Oh, My Darlin’ Clementine…

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Darling Clementine is a small Norwegian design agency that also offers an edited collection of products under the banner: “Darling Clementine Paper Empire” (love that moxie!). I am totally charmed by their scandinavian aesthetic, and ability to create work that is clearly modern yet gives a warm nod to tradition. They also write a nice blog that you can visit by clicking HERE.

Harvest Posters, $30 each
Harvest Posters, $30 each
Tea Towels, $30/set of 2
Tea Towels, $30/set of 2
Notecards, $21/set of 6
Notecards, $21/set of 6
Post Cards, $20/8
Post Cards, $20/8
Print, $40
Print, $40
Mug with saucer, $25 each
Mug with saucer, $25 each
Print, $40
Print, $40
Fine Tea, $20 each
Fine Tea, $20 each
Fine Tea, $20
Fine Tea, $20
Editorial illustration for Family Living
Editorial illustration for Family Living
Cover for a Reader's Diary, autumn 2011
Cover for a Reader’s Diary, autumn 2011
Poster & Flyer for Blårollinger
Poster & Flyer for Blårollinger
Kate Spade Book Illustration
Kate Spade Book Illustration
More book illustration for Kate Spade
More book illustration for Kate Spade

Spring 2018 Key Pattern Trends from Trendstop

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Today’s peek at key pattern trend highlights for Spring 2018 comes from London’s Trendstop, a specialist trend agency that combines a leading online trend platform with hands-on custom trend support. Look for “Nautical Expressions”, “Another Tribe’ and “Water Bleed Florals”.

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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.

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Fresh Inspiration from Pattern Curator

Pattern Curator makes me happy. It’s a fabulous resource for inspiration that I strongly encourage you to check out… you can get lost in there (in a good way)!

Pattern Curator collects images and photos to create a visual short story. Our goal is to inspire and connect like minded creative individuals, like yourself. We offer a look at print, pattern & color trends in a minimalistic point of view. Each board is curated visually in a way that is directional, relevant & trend-right. Whether you’re in the industry, an artist, designer, student, blogger, or have an interest in pretty pics, we hope you are inspired to create something amazing.

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Splatter(every)ware

Things are getting a little messy – all splotchy and splattered!

Fantastic Frank
Fantastic Frank
Hinson - Navy on White Splatter Wallpaper
Hinson – Navy on White Splatter Wallpaper
Dyke & Dean - Flying Scotsman Gray Marble English Ceramic Light, £570
Dyke & Dean – Flying Scotsman Gray Marble English Ceramic Light, £570
Koromiko - Blue Plate, $74
Koromiko – Blue Plate, $74
Agnes Trachet - Green Splash Pillow, $20
Agnes Trachet – Green Splash Pillow, $20
Evens - Splatter Clutch, $55
Evens – Splatter Clutch, $55
Pinch Design - ‘Noelle’ sofa upholstered in ‘Graffiti’ fabric by Timorous Beasties
Pinch Design – ‘Noelle’ sofa upholstered in ‘Graffiti’ fabric by Timorous Beasties
March - Italian Spatterware Bowl, $120
March – Italian Spatterware Bowl, $120
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March – Italian Spatterware Pitchers, $50 – $100
Shiraleah NY - Splatter Pillow, $63
Shiraleah NY – Splatter Pillow, $63
Suite One Studio - Splatter Ring dishes in Gold, $30
Suite One Studio – Splatter Ring dishes in Gold, $30
Strokes of Midnight - Watercolor Art, $78
Strokes of Midnight – Watercolor Art, $78
Melody Hillman Ceramics - Small Planter
Melody Hillman Ceramics – Small Planter
Jonathan Adler - Gilded Drip Pillow, $148
Jonathan Adler – Gilded Drip Pillow, $148
Jonathan Adler - Drip Tray, $148
Jonathan Adler – Drip Tray, $148
Jonathan Adler - Drip Napkins, $28
Jonathan Adler – Drip Napkins, $28
Whispers of the Heart - Splatter Notecard set of 10, $16
Whispers of the Heart – Splatter Notecard set of 10, $16
Kate Spade for West Elm - Galaxy Sheet Set
Kate Spade for West Elm – Galaxy Sheet Set
Half Light Honey - Set of 2 small nesting dishes, $30
Half Light Honey – Set of 2 small nesting dishes, $30
Anna Joyce - Splatter Clutch, $61
Anna Joyce – Splatter Clutch, $61
Art Affect Home - Splatter Pillow, $32.50
Art Affect Home – Splatter Pillow, $32.50

