Have a great weekend!
Friday, September 12, 2008
Inspiration | Blues and Greens
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Inspiration | Textiles
I am a big fan of bold, oversized patterns and colour. So I was surprised that I hadn't seen these designs from Koko Company before.
I love to crop patterns and images in unusual ways which is probably why these caught my eye. I love their folk-artsy, yet mid century, patterns - what a blast to introduce these into a simple interior space. I post quite a few pillows on this blog (you have probably noticed that!) No, I don't have a home full of pillows - it's just all about the surface designs :-)
Inspiration | Iconic clocks
These George Nelson clocks represent a series of simple, beautiful design icons that really have never gone out of style. You can still find these starry influences everywhere you look in today's design world. They are often featured in my doodles!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Inspiration | Fabric
I was very excited to see these chairs in the Neiman Marcus catalogue. The top one, the peacock chair is remarkable - it's all about the back of the chair. I love the way it is paired with the striped rug too. I love to see well mixed patterns. The bottom one caught my eye because I love crewel embroidery especially on velvet!
Inspiration | Book covers
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Inspiration | Patterns
As I mentioned the other day, we are getting ready to design a new collection for Cartolina - so it's all about inspiration here at Cafe Cartolina for the next while!
Vintage suzani pillows from Madeline Weinrib and one of my all time favourite interior shots from Tricia Guild's Pattern book.
Design | Inspirations
Monday, September 8, 2008
Inspiration | Unlikely places, part 2
Here are a couple more pictures from that book on cowboy boots - the last post was very popular, seems I'm not the only one who finds these designs inspiring - though it's probably safe to say that I may be the only designer/blogger who is talking about cowboy boots this morning!
Design | Vintage suzani upholstery
Love this chair. Love the movement towards using over scaled patterns for upholstery. Just a great way to bring some vintage, multi cultural style onto traditional furniture design. Nothing like shakin' things up in the living room.