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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Tom Dixon Adds New Ranges and Colors to the SUPER TEXTURE Textiles Collection

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/tom-dixon-adds-new-ranges-colors-super-texture-textiles-collection/tom-dixon-super-texture-4/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/tom-dixon-super-texture-4-810x540.jpg" alt="Tom Dixon Adds New Ranges and Colors to the SUPER TEXTURE Textiles Collection" /></a>
                                Launched at this year’s Maison et Objet, the latest additions to the <a href="https://www.tomdixon.net/shop/families/super-texture-2018.html"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">SUPER TEXTURE</a> collection by <a href="https://www.tomdixon.net/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Tom Dixon</a> includes a variety of new weaves, knits and patterns. There are three new families of textiles – ABSTRACT, PAINT, and GEO – in addition to new color ways to the SOFT and BOUCLE ranges.
Hand-tufted by master craftsmen in Northern India, the ABSTRACT collection of cushions feature a unique grid pattern derived from a cityscape watercolor by textile artist Josephine Ortega. These cushions are made from 100% New Zealand wool and have a thicker and more wooly texture than regular cushions. Their varying loops, tufts and pile heights can only be created by hand and is clearly evident to Tom Dixon’s commitment to quality and superior craftsmanship. Like paintings on canvas, PAINT comprises of a set of cushions with abstracted and architecturally-inspired watercolors by Josephine Ortega who looked to Britain’s urban landscape
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Tom Dixon Adds New Ranges and Colors to the SUPER TEXTURE Textiles Collection

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/tom-dixon-adds-new-ranges-colors-super-texture-textiles-collection/tom-dixon-super-texture-4/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/tom-dixon-super-texture-4-810x540.jpg" alt="Tom Dixon Adds New Ranges and Colors to the SUPER TEXTURE Textiles Collection" /></a>
                                Launched at this year’s Maison et Objet, the latest additions to the <a href="https://www.tomdixon.net/shop/families/super-texture-2018.html"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">SUPER TEXTURE</a> collection by <a href="https://www.tomdixon.net/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Tom Dixon</a> includes a variety of new weaves, knits and patterns. There are three new families of textiles – ABSTRACT, PAINT, and GEO – in addition to new color ways to the SOFT and BOUCLE ranges.
Hand-tufted by master craftsmen in Northern India, the ABSTRACT collection of cushions feature a unique grid pattern derived from a cityscape watercolor by textile artist Josephine Ortega. These cushions are made from 100% New Zealand wool and have a thicker and more wooly texture than regular cushions. Their varying loops, tufts and pile heights can only be created by hand and is clearly evident to Tom Dixon’s commitment to quality and superior craftsmanship. Like paintings on canvas, PAINT comprises of a set of cushions with abstracted and architecturally-inspired watercolors by Josephine Ortega who looked to Britain’s urban landscape
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Angela Adams’ Inner Nature Rug Collection Celebrates Individuality and Authenticity

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/angela-adams-inner-nature-rug-collection-celebrates-individuality-authenticity/angela-adams-inner-nature-8/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/angela-adams-inner-nature-8-810x540.jpg" alt="Angela Adams’ Inner Nature Rug Collection Celebrates Individuality and Authenticity" /></a>
                                The last time we caught up with <a href="https://angelaadams.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Angela Adams</a>, we were checking out her geometric <a href="https://design-milk.com/angela-adams-latest-rug-collection-inspired-outer-space/" data-wpel-link="internal">Astral Garden</a> rug collection. This time, we’re getting an up close look at her newest collection <a href="https://angelaadams.com/collections/rugs/?filter_collections=inner-nature"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Inner Nature</a>, inspired by one’s individuality and most authentic self.
The collection features eight new area rug designs: Infinity, June, Owl Feather, Vibes/Burton, Garbo, Spock, and Amma. To amplify the inspiration and theme of the new collection, the Inner Nature’s catalogue highlights individuals that exude their truest, inner nature.

