01 June 2011

DESIGN ROUND UP

as im off to italy on friday i wanted to round-up all kinds of things i've been wanting to post before i go away. so here is a selection of prints & patterns that have caught my eye recently. starting with the geometric patterns lorena o'neal. lorena uses her patterns on fabrics to make up her own bags and plushies.below : just a couple of new scrapbook papers that i liked the look of by cosmic cricket. they're from a delightful new vintage series called 'odds & ends'.below : french designer maevi colomina has been busy creating a new design for licensing based on a series of crazy teapots, as well as this stylish floral below for nine west.
below : lovely bright architectural patterns from rio based designer daniela brum.
below : laura redford is a a recent masters textile design student based in falmouth, cornwall. below are two pillows produced at envelop featuring laura's hand drawn watercolours which she reworks in photoshop. below : james brown (aka general pattern) has just had a new childrens book published by walker called 'peep through shapes'.

below : bags featuring west african textiles by fashion company della who are based in los angeles. della empowers the women of hohoe, ghana to gain financial independence by providing jobs, education, and skill training.
below : patterned coasters by freelance illustrator and designer marìa luz preumayr.



6 comments:

rebunn said...

Wow, what a fabulous story behind Della.
This is very inspiring.
Thanks

kim said...

great finds! thanks for sahring. especially love laura's pillows — fresh as a morning stroll along the beach! (won't she go far!)

cecilia trapasso said...

OH !!!! que sorpresa encontrar algo tan bello !!!!

CinnamonInk said...

WOW... I want to go there...

manomedium said...

great selection! very original patterns. congrats!

Claire M. said...

I love the design so nice and simple