When it comes to artists and makers, I try really hard not to play favorites. But sometimes… well, sometimes, someone is just so damn good that I can’t help myself. Such is the case for textile designer Rebecca Atwood. She and I know each other from our days designing for Anthropologie. After leaving, she went on to create her own company and it’s flourished into an amazing business. Recently she released her first book, Living with Pattern: Color, Texture, and Print at Home, and let me tell you… it’s pure genius. The book itself is a gorgeous specimen, but the inspiration is simply amazing. As I settle into my home more and more, I can’t help but reference the pages of Rebecca’s book and apply them to my own space.
Today’s your lucky day because we’ve partnered with Rebecca Atwood to giveaway a signed copy of Living with Pattern, too!
I have a confession to make: I’m feeling florals in a big way right now and it’s really the first time this has ever happened. I used to think that botanical prints and the like were a dime a dozen, nothing really new to think about for my wardrobe or home. But now… something has clicked in my brain. They actually feel fresh, like something I need (read: must) have in my wardrobe this spring.
This probably goes hand-in-hand with the whole floral thang, but I’m also really in love with floaty, wispy, chiffon-y layers. I’m thinking wide leg pants that are like individual skirts for each leg, kimonos to wrap up tight on a chilly spring morning, and moody Stevie Nicks maxi dresses.
Oh, and clearly florals have always worked in the home. I’m planning a bit of a bedroom refresh for my new loft and really vibing off of everything romance-inspired. It kind of comes from this sort of immature place instead me that says “hey, I’m 30 and this is my bedroom and I do what I want.” Very mature, indeed.
Perpetual favorite of mine Rebecca Atwood has launched yet another stunning collection. After a weekend of ‘roughing it’ in Texas, all I can think about this morning is curling up with piles of these gorgeously patterned pillows and sumptuous textiles.
The Dobbler collection is inspired by the lazy weekend, “with the easeful feeling of sleeping in, stretching your legs and feeling blissfully relaxed.” Amen, sister.
As with her past collections, Rebecca’s ultra relaxed yet luxurious pillows and textiles are made of painterly shibori linens, dots and circles, and artwork inspired by leaves. Whether you mix-n-match or stick to a singular statement pillow, these pieces are perfect for pretty much any home.
Don’t you just love pattern? Well, I do… so meet Nell & Mary, a Portland-based design studio with quite the passion for textiles! Between handmade and functional tote bags and boldly patterned pillows, everything from Nell & Mary feels like a mini work of art — especially the tea towels. I’m sort of obsessed with the Things Organized Neatly-esque prints on the tea towels. Also, they believe that good design is built on great materials, and even better craftsmanship, meaning that they source high-quality materials, and handcraft them in-house into well-designed home goods. Oh, and this is your lucky day: I partnered with Nell & Mary on a giveaway!
It’s easy to enter: follow both Nell & Mary and Jojotastic on Instagram. Then leave a comment here saying you did so (please note: comments left elsewhere won’t count, so please be sure to leave your comment below!). One winner will be chosen at random by Tuesday September 30 at 10:30 am PST. Open to US + Canada residents only. Winner will receive one tea towel and one tote bag valued up to $105. Good luck!
Always amazing, Rebecca Atwood has once again blown me away with her new collection, titled The Howland Collection. This new offering features naturally dyed shibori styles, painted watercolor designs, marbleized swirls, metallic linens, and screen printed pillows at new lower price points. Pretty awesome, right?
In Rebeca’s words, this is the inspiration for the collection:
The new fall collection begins on a crisp autumn morning. It’s a morning where milk turns a warm cup of coffee into that perfect latte color. It’s a morning where light dances across the bedroom walls, creating ever changing patterns. As morning gives way to afternoon, smoky grey shadows cast long grids along the sidewalk, and weathered steel reflects the soft luster of the late-morning sun. A day in the studio is spent creating potato prints, marbling paper and working through ideas in a sketchbook. By the end of the day, the light has shifted, casting everything in deep blue-green hues.
PS – Rebecca Atwood is a finalist in the Martha Stewart American Made contest — if you’re as big a fan as I am, be sure to cast your votes here. You get 5 votes a day, so be sure to keep goin’ back!
Confession: if I could, I’d turn my entire apartment into a pillow fort. Lately, I’ve found myself obsessed with the eclectic handmade pillows from bunglo. Just how great is their mission statement: “At bunglo we believe our colorful, energetic patterns put good vibrations out into the world; transforming residential and commercial spaces into meditative environments with light, soul-lifting fabrics.” Designer Shay Spaniola hand makes each pillow and each is printed in the USA on a linen + cotton blend fabric. With inspiration coming from Shay’s world travels, it’s hard not to fall in love with these patterned beauties from Bunglo. The best part? This week I’ve partnered with bunglo to giveaway a pillow of your choosing!
To enter head over to Instagram to follow both bunglo and Jojotastic. Then leave a comment here saying you did so!
One winner will be chosen at random by Tuesday September 9 at 10:30 am PST. Open to US residents and international residents. Winner will receive one pillow of their choosing valued up to $120. Good luck!
Oh, Rebecca Atwood… such a talent. Recently, this textile design powerhouse launched fabric by the yard. Available on her own site and Studio Four NYC, these textiles perfect for upholstery, curtains, even creating your own tablelinens. The line is hand-printed in Rhode Island at a family-owned and operated mill that’s been open since 1937 — how cool is that? I also love how the prints seem to mix and match so well together. With all these amazing prints, it’s hard to pick a favorite.
Don’t you just love this glimpse into Rebecca’s studio? You can really feel how dynamic her working process is.