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Sunday, 18 December 2011

Portobello Road: Tile tales

Portobello Road has to be the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Amidst the festive stalls selling mulled wine and roasted chestnuts, these 1920s tile hooks immediately grabbed my attention. With unusual colour combinations and symmetrical floral designs, Chloe Alberry antiques have definitely concentrated on a niche market by transforming these hand painted ceramics into something new for the home.

Focusing on the painterly designs, I even dug my old sketchbook out – digitally adding hints of the muted colour tones to my black and white linear drawings...