I have a new line of patterned greeting cards in the Gather Goods shop. This collection features hand lettered sayings over some of my graphic pattern designs. The color palette of this greeting card collection is soft and muted and many of the phrases are inspired by friends. Patterns . . .
I remember the first Harper's Bazaar I bought when I was a teenager. I was instantly in love with the visual storytelling through photography, the fabrics, the clothes. Many of the imagery was shot by photographers Patrick Demarchelier and Richard Avedon and to say that their work through this . . .
Poppy Maxfield was another student participant in the Surtex show who is studying at the Leeds College of Art. I've always admired the UK's love of surface design and their large pool of talented artisans working in that field. I like Poppy's muted, watercolor like art. Laura Dro is a surface . . .
A few more highlights today from the Surtex show: brejer is Breanne & Jeremiah Simpson. They license their patterns through Robert Kaufman, Neiman Marcus, and Shutterfly to name a few. Khristiana Howell's booth was full of vibrant patterns, though I especially liked this sweet . . .
I spent a few days last week in NYC visiting friends and family and attending Surtex and The National Stationery Show. As a product and pattern designer, both events are exciting to visit. Surtex is the portion of the show dedicated to pattern and art licensing and The National Stationery Show is . . .
Rapture & Wright is a British company that makes hand printed fabrics and wallpapers from their barn studio. Here is a video showing them at work in their studio: . . .
Michael Angove first came to my attention when I discovered his handsome green and black botanical tray above. He is a pattern & textile designer who has worked for Jean Paul Gaultier, Liberty of London, Farrow & Ball among many others. His work graces a wide array of products including . . .
It’s no secret that I love textiles and patterns and spend much of my time creating them. In college I took a number of printmaking classes and really enjoyed the hands-on process of applying ink to paper. It is satisfying, especially in this age of computer generated everything, to actually roll up . . .
I first read about Payton Cosell Turner in Elle Decor. She is a 25-year-old designer who creates hand-drawn and screen-printed wallpaper for her company Flat Vernacular. She also creates wallpaper-like installations using only stickers, like the picture above. ** Image Credits: Flat . . .