Thursday, May 31, 2012

pleased to meet you: gunta stölzl

portrait | one | two | three | four | five | six

Gunta was influential with the Bauhaus school's weaving workshop.

missi did a could posts here + here on her work.

since so much of her work is worth sharing, I will be posting more of designs over the weekend.
I hope you like it.

as always, thanks for reading!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012

a little bit of lately

1. vintage illustration
2. embroidered critters on my shirt
3. colors + such
4. fresh lemons
5. Dum Dum girls in concert
6. shooting photos in the studio

Thursday, May 24, 2012

pleased to meet you: zandra rhodes

missi wrote a post about some of her prints a while back, click here to see 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

moravia embroidery

early 19th century

I came across this while pinning things the other night. how cool?

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

summa time

Hawaii, 1971

Sunday, May 20, 2012

speaking of parrots...

Veruschka by Franco Rubartelli for Vogue Paris, 1969

paul poiret's parrots

textile design by Paul Poiret, early 1900s

Thursday, May 17, 2012

pleased to meet you: mark rothko

portrait | one | two | three | four | five | six

genius color combos. gets me every time.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

perfect summer car


1960 Fiat 500 Jolly

wardrobe wednesdays | vintage tees

                           blue Alcapolco tee | Donna Summer tee | Mr. Bill tee | parrot tee

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

a little bit of lately

1. a vintage tee
2. missi birthday celebrations
3. a shirt that was my mother's, a personal favorite
4. beach walk
5. textiles at a bettershelter home
6. max chillin' at the studio

are you on instagram? follow us at anna_birdsofoh 

while we were out

Thursday, May 10, 2012

pleased to meet you: vanessa bell

portrait | one | two | three | four | five 

artist and textile designer
fun fact: she was Virginia Wolf's older sister

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

fashion designers without borders

our friend Chrissie is doing things. big things.
together with co-founder Elizabeth Gordon, they have coordinated a series of trips tailored for design industry professionals, "creating closer relationships between the design community and artisan social enterprises around the world".

how amazing would it be to learn natural dying or weaving in Guatemala? Or turn scrap metal into jewelry in Kenya? a big perk of this trip is meeting the artisans and designers in these developing countries and learning, step by step, how to successfully collaborate together.

if interested, you can apply here.

more info on their website, fashion designers without borders.

it's pretty hard to say no to an adventure like this...

Tuesday, May 8, 2012