Featured Designer: Bryna Shields

Friday, April 1, 2016

You are certainly in for a textural treat today! We are excited to feature the work of Bryna Shields, an illustrator and surface designer based in Portland, OR….

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Found Color Palette: Iridescent

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Images via: (clockwise from top left)  “becoming the pearl” by jasleen_kaur,  “Bubble Blur” by Jeff Kubina,  “Brevard Zoo, Viera FL” by Rusty Clark – On the Air M-F 8am-noon (cropped from original),  “iridescent crinkled paper” by cindy jerrell (cropped from original),  “Iridescent…

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Featured Designer: Alicia Chimento

Friday, December 18, 2015

Textile designer and artist Alicia Chimento is an active member of our Textile Design Lab community and it is our great honor to share her work with you today….

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Found Patterns: Plastics

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Images via: (clockwise from top left)  “Many colored straws thrown on top of each other” by Horia Varlan (cropped from original),  “the merry family” by batintherain (cropped from original),  “Green Plastic Bricks” by funkblast (cropped from original),  “Free blue plastic faux…

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New Work from Vivien Haley

Friday, June 12, 2015
Vivien Haley Collage Series -  for PO

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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Found Patterns: Spiderwebs

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Images via: (Clockwise from top left)  “Canon EOS 500d Lens Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM” by Stasia Scani,  “Web Pearls” by AJ Alfieri-Crispin (cropped from original),  “Frosted spiderweb #5” by Garrett Coakley,  “Spiderweb” by 55Laney69 (cropped from original),  “Spiderweb” by Ryan Hodnett (cropped from…

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Found Patterns: Fungi

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Images via: (Clockwise from top left)  “colorful shelf fungus on tree stem” by Scot Nelson,  “mushrooms” by Aleksey Gnilenkov (cropped from original),  “coral fungus” by Scott Darbey,  “tree fungus” by Aileen’s Pics,  “Fungus” by Geoff Gallice (cropped from original),  “Mushrooms like umbrellas” by Umberto Salvagnin,  “Laccaria amethystina” by Tatiana Bulyonkova,  “Aliens” by Sanya (cropped…

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Featured Textile Designer: Isabella Singleton

Friday, August 15, 2014
Isabella Singleton2

To wrap up the week we are thrilled to feature these gorgeous prints created by Isabella Singleton! I love Isabella’s use of color, which straddles the line of…

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Featured Designer: Lorna Horton

Friday, January 17, 2014

Hello ladies and gents! I hope that you have had a wonderful week! I have been deep in the design trenches with the SS2 students, who are developing…

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Featured Designer: Adi Ofri

Friday, June 7, 2013

Breathtaking, exquisite, jaw-dropping….these are all the words that were running through my head when I first saw Adi Ofri’s work. She creates beautiful patterns as well, but I…

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