poissons, bleu

These are my favorite fish, especially on a pink background.

A collection of colored fish from Louis Renard’s 1754 book of fish and sea life from the Indian Ocean, Poissons, ecrevisses et crabes, de diverses couleurs et figures extraordinaires, que l’on trouve autour des isles Moluques et sur les côtes des terres Australes: peints d’après nature.

The images used in this pattern are taken from the copy at Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology, which has been digitized and placed in the public domain at the Biodiversity Heritage Library. The book in full can be seen at https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.115425.

Fabric and household goods available for purchase at Spoonflower (link is to the white background; you’ll have to browse through for the others). There’s also a lot of stuff with a variant of this pattern on Threadless.

I mean, look how that Spoonflower fabric pops as a pillow!

But this beach towel from Threadless is pretty good, too. Remember crowded beaches and what a joy they were and the importance of having a good beach towel?