This Week's Spoonflower Design Challenge in Partnership with Peppermint Magazine: "What A Wonderful World"!
For this week's "What a Wonderful World" Design Challenge, Spoonflower partnered with Peppermint Magazine. The winning designs will be featured in a fashion spread in this Australian magazine! I entered my "Tropical Zone" design full of colourful spotted fish swimming amongst corals and sea plants. I entered the version with the dark background, but it also comes with a light aqua background too! You can link to the Voting Page HERE!
My "Tropical Zone" pattern design is part of my new "Age Of Aquariums" Collection which is now available in my Spoonflower Shop! With all the different colourways and scales there's a huge 102 designs to choose from in this new Collection!
My "Jellies" design is part of a new pattern collection that I first talked about in one of my Newsletters a couple months back, and one of my subscribers wrote back to me and said how calming and soothing the design was! So I thought it would be perfect to enter in this week's Spoonflower "Sweet Dreams Bedding" Design Challenge! This design comes in two colourways, but I entered the Blue version because it is much more calming IMHO! I'll just drift away now...
Public voting for this Challenge opens today Thursday May 18 and closes next Tuesday May 23. You can link to the Voting Page HERE, and see the Blue version in my Spoonflower Shop HERE! You can also link to these designs by clicking on the images below. OH and stay tuned for more from this collection!
My Entry For This Week's Spoonflower "Pattern Clash" Design Challenge...My Japanese-Inspired "Kyoto" Design!
This week's Spoonflower Design Challenge is "Pattern Clash". The idea is to combine different types of patterns in one design for maximalist home decor or funky apparel fabric. So here is my brand new "Kyoto" pattern: it's a retro geometric on a checkerboard with florals. Pattern Clash, right?! Currently, it's available in TWO different colourways: Rust Red Blush Gray on Blue Checkerboard and Bright Rainbow Colours on Teal Checkerboard (see below), although I just might have to try this one out in some other colours! I did decide to enter the first version on the advice of many of you, thanks for letting me know your preferences!
Voting for this Challenge opens Thursday May 11 and you can link to the Voting Page HERE. If you would like to see these designs in my Spoonflower Shop, just click on the IMAGES below. Each colourway is available in four sizes: Tiny-, Small-, Medium- and Large-Scale!
An Oldie But A Goodie! My Entry For This Week's Spoonflower "Pantone Ultra-Steady Wallpaper" Design Challenge!
Okay, I've done it! I've been sitting on my “Downtown” design for a (loooong) while, but I decided to finally add it to my Spoonflower Shop. When I saw the palette of saturated Blues and Greens that we had to use in this week's Spoonflower "Pantone Ultra-Steady Wallpaper" Design Challenge, I immediately thought the colours would really do well with this design, and I think it gives this urban scene a very quiet and still vibe. I still love this design in its original Bright Retro Colours (scroll to the bottom to see), but now I like it in the Ultra-Steady colours too! Public voting for this Challenge opened Thursday May 4 and closes next Tuesday May 9! You can vote at the Voting Page HERE and I'd love your vote for this one!
My "Downtown" design is now available in my Spoonflower Shop not only on Wallpaper, but also on Fabrics and Home Decor too, in Both Colourways and 3 sizes (click the images below to link directly to these designs in my Shop)!
I've Entered My "Happy Birthday Toucan" Design in This Week's Spoonflower "Happy Birthday Table Linens" Design Challenge!
Happy Birthday Tou-Can!
Happy Birthday Tou-Can!
Happy Birthday Tou-Ca-An!
Happy Birthday Tou-Can!
This guy makes me smile! I've entered my fun(ny) "Happy Birthday Toucan" design in this week's Spoonflower "Happy Birthday Table Linens" Design Challenge! Public voting opened Thursday April 27 and closes on Tuesday May 2! You can check out the Voting Page HERE!
This guy is available in my Spoonflower Shop on Fabrics, Wallpaper and Home Decor in 3 sizes. If you'd like to see the design in my Shop, you can click the images below!
My Entry for This Week's Spoonflower "Doodle Bugs" Design Challenge: "Caterpillar Playground"! And This Fun Design is Now Available in Both My Spoonflower and Redbubble Shops Too!
