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{Everyday Inspiration} Thirtyfive Flowers…

It’s no secret that I have a love of fabrics & have a particular fondness in the history of iconic textile designers. So does Louise who makes cushions out of vintage & new fabrics for her shop called Thirtyfive Flowers. I’ve purchase four cushion covers from her in the last few months & felt that deserved a mention here. We have them scattered throughout our home- I love them! Here is how we live with Thirtyfive Flowers….  

My latest purchase from Louise made me a little giddy. They were cushions made with the Marion Mahler “Mobiles” vintage fabric & one made with the Lucienne Day “Perfecta” vintage fabric (the end two in this last photo). I felt it was necessary to own fabrics from these two British, Mid-Century designers & was thrilled to receive these cushion covers in the mail. So if you love vintage & gorgeous new fabrics, check out Thrityfive Flowers – you are bound to find a treasure… 
Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! We are off to an arts festival in a nearby town. What did you do?

{Everyday Inspiration} Thirtyfive Flowers…

It’s no secret that I have a love of fabrics & have a particular fondness in the history of iconic textile designers. So does Louise who makes cushions out of vintage & new fabrics for her shop called Thirtyfive Flowers. I’ve purchase four cushion covers from her in the last few months & felt that deserved a mention here. We have them scattered throughout our home- I love them! Here is how we live with Thirtyfive Flowers….  

My latest purchase from Louise made me a little giddy. They were cushions made with the Marion Mahler “Mobiles” vintage fabric & one made with the Lucienne Day “Perfecta” vintage fabric (the end two in this last photo). I felt it was necessary to own fabrics from these two British, Mid-Century designers & was thrilled to receive these cushion covers in the mail. So if you love vintage & gorgeous new fabrics, check out Thrityfive Flowers – you are bound to find a treasure… 
Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! We are off to an arts festival in a nearby town. What did you do?

{Inspiring Couple} Lucienne & Robin Day…


Creative couples really inspire me. I’m always curious about how their individual work influences each other & their creative process. It’s the weekend before Valentine’s Day and I thought it would be fun to revisit this interest of mine by starting a series of posts about creative couples. The first couple of the series is UK designers Robin & Lucienne Day. 

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I had written a post a few weeks ago about Lucienne’s beautiful textiles for Fabric Friday, but I wanted to learn more about Robin and his furniture designs. I found this great video at designonscreen.org which is a wonderful site to know about if you love design & architecture. 
Contemporary Days: The Designs of Lucienne & Robin Day from Design Onscreen on Vimeo.

I love how their work compliments each other. Robin & Lucienne have that added benefit of having different design strengths & being able to communicate their ideas to one another. I can’t help but think that makes them even stronger artistic voices & adds volumes to the continuity in their work. They are truly an inspiring couple don’t you think? Do you have a favorite creative couple? 
Hope you are enjoying your weekend….

{Inspiring Couple} Lucienne & Robin Day…


Creative couples really inspire me. I’m always curious about how their individual work influences each other & their creative process. It’s the weekend before Valentine’s Day and I thought it would be fun to revisit this interest of mine by starting a series of posts about creative couples. The first couple of the series is UK designers Robin & Lucienne Day. 

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I had written a post a few weeks ago about Lucienne’s beautiful textiles for Fabric Friday, but I wanted to learn more about Robin and his furniture designs. I found this great video at designonscreen.org which is a wonderful site to know about if you love design & architecture. 
Contemporary Days: The Designs of Lucienne & Robin Day from Design Onscreen on Vimeo.

I love how their work compliments each other. Robin & Lucienne have that added benefit of having different design strengths & being able to communicate their ideas to one another. I can’t help but think that makes them even stronger artistic voices & adds volumes to the continuity in their work. They are truly an inspiring couple don’t you think? Do you have a favorite creative couple? 
Hope you are enjoying your weekend….

{Inspiring Couple} Lucienne & Robin Day…


Creative couples really inspire me. I’m always curious about how their individual work influences each other & their creative process. It’s the weekend before Valentine’s Day and I thought it would be fun to revisit this interest of mine by starting a series of posts about creative couples. The first couple of the series is UK designers Robin & Lucienne Day. 

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I had written a post a few weeks ago about Lucienne’s beautiful textiles for Fabric Friday, but I wanted to learn more about Robin and his furniture designs. I found this great video at designonscreen.org which is a wonderful site to know about if you love design & architecture. 
Contemporary Days: The Designs of Lucienne & Robin Day from Design Onscreen on Vimeo.

