It’s always fun to peek in on Atlanta-based designer Melody Miller because she has so many happy patterns in her head and I like how she brings them to life through retro-ish prints and now, her brand new fabric line called Ruby Star Rising for Kokka (available here). Happy brights never let you down, do they? If you’re not a fan of muted hues then Melody will be your new best friend because nothing about her collection is shy or understated! Here are a few favorite prints of mine…
(images: melody miller)
Dutch designer and fabric lover Rozalinde Innemee has a webshop called MondaysMilk where she sells beautiful Japanese fabrics alongside others designed in the United States by Eleanor Grosch and Melody Miller. Rozalinde also carries a few pieces from Japanese wooden toy maker Kiko+ who will exhibit at Maison&Objet in Paris this September.
I particularly love the extensive collection of nani IRO fabrics that she stocks designed by Naomi Ito. I always buy them at the big fabric market that travels around Germany which comes to my city 4x a year (blogged here) so I own some nani IRO prints and have used them to make bags, brooches, garlands and even most recently in a window display that I created in Amsterdam. They are light and breezy – so pretty – and their patterns so soft and painterly.
I love all of the abstract watercolors out there in the design world currently in both fashion and home accessories so when Trupti Bane from Mohh Designs contacted me to share her pillows, my eye immediately fell upon this lovely pair below.
Mohh is a Sanskrit word meaning desire and for Trupti, you feels a strong desire to be around beautiful things in the home and to share them with others. She designs all of her cushions and digitally prints them onto raw silk. The colorful, contemporary designs are inspired by Trupti’s travels and Asia design and she is looking for both wholesale and retail opportunities so that she can reach more people with her designs.
(image: mohh designs)
One of my readers, Shannon, reminded me recently of Kerry Cassill’s work and I thought I’d show some of her pretty Indian-inspired fabrics for a moment. Kerry’s shop, Lala, is located in Laguna Beach, California and I had the privilege of visiting her beautiful city in 2005 and loved it — but didn’t get to stop into her shop. I drove by Lala and I still recall how disappointed I was that it had already closed for the day! Once you see her incredible patterns and colorways before you’ll see why I was so sad… I love this laid back boho vibe because in the middle of February all I can think about right now is springtime!
Kerry lives in such a gorgeous part of the world and I love how she takes her light-filled natural surroundings and combines the beauty of coastal southern California with her love of Indian prints and patterns to churn out what feels very much a mix west coast bohemian meets the pattern and color-filled streets of Mumbai. I would gladly flaunt Kerry’s textiles in my home and wish they were available in Germany because I’d love to design a Cassill-inspired guest bedroom.
Psst: You can shop for her lovely home things here.
(images: kerry cassill)