Lara Scobie Ceramics

I’ve got a perpetual love affair going on with ceramics – and am nuts for print + pattern, especially when it has a modern-organic sensibility. So, you can only imagine how deeply smitten I became when I first saw the stunning work of Lara Scobie. A native of Edinburgh, Scotland, Lara has been making ceramics for over 20 years.

“Lara Scobie’s current work is predominantly concerned with the dynamic interplay between form and pattern. This is explored through the cohesive integration of drawing, surface mark making and volume. She is equally interested in the space that surrounds pattern as much as the hue and texture of the decorated surface.”

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Put Your Feet Up

I’m always looking for ways to infuse a little softness, texture and pattern into my life. So I’ve decided in in the market for a pouf. Because they’re easy and casual – unfussy, if you will. And you can toss them about to make your lounge time more comfy. And I’m all for that. Here are a couple of my favs… (As always, click to shop!)

Eliza Ottoman, $265
Eliza Ottoman, $265
Harold Ottoman, $449
Harold Ottoman, $449
Bovist Dove, $905
Bovist Dove, $905
Shelly Kilim Pouf, $129
Shelly Kilim Pouf, $129
Softline Home Azure Collection
Softline Home Azure Collection
Threshold Kilim Pouf, $70
Threshold Kilim Pouf, $70
Dash and Albert Fresh American Snap, $275
Dash and Albert Fresh American Snap, $275
Tufted Spots Ottoman
Tufted Spots Ottoman
Vane Knitted Pouf, $129
Vane Knitted Pouf, $129
Chooty & Co Carnival Seamed Beads, $67
Chooty & Co Carnival Seamed Beads, $67
Illustrious Ikat Pouf, $268
Illustrious Ikat Pouf, $268
West Elm Bazaar Pouf
West Elm Bazaar Pouf, $249
Missoni Home Kew, $550
Missoni Home Kew, $550
Karpas Kilim, $229
Karpas Kilim, $229
CB2 Knitted Graphite Pouf, $80
CB2 Knitted Graphite Pouf, $80

 

 

Inspirational Type

I’m leaving for Portland today for a weekend of play. Which got me thinking about Nike (based there), which led me to these posters. They were designed a couple years ago by Nedjelko-Michael (“Ned”) Karlovich and in collaboration with Hort in Berlin and Nike Global Football in EMEA to mark the world cup. Love the loud graphics and typographic distortion going on.

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Today’s Track – Pretty Please, Estelle

I’m leaving tomorrow for a weekend in Portland, galavanting around with a dear, old friend. I’m so excited to unplug from my routine and refuel with dazzling amounts of silliness, adventure and, well, doing absolutely nothing – in good company. So, today, a bit of energizing R&B as a mood-setting soundtrack. Pretty Please by Estelle from the album Shine, 2008.

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Fall Winter 2014-2015 Fashion Color Trends from Trend Council

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Today’s peek at color directions for the Fall Winter 2014-2015 season comes from the Trend Council, a great trend forecasting agency for the fashion industry that provides both analysis and design inspiration.

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Images courtesy of WeConnectFashion, an awesome company that helps fashion companies succeed through business networking, market research & fashion industry know-how.

Trend Council FW1415 COLOR

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Easter Promenade

I dunno. There’s something simply charming about this little black rabbit strolling across the pages of a book (well, hopping, really…) as he moves from one encounter to the next. A sweet piece of bunny-themed animation. Happy Easter, everyone – enjoy the weekend!

Today’s Track – Dry the Rain, The Beta Band

I suppose the British know as much about cold, gray, wet days as anyone. So, today, an anthem for clearer skies ahead (metaphorically and otherwise) delivered by the UK’s Beta Band. “If there’s something inside that you want to say, say it out loud; it’ll be okay.” Dry the Rain by the Beta Band from the album The Three EPs, 1998.

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Eggstravaganza!!

Anyone else planning to get a little arty with eggs in preparation for Sunday’s holiday? Thought I’d share a little inspiration today to get you in the mood. (Images were gathered from various places around the web; I’m really sorry I’m not able to give proper credit to all the sources!)

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2014 Easter Cards

Here comes Peter Cottontail… A few of my favorite choices this year for fabulous Easter cards… (As always, click to shop!)

Wit & Whistle - Dogwood Easter Card, $4.50
Wit & Whistle – Dogwood Easter Card, $4.50
Seahorse Bend Press - Spring Hues Easter Card, $5
Seahorse Bend Press – Spring Hues Easter Card, $5
Ink Meets Paper - Easter Eggs, $5
Ink Meets Paper – Easter Eggs, $5
Me and Wee - Floral Bunny Card, $4
Me and Wee – Floral Bunny Card, $4
Farewell Paperie - Easter Feaster Card, $5
Farewell Paperie – Easter Feaster Card, $5
Macon York - Big Type, $4
Macon York – Big Type, $4
The Paper Cub - Mod Eggs, $5
The Paper Cub – Mod Eggs, $5
Rifle Paper Co - Floral Egg, $4.50
Rifle Paper Co – Floral Egg, $4.50
Grey Moggie Press - Peeps Season, $5
Grey Moggie Press – Peeps Season, $5
Caroline Gardner - Chicks & Eggs, £2.50
Caroline Gardner – Chicks & Eggs, £2.50
hyc Creative - Spring Has Sprung, $5
hyc Creative – Spring Has Sprung, $5
Craft Goblin - Bite Me, $5
Craft Goblin – Bite Me, $5
Modern Printed Matter - Easter Chevron, $4
Modern Printed Matter – Easter Chevron, $4
LaLa Grace Paper - BW, $4.50
LaLa Grace Paper – BW, $4.50
Hej Juni - Bunny Sweethearts Card set with carrot envelope, $9
Hej Juni – Bunny Sweethearts Card set with carrot envelope, $9
Minted - Kraft with White, $5.99
Minted – Kraft with White, $5.99

 

 

 

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