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Patch NYC at West Elm

March 29, 2010

I’ve been meaning to ask your opinion on the recent collaboration between West Elm and Patch NYC. What do you think about them teaming up with design duo John Ross and Don Carney? I personally think it was a good move on the part of West Elm and I hope that they continue to go in this direction by bringing more small firms under their wing to not only diversify their range but to spotlight the work of talented designers out there who may be interested in taking that next step to become more of a household name. John and Don are so talented, they got started in 1997 and have been producing hats, scarves, handbags and jewelry ever since. Their new home collection for West Elm is quite nice I think… Here are their designs as prints, pillows and plates.

Patch NYC at West Elm

I imagine bringing on Patch NYC for a limited time was a big move for their brand but it’s a smart choice and I think it’s fun to see a collection that merges the talent of Patch NYC with the clean, modern aesthetic of the West Elm brand. I hope that this is the start of more collaborations in the years ahead; I’d like to see them work with other small to mid-size names.

From the Patch Blog about this collection John says, “After many months of design and development, we are very excited to introduce our first collection of home accessories created exclusively for West Elm!  We worked from Don’s ink drawings to create a cohesive group of new designs: small rectangular dishes and serving platters, metallic silkscreen on linen pillows and letterpress prints in lacquered frames.”

What do you think about this collaboration?

(images: patch nyc & west elm)


  • Reply knack March 29, 2010 at 7:41 am

    these are wonderful! I agree with you that it was a good move…….love them so much!

    have a great week!


  • Reply noemozica March 29, 2010 at 7:50 am

    I love the cushions!!

  • Reply Piper March 29, 2010 at 8:03 am

    I have to say that I really enjoy when companies I like (west elm for example!!) team up with smaller design firms…it really brings freshness to places like west elm. plus i love the idea of helping these talented people get their name out there! i have to say that i really like this collaboration…totally my aesthetic :)!!
    .-= Piper´s last blog ..{breezy photos} =-.

  • Reply kat flower March 29, 2010 at 8:13 am

    clean, modern with just enough whimsy. i love the black and white plates
    .-= kat flower´s last blog ..crocus grows in brooklyn =-.

  • Reply laura trevey March 29, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Wonderful! I love the designs ~~
    .-= laura trevey´s last blog ..Vogue 1947 =-.

  • Reply Melissa de la Fuente March 29, 2010 at 8:30 am

    I love it! I think the pillows are gorgeous and how lovely for them! Awesome…
    .-= Melissa de la Fuente´s last blog ..Monday: Inspired by Geninne =-.

  • Reply Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life March 29, 2010 at 8:48 am

    I had no idea! I love Patch (I’ve been following their stuff for a while) and love their collaboration with Anthro, too cool!
    .-= Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life´s last blog ..Slipcover Your Life’s Stitchery Giveaway! =-.

  • Reply juliette March 29, 2010 at 8:54 am

    I think that’s a really cool way to bring fresh bursts of life into big box type of retailers. Target has done really well with its series of partnerships and I think other companies are taking notice. Of course, this is a boon for the smaller labels, and probably opens lots of doors for them that were previously much harder to open. nice!
    .-= juliette´s last blog ..Local German Architecture =-.

  • Reply carrie leber March 29, 2010 at 9:00 am

    they look gorgeous! I’m a sucker for this woodcut look.
    .-= carrie leber´s last blog ..David Stine Part of Kennedy Green House =-.

  • Reply Golly Bard March 29, 2010 at 9:06 am

    Beautiful lines. What a great collaboration!

  • Reply small sweet steps March 29, 2010 at 9:14 am

    I think it was a great move. I honestly was losing interest in West Elm. I am glad to see them shake it up a bit and love the fact that they are looking for new talent out there.
    .-= small sweet steps´s last blog ..searching for spring =-.

  • Reply Begonvilli Ev March 29, 2010 at 10:29 am

    So elegant! I l?ke the cushions.
    .-= Begonvilli Ev´s last blog ..Hangi Avrupa? / Banu Avar =-.

  • Reply Diana March 29, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Luv it all, West Elm is such a cool place!
    .-= Diana´s last blog ..It’s a fresh new week… =-.

  • Reply Nuit March 29, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    this collection is amazing!!! the birds are so beautifully designed and the colors so chic. I totally heart ;)
    .-= Nuit´s last blog ..Lovely Brooklyn apartment… =-.

