Anna Maria Horner

With piecing and pattern mixing being so popular, quilting fabrics are a great place to look for inspiration. One of my favorite designers is Anna Maria Horner, and she has a fabulous new collection called Innocent Crush. The patterns and colors are beautiful on their own, but the true magic happens when they are cut and sewn into garments, quilts, home accessories etc..I love the print mixing in the pillows and check out those pants!

SEQUIN FRIDAY

Photographed by Phil Oh

Photographed by Phil Oh

Photographed by Phil Oh

Aquilano.Rimondi SS '11, photo by Valerio Mezzanotti

Aquilano.Rimondi SS '11, photo by Valerio Mezzanotti

Sequins made a comeback a few years ago, but recently I have seen a resurgence in sequins used to create patterns. It can be absolutely gorgeous, note the skirt in the third photo down (does anyone know who designed that?), or a little nightmarish depending on the execution…but I love it!

PARIS SCENES

*images via vogue.com

These photographs are part of a collection by Phil Oh. Enjoy!

LISA SOLOMON

bed drawing : a green bed in green grass, 2007 & we are family : pink and aqua chairs, 2010

bed drawing : beds in poppyland, 2007

we are family : pink and red sofas, 2010

chair drawing : orange chair past and present, 2007

I love these mixed media pieces by artist/designer Lisa Solomon. She uses watercolor, colored pencil, thread, and other mediums in these beautiful scenes of domestic life. More of her work can be found at her website.

ONE WAY TO GET FUNKY

Aquilano.Rimondi's Spring 2011 Collection

*images via vogue.com

1970's fabric from designarchives

1970's fabric from designarchives

I saw this vintage fabric on design archives‘ etsy site and it reminded me of these prints from Aquilano.Rimondi’s Spring ’11 Collection. They have different layouts, but use similar elements and have that same funky 1970’s feel. This is an up-and-coming trend that I hope to see carry through to Spring ’12. More from Aquilano.Rimondi’s collection tomorrow!

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