victorian pattern designer influenced textiles.
Book by Penny Sparke that follows the series
William Morris & Co 'Artichoke' design from Collection