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 . . .
Beautiful apparel from British designers Phoebe English. Here are some behind the scenes photos from their instagram account: . . .
Back in July I posted about this twin poster bed that I thrifted for $40 with plans to use it in my daughter's room. Below is the piece when I found it: And here's a peek at what it looks like in her room now that I've painted in black and bought bedding for it. The textile hanging above the . . .
I'm a huge fan of fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier. His work never ceases to inspire me. Aren't these recent photos of Alexa Chung in couture shot by Patrick for British Vogue magazine just stunning? Such beautiful presentation & styling of exquisite clothing on a perfectly neutral . . .
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 . . .
Mud Cloth, a traditional African textile whose fabric dying process involves fermented mud, is back in a big way. From mud cloth upholstered chairs to handbags and accessories, this is a major trend popping up. Despite the fabric's ancient roots (and a resurgence in the 80's) it is a textile and . . .
Here are some images that I've collected from magazines that are inspiring me. The sources where these images came from are unfortunately long gone, as these are scans from torn out pages. A framed tapestry if done right can look modern and striking versus hippie dippie. I love the colors and . . .
I'm still reeling from the partnership we have with West Elm in which they are donating furniture to Kindred. They are also opening up a brand new West Elm store in Durham at Southpoint and I was asked to create the window display for the opening. What a great opportunity! Since I already . . .
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 . . .
I spotted these Schumacher fabric covered walls in a past issue of Elle Decor. Did you know that you can do the same in your house? Simply spray the back of your favorite fabric with spray mount and attach. Of course, wallpaper is easier but sometimes fabric is more cost effective and you can get . . .