Featured Designer: Gauri Malhotra

Friday, September 23, 2016

Textures, details, and layers—these are all things we love as textile designers and no one uses them in a more exquisite way than designer Gauri Malhotra. We first…

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Featured Designer: Richard Baker

Friday, September 16, 2016
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Today we are highlighting the amazing work of UK-based surface pattern designer Richard Baker. His bold and vibrant florals are such a breath of fresh air and we…

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The Latest from Vivian Kvitka

Friday, September 9, 2016
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It’s a pleasure to welcome Vivian Kvitka (a.k.a. The Good Viv) back to the blog–you may remember her from this feature last fall. Earlier this summer Vivian launched her first line…

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Featured Designer: Esther Jongste

Thursday, September 8, 2016
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Esther Jongste is a long time member of Pattern Observer and the Textile Design Lab and we are honored to welcome her to the blog today. Her passion and…

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Caroline Cecil Textiles at Designer Camp

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
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Caroline Cecil is the CEO and founder of Caroline Cecil Textiles (you may remember her as our Textile Design Lab guest expert from last October–check out her interview here.)…

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Interview with Jackie Shapiro of French Bull

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

As our guest expert this month in the Textile Design Lab, French Bull founder Jackie Shapiro kindly agreed to an in-depth interview on her business and designing for the…

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Featured Designer: Noa Ambar-Regev

Thursday, August 18, 2016
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Noa Ambar-Regev is a textile and surface pattern designer who designs for children’s apparel and home décor, as well as for the stationery and quilting markets. Noa founded…

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A Tale of Three Trade Shows & Beyond by Four Corners Art Collective

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
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This is the third and final installment in a series of guest posts by Four Corners Art Collective. You can read part one HERE and part two HERE.   Last week…

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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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Featured Designer: Marina Oliveira of Cottonflower Studio

Friday, August 12, 2016
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Marina Oliveira is a surface pattern designer and illustrator who lives in Brazil with her husband, her three cats and a dog. She graduated in architecture and worked for ten years as an interior designer…

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