Rebecca Atwood fabric by the yard

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.

Rebecca Atwood fabric by the yard Rebecca Atwood fabric by the yard Rebecca Atwood fabric by the yardDon’t you just love this glimpse into Rebecca’s studio? You can really feel how dynamic her working process is.

Rebecca Atwood fabric by the yardphotography by Emily Johnston

pattern society rugs // jojotastic.com

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?

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images via Pattern Society

from the sketchbook of Rebecca Atwood

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. ”

from the sketchbook of Rebecca Atwood
“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.”

from the sketchbook of Rebecca Atwood
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!

from the sketchbook of Rebecca Atwood
photos by Rebecca Atwood

greeting cards from Vitae

I turn to Pinterest a lot when it’s time to get inspired… or if I’m trying to avoid unpacking my apartment. Lately I’ve noticed tons of pattern inspiration floating around. It’s almost like we’re subconsciously ready to leave behind the solid, all-dark uniform of winter and escape into a world of whimsical patterns and bold color. There are so many great examples of this on Pinterest these days — here are a few of my favorites. (top image: greeting card from Vitae)

print mixing
Print mixing is such an artform… but this image really speaks to me. There’s something about the prints being bold, but simple. Also, it helps that they are both grounded in white and roughly the same scale. What do you think about this look? (via Fashion Gone Rogue)

new textiles from elephant landing
I’m already a big fan of Elephant Landing, so it’s exciting to see the evolution of their textiles with this new collection. I might not be able to eat pineapple thanks to an allergy, but I’d certainly grace my table with this runner! (Head to The City Sage to see more of this collection.)

dots all overTalk about dots all over! I absolutely LOVE this image. (from Interview Russia)

home decor trend // the night sky // www.jojotastic.com

While I was in Maryland last week, I was reminded of the magic of the night sky. Living in a city definitely has its perks, but I miss being able to glance up and find the constellations. It was just such a pleasant surprise to be under a blanket of white dots. Also, did anyone else make up their own constellations as a kid?

Now that I’m back in Philly, I’ve noticed that the night sky is popping up all over as a home decor trend. Often grounded in rich navy blue, celestial artwork is gracing the surface of textiles, ceramics, and even coasters. Here are some of my top picks for bringing the night sky into your own home.

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Bring this home decor trend into your kitchen or even your office with this Imaginary Constellations mug by Cutiepie Co on Society 6. Or star-gaze during your evening shower with this constellation map shower curtain from Urban Outfitters.

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Etsy artists are getting in on the action of this trend, too. Protect your coffee table and have a conversation starter at your next party with these hand-made Zodiac coasters by Natura Obscura Art. Or store your trinkets in this sweet little ceramic bowl by The Clever Little Fox. Vintage scientific charts have always been a favorite of mine, so I’m especially lusting after this one from Gritty City Goods (at the top).

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Lastly, bring the night sky into your textiles with these sky map napkins from Anthropologie and this star sign pillow from Free People.

scarf by Inks and Threads, plus a code for 15% off // www.jojotastic.com

I don’t really feel totally dressed until I’ve accessorized my look with a scarf. There’s something about having a touch of print close to my face that makes me feel fancy. Inks and Threads is one of my most favorite place to shop for scarves. Owned and operated by Maggie Pate, each piece is a true work of art and utter silky perfection. Each scarf starts out with watercolored artwork, with some being painted by Maggie and others by friends and artists.

Plus, exciting news: Inks and Threads is offering 15% off to all Jojotastic readers through December 15th. Use code ‘LETITSNOW’ at the check out. Head to Etsy to shop more!

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scarf by Inks and Threads, plus a code for 15% off // www.jojotastic.com
scarf by Inks and Threads, plus a code for 15% off // www.jojotastic.com
images from Inks and Threads. found via Let It Be.

autumn leaves table linens for Thanksgiving

Speaking of Thanksgiving… table linens play a key role in your spread. Think of linens as a foundation for any and all decor decisions you make. This year, I especially love the autumn leaves printed table linens from design.christonium. Made of 100% heavyweight linen, this print is available in tablecloths, table runners, napkins, towels, coasters and a throw pillow. These pieces are sophisticated, yet simple enough to use day-to-day, or layer on gold pieces for a more luxe dinner party look. Another idea — the coasters and kitchen towels make great hostess gifts!

autumn leaves table linens for Thanksgiving
autumn leaves table linens for Thanksgiving

images via design.christonium

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