Saana Sipilä and Olli Sallinen are a couple from Finland who met at a music festival, started dating, studied textile design together and then launched a range of sustainably produced textiles under the name Saana ja Olli. for their new collection Olli cites the influences of small town living as a great inspiration, as well as the 90s TV show Northern Exposure which left a lasting impression on him. you can buy all their wares at their online shop.
i was sitting at my computer today, at work, after the usual 40 minute commute – and my back was hurting. my arms were stiff. all this sitting… is not helping my life. and i felt uninspired, and tired. i felt like i was having a bit of a moment at that desk. so i had a cup of tea and just decided to stop being such a Debbie Downer.
when i was in school i took textile design for a year as part of my art course. it wasn’t really textile design, i didn’t actually do any screen printing and everything was kind of laissez-faire in that high school art kind of way. but i did gain a lot of respect for textile designers due to the finer points of the craft.
Hermine is a Belgian textile designer who just presented her graduation collection at the school of arts in Ghent. here you can see some of her pieces photographed by the very talented Eefje. i love her colour palette, and would really kill for one of those fluffy carpets. make sure to pay Hermine’s blog a visit to see more of her process as well as what inspires her. plus, her plants are lovely… who doesn’t love a plant lover?
The travel diaries of early 20th century artist Rockwell Kent provide a starting point for designer Charlotte Linton’s Greenland Collection. Taking inspiration from the paintings and drawings Kent created whilst living amongst Inuit communities, Charlotte blends her usual mix of landscape, wildlife and culture with Kent’s exuberant colour palette in her eclectic printed scarf collection.
Mónica Muñoz is the talented designer behind Moniquilla – a fashion range featuring her beautifully unique textile designs. i have been poring over the latest autumn / winter lookbook which you can see in its entirety here. if you want to find out more about her prices & ordering information just email info [at] moniquilla . com
i was recently given a beautifully designed scarf as a gift, which i am tempted to have framed because the design itself is far more interesting to me than actually wearing the scarf. now i’m having second thoughts after seeing these silk scarves designed by textile designers Amélie Charroin & Marie Colin-Madan for Milleneufcentquatrevingtquatre – which means 1984 in french, the year of birth of the two designers. it’s quite awesome to see how such interesting designs transform depending on how you wear the pieces.