The “Lost in Space” Collection from Interiors by Element

Friday, October 21, 2016

Interiors by Element has just launched their new ‘Lost in Space’ collection, “a dramatic collection of six rugs inspired by stars, planets and other celestial bodies. Shooting stars,…

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Featured Designer: Shandra Smith

Friday, October 14, 2016

What better way to wrap up this week than with these eye-catching designs from Canadian Artist and Designer Shandra Smith. Known for her bold and graphic style, Shandra…

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Featured Designer: Ashley Chase

Friday, October 7, 2016

This week we are thrilled to introduce you to Ashley Chase. Ashley is a fashion designer, artist and textile designer who grew up on Martha’s Vineyard and quickly…

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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

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
Linea Germania, design by Mengly Hernandez.

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

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
Surface Pattern Design by PINEAPPLE Studio (5)

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

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

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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