Pattern Reflections: A MOO x PATTERNITY Postcard Collaboration

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                                <a href="https://www.moo.com/us/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">MOO</a>, the online design and print company, released a collaboration with pattern aficionados <a href="https://www.patternity.org/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">PATTERNITY</a> that&#8217;s a set of bold, beautiful postcards called <a href="https://www.moo.com/us/patternity.html"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Pattern Reflections</a>. The MOO x PATTERNITY partnership was created as a way to encourage people to take a moment and reflect on a person or perhaps something that inspires them.
The collection includes five pattern-fueled designs that are patterns that are out there and impact us on a daily basis. Their hope is that you send them out to those you care about as a way to spread more kindness and good thoughts. The post cards are available in packs of 25 and in small ($21) and medium ($24) sizes.
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PATTERNITY + John Lewis Launch Collection of Geometric Goods

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Pattern pioneers Anna Murray and Grace Winteringham, of London-based PATTERNITY, just launched an eye-popping collaboration with British retailer John Lewis that spans housewares and fashion. The bold PATTERNITY + John Lewis collection is full of graphic black and white patterns that land on everything from leggings, parkas, dresses, and sweaters, to pillows, bedding, towels, bath accessories, rugs, candles, and incense, that will no doubt inspire happiness in your life. By working with the legendary retailer, PATTERNITY was able create designs that were of high quality but at reasonable prices, and for the first time, a collaboration that includes both fashion and home goods. From Anna Murray:
This collaboration is a celebration of the power of pattern to positively connect different areas of our daily lives. It is a playful exploration of the fundamental shapes, rituals and textures that make our lives and we hope it will help inspire people
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10 Modern Fine China and Dinnerware Options

                                A couple of years ago, we took a look at <a href="http://design-milk.com/roundup-10-modern-outdoor-dinnerware-options/" >outdoor dinnerware</a> and just a few months ago, we rounded up some really cool modern <a href="http://design-milk.com/glassware-10-cool-modern-ways-drink-beverages/" >glassware</a>. But since you can&#8217;t eat outdoors year-round and you need something to pair with the classy glassware we showed you, we searched the web for fine china and dinnerware options. On days you want to go a little above and beyond paper plates, here are 10 modern options to elevate your dinner table and meal.
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                                1. <a href="http://www.gracioushome.com/christian-lacroix-sol-y-sombra-dinnerware-5054668.html?cgid=dining-dinnerware-formal-dining" >Christian Lacroix Sol y Sombra Dinnerware for Vista Alegre</a> 2. <a href="http://www.danishdesignstore.com/collections/dining-accessories/products/kjaeldgaard-larsen-black-fluted-mega-dinner-plate-b-royal-copenhagen" >Royal Copenhagen Black Fluted Mega by Karen Kjældgaard-Larsen</a> 3. <a href="http://www.finebrandsales.com/Tabletop/PUIFINITIA/Puiforcat-Initiales.html" >Initiales by Puiforcat</a> 4. <a href="http://www.richardbrendon.com/category/richard-brendon-meets-patternity.html#all" >Richard Brendon Meets Patternity</a> 5. <a href="http://www.auratic.com/store/p252/Aladdin_Blue_4-Piece_Place_Setting.html" >Aladdin Blue by Auratic</a> 6. <a href="http://www.crateandbarrel.com/ito-16-piece-dinnerware-set/s262213" >Ito Dinnerware Set from Crate and Barrel</a> 7. <a href="http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/kelly-wearstler-bedford-dinnerware?ID=1493672#pdp_tabs" >Bedford Dinnerware by Kelly Wearstler</a> 8. <a href="https://www.allmodern.com/Noritake-Marc-Newson-20-Piece-Dinnerware-Set-M412-G20-NTK5312.html" >Marc Newson Dinnerware Set for Noritake</a> 9. <a href="http://www.yliving.com/menu-new-norm-dinnerware-starter-set.html" >Norm Dinnerware Starter Set by Norm Architects for Menu A/S</a> 10. <a href="http://www.lumens.com/kastehelmi-6-piece-starter-set-by-iittala-ITTP151195.html#sz=48&amp;start=96&amp;cgid=217&amp;&amp;tileIndex=14" >Kastehelmi Starter Set by Oiva Tikka <div class="post-limited-image"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/design-milk/~4/kKado5WwNdU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/></div><!--more--> Iittala</a>

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3 Pattern Designers Re-Think Natuzzi’s Re-vive Chair

