Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Geometric Pattern Book

Geometric Two is a limited edition pattern book filled to the brim with original and previously unpublished geometric artworks by Kapitza. A must-have for every design conscious individual who loves beautiful books, patterns and color. More here.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

WIP Water colors (3)

I had to create three coordinating painted original floral patterns in water color for the apparel market. I used the original water colors without converting them to vector files, you can see a sample here. They are all scanned and repositioned to work together as a one whole design, I also added a background to each. It's not my usual way of working but I'm enjoying taking on new and challenging tasks, the results are pretty surprising.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

WIP Water colors (2)

On my journey to find a way to control my water color brush strokes and make them my own, I experimented with drawing some chrysanthemums with diff colors. I feel that I'm getting closer to where I want to be. The top photo is a scan of my water color drawing, and the bottom is the vector file I created in Adobe Illustrator. The idea behind creating a vector file is controlling the number of colors, position of each item and make it easier to create a repeat. I LOVE the original, there is such an amazing quality to hand drawn items.

Friday, October 25, 2013

WIP Water colors (1)

My new assignment is to design three coordinating painted original floral patterns in water color for the apparel market. This is my first attempt, painting with water colors are out of my element, I'm not completely comfortable with them yet. I love the delicate transparency result and the light and dark colors but I can't completely control them yet, I'll get there eventually. The second photo is the inspiration for the flowers I drew.

Sourpuss knits

Cute and cozy knits from Sourpuss Knits.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

WIP tiny squares

Tiny one inch squares, left over prints from this project create a new art work. All is still in planning stage. Colorful and interesting depends on how they will be put together.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Weaved stamped & embroidered (2)

Twill weave scanned and manipulated Adobe Photoshp, here are the original weaves (#2), stamped with my original stamp in hot pink and embroidered with silver, silk floss.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Weaved stamped & embroidered (1)

Satin weave scanned to my computer, here are the original weaves (#3), stamped with my original stamp (top photo) in red and embroidered with gray, silk floss.

Monday, October 14, 2013

3 artists

Akinori Shimodaira, Sarajo Frieden and Pepa Prieto are three of over 200 international artists that work with Poketo to produce lifestyle wares that infuse art into daily living. More here.

Saturday, October 12, 2013


Hakkasan Beverly Hills opened it's doors a few weeks ago. They serve modern Cantonese cuisine, their dim sum is out of this world. If you're in the area you should give it a try.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Hand made feel

A few samples from Anthroplologie and J Crew of hand made feel designs. I love the combo of hand drawings and computer work.

Monday, October 7, 2013


Over the weekend we went to Westedge design fair event located at the Barker hanger in Santa Monica airport. There were a lot of leading design brands. The first two photos are tiles from Exquisite Surfaces tiles. The interesting lamp is from Patrick Weder Design, and the beautiful carpet from The New England Collection. A lot to see and get inspired, we had a blast.