PATTERNS AROUND THE HOUSE #OCTOBER-NOVEMBER’16

This is the fourth blog edition of ‘Patterns around the house’.
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Ceramic bowls from Sissy Boy Homeland.

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Peacock fan, rescued from a flea market a couple of years ago.

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Teddy bomber jacket from the Kenzo x H&M collection score(!).

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Catsuit of my first Recycle Hero.

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Small vase, rescued from a flea market a couple of years ago.

Kaleidoscopic patterns with wine

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The other ‘social business’ I had yesterday, was with my good friend Tessa.
We went to Sprank Interior projects where Prints van Oranje provided a workshop in collaboration with Leoxx about surface pattern design, from paper to interior textiles and floor coverings. It was very interesting and I learned a lot of new things about this industry. I would love to design prints for interiors, big ánd small!

I was especially interested by the MEMPHIS trend, back in the 80s, from which they showed some pictures. It’s also very trending at this moment again…
I typed it in the Pinterest search bar for you to have a look…

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After soaking up all the information about prints, patterns, different kind of textiles, floor coverings, prices, squared meters, etc. it was time to cut and paste our own ‘start of a pattern’ in small teams. Prints van Oranje would play with our “amazing artworks” and make a repeat pattern of it.

Today I played with our artwork too, and these are the results….
(I can go on and on with this, but I won’t……right now…it’s addictive…)

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PATTERNS AROUND THE HOUSE #SEPTEMBER’16

This is the third blog edition of ‘Patterns around the house’.
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Patterns-on-holiday 3: Spanish patternmash in tiles at one of the (touristic) entrances of Toledo.

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From the book ‘Art Forms in Nature by Ernst Haeckel’, page “Acephala, Muscheln”.

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Chocolate wrap from the World of Snor, the Netherlands.

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Texture close-up of my unfinished coat, which I “self-padded” with the sewing machine.

PATTERNS AROUND THE HOUSE #AUGUST’16

This is the second blog edition of ‘Patterns around the house’.
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Close up of the rug in the bed room.

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Close up of my holiday suit – start of the holiday edition of ‘Patterns around the house’ – just for a few weeks.

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Patterns-on-holiday 1: terrace table with the first beer in Madrid, Spain.

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Patterns-on-holiday 2: inside of a sun screen in Toledo, Spain.

Intergalantic Worms – the series

Back from holiday! And time to share my last project with you:
Right before my holiday Uppercase Magazine called for submissions for it’s new Surface Pattern Design Guide Vol. 2 book! During the online course, by Lilla Rogers, I already created a pattern design for the cover of this book, as an assignment and contest in cooperation with Uppercase Magazine.

This design I used as my first in a series of repeat patterns to submit. The next five images I created in a very simplistic and analog way, as seen in Julia Rothmans Skillshare class. (Draw on a square paper in the middle to the edges, cut the paper in four, tape them together again in some kind of cross-way, so that the undrawn edges become the middle, and finish/fill up the rest of the paper and colour.)

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(Here you can see the galaxy from inside the worms, through the eyes and mouth.)

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