Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Fall 12: Thom Browne

Traditional prints get crazy over at Thom Brown.  Plaids are created using spikes or inlaid with studs.  Boat-deck style anchors and dog prints adorn S & M masks, and jail striped knits are stretched over larger-than-life-sized shoulders.  Influences include Road Warrior, Rocky Horror, Blade Runner, The Longest Yard, Despicable Me, The Incredibles.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Art | Hush

 Graffiti and street artist Hush is currently exhibiting at the 941 Geary in San Francisco. To learn more, check out the story on mpdclick.com.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Couture 12: Armani Privé

Snake skin wraps around unsuspecting models as if it will devour them at the Armani Privé Couture show.  The latest trend in animal skins, snake and crocodile applications and prints are the way to go.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Pre Fall 12 | Gucci

Gucci Pre Fall 12

Pansy fever has hit the runways and Gucci brings this happy faced floral center stage. We also like the animal print update with zebra stripes morphing into chevron and other non-traditional forms.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Amarinalevin Handknits

These children's sweaters were knitted by a very special woman who started making sweaters when her children were very small, the imagery inspired by their favorite books and characters. Though her kids are grown now, she continues to create these one of a kind treasures on etsy to us lucky consumers.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Pattern Play Design Contest

The appeal of Marcel Wanders is far reaching. His use of pattern in unexpected application has earned him a well honored place among all types of designers and fans. 

from Coolhunting.com:
"To promote the launch of Wanders' latest design, the Can Can pattern, YLighting has placed an open call for creative designers, challenging them to find interesting applications of the motif. In response, an impassioned flood of people from around the world have submitted their original takes on the appropriated design. Among the current selection of entries, a few of the standouts include Can Can patterned contact lenses, a parasol, a cocktail strainer and a set of dumbbells.

Submissions will be accepted until 15 January 2012. Prizes for the contest are $2,500, $1,000 and $500 for the top three, and the top eight receive a FLOS Can Can Light. Head over to the contest page to download the pattern and enter your own creation. "

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Art | Collision by Pattern People


Pattern People's show, Collision is currently showing at Stumptown cafe in Portland, OR until the end of January.  Click here to see all the work in the show online.  If you're interested in buying any of the framed pieces (they are in editions of 10, 20 x 20 inches and framed,)  email wendy@stumptowncoffee.com.

Artists Statement:
Surfaces collide and reflect in the newest work from print studio, Pattern People. Inspired by parquetry, natural textures and fibers are inlaid within geometric compositions creating intricate, layered imagery. Opposites attract as soft knits gain structure, while marble and wood take on a quilt-like effect.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Printsource is almost here!

Printsource starts on Monday!  For more information, click here.

Chevrons Chevrons Everywhere

Carven Spring 12

Lately, chevrons seem to be everywhere; from Carven's gorgeous Spring 12 collection to Missoni's collaborations with everyone in 2011. Above are some of our favorite chevron finds.

1. Dress by Lulu & Co
2. Knickers by Miss Selfridge
3. Bow tie by Marwood
4. Ring from Windsonstore.com
5. Shoes by Blink

1.  Missoni wallet
2. Jonathan Adler pillow
3. Urban Outfitters curtain
4. Jonathan Adler throw

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Trend | Marble Effects

the garden bag | liberty shirt | ann-ya clutch | noncollective 

From natural stone to inky creations, marble effects are leaving their mark on all types of surfaces.

The Next Printsource Event

The next Printsource event is just around the corner. Get ready for the latest print collections from surface design studios from near and far.