When I saw that this week's Spoonflower Design Challenge is "Doodle Bugs" and that they wanted design elements to be "hand-drawn", I took that to heart and started doodling bugs with my trusty fine-tip Sharpie, and my new "Caterpillar Playground" design is the result! I know you're probably thinking this design is great for kids, but I'd really like this one for myself on a top or dress! And HEY, come to think of it, I can make that happen! Public voting for this Challenge opens today and you can link to the Voting Page HERE!
This fun design is now available in my Spoonflower Shop on Fabrics, Wallpaper and Home Decor in 3 sizes HERE.
AND you can also get this design in my Redbubble Shop on Apparel, Tech Accessories, Wall Art and so much more HERE!
Keep scrolling down to see just some of the products with this fun design from both Shops!
From my SPOONFLOWER SHOP!
From my REDBUBBLE SHOP!
This week's Spoonflower Design Challenge is "Miniature Dollhouse Wallpaper" and I planned to enter my "Daisy May" design, either in the original "Dark Blue" or "Light Gray" version in a cute Tiny Scale, but I wasn't sure which. But then I thought, well, neither just didn't seem very Dollhouse-y to me, so I tried it in a Turquoise version, hmmm, better (see below for all these colour options!)...But I thought it still needed more Dollhouse-iness! So then I tried it out in Pink and Lavender Purple. Now THAT says Dollhouse-y to me, so I entered it!
Public voting for this Spoonflower Design Challenge opened on Thursday April 13 and closes next Tuesday April 18! You can link to the Voting Page HERE!
Click the images below to see the Tiny-Scale versions of my "Daisy May" design in my Spoonflower Shop. They are all available also in Smalll-, Medium- and Large-Scale versions too!
I was recently interviewed by Cara Dudgeon of the World Textile Information Network (WTiN) which provides in-depth content that tracks key trends and innovations within the textile manufacturing industry, and has been reporting on the textile industry for over 100 years.
In this interview, we discuss creating and maintaining a unique design style and process, while still keeping in mind the needs of clients and specific markets. It was a really fun chat! Read or listen to the interview at WTiN and even better, you do NOT have to be a WTiN Member to access this interview! With thanks to Cara and WTiN.
Here are more fantastic celebrity portraits from the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) by photographer Chris Chapman, shot at the Deadline Studio. Here is actor Jonathan Majors with my “Yvette” retro design in the background! Read on for more about these pics from Chris as posted on Instagram by him @ccphotophoto …
• @ccphotophoto Revisiting some more portraits from my time at #tiff22 for @deadline I thought it was a good time to post about #JonathanMajors who is most definitely having a moment right now ! He first popped onto my radar as the star of the innovative and critically acclaimed period horror series #LovecraftCountry that revisited the occult themes of the notoriously racist author #HPLovecraft with the struggle for civil rights in the Jim Crow south and the spectre of white supremacy. But since then it’s been an incredibly impressive roll out of high profile projects like #Creed3 #AntmanQuantumania and #Devotion for which he was in town to promote with fellow costars @joejonas and @glenpowell. He’s a Yale drama grad with a body of death … a little intimidating from afar but once I actually had him in front of the camera he was so personable and full of spontaneity and fun….no direction necessary …which is always a photographers dream. Interestingly ( and probably wisely ) he has stayed away from all social media platforms ( no IG no Twitter no nothin) which makes me respect the man even more . I also took the opportunity to use another fantastic print design backdrop by one of my OG art class besties #JackieTahara .. check out her insta and incredible portfolio at @unblinkstudio and once you find something you like , have the folks at @spoonflower print it up as wallpaper, fabric or canvas …tons of ways to support an indie artists and designers by using their art in your home . Many thanks to all my crew who helped with these shots @tesslastuckey @sumisiddiqa @yoannerkins @eeeddyk #tifftuesday #deadlineportraitstudioattiff #deadlinehollywood
Make sure to see more of Chris Chapman's photographs at his Instagram @ccphotophoto!
This Week's Spoonflower Design Challenge in Partnership With East Fork Pottery!
