Interiors | Tropical Getaway

PinExt Interiors | Tropical Getaway
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The Fashion Co | Beverly Hills Wallpaper | Style Logistics | Tatty Devine | Temple and Webster | Harpers Bazaar |
Cole and Son

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


Color | Spring Blush

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Liberty | The Souvenir Society | via tumblr | Jonathan Saunders

The blush of spring arises from winter.

Art | Happy Grid

PinExt Art | Happy Grid
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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.

-Claudia Brown

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Pattern Report | Dusky Rose

PinExt Pattern Report | Dusky Rose
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MSGM | Erin Fetherston | Viktor & Rolf | Aquilano.Rimondi | all f/w ’14

Dark backgrounds provide a gothic canvas for romantic roses.

- Bekah Hilleson

Print | American Apparel x Nathalie du Pasquier

PinExt Print | American Apparel x Nathalie du Pasquier

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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.

– Jessie Whipple Vickery

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Interiors | Garden Therapy

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Zoffany | Design Sponge | Seesaw Designs | Labioarch | Anthropologie

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?

Julie Rose

Color | Psychedelic Island

PinExt Color | Psychedelic Island

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Dominique Pétrin | Charlie Engman | Dextro

Take a break with sizzling hues and chromatic chaos.

Pattern Report | Cosby sweaters, but better!

PinExt Pattern Report | Cosby sweaters, but better!
cosbysweater Pattern Report | Cosby sweaters, but better!

Rag & Bone | Nicole Miller | Novis | Just Cavalli | Etro | all Fall ’14 RTW

These graphic collaged sweaters would make Cliff Huxtable proud.

- bekah hilleson

Art | Paint Showers

PinExt Art | Paint Showers

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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!

If you need some dabs and painterly marks to work with, check out some of our designer tool kits here and here.

Paint Showers from Miguel Jiron on Vimeo.

-Claudia Brown

Print | Cut Out Collage

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Jordy van den Nieuwendijk | Chloe AW14 | Raf Simons AW14 | Virginia Echeverria | Asphalt 80s print

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.

– Jessie Whipple Vickery

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