An upcoming weekend getaway to Waikiki has inspired me to ogle some beautiful tropical interiors. Palm fronds, bold colors and wild flowers give this look its island flair.
– Julie Rose
The blush of spring arises from winter.
These letters by Catalina Viejo were created by replacing words with representational squares of color. The results inspire a gridded geo that still has plenty of variation and a hand done quality.
Dark backgrounds provide a gothic canvas for romantic roses.
- Bekah Hilleson
If you haven’t caught on yet, there’s a bit of a Memphis Group resurgence happening at the moment. This Italian collective comprised of architects and designers created colorful Post Modern furniture, fabrics and more in the 1980s. Nathalie du Pasquier, the print darling of the group and a founding member, now brings her playful, textural patterns to yet another collaboration – this time with American Apparel. Her quirky, amoeba shaped prints appear on a variety of casual pieces for both men and women. But, if wearing the prints isn’t your thing, cozy up with one of her blankets instead. Choose between a blown up version of the classic 1980s asphalt print or opt for an organic geometric. Want to learn more about Nathalie and her design process? Check out our interview with her here or see more of her collaborations here.
Dappled on wallpaper, printed on sofa cushions, hanging from every corner of the house, greenery seems to have found a place on every interior surface. Perhaps it’s the growing desire to be closer to nature, even when you’re sitting in your living room?
Take a break with sizzling hues and chromatic chaos.
These graphic collaged sweaters would make Cliff Huxtable proud.
- bekah hilleson
This stop motion animation by Miguel Jiron is full of drips, dabs and showers set to the sounds of a thunderstorm. The mood is playful and dramatic, and leaves me feeling inspired to do work on some drippy, painterly prints!
Get out your scissors and start cutting as the collage trend is gaining steam across the creative world. From the layered moon texture prints seen at Raf Simons to Chloe’s Memphis Group style designs, the cut out effect brings a happy and playful feel to everything it touches. For more inspiration, check out the whimsical, free-form collages created by Matisse here.