This week Spoonflower partnered with East Fork Pottery for the "East Fork: Butter & Piglet" Design Challenge to celebrate the launch of East Fork's newest glaze colours, Butter and Piglet! The Challenge was to create a design using these 2 colours (plus up to 2 other colours) that could be used on table linens alongside the new East Fork pottery. Here is my entry: "My Stripes Are Tangled" which has an organic abstract design in Butter and Piglet, on a background of blue that is meant to be similar to another of their glaze colours called Blue Ridge!
Public voting for this Challenge opens on Thursday March 30 and I would really, really love your vote for this one (you can link to the Voting Page HERE)! The first-place prize includes East Fork pottery, eee!!
OH and keep scrolling down...I of course had to try this fun design in a bunch of other colourways! All are now available on Fabrics, Wallpaper and Home Decor in 3 sizes!
Click on the images below to see the Medium-Scale versions in my Spoonflower Shop!
My collaboration with London-based Harper & Blake has just expanded to include not only Tech Cases, but also Jacquard Woven Blankets, Throw Pillows and Wall Art, all featuring my print designs!
Shop my entire Home Decor Collection with Harper & Blake London HERE!
Pictured above: My new "Dreamy Damask" jacquard woven blanket!
Sneak Preview! The WGSN "Prints & Graphics Sourcing Guide: Kidswear S/S 24" is Out Now!
If you are a licensee or manufacturer who would like to know the latest in upcoming print trends for kidswear, the brand new "Prints & Graphics Sourcing Guide: Kidswear S/S 24" has just been released by WGSN, the world's leading consumer trend forecaster. This Guide includes several of my pattern designs in its identification of the key trends for Spring/Summer 2024 Kidswear! See the sneak preview below!
Please NOTE: You must be a WGSN subscriber to access this Guide.
"Wild Thing"! My Entry For This Week's Spoonflower "Italian Villa Wallpaper" Design Challenge!
When I first saw that this week's Spoonflower Design Challenge is "Italian Villa Wallpaper", the first thing I thought of was animal prints (think: Gucci). And then I couldn't help thinking about the types of colour palettes favoured by one of my favourite print designers of all time, Pucci. So, here is my "Wild Thing" abstract leopard print, inspired by Italian design, in a Retro MidMod colour palette! I can picture this on the walls of a Lake Como villa!
Public voting for this Challenge opens tomorrow Thursday March 23 and you can link to the Voting Page HERE! And click the images below to SHOP this design in my Spoonflower Shop!
BTW: There is a Pucci book that I COVET, but it's just a bit pricey at the moment...But WAITAMINUTE! Mother's Day is coming up...That's not a hint, OH NOOO...
"Garden Burst" Is My Entry For This Week's Spoonflower "Garden Bedding" Design Challenge!
My new "Garden Burst" pattern might look "simple", but trust me when I say it took a very long time to arrive at this final design. I had started out with a whole bunch of sketched flower motifs and was trying to jam all of them into a single design, moving them around, bigger, smaller, overlapping...I had in my mind something quite spare (wanting to just use the dark blue and the two grays), but still playful and fun. It took me, OH, maybe two days of fiddling to realize that I should take out ALL the other motifs, and just make the design with these fun bulb-y flowers! Then I added some curly vines, and some bright playful colours here and there...and voila!...the simple design that took DAYS.
And wonder what I'm going to do with all those other floral motifs I didn't use? More pattern designs, of course! Stay tuned!
I've entered my "Garden Burst" design in this week's Spoonflower "Garden Bedding" Design Challenge. Public voting opens Thursday March 16 and you can link to the Voting Page HERE!
This week's Spoonflower Design Challenge is "Passementerie" and this is my entry which I'm calling... "Passementerie" (I like the word!) For those who don't know, passementerie are gorgeous trims and embroidery used for clothing and furnishings. I created this design in some other colours, but I entered the first one in Delicate Colours because they felt like Spring to me (if you're feeling more like Summer, you'll like the tropical-colour version, scroll down below)!
Voting for this Challenge opens tomorrow Thursday March 9 and you can link to the Voting Page HERE!
And click each of the images below to go directly to the Medium-Scale of these designs in my Spoonflower Shop! These are also available in a Small-Scale and Large-Scale version too!
And see below for some other colourways of my "Passementerie" floral pattern design: Tropical Retro 70s Colours and Viva Magenta with Pink! Any favourites?
Jackie Tahara of UnBlink Studio