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                                Italian furniture brand <a href="http://www.natuzzi.com/" >Natuzzi Italia</a> employed the skills of three of the top UK-based pattern designers on a special collaboration where they were asked to reimagine the company&#8217;s iconic <a href="http://www.natuzzi.us/en-US/collection/re-vive-373.html" >Re-vive</a> chair. Dubbed the &#8220;world&#8217;s first performance recliner,&#8221; the best-selling Re-vive received three distinct looks from <a href="https://patternity.org/" >Patternity</a>, <a href="http://www.eleykishimoto.com/" >Eley Kishimoto</a>, and <a href="http://camillewalala.com/" >Camille Walala</a> for <a href="http://www.natuzzi.com/en-EN/news/re-thinking-re-vive-natuzzi-s-contribution-to-the-london-design-festival-2016-is-made-of-design-and-solidarity-47" >Re-thinking Re-vive</a>, an exhibition that allowed the public to test them out during the London Design Festival.
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The designers worked all summer to create their own designs, which took inspiration from the brand’s concept of “harmonious living” through three elements tied to their native region of Apulia – the sun, olive trees, and leaves, handcrafted lace, and classical architectural motifs. The designers were given two recliners to customize, one for display at the main store in London and the other for a live event that engaged the audience on September 19th. For the display
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Guests of London’s Ace Hotel can now scale a Patternity-designed climbing wall

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        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/events/2016/london-design-festival-2016/"><strong>London Design Festival 2016:</strong></a> Patternity has added a graphic <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/climbing-walls/">climbing wall</a> adorned with monochrome contours to the basement gym inside east London's <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/ace-hotel/">Ace Hotel</a> (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/09/20/patternity-climbing-wall-ace-hotel-london-design-festival-2016-ready-made-go/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Patternity installs black and white “playground” inside Somerset House

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        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/events/2015/london-design-festival-2015/"><strong>London Design Festival 2015:</strong></a> Patternity has turned its monochrome graphics into a 3D <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/design/installations/">installation</a> at <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/Somerset-House/">Somerset House</a>, which the London studio described as a "giant patterned playground" (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/09/21/patternity-paperless-post-installation-somerset-house-patterned-playground-london-design-festival-2015/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Airbnb’s Landmark Project during London Design Festival 2014

Airbnb’s Landmark Project during London Design Festival 2014 A Place Called Home is Airbnb’s latest design endeavor, where they brought to life different interpretations of home by four acclaimed designers. During London Design Festival, the exhibition was on display in London at Trafalgar Square, where designers’ personal visions became reality. Airbnbs Landmark Project during London Design Festival 2014 in main architecture Category Airbnbs Landmark Project during London Design Festival 2014 in main architecture Category British designer Jasper Morrison imagined a home that’s based on a pigeon fancier’s house, because of course those are probably the only things that would live in Trafalgar Square. The pigeon fancier was what led the simple, neat vision of the home. Airbnbs Landmark Project during London Design Festival 2014 in main architecture Category Airbnbs Landmark Project during London Design Festival 2014 in main architecture Category Scattered throughout are quirky, curious paraphernalia that hints at a pigeon fancier’s passions. The exterior of the home included roosting boxes and external perches for the pigeons. Airbnbs Landmark Project during London Design Festival 2014 in main architecture Category Ilse Crawford of Studioilse, went a very different direction and created a space asking the community what home means to them. The home references daily rituals, highlighting the mundane yet comforting parts of home in a recognizable and playful way. Airbnbs Landmark Project during London Design Festival 2014 in main architecture Category Airbnbs Landmark Project during London Design Festival 2014 in main architecture Category Throughout the space, scenes of everyday life are projected onto the walls, while a soundtrack of background noises (kettle boiling, doors closing) play in the background. A fragrance is even being developed that embodies the smell of home. You can see the question “What does home mean to you?” clearly displayed for visitors, who can respond via twitter. Airbnbs Landmark Project during London Design Festival 2014 in main architecture Category Raw Edges, based out of London, created a flexible home that has the ability to change into different rooms at different moments in time. Inspired by a movable archive system, their home can be opened up to reveal the bedroom, living room, kitchen, and bathroom with a turn of the handle. Different panels hide or reveal the rooms, depending on use. Airbnbs Landmark Project during London Design Festival 2014 in main architecture Category Airbnbs Landmark Project during London Design Festival 2014 in main architecture Category Airbnbs Landmark Project during London Design Festival 2014 in main architecture Category One central, pendant light is the sole light source while other clever details exemplify the flexibility of the home. For example, the showerhead also acts as a shelf for the kitchen, and the bed and lounge hammock fold away when not in use. Airbnbs Landmark Project during London Design Festival 2014 in main architecture Category This home is a great example of how to maximize space efficiently in small space living. Airbnbs Landmark Project during London Design Festival 2014 in main architecture Category Lastly, pattern experts PATTERNITY, created an installation that’s all about using pattern in engaging and inspiring ways. Beyond just using visually striking patterns, their installation digs beneath the surface to reflect the world around us. Inside the home lays three giant kaleidoscopes that reflect the world in a repetitive pattern. Airbnbs Landmark Project during London Design Festival 2014 in main architecture Category Airbnbs Landmark Project during London Design Festival 2014 in main architecture Category Airbnbs Landmark Project during London Design Festival 2014 in main architecture Category Cutting through to the exterior, the large kaleidoscopes create an interactive experience for the community to play with. Airbnbs Landmark Project during London Design Festival 2014 in main architecture Category Photos by Ed Reeve.






