Heimtextil 2016 – First time exhibitor experience – by Elena Belokrinitski

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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I’ve been dreaming about the Heimtextil Fair for ages. Ever since I was a Textile Major at the Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, I’d been hearing a…

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Textile Design Lab Member Spotlight: Casey Saccomanno

Friday, February 5, 2016
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Today I am so thrilled to turn the spotlight on Textile Design Lab member Casey Saccomanno, whose intricate hand-painted style never ceases to make my mouth drop open and my eyes widen…

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Featured Designer: Kate Hougen of MiraJeanDesigns

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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Photo credits: MiraJeanDesigns and Shelly Han Photography Kate Hougen is the owner and designer behind the “colorful and coastal” MiraJeanDesigns, whose mission is “to make homes brighter via…

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Featured Designer: Anne Kulasi

Friday, January 29, 2016

I love Anne Kulasi’s use of a limited color palette in these patterns from her Botanica home décor collection. Unlike apparel, which you can change day by day, or even hour by…

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From the Textile Design Lab: Chelsea’s Challenge – “Tropical Iridescence” Collections

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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We had another bang-up round of Chelsea’s Challenge in the Textile Design Lab, with some truly stunning pattern collections created around WGSN’s “Tropical Iridescence” trend. I can’t tell you how inspiring…

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Featured Designer: Sarah Watson

Friday, January 22, 2016

        You’re in for a treat today! I am super excited to introduce you to the work of Sarah Watson. Sarah is an American surface pattern designer based near Sao Paulo,…

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Featured Designer: Aïnhoa Landa Imaz

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
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Today’s featured designer is Textile Design Lab member Aïnhoa Landa Imaz, a surface/graphic and motion graphics designer who hand-paints beautiful silk scarves and kaftans under her brand name Amai. Read…

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Featured Designer: Pupapop

Friday, January 15, 2016

As a blogger, a wonderful problem to have is when a designer sends over more amazing images than you could possibly use in one post. That was the…

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Featured Designer: Christelle Cellier

Friday, January 8, 2016
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To wrap up the week we are delighted to feature the work of Christelle Cellier, a graphic artist and textile designer based in Lille, France. After twelve years…

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2015 Victories

Sunday, December 27, 2015

We recently wrapped up our 2016 goals course in the Textile Design Lab. The first assignment in the course was for each designer to take a moment to…

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