27 April 2015

SURTEX 2015 - heather rosas

This week we continue to look at who will be showing at New York's upcoming Surtex exhibition. Many of the worlds best surface designers will be licensing and selling their wares. We begin today with Heather Rosas a California based designer who will be exhibiting with her agents Jewel Branding in booth 417. Heather is expert in juvenile design having previously worked for Mattel and she creates beautiful designs for licensing on fabrics, stationery, gift, party, home decor and many other markets worldwide.

SURTEX 2015 - josephine kimberling

Josephine Kimberling will be at Surtex for her 5th year. But this time Jospehine will not be exhibiting in her own booth but will instead be attending and meeting with licensee's and manufacturer's with her new agent MHS Licensing in booth 424. New for this year, Josephine has been working on expanding her style to incorporate more traditional media such as watercolor and also hand-lettering along with her pattern work, which has been receiving a great response. She is working on new collections and is looking forward to sharing her expanded look at this year's show.

SURTEX 2015 - natalie williamson

Another designer to look out for at Surtex is UK based Natalie Williamson who will be in booth 222. Natalie's background is in Retail, Marketing and online PR but she decided to return to university after her daughter was born and Natalie had a positive response to bespoke invitation designs she sold online. Natalie chose a BA Hons degree in graphic design which has formed a strong basis for all forms of design work she does, but it was a visit to Printsource in New York that made her fall in love with the endless possibilities of surface pattern design. Working traditionally to begin with, Natalie takes her illustrations into digital form. Her aim is to keep her hand drawn graphic style and combine this with a love of lush colour to design "happy surface patterns, for happy people".

24 April 2015

TEXTILES - tamasyn gambell + forest london

Designer Tamasyn Gambell has collaborated with mid-century design store Forest London on three exclusive fabric prints. 'Facet', 'Rough Diamond' and 'Waves' were all inspired by cut-out and irregular shapes and have been hand-printed in a choice of two bright spring colour palette. The fabrics will be available at Forest on cushions, lampshades, cork-coasters, one-off wall hangings and upholstered mid-century furniture.

And also from Tamasyn (below) a reminder of some of her other gorgeous textiles...

KIDS DESIGN - orla kiely baby

For today's Friday eye candy I have posted some pictures from Orla Kiely's Baby range at Target. The affordable range features bedding, bibs, bags, and blankets. For those in the USA the products are available in stores and online. For those in the UK who would love to get something by Orla for their baby we also have a baby journal (also spotted here on Amazon) and a collaboration with McClaren on a baby buggy.

TEXTILES - new from villa nova

UK brand Villa Nova have released three new Spring design collections. The first is Elveden a collection of fabric prints (and weaves) inspired by woodland and nature.

The second collection from Villa Nova is Martello  a collection of bold statement, geometric, jacquard velvets with a luxurious dense pile and a beautiful sheen.

The final collection is Tisbury featuring timeless checks and stripes. See more from all three new ranges online here at Villa Nova.