Great brand study work by Dawid Cmok, a graphic designer based in Zabrze, Poland. He expertly captures the essence and tradition of a barber shop through a design solution that’s thoroughly modernized for today.
Maxine Sutton Studio + Shop is a making and retail space on the East Kent Coast, housing the studios and a small shop/showroom on the ground floor. The maker, Maxine Sutton, produces a lovely collection of interior textiles and home wares. Maintaining a commitment to sustainable and ethical materials and production methods wherever possible, the work combines illustrative and abstract prints, hand and machine embroidery, with appliqued and needle punch details.
My work continues to explore the interplay between screen-printed and embroidered textures, colour, mark, drawn and stitched lines. Often playing with imagery and ideas springing from our relationship with familiar domestic objects, everyday pastimes, the meaning of ‘home’ and home-making activities. Abstract and semi-figurative forms combined with pattern and texture present an ambiguous narrative.
Using Irish machine, and hand embroidery I employ a combination of traditional techniques, such as applique, patchwork, needle-punch and screen print. Forms, are hand drawn, paper cut, found or photographic; layered and collaged with abstract and semi figurative appliquéd, needle-punched and printed imagery. Embroidered lines and desnsely embroidered areas create further layers of texture and interest.
MI+ED creates handmade, eco-friendly illustrated and hand printed goods; all using high quality materials like recycled paper, organic cotton, linen and non toxic inks.
All the patterns and drawings are created by the artist in her studio in Milan, Italy. (As always, click to shop!)
I’m a maker.
I love sketching anything that is smaller than my hand.
I love getting ink all over. I like to experiment with different materials and tools.
I get inspired by many things, especially by small things that people don’t usually notice.
I walk a lot and I pick up and put little treasures in my pockets: a nice stone, a bud, a piece of paper or string.
I have boxes full of these treasures.
I love nature and one day I would love to live by the sea or nearby a forest.
I put a lot of love in what I make.
Today’s trend vignettes are from Fashion Snoops, a global resource for style-related insights into the fashion industry. These are the “Trend Galleries” they presented at MAGIC in Las Vegas, describing 4 upcoming trends in womenswear and menswear for the 2015 Spring Summer season.
Images courtesy of WeConnectFashion, an awesome company that helps fashion companies succeed through business networking, market research & fashion industry know-how.
Bloomingville is a wholesale company from Denmark with a finely curated collection of lovely housewares, decor and light furnishings they provide to independent retail boutiques (both brick & mortar and on-line). Unfortunately, you can’t buy items directly from them, but you totally can collect inspiration!
Spent a day perusing the local retail scene last week; visiting a mix of vintage shops as well as several in the North Loop, LynLake, Powderhorn and Longfellow neighborhoods. Compiled a few pics of my favs!
Shops pictured above:
- FindFurnish (NE Minneapolis)
- Martin Patrick (North Loop)
- Shinola (North Loop)
- Filson (North Loop)
- The Foundry Home Goods (North Loop)
- Askov Finlayson (North Loop)
- Pharmacie Home (LynLake)
- Greater Goods (Eat Street)
- Omforme ReDesign (The Wedge)
- Forage Modern Workshop (Longfellow)
- Covet Consign & Design (Powderhorn)
- Steven B – A Yarn Design Garage Workshop (Powderhorn)
Satsuma Press is a one-person letterpress and design studio located in Corvallis, Oregon, that produces exquisitely delicate, yet modern letterpress products. “I fancy good, simple design that is pleasing to the eye and mind; refreshing color and lush paper; plenty of open space and quiet, graceful beauty.” (As always, click to shop!)
Had a chance to visit ABC Carpet & Home while I was in New York late last month, and snapped a few pics to share. They continue to astound me with their amazing eye for visual merchandising, ability to transport me into a decadent fantasy land, and curate a stunningly eclectic assortment that somehow all works together. Oh, and that pink!