The outdoor flea markets in Brooklyn are only open for a few more weekends. I prefer them to the indoor one at the bank building, as it feels more spacious. I ended up bumping into some old friends while there which made the day all the much better! I also found a lamp which I'm pretty excited about - but more on that later.
Check out the rest of the photos after the jump.
I've always loved a polka dot, but these dotted patterns are great alternatives to a traditional dot - don't you think?
Do you remember the fab fall mood boards created by my friends at ANONA? I thought it would be fun to get to know the talented women behind this boutique print design studio - Sarah Leaman and Renée Shortell. Sarah and Renée have been kind enough to answer a few questions about themselves (including advice on starting your own business and where they find inspiration). They also have a fantastic tumblr page that is worth bookmarking!
What are your backgrounds? Did you study textile design?
S: I received a BFA in Fibers from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Although I did not have traditional textile training, I learned what it really means to be creative and inventive while using a broad range of materials and practices.
R: I received a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). For me personally, not studying any of the the traditional "formulas" of design has probably made me a better designer.
What sets ANONA apart from other design studios?
Sarah & Renée: We call ourselves a "boutique" studio because we really try to cater to each of our clients in a very personal way. In addition to offering a curated collection of original prints and vintage items specific to the needs of each brand, we will find that perfect vintage piece on request, and also create original artwork for clients that need just the right piece to round out their season.
Read the rest of the interview after the jump.
A few years ago I went to a Brice Marden retrospective at MoMa. I was really drawn to the paintings similar to the one shown above. I recently came across the prints shown below and really loved the compositions. I'm feeling inspired to get myself back into the studio - hopefully this week I'll find a bit of time!
Simple tile patterns are some of my favorite. I spotted this great pattern (bottom image) on vacation and was inspired to round up of some of my favorites. Which one is your favorite?
(Photo by Helmut Newton, 1974)
Tonight I'm getting together with my sisters for a belated birthday celebration for my older sister Grace. My mom used to make us almost matching dresses for the holidays and something about this photo reminds me of that and my sisters. I'm feeling a bit nostalgic and missing the days when we all lived together, even though we nearly killed one another!