I really like the work of Mae Engelgeer who is a Dutch textile designer located in Amsterdam. Her blankets, weavings, placemats and tablecloths are just lovely. See what you think…
Her bio is too lovely to chop up so I think I’ll share it with you in part, “One thing immediately stands out in Mae’s approach to design: she isn’t afraid to show color. Her approach to design and her working method is really instinctive, sensory and natural. Her work can be described as fresh, modern and eye-catching. For her it is really about the ‘feel’ of a fabric and she tries to ‘bring a fabric to life’. Mae Engelgeer has a background in fashion (Amsterdam Fashion Institute) and autonomous arts and design (Sandberg Instituut), which adds up to a versatile education. Underneath this diversity runs a very clear thread, a heartbeat of ikat patterns, a close collaboration with the TextileLab, and of course the baseline of pop coloring. All of those elements emerge from Mae’s intuition, ultimately coming together into a unique sensible whole.” I can definitely see the ikat inspiration, can’t you?
(images: Mae Engelgeer via Passion Shake)
Hi friends, it’s Monday! A brand new week of inspiration and ideas, plans and dreams and hopefully progress! Let’s get started with a quick bite of inspiration. Are you familiar with nani IRO fabrics? These gorgeous fabrics are like paintings and really make me smile. I found out about this Japanese label designed by Naomi Ito a few years ago and have been a fan ever since. Here is a lovely photo showing her more popular patterns that I found on HI(NY) below. I have so many ideas for my home when I see these. I’m currently redecorating my work studio – I’ll show you the before and after on my blog this Autumn, so I’ve been mood boarding like a man woman! These are definitely part of my scheme.
You can buy these fabrics here: If you’re in Europe at Mondays Milk, Or buy directly from Tokyo at the etsy store of Miss Matatabi for US, Europe, etc. I just threw down a chunk ‘o change for some of these beauties from Miss Matatabi, I can’t wait to get them in my hot little hands and turn them into something pretty.
How are you today?
I was so pleased this morning to hear from Rebecca Newport who is a London-based textile designer and interior stylist today. She recently launched Hello Petal which is a collection printed cushions digitally printed and proudly made by hand in the UK consisting of twelve unique pieces all named after flowers. Based on an original watercolor series inspired by her childhood home of Kew Gardens, London, the floral collection is a celebration of her love for color. Photographed by my friend and professional photographer, Debi Treloar in her beautiful home which doubles as a location space, I’d love to share a few of these with you if you’d like a peek at her look book?
A little more about Rebecca, “Rebecca grew up in the beautiful and inspiring London suburb of Kew Gardens. Encouraged by her mother from an early age to paint and draw she went on to study Textile design at Chelsea College of Art and Design, part of the The University of the Arts London where she sold designs to Guess Jeans and Calvin Klein. After graduating Rebecca worked in retail buying and then turned her attention to styling for interiors, still life and food. For the past four years Rebecca has worked as a stylist and now has a portfolio of international brands and magazines under her belt.” I’ve personally not visited Kew Gardens yet (have you?) but hope to do so very soon – especially now after reading this! Sounds like a lovely place and the perfect spot for me to spend a day with my little boy.
See more of Hello Petal here. Lovely, right?
Congrats on the new line, Rebecca!
(photography: debi treloar//styling: rebecca newport)
I love modern, graphic textiles in the home, don’t you? Ink & Spindle is a textile studio based out of Melbourne, Australia known for their hand printed, screen printed ethically sourced textiles. I just heard from their publicist that they are set to go live with a new site with fully customizable textiles by choosing your own ink colors and base cloth.
Lara Cameron and Tegan Rose, who run Ink & Spindle, say that a challenge for clients was helping them to visualize the final color way for custom orders and adds, “The new online feature not only streamlines the process for customers, but it also frees up more of our time to focus on developing and expanding our range of designs”. Working with local designers and stylists to develop the new website and custom ordering process, you can now immediately share the various customizable options as you develop them with your clients by sharing the site in real time or by emailing them a link.
So stylish and even a bit Scandi, don’t you think? And on a side note, isn’t that a GREAT sofa?!?
(images: ink & spindle)