Showing posts with label Inspiration. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Inspiration. Show all posts


Bold wallpaper ideas

Great patterns, bold colours or strictly B/W? Here is a series of wallpapers used in bedroom settings creating very different atmospheres. This patchwork pattern below is from the Delphine collection by Harlequin.

Click the picture to see the complete series presented on the House to Home website.

pattern patchwork by Harlequin


Colour inspiration

Meso Funky (trend forecasting and design services)  informed us on the latest trends of Première Vision Spring-Summer 2013:

Première Vision, the leading trade show for apparel fabrics features meetings, exhibitions and workshops with forward - looking information.
For SS13 Première Vision looked to lucky number 13 for positive guidance and choosing optimism in order to move forward while displaying a happy marriage between art and science.

meso funky - première vision SS13 - infinite match

meso funky - première vision SS13 - surreal nature

To watch the Première Vision SS13 colour video click here. (and scroll down the page).

première vision coulour trends SS13


Gilt Leather

pattern gilt leather

A magnificant gilt leather collection of 50 pieces is shown at the Shoe & Leather Museum Waalwijk (NL).  Works from the 16th century Spanish ‘guadameci’ until the late 19th century gilded leather from the formal Dutch-Indian colonies are on display.


Indigo Blue

flower of the indigofera

As early as 3000 B.C. plants of the genus Indigofera were harvested in India for the permanent deep blue they imparted to cloth.

The plant was inroduced in Europe in the mid 16th century. It had to replace the more difficult blue-dye technique based on woad.

The cultivation of Indigo in the southern United States and


Paisley Patterns

paisley pattern at e-repeats ref. AOFLPA-DBE001-0071B

The characteristic teardrop shape of the 'paisley' evolved out of a stylized plant form. First woven into Indian cashmere shawls from the 17th century onwards, they soon arrived in Europe during the 18th century.


Shoe Museum Waalwijk (NL)

"Wooden shoe (‘klomp’) with blue Delft style ornaments designed by
Viktor & Rolf from the collection “The Fashion Show” 2007"

"Stiletto shoe in fabric called ‘Geisha’ designed with floral motifs
by Alexander Mcqueen in 2008"

"Early 20th century wool embroidery men’s shoe with geometric pattern
in made in Tripoli, Libië"

"Raqsa shoe embroidered with silver & gold thread – Morocco 1970's"

"Pumps designed by Wallis Simpson for the Duchess of Windsor
(1896-1986) - produced by AndrewGeller (USA) 1950's"


Carpet design Theo Colenbrander (1841-1930 NL)

Theo Colenbrander

Carpet design  (1/4)  by Theodoor Colenbrander (1841-1930 NL) named ‘Volop / Plénitude’ - 65 x 60 cm (25.4 x 23.6 inch) – gouache, dated  1910 > Audax Textile Museum Tilburg NL


Bold Floral Patterns

Embrace the new trend of bold colorful floral patterns who bring joy in everyday life !

pattern bold florals (0)

Pattern shown are by (in alphabetical order) :
Baker Lifestyle ;  Christian Fishbacher ;  Designers Guild ;  Ikea ;  Lee Jofa ;
Laura Ashley ;  Orla Kiely ;  Parkertex ;  Villa Nova ;  Sandberg ;  Sanderson ;  Sportmax


Digitally printed knitwear

pattern digitally printed knitwear

Both home and fashion industry have found their way to digital printing. Time for bold patterns and vivid coulours the upcomming seasons.

The advancing digital printing technology provides the designers with new challenges and opportunities as we witness in upcomming knitwear collections shown here. is ready for the digital design revolution, providing you seamless patterns easy to use in any production process: follow us there!


Photo luminiscent fabric

Fabric that stores light energy and releases it in the dark developed by
Oxylane for Novadry > seen at FUTURO Textiles – Ronse Belgium

surface pattern design e-repeats light fibers


Alyce Santoro – Sonic Fabric Dress 2006

Recycled dress (50% audiocassettetape + 50% polyester) developed by
Sonic Fabric (VS) and designed by Alyce Santoro > seen at Fururo Textiles Ronse

surface pattern design e-repeats tape recycling 800


Helen Storey, Dissolving Dress 2008

surface pattern design e-repeats dissolving dress

Developed in collaboration with Helen Bailey, Professor Tony Ryan and Trish Belford. The ‘Dissolving Dress’ is built on synthetic polymers derived from vinyl acetate, called PVA. This material contains hydrophilic polyvinyl alcohol that dissolves on contact with water. This work is part of ‘Project Wonderland’ that blends chemistry, design and culture. The dress stands as an environmentally friendly alternative to disposable fashion. > seen at FUTURO Textiles – Ronse Belgium.


Murano pattern

Detail from a glass enamelled necklace made in Murano Italy during the 1960’s.

surface pattern design e-repeats murano 800


Raoul Dufy (FR, 1877-1953)

surface pattern design e-repeats raoul dufy 800

Detail floral textile designed by allround French artist Raoul Dufy.  (Source: Collection Guillon-Lafaille)