Monday, December 27, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Sugar and spice and everything patterned is nice. Here are our top picks for holiday gift giving:
1. Notebooks Sanna Annukka
2. Playing Cards Lanvin
3. Hosiery Patternity
4. Kenzo Book Rizzoli
5. Blocks Shapemaker
6. Erdem x Globe Trotter Luggage
7. Fitzgerald Collection Penguin Publishers
8. Patterned Nails via Alexander McQueen SS11
9. Lipstick Paul & Joe
10. Set of Pencils Iomoi
New York, NY – December 2010 – Printsource New York, the leading textile and surface design show in the USA, announced its list of the TOP TEN PRINT IDEAS FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2012.
The list, compiled by Claudia Brown and Jessie Whipple Vickery, of the Portland-based textile design studio Pattern People, highlights some of the most directional print and pattern ideas for Spring/Summer 2012, both for the fashion and home textiles markets.
3. Eastern Color Block, BG 2770, USA. | 4. Pop Art Conversational, Pattern People, USA
5. Tribal Wash, MLD 0039 by Margherita Leonardi, Italy | 6. Shanghai Florals, MLD 0039 by Margherita Leonardi, Italy.
7. Abstract Elements, Emma Schonenberg for Theo & Hugh, El Salvador | 8. Photobased Prints, Oaffi, USA
9. Bohemian Folk, Gather No Moss, UK. | 10. Baroque Opulence, Studio L2 Design, USA.
1. Under the Microscope - science and design collide with detailed images shown in overblown scale.
2. Ink Blot Camos - watercolor and ink spots create an organic update.
3. Eastern Color Block - influenced by Bauhaus and Mondrian with a hand painted feel.
Pop Art Conversationals - bold, outlined shapes take inspiration from Roy Lichtenstein's technique.
5. Tribal Wash - ethnic prints that are hand-painted yet look as if rain has washed part of the design away.
6. Shanghai Florals - stylized Asian florals with a slick nighttime feel.
Abstract Elements – tie-dye textures that take inspiration from the earth such as minerals and other organic matter.
9. Bohemian Folk - geometrics, paisleys and floral designs influenced by Ballets Russes.
10. Baroque Opulence - rich, ornamental, embroidery inspired designs with an antique feel.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
The blogosphere is a'twitter about Chanel's pre-fall collection, and with good reason. The dresses are opulent but balanced, the hair is effortlessly chic, and of course the surface details are phenomenal. Inspired by ancient Byzantine tile work, the applique is contained in crisp geometric strips, fusing the past with the present in true Lagerfeld fashion.