Antonio Luc Hernandez (Kid, Singer/Actor, Thinker) on the Infinity/Daylight Rug

Tula dining table and chairs on the Amma/Fjara area rug

Edie Tucker (Sculptor) on the June/Rosebud area rug

Owl Feather area rug

Donna McNeil (Curator) on the Arenal area rug

Spock/Saturn area rug

Rosie Allard (Textile Artist) on the Vibes/Burton area rug

Ammar/Hesteur area rug

Bryan Brash (Violinist) on the Garbo/Sapphire area rug

To shop the collection, visit
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A First Look At Chilewich’s Colorful Spring/Summer 2018 Collection

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/first-look-chilewichs-colorful-springsummer-2018-collection/chilewich-glow_indigo_lifestyle-2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/Chilewich-Glow_Indigo_Lifestyle-1-810x563.jpg" alt="A First Look At Chilewich&#8217;s Colorful Spring/Summer 2018 Collection" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.chilewich.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Chilewich</a> released their Spring/Summer 2018 line-up of textiles and it’s getting us excited for the warmer season ahead. The New York City-based company, whom we’ve featured <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/Chilewich/" data-wpel-link="internal">many times</a> for their innovative textile creations for the modern tabletop and floors, is launching new yarns, weaves and tufted textures in shades inspired by colors from a budding garden or shades of seasonal fruits. Take a look…
Mini Basketweave is inspired by the colors from a flower garden, the epitome of spring. Float is named for the different color of yarns that seem to “float” between the weaves. Selvedge is a subtle, neutral weave marked by thin grid lines. Market Fringe is a mat created with yarns made from scratch by twisting strands of tonal colors together at a small weaving mill in Los Angeles and then finished in a factory in Georgia. Glow is a printed textile design with a soft gradation
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The Glorious Object: 42 Artists, 42 Cubic Feet of Fantastic

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/glorious-object-42-artists-42-cubic-feet-fantastic/rodger-stevens-patrick-parrish-gallery-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/rodger-stevens-patrick-parrish-gallery-1-810x957.jpg" alt="The Glorious Object: 42 Artists, 42 Cubic Feet of Fantastic" /></a>
                                A new exhibition is in town at the <a href="http://www.patrickparrish.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Patrick Parrish Gallery</a> in New York City. Curated by artist <a href="http://rodgerstevens.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Rodger Stevens</a>, <a href="https://www.artsy.net/show/patrick-parrish-gallery-the-glorious-object-42-artists-42-cubic-feet-of-fantastic-curated-by-rodger-stevens"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external"><em>The Glorious Object: 42 Artists, 42 Cubic Feet of Fantastic</em></a> showcases an impressive list of 42 artists and designers of various disciplines: sculpture, lighting, ceramics, textiles, woodwork and the unclassifiable. Stevens wanted to give the 6 x 7 wooden wall unit more of a spotlight after coming across it last summer on the lower level of TriBeCa art gallery. It now holds a myriad of special works, on view now through January 13, 2018.
The list of artists includes: Lindsey Adelman, Ariele Alasko, Dana Barnes, Bec Brittain, Malu Byrne, Lauren Clay, Ben Erickson, Johanna Goodman, Hiroyuki Hamada, Damien Hoar De Galvan, Doug Johnston, Sigve Knutson, Steven Haulenbeek, Tyler Hays, Cody Hoyt, Pat Kim, Kieran Kinsella, Kasper Kjeldgaard, Jason Krugman, Christopher Kurtz, Eleanor Lakelin, Chris Lehrecke, Juliana, Cerqueira Leite, Zach
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Made in London: Johnetté Taylor

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/made-london-johnette-taylor/design_milk_johnette_taylor_fi/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/Design_Milk_Johnette_Taylor_FI-810x810.jpg" alt="Made in London: Johnetté Taylor" /></a>
                                This is the latest in our <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/Made-In-London/" data-wpel-link="internal">Made in London</a> series of films about London-based makers by filmmaker <a href="http://williamscothern.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">William Scothern</a>. This month&#8217;s video is about leather bag-maker <a href="https://www.netteleathergoods.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Johnetté Taylor</a>. &#8220;Being a creative person, it becomes really difficult to go along with how things are supposed to be,&#8221; she says. &#8220;You start to realize that: &#8216;I could be creating something that allows me to make my own money, which allows me to make my own decisions.'&#8221;
Inspired by the migrations of her native American and African American ancestors and a school trip to England, France and Spain aged just 16, Johnetté moved to London when she was 20 to learn more about design. “My impression from a young age was if you’re not where you want to be, find the place you’d like to be,” she says. “From the day I landed at Heathrow Airport in 1998, the world opened up
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Made in London: Johnetté Taylor

