New notecards in the shop: Palm Springs Circa 1969 and Paris Circa 1959. Available as sets of 6 notecards or as individual cards.
I had a lot of fun with these sets, when I started on the lamps last weekend I had a vision of Bitossi vases and West German Ceramics and it started to feel a bit 'Palm Springs Hotel'. Then it was all getting a bit too busy so I decided to split my ideas over a set of cards. My swimming pool pattern seemed to work well as a motif for the era. And the facade to the old Givenchy Resort and Spa (now the amazing Jonathan Adler / Parker Palm Springs) became an abstract design. By the end I was channelling late Elvis and Pucci kaftans and listing to way too much Bossa nova. Do you use music to inspire design?
Recently I've been making mood boards when I design, especially if there is a theme, and I collect loads of images, colours and fonts and chuck them into Evernote to use as reference. Here are some of the images I collected to inspire me.
I also chose a few to make into prints. Here are two of my favourites, Wave and 1959.
Now I have the week to get stuck into the Lilla Rogers' assignment which I kind of put on the back burner last week. It's been nice to see some friendly faces in the facebook group like Alisa, Nancy and Tracey.
See you soon. x