Entries in Beach (7)
Nancybird's SS'13 collection recently caught my eye with it's playful color palette and distinctive Australian feel. Many of this Melbourne based company's fabrics were hand printed, using raw, earthy materials. This season's collection was inspired by the coastal landscape – bright daisies, lobsters, warm sand, weather ship ropes, sparkling sea and sunshine.
And I always thought they were a clothing company! But it looks like H&M is in the home goods business as well... nice. Although the prices are pretty great- I have to admit I like the decorative items more than the apparel. Shopping there, I always got the feeling clothing was designed for tremendously tall, thin people (so... like 2% of the population.) The good thing about home decor- is that ones size fits all! lol. So I'm really into this new collection they've got. Take a look at their picnic shoots...perfect time for Summer!
An important part of my job, along with designing invitations, is searching for specialty gifts from all over the world. While doing this I research countries and the wonderful objects people like to collect from those regions. Sometimes I can't help but get lost in all of the beautiful photos I see and imagine myself vacationing in these places some day. There are very specific aesthetics specific to each country that are important to be aware of during my research. For example, a gift from Thailand is going to look a lot different than something from Cambodia because of the differences in artists and resources from each region... Today I wanted to share some images from the stylist Adriano Bachella who is very familiar with world travels and his designs stay true to the regions he visits. Here are some examples from his portfolio of Sicily, Italy where white and teal take center stage in home decor. It's a beachy feel with warm, organic accents... definitely a place I can see myself visiting someday :)