Hue Inspiration flowers on a vase

Nature gives us always enough inspiration. These flowers in shades of blue and pink and violet for example. The yellowish hues of the table and the green of the stems complete the story. | light taupe | jasmine | dark khaki | dark blue gray | old mauve | Which one is your favorite hue?...

One of the featured designers

One of the featured designers in the brand new e-book Pattern Mix by Pattern People.   e-book Pattern Mix by Pattern People The newest edition to our e-book collection, Pattern Mix: A Collection of Inspiring Prints by Designers from Around the World, features the best emerging designers in surface design now. Showcasing the work of over...Lees verder

Hue Inspiration ‘Wall-sculpture’

One of my favorite places in town is the library. It is a wonderful resource of information. But walking there is a pleasure too. The building counts several places where the wall is decorated with sculptures. They have great colors and wonderful textures.Today a snapshot of some details as starting point for Inspirational Hues. 'Chestnut', 'deep champagne'...Lees verder

Hue inspiration ‘rose’

Another found hue inspiration. A forgotten rose on weather 'stained' concrete. | firebrick | telemagenta | dollar bill | buff | pale spring bud | Which one is your favorite hue? What kind of print or pattern do you think is suitable for this palette? Newsletter And stay up to date with our newsletterLaat dit veld leeg als je...

Hue inspiration ‘fruit’

Hues that inspire stumbled upon in daily life. Today left over grapes among some other fruit on the table platter.  | old burgundy | citron | golden yellow | pumpkin | alizarin crimson |  Which one is your favorite hue in this color palette?Is there a fruit that you really like to see as a motif in prints? Like strawberries, apples...Lees verder

Hue inspiration ‘hazelnut’

Introducing a new recurring item on the inspiration page. Colors and hues are very important as it comes to a design. Very often I become inspired by a wonderful combination of colors I stumbled on in everyday life. It is only a tiny step to share my discoveries with you. A new theme for the inspiration page...Lees verder

Nomination i-Contest, Print-it!

Last week my design‘Everything is a Remix’ was nominated as one of the thirty that will be judged by the official jury of the i-Contest, Print-it! of the Dutch Textile Museum. There were more than two-hundred submissions; to be one of the thirty is a real honor. During 4 days the nominated designs will be...Lees verder

Everything is a remix

About art is said, "everything is a remix." In Dutch we say: there isn’t anything new under the sun. An interesting thought, don’t you think?. To quote the words of Jason Silva I heard in an interview with Marie Forleo lately [link] : " .. and everything is build on preexisting knowledge base. Creative people,...Lees verder

Outside your comfort zone

Pattern Observer is a great source of inspiration. Their e-courses are simply amazing. Last year I learned a lot, taking several of those classes.  Next to the classes there is more. Chelsea's challenges inside the Textile Design Lab takes me almost every time to new corners on a certain subject or motif.  And on the...Lees verder

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