Don’t you just adore these sweet tea towels and throw pillows? They’re from designer Michelle Mason over at Flaunt Creative. I’m drawn towards bold colors and simple shapes lately, especially ones that have a very fresh modern appeal. You can purchase them online at the Hidden Art Shop. Seeing patterns like this inspire me to grab a pencil and start sketching again. I think that is the real beauty in design — that it inspires us to create. What are you in the process of creating? Do you have a project that you’re working on, inspired by something you saw that gave you the gusto to try it for yourself?
UK Designer Jenny Wilkinson opened the doors of her design studio in 2003 and is best known for her wallpaper by numbers series. Interactive wallpaper leaving you responsible for ‘filling in the blanks’.
This wallpaper inspired me today because I think that in many ways, most of our careers are like this. I mean, none of us can say we are the ‘first’ artist or the ‘first’ blogger or writer or zookeeper. We are but a speck on the map. We were provided with an outline from those that lived before us or even who walk next to us now, and with that, it is up to us to fill in all the colors and create a look that is as unique as our fingerprint. Just like this wallpaper. Life is a lot like this, fill in the blanks and create your own special masterpiece.
What do you think?
(photo from Jenny Wilkinson)
Fresh finds from yummy Garnet Hill. My catalog arrived today and I spotted some things that I’m certain you’ll love from their pretty new summer collection. Fresh bedding, table linens and pillows in colors that will have you dreaming of the lazy days of summer. I personally must own the Orla Kiely floral tote, a super chic carryall tote that is waterproof and fits easily over the shoulder for storing everything from lip balm to a blackberry and notebook. I just love the mod bold pattern, don’t you?
(photos from Garnet Hill)