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.
POW… that’s what these rugs from Pattern Society say to me. Not for the faint of heart, these rugs are sure to bring some drama into your home. Hailing from here in San Francisco and believing that beige is boring, Pattern Society seeks to shake things up. Each rug is hand-loomed in India, yet still very affordable. Plus, with all that color, you get loads of bang for your buck, don’t you think?
As a longtime fan of textile designer and artist Rebecca Atwood, today I am more than pleased to share this glimpse into her working process and sketchbooks. During one of her afternoon sketchbook sessions, Rebecca snapped these photos to give us a peek. Rather than muddling up her intent, I’d rather let Rebecca speak for her own work:
“I like to work on several sketchbooks at once as I work with watercolor and gouache and don’t like to wait for pages to dry. I find this keeps me moving quickly and just getting down loose ideas. I try not to think too much about what I do in my sketchbook – it’s a place to play and not worry if it doesn’t turn into something I actually love. It’s a good place for me to test out ideas, colors, motifs, etc. ”
“A lot of the time I paint similar motifs or versions of the same idea as I warm up. Then I always try to do something that’s a little different, too, of course. For me keeping sketchbooks is a really important part of my process. I often return to them well after I did the work to remember ideas and concepts I had. Sometimes something I put in there doesn’t really resonate with me, but months later there’s a connection.”
As a designer myself, I can totally identify with Rebecca’s process. I think that often times creatives like us tend to hoard because you just never know what can become inspiration. And, now that I have seen how this method works for Rebecca, I am extra keen on turning to my sketchbook every day, just to see what happens. Thanks for all the of inspiration, Rebecca!
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