There’s nothing like a collection of rainbow gradients to really cheer a Friday up! And thanks to Seattle based photographer Brittany Wright, the stars of these photos are edible! Wright, of Wright Kitchen, loves food and states that she’s working on her life goal of teaching herself to cook “everything and anything”. The artist says that she sees “food as an art, and an opportunity to do something creative.” For a closer look into her process, Wright’s Instagram account is filled with gorgeous photos of edible treats and fun moments from her daily life.
Tibi | TJ Tambellini | Cushnie et Ochs | Rosie Assoulin | Foxtail and Moss
Soft and moody shades of the heart.
It’s already time for a new challenge over at the Textile Orbit. Read on to find out more…
The third challenge in the Textile Orbit!
“Barcode Deluxe” is the third textile design brief for the Textile Orbit, a carefully curated group of the best textile and pattern designers on the jovoto platform. The designers in the Textile Orbit have the opportunity to access this and other exciting textile design challenges each month.
Introduction – Barcode Deluxe
Toothpaste, pedestrian crossing or barcode deluxe? We wonder if Coco Chanel was aware what a fashion craze she started by developing a collection based on the original nautical striped Breton shirt back in the 1920s. Stripes still rule in the world of fashion and the current trends show no sign of letting up.
Surprise us with your very own interpretation of the classic stripe! Create extraordinary, new variations of stripes and mix them up with exciting new elements. Artificial-looking stripes on top of large-scale flowers and bright colors could be key to the look. Dynamic, expressive hand-painted brushstrokes create a vibrant art-house feel that could update eclectic patterns. Experiment with contrasts, structures, scanned elements and techniques. Don’t be afraid of complexity! Out-of-place stripes on large-scale digital images are just one of the various options this theme offers. Go further in your interpretation by using digital interventions or random glitches to transport your print into your own futuristic realms.
Create a pattern for the fashion industry’s most recognized brands to be used in their current and upcoming collections. Define and interpret the theme “Barcode Deluxe” with your very own stripe creations.
This is a calling to all designers who have inspiring ideas for pattern design. The best designs submitted on jovoto will be chosen and presented to select international fashion brands by the client, who is a renowned textile supplier. In addition to winning up to €5,000 in community awards, a huge opportunity awaits, to be licensed by a large fashion brand. For every licensed design, you will be paid €100 for the initial design and an additional €0.20 in royalties for each meter if printed. The amount purchased can be up to 20,000 meters per design.
Textile Orbit is free of charge and you can apply to join here.
Palson Kifot designer Anna Bondarenko cited classical music as the inspiration behind the label’s polka dot infused collection. Perhaps artist Yayoi Kusama‘s installations could have also served as muse.
Brushy expressionist strokes combine with landscape painting for a hallucinatory experience. The use of color is amazing here and inspirational for print. Why not combine some neon brushstrokes with floral, conversational or geometric elements?
Icing may have been the theme of romi cali’s first winter collection, but things are heating up for the new season. For the second collection titled, Pool Party, hand drawn prints feature prominently on sarongs in colors ranging from aquatic blue to sunshine. These 100% cotton voile textiles are available as numbered, limited edition pieces. We caught up with the talented ladies behind the scenes who kindly answered a few questions for us.
Who is romi cali ?
romi cali is a graphic design studio based in Lyon, France. It was initially founded by Rosalie Wagner (graphic and type designer) & Camille Boileau ( graphic designer specializing in image editing) and recently joined by Margaux Nicaise (textile designer). romi cali publishes books and creates fashion accessories signed MC (a close collaboration between Margaux Nicaise & Camille Boileau). Pool Party is the second collection signed MC (SS15).
How did you start in textile design?
MC – We met at the beginning of our studies in graphic design. Margaux decided to continue in textile design, and Camille in graphic design. During our studies, we shared our inspirations and creative ideas. A short time after our graduation, we decided to launch our first collection signed MC: a limited edition collection of silk squares made in France (Icing AW14/15).
What inspired your new collection, Pool Party ?
MC – The artistic look of the collection is taken from a personal graphic interpretation of the swimming pool area. We tried to analyze lines from swimming spaces, like optical distortion of water movement and tiles, or surprising moments by a diver who is creating splatters and splashes.
Where do you look for inspiration? Do you have favorite artists or sources that you turn to?
MC – Pinterest is an important source to start a collection. We made a secret board for each direction where we collected our inspiration. We could then share it remotely as we worked far from each other. The swimming pools of David Hockney are our first inspirations for this collection; for their atmosphere, composition, and color range.
What’s next for romicali?
MC – romi cali is working on a third artist book of its collection « Seasonal Cuisine », and on a graphic collaboration with a Parisian electronic label called, Profil de Face. We also started to work on the next textile collection of MC. Fashion, books and music are romi cali’s favourite fields. It works well for now and we hope it will go on like this!
Thanks so much, romi cali! Browse more of the studio’s work here.
Who doesn’t love a good before and after makeover? There’s something awe-inspiring about seeing the potential of a space unlocked. Tara Mangini and Percy Bright, the design duo that make up the Jersey Ice Cream Co, are masters of interior transformation. Veritable magicians, the design team takes the all or nothing approach when beginning a project, starting with actually moving into the space for as long as it takes to re-imagine it. Referring to themselves as “homeless home designers” they move from home project to home project leaving a trail of beauty soaked spaces in their wake. Their style is one of subtle beauty infused with neutral textiles that make all the difference. Here are some favorite shots from a redesign they did in Earlton, NY.
Geometry meets geology with this secret stash of happy-go-lucky hues.
Botanicals in shades of brown and dark greens would otherwise be for summer or spring. The palette keeps these florals moody and ready for layering.
– bekah hilleson
Kick off your design season with our Spring/Summer 17 Trend Guide focused exclusively on print and color. Key directions come to life with visually stunning imagery in easy to reference magazine-style layouts. Culled from extensive research across the cultural landscape, we package our findings for easy reference and maximum inspiration. The digestible format provides clarity to the overwhelming world of print and offers inspiring stories, print techniques, as well as Pantone color palettes relevant to designers of all levels. Whether you design apparel, home goods, or surface designs, this definitive guide shows you the way to creating an exciting and market relevant collection for the Spring 2017 season and beyond.
- Features 10 key print trends for Spring 2017
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