The collaboration between interior decorator Kelly Wearstler and artist Shantell Martin is vibrant and provocative. The collection showcases Martin’s signature graffiti-esque drawings on elegant home decor. Describing her work as a “meditation of black and white lines…” the artist’s work translates beautifully to the collection’s simple interior pieces.
Light and airy barely prints add lovely texture to feminine silhouettes.
– bekah hilleson
Jack Vanzet is only 23, yet his work is full of confidence and self assurance. I guess 23 is a time for unbounded cockiness, but for most of us, this is usually a shaky back and forth kind of confidence that does not come through in our work. So it is especially impressive to see such a strong creative voice in such a young person. Personally this makes me feel inspired by the freedom and fun expressed here, and also for the color, form and technique.
After a short stint as a fashion designer’s assistant, Gabriela Fuente found her true calling as a print designer. She hasn’t turned back since and spends her days experimenting with watercolors, pencils, and oil pastels. View more of her work in our ebook Pattern Mix or catch up with her on her blog.
With the season transitioning to winter a little brightness can be just what an interior space needs to help it feel light and cheerful.
A techy take on the traditional tartan.
– bekah hilleson
After Liu Bolin watched the village where he worked bulldozed by the Chinese government, he created his series Hiding in the City. In the series, Bolin meticulously paints himself to blend in with landscapes as diverse as the grocery store to the Great Wall of China. In this way, he comments on the invisibility of artists within a society that fails to protect them. The series was so prolific and popular that he expanded it to Venice as a comment on the history of art, and New York to tackle the relationship between man and the object he creates.
In 2012, he was asked to take part in a series with fashion designers Gaultier, Valentino, Lanvin and Missoni that was featured in the March 2012 issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine.
Turning to nature for inspiration, UK based designer, Rhianna Ellington, converts lush foliage and bursting blooms into sophisticated prints. We love her tropical leaf prints and are excited to hear about her recently launched accessories line which features many of these elegant designs on silk and leather goods. Past collaborations with brands like THE WHITEPEPPER and The Textile Federation have led to collections available at Topshop, Asos, and Urban Outfitters. To view Ellington’s latest offerings visit her site here.
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