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Pattern Report | Realistic Florals

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Comme des Garcons | Kenzo | Hanae Mori Manuscrit | Emanuel Ungaro

Roses, irises, and orchids! Realistic renderings make it easy to identify these garden favorites.

-mollye pooton

Beyonce x Gucci

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Beyonce has obviously been killing it as of late. From powerful songs like Formation to the incredible full length video album Lemonade, who can get enough Bey right now? On the wardrobe front, we were especially intrigued with the special way she wears Gucci so here are just a few examples. In the top photo, Bey wears a custom made body suit with the cool optical pattern seen next to it from the runways. Shout out to stylist Marni Senofonte who worked on Formation, Lemonade, and the tour. Below, a few ready made pieces with runway counterparts. My biggest dream right now is to win tickets to her concert. Anyone know of some contest I can enter? Thanks!

-Claudia

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Profile | Alice Lancaster

Alice Lancaster

Alice Lancaster

Alice Lancaster

Alice Lancaster

Artist Alice Lancaster knows a thing or two about social media. Her Fauvist style paintings and selfies featured on her instagram feed caught the eye of Calvin Klein creative director, Francisco Costa, landing her a collaboration on the Resort 16 collection. Her simple line work of abstract feminine forms harkens back to the works of Henri Matisse and Andre Derain who captured shapes in colorful palettes. Lancaster’s modern interpretation of the breast, embodied in a repeat pattern for Calvin Klein’s Resort Collection, creates a sea of graphic lines which pairs well with Costa’s urban and bold looks.

– Jessie Whipple Vickery

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Alice Lancaster

Alice Lancaster

Alice Lancaster

Alice Lancaster

Alice Lancaster

Interiors | Arcade Life

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Wondering what the decor might look like inside a video arcade game? Meow Wolf, an artist collective, has created an interactive art exhibit that’s part ‘choose your own adventure’ and part jungle gym. Visitors to the exhibit are encouraged to wander around, touch, experiment with and discover at will. According to one of Meow Wolf’s organizers the inspiration for the decor is derived from “…arcades, theme parks, Burning Man, grocery stores, nature…” etc – the result is quite a site to see.

Julie Rose

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Pattern Report | Landscaped

Get transported into a natural scene!

-bekah hilleson

Art | Tropical Watercolors

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Captivated by these tropical watercolors of Maja Wronska. Her painting techniques would be perfect for a hot summer print and you can find some products with her beautiful work on Society6.

-Claudia Brown

Salone del Mobile | Credenza Collection

Credenza Collection | Patricia Urquiola and Federico Pepe for Spazio Pontaccio

Credenza Collection | Patricia Urquiola and Federico Pepe for Spazio Pontaccio

Credenza Collection | Patricia Urquiola and Federico Pepe for Spazio Pontaccio

Credenza Collection | Patricia Urquiola and Federico Pepe for Spazio Pontaccio

Patricia Urquiola has a way of making everything she touches turn to gold; case in point, her latest Credenza Collection designed in collaboration with graphic designer, Federico Pepe. Launched at Salone del Mobile in Milan earlier this month, the collection includes bold stained glass paneled cabinets, screens, and a table for Spazio Pontaccio, in addition to optical rugs for cctapis.

Urquiola and Pepe cite Gerhard Richter’s stained glass windows installed at Cologne Cathedral as inspiration. The contemporary glass work for the collection was produced in Italy by artisans who were more familiar with creating pieces for historic architecture, such as churches. The glass was cut and matched to drawings, then assembled and installed as delicate panels to the furniture.

We especially love the rugs. The optical effects and palette selection give the eye plenty to enjoy. Now, if only our feet could too!

– Jessie Whipple Vickery

Credenza Collection | Rug design by Patricia Urquiola for cctapis

Credenza Collection | Rug design by Patricia Urquiola for cctapis

Credenza Collection | Rug design by Patricia Urquiola for cctapis

Credenza Collection | Rug design by Patricia Urquiola for cctapis via instagram

Interiors | Tile Heaven

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Founded by Caitlin and Samuel Dowe-Sandes, Popham Design’s gorgeous products have a way of making tile floors seem like the only floors worth having! Based in Marrakech, Morrocco, the company is intent on maintaining the traditional craft of tile-making, finding inspiration from the wealth of history and design in Morocco. Adding a bit of modernity to an age old practice, fresh patterns and color combinations give these tiles a knack for making themselves at home in any surrounding.

Julie Rose

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Color | Abstract

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Subtle gold and grey add to this neutral palette.

Julie Rose

 

Pattern Report | Animal Kingdom

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Anna Sui| Aalto | Stella McCartney | Alice + Olivia

Conversational creatures keep the mood light for Fall 2016.

-mollye pooton

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