Inspirational Resource: Pattern Curator

Pattern Curator makes me happy. It’s a fabulous resource for inspiration that I strongly encourage you to check out… you can get lost in there (in a good way)!

Pattern Curator collects images and photos to create a visual short story. Our goal is to inspire and connect like minded creative individuals, like yourself. We offer a look at print, pattern & color trends in a minimalistic point of view. Each board is curated visually in a way that is directional, relevant & trend-right. Whether you’re in the industry, an artist, designer, student, blogger, or have an interest in pretty pics, we hope you are inspired to create something amazing.

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Zestt for Life

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Each season I select a “Best of Show” from the Atlanta Gift Show. Now, to be clear, there are a bajillion awesome brands to be discovered there, and I’ll be highlighting other favorites in the coming weeks. This season what stood out for me was a brand called Zestt, based in Washington, DC. Founded by Benita Goldblatt and Jess Diehl, childhood friends who held a vision for bringing an approachable aesthetic to home decor. That’s what I loved best: the products are just so livable, yet feel totally updated. Nothing too contrived or over-designed; just easy, democratic pieces that could freshen up anyone’s decor.

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Organic Vernon Throw, $88
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Maya Pillow, $65
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Nori Organic Cotton Tea Towel, $12
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Logan Organic Cotton Tea Towel, $12
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African Handmade Storage Collection, $38 – $60
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Architectural Objects, $48
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Askew Serviceware, $22 – $98
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Fido Sculture, $34
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Free Form Vase, $34
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16-piece Sculpted Dishware, $144
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Ombre Handwoven Pouf, $228
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Rise to the Sun Gallery Print
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Gilded Hampton Coaster Set, $28
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Antler Bottle Opener, $24
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Andorra Pillows, $65
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8′ x 10′ Bene Diamond Rug, $1999
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8′ x 10′ Beni Swirl Rug, $1999

Simply Stunning

A fabulous branding effort by Ukraine-based Brandon Agency for Simplea casual fast-food restaurant located in Kiev.

The idea of the restaurant is “be simple, eat simple”, it implies cooking from local, fresh, not preserved products, but in unusual combinations. For this reason, we used natural colors and simple materials like wood, plywood, craft paper, etc. without complicated refinement. We also decided to look at usual details from a different point of view. That’s how we got a shovel as a door-handle, rakes as coat hooks, rolling pins as a menu for drinks, concrete lamps made of recycled plastic bottles and so on. We honestly bought all that at the market and adjusted in the interior.

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Spring Summer 2016 Pattern Trends from Patternbank_part 2

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Love this sampling of trend-relevant print & pattern for spring/summer 2016 from Patternbank, a global trend forecasting company based in the UK that delivers innovative (and typically spot-on) forecasts as well as a huge selection of licensed pattern designs. These totally inspiring works of art may have their roots in women’s fashion, but many are also generally (or certainly, directionally) applicable in home and giftware categories.

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(interested in seeing part one? Click HERE!)

Tempting Tiles

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Mosaic House is a New York based tile company specializing in a variety of Moroccan tiles; hand-painted, cement, mosaic, chiseled and wood. As the newest generation in a centuries old family of tile makers, they draw upon the traditional craft expertise of Morocco, while embracing a modern taste for texture and design. If you poke around on the site a bit, you’ll find videos showing how each tile is made, like THIS. Amazing.

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