I love how their work compliments each other. Robin & Lucienne have that added benefit of having different design strengths & being able to communicate their ideas to one another. I can’t help but think that makes them even stronger artistic voices & adds volumes to the continuity in their work. They are truly an inspiring couple don’t you think? Do you have a favorite creative couple? 
Hope you are enjoying your weekend….

{Fabric Friday} Lucienne Day…


If you haven’t guessed already, I love researching & learning new things. My latest research obsession is learning more about the British textile designer, Lucienne Day. I often discover things when I’m too busy to really sink my teeth into researching, only to discover them again later- when the timing is right. That’s the case with Lucienne Day. She died last year around this time – which received quite a bit of press. There was an article in Dwell Magazine called, “Britain’s Mid-Century Female Designers” that caught my attention last year. I remember reading it, getting excited, then putting my magazine on the towering stack of Dwell Mags in my studio. I never followed up on the research until this week when I repeatedly found her name pop on my search for vintage fabrics & made that connection. I’m such a huge fan of Ray and Charles Eames and Lucienne Day & her husband Robin are sort of like the British equivalent. While I do love Ray Eames’ textile designs, I think I’m drawn to Lucienne’s designs more….


I’ve always enjoyed reading about creative couples throughout art/design history. I find it interesting to see how they inspire, influence, & nurture each others creative journey. I suppose that’s why I married another artist. I also devour information about women artists & designers that paved the way for me to be doing what I’m doing today. I’m sure this won’t be the last you will hear about Lucienne Day from me- this is just an introduction, as my research has really just begun. I actually have the exhibit catalog from “Art by the Yard: Women Design Mid-Century Britain” on order- can’t wait to get it into my hands. Happy Fabric Friday! Hope you have a weekend full of cool discoveries….

{Fabric Friday} Lucienne Day…


If you haven’t guessed already, I love researching & learning new things. My latest research obsession is learning more about the British textile designer, Lucienne Day. I often discover things when I’m too busy to really sink my teeth into researching, only to discover them again later- when the timing is right. That’s the case with Lucienne Day. She died last year around this time – which received quite a bit of press. There was an article in Dwell Magazine called, “Britain’s Mid-Century Female Designers” that caught my attention last year. I remember reading it, getting excited, then putting my magazine on the towering stack of Dwell Mags in my studio. I never followed up on the research until this week when I repeatedly found her name pop on my search for vintage fabrics & made that connection. I’m such a huge fan of Ray and Charles Eames and Lucienne Day & her husband Robin are sort of like the British equivalent. While I do love Ray Eames’ textile designs, I think I’m drawn to Lucienne’s designs more….


I’ve always enjoyed reading about creative couples throughout art/design history. I find it interesting to see how they inspire, influence, & nurture each others creative journey. I suppose that’s why I married another artist. I also devour information about women artists & designers that paved the way for me to be doing what I’m doing today. I’m sure this won’t be the last you will hear about Lucienne Day from me- this is just an introduction, as my research has really just begun. I actually have the exhibit catalog from “Art by the Yard: Women Design Mid-Century Britain” on order- can’t wait to get it into my hands. Happy Fabric Friday! Hope you have a weekend full of cool discoveries….

{Fabric Friday} Lucienne Day…


If you haven’t guessed already, I love researching & learning new things. My latest research obsession is learning more about the British textile designer, Lucienne Day. I often discover things when I’m too busy to really sink my teeth into researching, only to discover them again later- when the timing is right. That’s the case with Lucienne Day. She died last year around this time – which received quite a bit of press. There was an article in Dwell Magazine called, “Britain’s Mid-Century Female Designers” that caught my attention last year. I remember reading it, getting excited, then putting my magazine on the towering stack of Dwell Mags in my studio. I never followed up on the research until this week when I repeatedly found her name pop on my search for vintage fabrics & made that connection. I’m such a huge fan of Ray and Charles Eames and Lucienne Day & her husband Robin are sort of like the British equivalent. While I do love Ray Eames’ textile designs, I think I’m drawn to Lucienne’s designs more….


I’ve always enjoyed reading about creative couples throughout art/design history. I find it interesting to see how they inspire, influence, & nurture each others creative journey. I suppose that’s why I married another artist. I also devour information about women artists & designers that paved the way for me to be doing what I’m doing today. I’m sure this won’t be the last you will hear about Lucienne Day from me- this is just an introduction, as my research has really just begun. I actually have the exhibit catalog from “Art by the Yard: Women Design Mid-Century Britain” on order- can’t wait to get it into my hands. Happy Fabric Friday! Hope you have a weekend full of cool discoveries….