Founded in 2008 by designer Rachel Castle, the Aussie homewares brand Castle has become a haven for lovers of all things sunny. Cotton bedlinens are made and handprinted in Australia; artworks all sewn, screened and painted by the designer herself. Brilliantly colorful, irreverent and playfully modern.
CASTLE loves having a bit of fun. We love color and whimsy. We love making accessible art and beautiful bedlinens. We love spots and fluro and grey and yellow and love hearts and flowers and paint and felt and everything that POPS around in our studio. If its fun, we love it.
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.
Brisbane, Australia’s Rose Jensen Holm is the artist behind Yesvincent, an extraordinary collection of hand woven wall hangings; each is a one-of-a-kind piece of luscious color and pattern.
Coming from a family of potters and weavers has enabled me to remain connected with established family traditions, while simultaneously being influenced by the broad scope of contemporary design. I often use the technique of tapestry weaving to depict a strong connection to the natural environment: the colours, forms and textures are a constant inspiration.
ANEK shop is all about simple pleasures of food, and cooking, and beauty and joy of everyday moments. The lovely assortment of prints are created by Ana Zaja Petrak, a graphic designer and illustrator working and living in Zagreb, Croatia. Each one is an archival fine art giclée reproduction print on beautiful white Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 276 g Paper (genuine artist paper made of 100 % cotton with fine, smooth matt surface), printed with finest archival, fade resistant inks. Prices range from $30 – $85, depending on size. (As always, click to shop!)
Food has always played an important role in my family growing up. I’d say my love for food started with my granny’s delicious recipes. Gastronomy is something that I really love, it excites and inspires me. I tend to make my artworks simple, colorful, accessible and witty, wanting to reflect feeling of good food & living. I’m inspired by everyday moments and small things, simplicity and nature. Passionate people, cookbooks, dance, music, nostalgia, sentimental things…and gorgeous Italian food.
Austin-based Leah Duncan was a designer in the agency world as well as for silkscreening companies before deciding she wanted to make a living doing what she loved: surface design. “inspired by a love of nature, her east austin neighborhood, the southwest, and her cherokee roots she has established a recognizable voice that speaks simplicity and beauty with quirky and organic themes.” Today, she sells her quirky, folk-meets-modern textiles & prints in both her Etsy shop and retail boutiques, while also picking up coveted commissions from the likes of Target, Land of Nod and Urban Outfitters. (As always, click to shop!)
An extraordinary bit of branding & identity work by Raul Gomez for La Bocana restaurant in Cadiz, Spain. It’s particularly cool to see a little of the sketch work leading up to the final graphics, which make the place look delicious! The design team even had the chance to get out of the studio and hand-paint the mural inside.