Found Color Palette: Pink and Green Plants

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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Images via: (clockwise from top left)  “Pink and Green Coleus” by Lori L. Stalteri,  “Pink and green” by Quinn Dombrowski (cropped from original),  “Striped shirt” by Quinn Dombrowski,  “pink” by Robyn Jay (cropped from original),  “flowers, green pink white” by Lisa Yarost (cropped from…

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Found Patterns: Agate

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
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Images via: (clockwise from top left)  “Salt” by David Björn (cropped from original),  “agate” by andy muir (cropped from original),  “Agates” by Smabs Sputzer (cropped from original),  “Uruguay agate” by Jessa and Mark Anderson (cropped from original),  “agate” by Lisa Ann Yount,  “Australian Moss Agate Opus02”…

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Found Patterns: Tropical Fish

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
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Images via: (clockwise from top left)  “Pesce Scropione” by Giorgio Minguzzi (cropped from original),  “Cal Academy of Sciences” by Anita Hart (cropped from original),  “Discus in Carmel” by David Dennis (cropped from original),  “Barry” by Qiou87 (cropped from original),  “IMG_4004.jpg” by kntrty (cropped from original),  “Tropical fish”…

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Found Patterns: Wood

Monday, August 15, 2016
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Images via: (clockwise from top left)  “Woodworking” by Vladimer Shioshvili,  “herring bone lines weathered wood” by Markus Spiske,  “Cunningham Bridge – HDR” by Nicolas Raymond,  “Wood Pile” by Chris RubberDragon,  “Concentrical lines around tree knot” by Horia Varlan (cropped from original),  “Weathered Wood…

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Found Patterns: Vegetables

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Images via: (clockwise from top left)  “Hillcrest Farmers Market” by Rob Bertholf (cropped from original),  untitled photo by j bizzie (cropped from original),  “Kale” by Quinn Dombrowski,  “11/52 – Beauty in the Everyday Details” by Nana B Agyei (cropped from original),  “Peas” by Ritesh Man…

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Featured Designer: Gillian Arnold

Friday, April 8, 2016

Some weeks I look at our featured designer’s work and a million thoughts and insights and observations come to mind. Other weeks I am left speechless; totally in…

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Found Patterns: Fossils

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Images via: (clockwise from top left)  “Fossil Heaven” by Mike Beauregard (cropped from original),  “Spinners” by Mike Beauregard (cropped from original),  “Diploria fossil brain coral on Devil’s Point Hardground (Cockburn Town Member, Grotto Beach Formation,…

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Featured Designer: April Mawhinney

Friday, November 20, 2015
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Aren’t these nature-inspired patterns by April Mawhinney just the prettiest? You can plainly see the care and attention to detail that goes into her design process yet there is also a…

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New Work from Vivien Haley

Friday, June 12, 2015
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You may remember Vivien Haley’s work from our post this past winter highlighting her Natura Collection of silk scarves. Well, today it is our pleasure to bring you an update…

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Surtex Preview: Robin Z Studio

Friday, May 8, 2015
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To wrap up the week we are delighted to share these vibrant, energetic prints created by Robin Zietz of Robin Z Studio. I’ve always loved finding overlaps in science…

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