Our spring-and-summer menu covers were created by acclaimed surface pattern designer Rhianna Ellington, who turned our heads with her palm house colour palette.
We had a chat with Rhianna in her luminous studio to discuss dream projects and glossy treats...
My most memorable project would have to be my first with one of my favourite clothing brands, THE WHITEPEPPER. I loved everything they created with my prints. It was exciting to see my work blown up to such grand proportions.
This All Bar One collaboration has also been exciting. I've only worked with fashion brands in the past, so it's thrilling to see my ideas in a completely different context.
There are so many! I'd love the opportunity to design a homewares collection. I also think my prints could work really well on sportswear.
I wish I could! I'm already working on some really exciting projects, but I'm completely sworn to secrecy.
Not at all... I find inspiration everywhere! I'm always learning new techniques to alter the surface I design on. At the moment I'm experimenting in ceramics. I've been taking classes for a while and I'm really starting to get the hang of it. I won't lie, it's hard – but completely worth the effort.
If I'm honest, I don't think I've had it yet. I was recently featured on trend-forecasting site WGSN, for their SS16 print and pattern predictions. It felt like a great achievement but there's still a long way to go.
So far it has been really positive. I feel that I'm growing all the time as a designer. I can't wait to start working on the next one. I'm excited by the prospect of working on my own clothing line. It will take a lot of planning but it's something I'm hoping to achieve soon.
Digital printing on leather! I did a collection of printed leather bags with a New York-based brand called Baggu – and it's now my favourite surface to print onto.
It has to be the Pistachio & Olive Oil Cake. It's quite a unique flavour and a great alternative to sickly-sweet cupcakes. I also love how glossy the olive oil makes the cake look.
Discover more about Rhianna and her work at rhiannaellington.com/.