Profile | Kristine Mandsberg

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You might recognize the work of textile designer, Kristine Mandsberg, whose designs have appeared on products for Ikea. But, it’s her personal designs that really get us excited! Her most recent patterns just appeared at CIFF kids trade fair in Copenhagen earlier this week as a collection of soft sculptures (see below). Mixing hand drawn forms with graphic shapes, Kristine creates illustrative prints that show “her abstract perception of her surroundings.” A graduate of The Royal College of Art, Kristine can now be found living and working in Denmark as a full-time designer.

– Jessie Whipple Vickery

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Interiors | Anna Joyce

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Each piece created by textile designer Anna Joyce is handmade and hand-printed in Portland, Oregon. And it may be that attention to detail that makes her creations so unique and adorable! These ikat patterned pillows are a perfect way to add a little pattern pop to any room in the house, and each one is painted to order so they’re all one-of-a-kind. The artist also makes scarves and totes that are definitely must-haves!

Julie Rose

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Color | Lush Tropics

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Barbra Ignatiev | Reality Studio | Suthipa Kamyam | Lunelli

Cool breezes in a garden of brightly colored leaves.

Julie Rose

Pattern Report | Palm Branch

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Palm branches are a symbol of victory, peace, and above all balmy, humid climates. No wonder they are a common print theme for designer resort collections. But this spring palm prints are crossing over into the ready to wear world from designers like Band of Outsiders, Matthew Williamson, and Erdem, just to name a few. Apparently summer is coming early this year!

– bekah hilleson

Art | Male Quilting

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Joel Otterson


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Joe Cunningham

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Joe Cunningham

Did you know about this new trend of dude quilting? It’s happening all over the place, and this new show at the Craft & Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles is a showcase of some contemporary artist dudes that use quilting as a medium or as inspiration. In the case of Joel Otterson, he made a quilt-looking piece out of concrete and ceramics. Others, like Joe Cunningham and Jimmy McBride use the traditional medium to create some interesting new compositions. I am especially drawn to McBride’s paint-by-numbers looking quilts that take inspiration from space, topographic photography and cosmology. Check it out here to see who else is in the show (we only covered our favorites.)

-Claudia Brown
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Jimmy McBride

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Jimmy McBride (detail shot)

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Mansi Shah

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New York City based surface design studio, Mansi Shah, cite the “alchemy of image-making” as its driving force, creating signature prints and products found on silk scarves and iphone cases. Playing with composition and texture, Mansi Shah balances bold brush strokes and line work in the prints with a nod to the 1980s. Cobalt blue, ruby red, emerald green, and midnight black burst from the designs to form an energetic yet elegant collection.

– Jessie Whipple Vickery

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Interiors | Kate and Kate

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Delighted by these patterned blankets from Kate & Kate!

Julie Rose

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Color | Dreamscape

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Dreams of dark moody florals and crinkled shine.

Julie Rose

Pattern Report | Argyle

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Bold argyle gives for a part preppy, part mad tea party vibe.

– bekah hilleson

PRE-FALL 15 | Wild Kingdom

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Sonia Rykiel | Versace | Antonio Maras | Altazurra | Diane Von Furstenberg | Opening Ceremony


There wasn’t a whole lot new in the print world on the Pre-Fall 15 Runway shows but we did notice some bold and bright animal prints that stood out. Versace mixed cheetah print with plaids and other geos, while Diane Von Furstenberg showed an almost floral and very oversized version. Both Sonia Rykiel and Opening Ceremony used black with electric blue and pink accents. We also loved the repeat on Altazurra’s wild pattern. Antonio Maras did some more print mixing using blur techniques that were interesting.

-Claudia Brown