We featured Australian designer Cassie Byrne back in November and she’s come quite a long way since! Loving her new line which she sells through her shop Variety Hour. Her instagram feed is fun to follow too.
South Carolina may be her current home but textile designer, Sue C. Brown, draws inspiration from her Trinidad past which she channels into her print company, Subee C. Studio. Her punchy surface designs combine Sue’s passion for color and painting, and are crafted specifically for the fashion, interiors, and paper goods markets. In 2013, she created her own line of products showcasing her painterly, abstract style in eye-popping color combinations.
Sue spends much of her time in the studio and is currently completing new collections for home decor and activewear. Her designs start by hand – either hand drawn or painted – before being manipulated digitally. You can find more of her patterns at www.subeestudio.com or via instagram @subeestudio.
Hattern has taken upcycling to the next level with their new seating collection. As part of their Zero Per Project, the South Korean design studio set out to create a new kind of seat – one with as little waste produced during its creation as possible. Rethinking the design process “…the offcuts from the legs are solidified with cured resin and reformed to the upper board as the essential structure of the stool. The waste produced from the product is reduced to almost 0%”. The result is an eye-catching and eco-friendly work of art.
Roberto Cavalli | Fendi | Etro
Sumptous looks from Resort 2017.
Summer is right around the corner and for many students it marks the end of the school year culminating with a degree show. We had the pleasure of chatting with surface design student, Katie Punton, who is in her final year at Leeds College of Art. Her degree show titled, Made Here, runs from June 10th -16th at Leeds College of Art. But, you can also see more of her work alongside other graduates at New Designers located in the London Business Design Centre June 29th – July 2nd.
What tools do you find most helpful when designing?
The majority of my work is created through digital processes. However, my favourite has to be my Wacom tablet, as I am able to create digital drawings with lots of detail.
What’s your favourite type of print to design and why?
I love to design fashion prints, as I feel I can be a lot more creative with colour and especially composition. I enjoy creating placement prints, as I can play with contrasting elements of space and detailed pattern.
Any design tips you’d like to share?
Behind every designer is a great set of skills. Therefore find something you really love and practice it!
What do you want to do once you graduate?
After exhibiting at New Designers in June/July, I would love to work for a company designing prints for womenswear fashion!
Loving the styling and photography of this shoot for Homes & Gardens. Photographer Ania Wawrzkowicz and stylist Olivia Gregory, call on the use of pattern to accentuate the bold color palette – and the finished product makes for an impressive display of the interatction between stillness and movement.
This also reminds me of our African Luxe story from our latest trend guide. See it here!
And see a little preview of the guide here!
These cartoon like splats and drips might cause face melt!
Chicago based designer, Irina Kruglova, aka Monscribbles, creates striking illustrations of modern life using patterns and textures. Her colorful vector artwork focuses on simple shapes and line with a minimalist aesthetic. Kruglova recently turned her sights on illustration after a decade of working in graphic design. She finds inspiration in the quotidian and states, “I love to peer at things around me. Some may think I’m a weirdo or a creep when I can’t take my eyes off a person or object. But in fact I’m not, it’s just the way I observe the world around me.”
Light up the night with pops of bright colors that illuminate.