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Posts Tagged: Textiles

Flower Girl

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Flower Girl

Lilly Pulitzer’s textile designs, it’s safe to say, were not for everyone. The fashion iconoclast, who died this week, presided over an empire of flowery motifs that, even in retrospect, pale beside the visual panache of fellow 60′s and 70′s brands like Marimekko and Missoni. Pulitzer creations weren’t for the — Continue reading

Interview: Textile designer Judy Ross (and a sneak peek of her new Spring 2012 collection)!

Categories: Exclusive Interviews
Interview: Textile designer Judy Ross (and a sneak peek of her new Spring 2012 collection)!

Textile designer Judy Ross always wows with her bright color palettes, bold patterns and must-have pillows, rugs and other home textiles. We love her stuff so much, in fact, we just had to interview her to see how she does what she does.

Best Rugs and Pillows of 2011!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Best Rugs and Pillows of 2011!

Textiles really make a home so warm and comfortable. Especially for those who love sleek, modern lines, pillows and rugs can be the thing that softens edges and creates cozy areas of interest, color and pattern. It’s also a great way to show off a little bit of your personality — Continue reading

How-to: Knit Your Own Chunky Sweater Decor

Categories: DIY + How To
How-to: Knit Your Own Chunky Sweater Decor

Wow! You know how this fall and winter really chunky, over-sized knitted blankets, pillows and textiles have been all the rage in interiors? Well they have. And with good reason. This giant pattern oozes comfort and because it’s so exaggerated it looks great in a modern setting, especially if it’s — Continue reading

Interiors: Susanna Vento

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: Susanna Vento

If you’re looking for a little calming, dynamic modern interior inspiration, look no farther than designer Susanna Vento. These spaces are so spot on. Loving that herringbone wood slat wall made of light-colored wood that really warms the space and love that it ends kind of halfway on the wall — Continue reading

How-to: Ikat pattern

Categories: DIY + How To
How-to: Ikat pattern

Tribal and exotic patterns are all the rage, and we’ve certainly spotted ikat patterns showing up in all sorts of home items from rugs, to wallpaper, to tiles, to fabric to furniture and more. While there’s no end, it seems, to the ikat patterns you can purchase for your home, — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Luli Sanchez

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Luli Sanchez

Loving these Luli patterns! Luli Sanchez knows pattern. Looks like she’s a master of pattern and textures and creates lots of beautiful artwork involving stunning, bold colors, fun stripes, dots, abstract shapes, geometric shapes and more. She does so with watercolor media, but it’s so bold and rich you can — Continue reading

Eleanor Pritchard :: Modern Textiles

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Eleanor Pritchard :: Modern Textiles

Why yes, yes I do believe I could cozy up quite well with British textile designer Eleanor Pritchard’s 100% wool blankets.  I think the “Shingle” pattern in Lyme would suite me just fine.  And perhaps after that, well, I’d just have to lay my head down on one of these — Continue reading

Sonya Winner :: Modern Rugs

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Sonya Winner :: Modern Rugs

I let out an audible gasp when I saw Sonya’s rugs on Plastolux today and, because they are so utterly, completely AMAZING, I had to share them here too! Are you ready?  All aboard the color train! LINK: http://sonyawinner.com [via Plastolux] More pics after the jump.

Modern Rugs :: Loom

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Rugs :: Loom

For the past few weeks, I’ve been obsessing over these rugs from Australian textile company Loom.   They have a wide range of styles, though I particularly love their “Old Yarn Collection” as well as the “Overdyed Collection” (a series of vintage rugs dyed in vibrant, up-to-date hues).  Check out more — Continue reading

How to: Calm the Senses with Blue

Categories: DIY + How To
How to: Calm the Senses with Blue

Okay okay, we talk a lot about blue over here on the 2Modern blog, but it’s for a good reason. Not only is it in abundance in nature (hello, sky and sea) but its ability to invigorate and relax is an amazing attribute for only a color. Today we’re focusing — Continue reading

Diane von Furstenberg :: Home Collection

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Diane von Furstenberg :: Home Collection

I think I’ve died and gone to faceted, boldly-colored, animal-printed heaven!  Diane von Furstenberg just released a new home collection consisting of dinnerware, drinkware, and bedding.  Hands down my favorite, the faceted dinner and salad plates offer a unique dining experience in a very on-trend shape.  Check out the complete — Continue reading

Isola

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends
Isola

A mid-century Finnish designer of printed textiles, Maija Isola was inspired by African Art, Slovakian folk art, Finnish peasant motifs and Colour Field painters. Using strong flat colors of large scale geometric patterns, she arranged art and design elements under one composition, one as an extention of the other. Considered — Continue reading

Modern Screen Printing :: Sass & Peril

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Screen Printing :: Sass & Peril

Sass & Peril is an independent design studio featuring the screen printed works of Shannon Kennedy.  Her charming, mod style finds its way onto printed textiles, cards, prints, and even apparel.  I really love her quirky animal pillows as well as her new collection of holiday greeting cards!  Be sure — Continue reading

Modern Etsy: Atomic Livin’ Home

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Etsy: Atomic Livin’ Home

Though we pretty much love all aspects of Mid-Century Modern design, from wood casegoods to fun chairs and more, we confess to having a soft spot for Mid-Century Modern looking fabric and textiles. The perfect sort of thing to add to any home to infuse it with some soft, MCM — Continue reading

Modern Pillows :: Ferm Living

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Pillows :: Ferm Living

I swear, one day I’m going to have an entire room in my house just filled with pillows – I’m that obsessed.  With any luck, a few of these great designs from Ferm Living will be in the mix.  I love their new geometric patterns especially, as well as these — Continue reading

Patricia Urquiola: Vieques Island

Categories: Local + Travel
Patricia Urquiola: Vieques Island

An earlier post at 2Modern design blog covered Patricia Urquiola's tile work which was delightful! Her focus on creating industrial products with personality and her approach to integrate layers of history into the memoriable patterns surely trigger sensation and success. Patricia Urquiola's advise for new designers is to find ‚Äúa few cultural — Continue reading

pattern – orla kiely

Categories: Art + Graphics
pattern – orla kiely

Pattern looks to be a lovely coffee table book from London-based designer Orla Kiely.  The 304 pages include her bold, colorful graphics and her own personal account and inspirational images that have shaped her style.  The book explores the use of pattern in design and how they have shaped her — Continue reading

Modern Marvel

Categories: Uncategorized
Modern Marvel

All was a flutter yesterday afternoon and into the night at the New York Design Center‚Äôs What‚Äôs New, What‚Äôs Next, a virtual, in-the-flesh celebratory open house with programs by editors from top design and shelter publications, dealers, curators, authors and designers about every imaginable topic. Yours truly was present for — Continue reading