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/made-london-johnette-taylor/design_milk_johnette_taylor_fi/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/Design_Milk_Johnette_Taylor_FI-810x810.jpg" alt="Made in London: Johnetté Taylor" /></a>
                                This is the latest in our <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/Made-In-London/" data-wpel-link="internal">Made in London</a> series of films about London-based makers by filmmaker <a href="http://williamscothern.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">William Scothern</a>. This month&#8217;s video is about leather bag-maker <a href="https://www.netteleathergoods.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Johnetté Taylor</a>. &#8220;Being a creative person, it becomes really difficult to go along with how things are supposed to be,&#8221; she says. &#8220;You start to realize that: &#8216;I could be creating something that allows me to make my own money, which allows me to make my own decisions.'&#8221;
Inspired by the migrations of her native American and African American ancestors and a school trip to England, France and Spain aged just 16, Johnetté moved to London when she was 20 to learn more about design. “My impression from a young age was if you’re not where you want to be, find the place you’d like to be,” she says. “From the day I landed at Heathrow Airport in 1998, the world opened up
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Surface Pattern Designer Kangan Arora Is Branching Out

                                <em>In the latest of our monthly series profiling designers based in the UK and Europe, our editor at large Katie Treggiden talks to London-based designer <a href="https://www.kanganarora.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Kangan Arora</a>.</em>
                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/surface-pattern-designer-kangan-arora-branching/design_milk_kangan_arora_01/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/Design_Milk_Kangan_Arora_01-810x810.jpg" alt="Surface Pattern Designer Kangan Arora Is Branching Out" /></a>
                                Born in Northern India and resident in London, surface pattern designer <a href="https://www.kanganarora.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Kangan Arora</a> takes inspiration from everywhere and, as a result, her work is every bit as bold, vibrant and colorful as you might expect.
She was born in Ludhiana, a city known for its hosiery mills and industry, where her family still runs a textiles business originally established by her great-grandfather. “From a really young age I was surrounded by beautiful fabrics, embroideries, and prints,” she says. “I remember going on buying trips with my dad and helping him choose stock for the showroom and feeling quite pleased that I had made a small contribution and my opinion had counted.” Despite this early start, it was by no means a foregone
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Louise Gray Launches New Collection of Small Throw Quilts and Pillows

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/louise-gray-launches-new-collection-of-small-throw-quilts-and-pillows/louise-gray-little-collection-1-no1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/Louise-Gray-Little-Collection-1-No1-810x540.jpg" alt="Louise Gray Launches New Collection of Small Throw Quilts and Pillows" /></a>
                                The mention of quilts doesn&#8217;t often make you think of modern, but the <a href="http://minneapolis/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">work</a> of Minneapolis-based <a href="https://louisegray.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Louise Gray</a> will have you changing your mind. Their handcrafted quilts have minimalist, geometric patterns that bring the tradition of quilting into modern times. The brand just launched <a href="https://louisegray.com/product-category/quilts/little/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">The Little Collection</a>, which takes their design philosophy and reduces it down to smaller versions for you to hang on the wall as art (with their <a href="https://louisegray.com/shop/quilt-hangers/little-quilt-hanger/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Little Quilt Hanger</a>) or let your little one use it as a blanket. The little quilts come in four designs and feature the same attention to detail as their other goods.

