I'm kicking things off with Annabel from Wolfum. I am hugely fond of Annabel's interesting, modern, artful textiles. I bought two of her "Blue Love" pillows recently, and they are among my absolute favorite purchases.
Annabel has offered up a set of her "flame stitch" cloth napkins (pictured above). Just leave a comment on this post by Sunday the 24th at midnight, and I'll announce a winner when I'm back on Monday!
And without further ado, here's what's inspiring Annabel...Enjoy!
"Lokki" fabric by Maija Isola for Marimekko – I bought this fabric on eBay and then stretched it to use as wall art. It is a perfect example of how a simple shape is made wonderful through color and proportion. Clean, organic, balanced and totally modern. I admire this recipe.
Architecture in Nature -- Whenever I’m designing, it helps to imagine the homes in which I see my product. This is my favorite home, all nestled in the woods. It is so quiet yet makes quite a statement.
Family -- These are my paternal grandparents when they were first courting. He was Italian and imported textiles; she was a New York socialite. They were both very eccentric and strong willed and I love how they complimented and contradicted each other. He inspires texture and vibrancy while she evokes order and etiquette.
Alexander Girard – So much to love! His work is prolific, his colors are surprising and his designs find that perfect balance of sophistication and quirk. The folk art elements remind me of my childhood and the use of print with product serves as the roots of Wolfum.