  • Reply Shawna March 29, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Great collaboration! I am in need of artwork for my guest room and those prints would be perfect.
    .-= Shawna´s last blog ..A feeling of beauty… =-.

  • Reply hena tayeb March 29, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    the designs are lovely.. gorgeous detail mantaining a simplicity at the same time.
    .-= hena tayeb´s last blog ..Rain and Gloom =-.

  • Reply sideoats + scribbles (Lisa) March 29, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    I think it’s terrific! West Elm gets lots of credit for doing this in my book. And Patch NYC does too for making the leap! What a win-win for them, and for all of us who are drooling over the designs! YAY! :)
    .-= sideoats + scribbles (Lisa)´s last blog ..The view from my kitchen window. =-.

  • Reply Ingrid Jansen March 29, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    love the green & yellow “wood” ? in the first picture :)
    .-= Ingrid Jansen´s last blog on a wire =-.

  • Reply marc March 29, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    I’m conflicted when smaller companies do deals like this with larger companies that end up diluting their brand. Why do I say this?

    As a former independent store owner, when labels that I carried signed deals with big companies, 98% of customers expect ALL of their products to be made available at that lower price. I’m not sure what Patch NYC prices are for stores (I never carried them, but wanted to), but I know that West Elm is less expensive.

    Target dilutes brands, Tord, for example.

    When Sukie did the line for Chronicle Books, their journals from the uk stopped selling. Why spend $16 for a journal when you can get the chronicle books one for $9.99?

    If designers aren’t careful, this can hurt them in the long run. It also can alienate the independent stores that supported them.

  • Reply Ladybird March 29, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    I’m loving the dishes the most and also the metallic quality of the screenprinting.
    .-= Ladybird´s last blog ..High Fashion Muslin Mock-Ups =-.

  • Reply Tod March 29, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    i adore the cushions!! so cute!

  • Reply Lisa March 29, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    I love it! The black and white plates are fantastic…
    .-= Lisa´s last blog ..A few fun things… =-.

  • Reply Saer March 29, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    I’m in lust with the plates and platters. Yeah they have a whimsy abt them but they also have a tattoo-esque hard edge. Tough n sweet? My cuppa tea!!

  • Reply Tricia Rose March 29, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    It is heartening to see West Elm fostering small artists – I encountered last week, which made for horrific reading!
    .-= Tricia Rose´s last blog ..Men like Flags =-.

  • Reply Traveling Mama March 29, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Oh how funny! I was just checking my e-mail and saw this new line. I even added the photos above to my “new home inspiration” folder! I *have* to have the plum bird pillow!
    .-= Traveling Mama´s last blog ..the weekend is {beckoning} =-.

  • Reply sarah March 30, 2010 at 1:50 am

    These are great designs – I love the hand drawn quality
    .-= sarah´s last blog ..Seed Pods =-.

  • Reply Janine March 30, 2010 at 2:34 am

    The plates and pillows are lovely… I would definitely buy a combination of them for my place;)
    .-= Janine´s last blog ..Monday Meditation {…the symphony of life} =-.

  • Reply Fresh Design Blog March 30, 2010 at 3:42 am

    It seems like a good collaboration. I really love the designs, especially the black on white tableware, which looks stunning. All the cushions and prints are nice too.
    .-= Fresh Design Blog´s last blog ..Decorative twigs with lights =-.

  • Reply Jolette March 30, 2010 at 3:51 am

    Love those platters and the prints! This collab was definitely a marvellous idea – I’m a big fan of West Elm and the Patch guys have really brought something to the table. Their work fits in perfectly, but with a new angle like Small Sweet Steps said.
    .-= Jolette´s last blog ..SA’s best kept décor secret =-.

  • Reply katetie March 30, 2010 at 6:11 am

    Oh I love the birds and butterflies! I’m imagining them as part of a childs room – the cushions tossed on a mink or charcole coloured bedspread… Hmmm I wonder whether you can get them in Aussie… international mail order perhaps… No children yet but already daydreaming about chic, pretty girls rooms… Thanks for the inspiration!!!!

  • Reply Moa March 30, 2010 at 7:16 am

    Oh, I just love these prints! Especially the one with the butterfly and the big flower…
    .-= Moa´s last blog ..Giveaway! =-.

  • Reply Kellie March 30, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Loving the bold prints and asymetry.

  • Reply Andrew March 30, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Wow! So different from their work with Anthropologie. Shows their versatility!

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