Little Quilt No. 1

Little Quilt No. 1

Little Quilt No. 1

Little Quilt No. 1 & No. 2

Little Quilt No. 2

Little Quilt No. 2

Little Quilt No. 2

Little Quilt No. 2

Little Quilt No. 3

Little Quilt No. 3

Little Quilt No. 3

Dusen Dusen Launches 3rd Home Collection

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/dusen-dusen-launches-3rd-home-collection/dusen-dusen-home-2017-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/10/Dusen-Dusen-Home-2017-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Dusen Dusen Launches 3rd Home Collection" /></a>
                                Our love for all things <a href="https://www.dusendusen.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Dusen Dusen</a> knows no bounds, as evidenced by <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/dusen-dusen/" data-wpel-link="internal">our archives</a>, and we&#8217;re now salivating over their <a href="https://www.dusendusen.com/collections/home" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">latest home collection</a>, which happens to be their third. The newest round includes bedding, towels, throws, pillows, and dog beds, featuring bold, colorful prints that the textile and pattern virtuosos have become known for. If you can&#8217;t decide on a particular print for new bedding, the soft 300 thread count sheets are designed to be mismatched with each other. As always, the prints are super fun and the perfect way to bring out a bit of your personality in your home.
And before you peep the collection below, check out Dusen Dusen repped by Vicky, aka comedian John Early, on Showcase Marketplace:
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Interview with Danish Artist and Designer Naja Utzon Popov

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/interview-danish-artist-designer-naja-utzon-popov/design_milk_naja_popov_07/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/07/Design_Milk_Naja_Popov_07-810x810.jpg" alt="Interview with Danish Artist and Designer Naja Utzon Popov" /></a>
                                <a href="http://najautzonpopov.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Naja Utzon Popov</a> is the first female &#8216;solo artist&#8217; that Danish furniture brand <a href="http://www.carlhansen.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Carl Hansen and Søn</a> have worked with (they also work with design duo Strand + Hvass – Christina Strand and Niels Hvass), and she has designed their first serious foray out of furniture and into textiles. Design Milk caught up with the Danish artist, designer and ceramicist to find out more&#8230;
What is the most important thing to know about you? That I’m not only a designer but also an artist. My two creative worlds run parallel to each other and cross over. I wouldn’t really consider myself a designer or an artist, it is more a creative process. Your grandfather is Jørn Utzon, the Danish architect responsible for the Sydney Opera House. Your mother is Lin Utzon, an eminent Danish artist, and your father is the acclaimed Australian architect, Alex Popov. Tell me about the influence
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Made in London: Daniel Heath

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/made-london-daniel-heath/daniel-heath-wallpaper/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/07/daniel-heath-wallpaper-810x456.jpg" alt="Made in London: Daniel Heath" /></a>
                                This is the latest in our <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/Made-in-London/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Made in London</a> series of films about London-based makers by filmmaker <a href="http://williamscothern.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">William Scothern</a>. This month’s video is about British surface pattern designer <a href="http://www.danielheath.co.uk/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Daniel Heath</a>. With the strapline &#8220;salvaged and crafted artisan surfaces,&#8221; Daniel hand-draws his historically inspired illustrations before applying them to everything from wallpaper and fabric to reclaimed slate tiles and antique mirrors mounted onto coffee tables.
Now based in the heart of East London, Daniel moved to the capital to study at the Royal College of Art. “The main influence this time had on my work was the idea that someone with training in textile design can apply their knowledge to other outcomes,” he says. “I worked with a lot of different people on a range of projects, often simultaneously. I remember running up and down the stairs because the lifts would be out of action and the departments are split across
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Furniture Inspired by Traditional Romanian and Moldovian Craftsmanship

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/furniture-inspired-by-traditional-romanian-and-moldovian-craftsmanship/quintessence-furniture-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/07/Quintessence-furniture-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Furniture Inspired by Traditional Romanian and Moldovian Craftsmanship" /></a>
                                Designers <a href="http://quintessencestory.wixsite.com/design/contact" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Mihai Stamati and Maria Bubuioc</a> collaborated on a project called <a href="http://quintessencestory.wixsite.com/design" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Quintessence</a>, which consists of series of furniture inspired by traditional Romanian and Moldovian craftsmanship. The duo explored natural materials from their home countries (Romania and Moldova) and how they were used in hopes of supporting local manufacturers and creating new, sustainable <a href="http://quintessencestory.wixsite.com/design/shop" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">products</a> that have a story.
The local craftsman they’re working with utilize skills passed down through their families, generation to generation, and by doing so, they’re keeping the traditional techniques alive while helping those families continue to earn a living. The collection focuses on using textiles, like linen, hemp yarn, manually woven hemp textiles, reed, and feathers, that could be paired with wooden structures. The result is a beautiful collection of goods with a feel-good story behind how they came to be.
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