Mirrored textures made to look like ethnic woven patterns.
- Bekah Hilleson
Libertine | Manish Arora
Roberto Cavalli | Belle Sauvage
Take a dip into your dreams next time you’re looking for inspiration. A psychedelic landscape, provocative objects, and other snippets of memory and premonition can be the start of a beautiful print–maybe one just for you. With all the different ways we can print our own patterns from sites like spoonflower and society 6, why not create a personal signature pattern with meaning known only to you, to print on your own cushions, curtains, iphone cases and anything else you can dream up? Even if you’re creating commercial prints, a bit of randomness and mystery can go a long way.
- Claudia Brown
We’re starting our gift guide series off a little early with the hope of making ourselves equally prepared for this holiday season. We’ll see if it works! First up is a selection of vibrant patterns and shapes for the graphic print lover. From bold ceramic ware to quirky, leather card holders, there’s something for everyone.
Valentino wasn’t the first to put tribal designs on fabric. But we can credit the runway for revamping this trend and giving it tons of style and color. It doesn’t have to stop there. Look to Anthropologie for quirky, bright updates or find the real thing here.
Like the sun and the moon.
Mix and match tribal inspired prints from Missoni, Mara Hoffman and others. Check out Polyvore’s DIY here!
- Bekah Hilleson
Included here are some of our favorite designers participating in West Coast Craft. Kindah Khalidy creates gorgeous scarves, pouches and quilts. Sean Newport is a San Francisco based artist who crafts three dimensional surface patterns using techniques like origami, and Tahiti Pehrson explores fragility and vulnerability using hand cut paper.
West Coast Craft is a craft and design show featuring carefully selected designers, artists, and craftspeople living and working on the West Coast. Using a variety of mediums, including wood, metal, leather and paper, these designers create singular items that exemplify the mood and aesthetics of their West Coast lifestyle.
Cool but sunny, laidback yet innovative, they represent the best of west coast craft.
West Coast Craft will take place on November 16 & 17, 2013 from 10am to 6pm in the historic Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion on the San Francisco waterfront.
Created as part of over 11,003 unique images for the cover art of the November 2011 issue of Swedish design magazine, CAP & Design, these videos show a few of the illustrations as they come to life. Although it’s a bit old news, it’s still fun to watch as the designs progress. View more here.
It’s not just the runway that’s getting crafty, macramé returns to interiors as well with updated looks that can easily be achieved at home. Why not create your own headboard like Portland artist, Sarah England, did for the Ace Hotel. Or, give your plants an elevated view with a modernized woven holder that brings the art of weaving into the 21st Century.