indigo blues

February 2, 2011

the indigo dyeing process is long and relies on a fermentation process which differs from that of other colors. it’s no wonder the end result can be so intense and beautiful. it’s one of the oldest dyes used for textiles and is thought to have started in india, but through trade indigo has made it’s way around the world, and has played an intrinsic part in the history of many cultures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

images with thanks to unknown, hand eye magazine, madeline weinrib, unknown, yuimade, unknown.

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we’ve been having such beautiful weather in santa barbara lately, it eerily feels a little too similar to summer.  i keep reading reports about wild snow storms that have taken over the streets of new york, but i’ll be damned if i don’t have to check my calendar every day to make sure that it is indeed january.

so here are some colors that remind me of a beach ball, in hopes that maybe it will help spread some sunshine.

…i’m sorry that sounded so cheery, i think the sun has started to melt my brain.

 

images with thanks to gene davis, anthropologie, audree lapierre, alyson fox, brian ferry and unknown.

hello, again.

January 29, 2011

it has been a very long time since my last post; for a variety of reasons, my mind has been elsewhere.

this doesn’t mean that i wasn’t saving pictures or thinking of things to post… in fact, my desktop is littered with images, and it’s driving me a little crazy.  i‘ve grouped some of them into clusters that i will try posting within the next week or so.

…and i do apologize to those of you who keep reminding me of the date of my last post… you know who you are.

 

su turno

October 4, 2010

i love these scarves from su turnoalthough the design itself is very geometric and dense, both the black & white and color version still maintain a certain lightness to them.

su turno.

spring? no? not yet? oh.

September 25, 2010

some colors that remind me of the exact opposite time of the year.

images from unknown, sonia delauney, ahh-i-can’t-remember-the-name, canvas, sonia delauney swimsuit, shoes i saw at maison et objet in paris.

in review

September 19, 2010

so, since i have been posting some of the stuff i have recently been working on…
it really got me thinking that perhaps i should post a few pictures of what i had been working on.
so here is a small glimpse of things already packed away.

a little fun on the side

September 17, 2010

as some of you know i’ve been working on some side projects of my own since i’ve been home, mostly to do with textiles.

well, i’ve also been working on some side to those side projects…  really just playing around until i’m inspired to do something else.

both turned out to be a little fanciful and playful.

1. zoo necklaces

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2. confetti shirt (front/back)