Sunday, June 23, 2013

Alexander Girard

Alexander Girard (1907 - 1993) was an architect and a textile designer. House of Industries made a limited edition book (only 1,000 copies were printed) of a collection of Girard fonts based on his illustrations and textural work.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Trois Mec

Trois Mec means Three Dudes in French. It's a tiny restaurant running by three guys. The food is unique and beautiful. If you're in LA it's worth the visit.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Mid-century designs

Mid-century graphic designs collected by Theo Inglis. Very cool and inspiring designs. You can find much more on Theo's visual catalog.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Ensō colors

These are the colors I chose for my new crocheted blanket Enso. The inner circles are in Noro Taiyo, all very colorful, and the outer square is in a very come blue called Azul. The top photo shows the actual colors of the yarn. The bottom photo shows a few of the colors that appear in the yarn I chose.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Between the lines

I went to my LYS today and found my BTL shawl hanging next to the original yarn it was knit with. Not sure what color it is, but the original yarn is Araucania Ruca Solid made from 100% sugar cane. Thank you Hanna for knitting a store sample, it looks great.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Ensō WIP

Ensō is a Japanese word meaning circle and a concept strongly associated with Zen. It symbolizes absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance, the universe, and the void. In Zen Buddhist painting, ensō symbolizes a moment when the mind is free to simply let the body/spirit create. • Ensō is my new crocheted blanket, circles in squares. Yarn: inner circle is Noro Taiyo (7g), the outer square is Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton in Azul (10g) • Hook: 5 mm.

Sunday, June 9, 2013


Pattern repeats created with colored paper and paper punchers - 2nd Surface/Textile design class in Otis.


Fab is an endless resource for getting inspired, colors, shapes, materials, and so much more. Enjoy.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Kindah Khalidy

Kindah Khalidy hand painted scarfs. You can find them here.

Color study

Color study for my next surface/textile design class. Color samples created by mixing 2 gouache colors together, turquoise and green, turquoise or green and white, turquoise or green and black. The idea is to choose a group of colors for a four different pattern repeats drawn and painted by hand. Good old school.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Ideas that matter

Are you familiar with Sappi/Ideas that matter? If not, you can be inspired by their site. These are 2 projects from their latest booklet.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Back to Otis

I'm back to Otis for my first session in Textile/Surface Design. The walls are covered with students work, it's very inspiring (above). Beautiful colors, shots, composition and design.