Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sanderson - 150 Years of Design

Early Tulips, Primavera, Dandelion Clocks

The Fashion and Textile Museum in London's Bermondsey neighborhood is playing host to an exhibit on interior furnishing company, Sanderson. Celebrating it's 150th year, Sanderson has been providing textiles, wallpaper, paints and more to customers over the past century plus. The show closes June 13th so catch it while you can. Also on display is one of Nina Saunders chairs. Check out the post from last week featuring her work.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Trend Alert! Frisky Felines

Your Eyes Lie for Top Shop, Glamour Kills, See by Chloe, Miu Miu

Peter X Mick Rock, Jaguar Shoes for
These days, it's cool to be a cat lady (or gentleman,) and wear it proudly on your sleeve, chest, foot, or anywhere else you can think of. Also in vogue are cats playing keyboards, as seen here on this cat shirt I got recently at

And on this video that I can't get enough of:


Friday, May 21, 2010

Snake Charm

Alexander McQueen, To-orist, Acne. Background: Matthew Williamson
We've been noticing some interesting snake prints in stores lately. Above are some favorites.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Interiors | Nina Saunders

Nina Saunders is a London-based artist originally from Denmark, and showed at ICFF this week. Her furniture pieces are seen decaying and melting in unusual ways. The past seems to be melting into the more distant past, as if the disintegration is happening backwards. And instead of breaking down, the couch or chair seems to be adding more of itself, in a creepy chaotic fashion.

Monday, May 17, 2010

African Inspiration

Roped chair by Rodrigo Almeida, Binta Armchair by Moroso at ICFF Intense African Decor

left: Boxing Kitty Fall 09 Line, Wafrica’s cross-cultural clothing line is comprised of traditional Japanese kimonos made from African fabrics.

Dramatic African textile by Vlisco

African vibrations are felt in home and fashion. At ICFF this week, the cultural exhibition is "Intense African Decor" and features African-inspired interior products such as the chairs above. In fashion, Boxing Kitty, Wafrica, and Vlisco textile company all feature African fabrics. Also see this post about the Spring 10 collections of Issey Miyake, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Eley Kishimoto, and Suno.

Monday, May 10, 2010

SP 10: Florals for Home

Clockwise: Basso & Brooke wallpaper for Graham & Brown, Anthropologie wallpaper panel, Marimekko textile, Target shower curtain

Clockwise: Anthropologie Home (x2), Missoni Home, Crate & Barrel

Retro-inspired florals with modern color-ways are springing up on home products everywhere, from dinner plates, to cushions to wallpapers. Missoni Home's new inspirations, pairing blooming florals with plaids, stripes and digi-squares, are very pleasing to peruse.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

INTERIORS SP10 | Stripes

May issue World of Interiors | Karlstad Sofa Ikea | Striped Pillow Habitat
Oiva-siirtolapuutarha Coffee Cup Marimekko

Tape Floor Jim Lambie

Tape Floor Jim Lambie | Interior via The Brick House

Bold, thin, wide or faint, the stripe is making a statement not only in fashion this season but also in interiors.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Designer Products

Envelop is a Belgium-based online retailer that prints products like pillow covers, table runners, tote bags and oven mitts from illustrations and patterns submitted by various designers. Above is our favorite illustrator on the site, Neumeda. We love the gorgeous line work and watercolory elements.