PATTERNITY x Clarks Originals SS14 Desert Boot

PATTERNITY x Clarks Originals SS14 Desert Boot The pattern authorities at PATTERNITY partnered up with Clarks Originals to bring a special new look to your feet. PATTERNITY reworked the iconic Desert Boot with a bold geometric pattern full of circles, lines, triangles, and squares. The Desert Pattern is exclusive to this collaboration so your feet will be rocking something pretty unique. PATTERNITY x Clarks Originals SS14 Desert Boot in style fashion Category PATTERNITY x Clarks Originals SS14 Desert Boot in style fashion Category PATTERNITY x Clarks Originals SS14 Desert Boot in style fashion Category PATTERNITY x Clarks Originals SS14 Desert Boot in style fashion Category The print is lacquered onto the surface of black or sand colored suede making them stand out from your average boots out there. PATTERNITY x Clarks Originals SS14 Desert Boot in style fashion Category PATTERNITY x Clarks Originals SS14 Desert Boot in style fashion Category PATTERNITY x Clarks Originals SS14 Desert Boot in style fashion Category PATTERNITY x Clarks Originals SS14 Desert Boot in style fashion Category PATTERNITY x Clarks Originals SS14 Desert Boot in style fashion Category PATTERNITY x Clarks Originals SS14 Desert Boot in style fashion Category






Richard Brendon Meets Patternity

Richard Brendon Meets Patternity London-based Richard Brendon is not only a designer, he’s a British bone china specialist, and his latest collaboration with pattern innovators, Patternity has led to beautiful china collections called Warp and Reason. The tabletop series is handmade by craftsmen in Stoke-on-Trent and pays homage to over two centuries of British culture. Richard Brendon Meets Patternity in home furnishings Category The Reason range includes three plates, a teapot, teacup, coffee cup, milk jug, sugar bowl, and mug, all decorated with bold, cobalt blue striped patterns. Richard Brendon Meets Patternity in home furnishings Category Richard Brendon Meets Patternity in home furnishings Category Richard Brendon Meets Patternity in home furnishings Category Richard Brendon Meets Patternity in home furnishings Category Richard Brendon Meets Patternity in home furnishings Category Richard Brendon Meets Patternity in home furnishings Category Richard Brendon Meets Patternity in home furnishings Category Richard Brendon Meets Patternity in home furnishings Category Richard Brendon Meets Patternity in home furnishings Category The Warp series includes a teacup and coffee cup, with saucers to match. The saucers come with cobalt blue patterns with burnished gold details. They’re paired with Brendon’s widely-known Reflect cups that are mirrored and reflect and warp the patterns from the saucers. Richard Brendon Meets Patternity in home furnishings Category Richard Brendon Meets Patternity in home furnishings Category Richard Brendon Meets Patternity in home furnishings Category Richard Brendon Meets Patternity in home furnishings Category Reason and Warp are available at Southbank Centre Shops.






LDF13: designjunction

LDF13: designjunction

designjunction returned to the London Design Festival for its third iteration (its second in the former Royal Mail sorting office) with a cacophony of design, color, pattern and texture that was at times almost overwhelming in its intensity. Providing a moment of calm amongst the chaos, Thorody’s new fabric (above) is named after the founders’ cat Ivor!

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The ground floor was a consumer-friendly collection of pop-up shops and food stalls and included a lot of emerging designers. It was great to see Lovely Pigeon’s new stationery range including flashes of very on-trend copper.

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I love Kangan Arora’s colorful cushions. She said: “My collection is inspired by Indian street culture. It’s all about celebrating color and pattern in a very contemporary context.”

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Richard Brendon’s mirrored tea cups are a stroke of genius and I love the Warp and Reason collaboration with pattern specialists Patternity.

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Lindsay Lang’s contemporary twists on mid-century patterns are hotly tipped to be the next big thing in interior products. Originally trained in fine art, she said: “My aim is to create high-quality functional products that are truly original works of art for the home.”

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Upstairs larger stands created a calmer atmosphere where new designers rubbed shoulders with established brands. Chair for the Roof of the Palmyra Hotel by Martin Boyce, David MacKenzie, and Raymond MacDonald was part of the GOODD – Visual Objects for the Home stand: a collection by ten artists and designers produced to showcase the creative work coming out of Scotland.

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Base is a collection of functional pots for daily use from Bravo!, rocking two of the London Design Festival’s key trends in one item – wood and copper.

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It would take a hard-hearted dog person to walk past Gavin Coyle’s Companion Rack without a smile. I wonder if it can fetch slippers too!

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More talent from Scotland: I loved Catherine Aitken’s Fade Stool. Catherine won the Time to Design 2012 award and created the Fade collection during a residency at the Danish Art Workshops. The stools combine a powder-coated steel structure with a round sheet of plywood, which is wrapped in intricately woven cotton cords sourced from Japan.

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And finally, the lovely Kyla McCallum launched her Sonobe lighting collection, the result of years of experimentation with an origami module originally invented in the 60s.

Our trip to the London Design Festival was supported by Airbnb.com.