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: 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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Linea Germania Kinetic Collection

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
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Linea Germania is a signature line of scarves created by Mengly Germania Hernandez. “Mengly is a native New Yorker who brings a unique perspective to her textiles creating prints through…

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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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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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Featured Designer: Rashmi Rao

Thursday, August 11, 2016
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Hi! My name is Rashmi Rao, a passionate fine artist, graphic designer and an art educator based out of Dublin, California. I love design, smell of paper, crumpled…

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To Trade Show or Not to Trade Show by Four Corners Art Collective

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
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It’s an honor to welcome Four Corners Art Collective to the blog for this three-part guest post series on the workings of their collective, from its formation to their experiences…

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