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Friday, November 27th, 2009

Trends: The Union Jack


Posted by Becky | View all posts by Becky
5 Comments » | Published in Art and Artists, Design Magazines, Design Press, Design Trends, Design on the Web, Other Blogs  |  5 Comments


While I’m thankful that our forefathers got rid of those pesky British taxes that didn’t have representation and all, I am always a sucker for a Union Jack. I think my favorite use of it lately was the quilts featured on Man Shops World by Becky Oldfield. Here are a few more dreamy shots of the U.K.’s flag I’ve been collecting lately:

keith johnson uj ed waldron

Check out Timothy Oulton’s sofa:

michael falco nytimes timothy oulton

A dash of Vivienne Westwood (she’s been doing this a long time) via Living Etc.:
LE Jo Berrymant64c3feb5f33

LE Jo Berrymant

From Natural Curiosities:
nat cur BRIT

From Made By Girl:
made by girl via houzz

From Jonathan Adler:
ja union jack

From one of the designers of Libertine, as seen in Domino.
domino union jack

From the fabulous Bonnie Cashin:
bonnie cashin

From Naked Decor:
Quilt image by William Waldron via Elle Decor
Sofa image by Michael Falco for The New York Times
Living Etc. images by Jo Berryman for Living Etc.
via Natural Curiosities
Bonnie Cashin Foundation

About Becky

Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the "Editorial Director" here on Hatch, you can find me spewing lots of design opinions and tips over at Houzz. Make me happy -- leave a comment!



  1. margarita says:

    December 4th, 2009 at 6:08 am (#)

    How funny, one of my cushions, (the one next to the flag) appears in the photo 4 of your selection, I think the owners of this house must have bought it from Mint shop in London.

  2. Leaca says:

    February 17th, 2010 at 10:37 am (#)

    When I was a little girl all the teens at the time where wearing Britannia jeans and they had the British flag on them. I fell in love with that little flag and was obsessed with all things British for a while. That bedspread would have put me over the top.

    You have such great finds. I have fallen for your blog. =]

  3. Becky says:

    February 17th, 2010 at 10:46 am (#)

    Thanks so much Leaca! I LOVED Britannia jeans – we must be about the same age! I’m very sad about Alexander McQueen this week (kind of a non-sequitor – the Union Jack had me thinking of him).

  4. TGIF! A Few Links for the Weekend :: Hatch: The Design Public® Blog says:

    July 9th, 2010 at 8:26 am (#)

    [...] rooms, especially the use of the Union Jack. I think the only way I might ever stop liking Union Jacks is if England decides to send over the red coats [...]

  5. Tim says:

    December 28th, 2012 at 10:31 am (#)

    I love the zebra mat and the uk fashioned sofa.

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