Monday, December 24, 2007

Happy Holidays


From our home to yours. Happy Crafting!

ABC Carpet and Home = Inspiration



Couple blocks away from work is ABC store. Located around Union Square area, NYC. I find this store amazing, and incredible inspirational. From small local crafted items to beautiful line of handcrafted colorful embroidery fabrics from India. You can find gorgeous items also from Nepal and Tibet.

If you are an Interior designer, this is a must see store. See more at: http://www.abchome.com

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Martha Martha...Stewart.. Blueprint


From the few covers/issues they published. This is my favor one. Beautiful yellow... Sad that Blueprint stop publishing. If a magazine has what you are looking for.. fit your lifestyle and interest... Blueprint was my magazine. I could not wait to read the next issue. I wonder what the MSLO people (or Martha) were thinking! Read the bad news.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Loving it

Here is my little simple final project from a class I just finished at Parson School of Design Continuing Education. The class name was Fabric selection and style. It was taught by a very passionated professor (Salvatore Cesarani). What a sweet man! We went couple field trips to an organization, a textile design company and the textile library at the Met in NYC. What I like about this class is we were exposed to resources, process and inspirations. It helped me to create my mood board and the design for girl playful clothes. I sketched 4 designs, flats, swatch colors and collected sample fabrics and notions for the design. Each class was so exciting and interesting... too bad that it was only 6 sessions.

Mood board
My designs are influenced by french clothing in the 1700s-1800s. Layers, wide bell long sleeves and detailed designs. Also, quilt, fantasy land, fairies, happiness, happy girls, briht colors, playful illustrations and shapes, big flower prints.


Fresh Bloom
The name of my collection. It has free spirit style, spring style, beautiful details, contrast patterns and shapes.

Little Red Riding Hood

Princess Emma

Playful-Betty

Playful-Anna

Monday, December 10, 2007

Owls


I am getting the "owl" effect. I think is a good thing. Craving for some sketches of little owls. When I was in elementary school we did a felted owl. Man! I did have fun with the process of cutting and gluing the felt feathers. I was happy how it turned out... well, I don't know where is that owl... I quite miss it. After I moved to the States... I don't remember if I brought it with me or gave it away... Any how... I will do some owls soon. I'll show you soon!