Swiss cheese plants' iconic leaves help them to avoid stress, according to a US scientist. Their familiar hole-riddled leaves allow the plants to capture sunlight more regularly, his research suggests. The counterintuitive idea explains how such plants can survive in shady rainforests. Commonly grown as house plants, they are found in the wild from southern Mexico to Colombia.
The hero print for Cruise 2017 is a playful design named after Maracas Bay in Trinidad. It was painted by hand in our London studio, using a combination of oil and acrylic paints for a loose, bold feel. Bountiful Peruvian lilies and vivid bird of paradise plants stand out against deep green foliage. The oil paints have rendered the petals almost 3D-like in quality. The Matthew Williamson blue Maracas Montage print.