Wednesday, July 31, 2013

let the sun in

the studio on a hot summer day

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

while we were out

2. light pendants from Norway
3. love the glaze technique on these ceramic pieces
4. colorful chair
5. Hadley Holliday's mesmerizing artwork

Friday, July 26, 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

trend: autumn safari

We have a new trend board up on our site
I don't know about you, but fewer things are better than a good cluster of inspiration images.
You can find swatches from our collection below with this same vibe...

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

while we were out

1. military detail on a shirt pocket
2. trippy record case
3. vintage packaging
4. rug

follow us on instagram to keep up with the latest inspirations we find out and about! @anna_birdsofohio

Monday, July 22, 2013

vintage swatch from our collection + fabric from The Dyer's Art: Ikat, Batik and Plangi by Jack Lenor Larson, 1976

Friday, July 19, 2013

color blocks

top: Paul Klee color study     
bottom: Sol LeWitt, "Wall Drawing #85", 1971

Thursday, July 18, 2013

pleased to meet you: sheila bownas

fun facts:

She won several art awards at the Slade School of Art in London. 

She was commissioned to pictures (mostly botanical) for the National History Museum in London.

An archive of her work was found in her home after her death in 2007, Chelsea Cefai purchased the collection in hopes of bringing Sheila's work back to the public eye. You can shop the collection here.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

while we were out

1. rust found in Kentucky
2. jungle fabric on a chair
3. ethnic woven blanket
4. fun back detail of a striped denim shirt

Monday, July 15, 2013

street style + vintage swatch from our collection

Friday, July 12, 2013

Thursday, July 11, 2013

pleased to meet you: enid marx

fun fact:

She worked for the textile designers Phyllis Barron and Dorothy Larcher in the 1930s. 

During WWII, she wrote and illustrated children's books -- Bulgly the Barrage Balloon and Pigeon Ace to name a few.

In 1965 she became Head of Department of Dress, Textiles and Ceramics at Croydon College of Art in London.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Tuesday, July 9, 2013


The Kingpins show is in LA today and tomorrow. More info here.

There is an interesting panel with Lizzie Garrett on Tuesday, the author of Tomboy Style: Beyond the Boundaries of Fashion. I'm a big fan of her blog, Tomboy Style.

a few highlights from last year's show...

while we were out

1. happy + colorful straw bag design
2. only the best...
3. needlework on a bag
4. the type caught my eye on this card game for road trips. have you ever played?

Monday, July 8, 2013

Thursday, July 4, 2013

happy 4th of July


this year, let's all admire the fireworks wearing our finest orange blazers, ok?

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

jaques fath

+  +
pretty silk scarves from Jacques Fath, 1950s.
It's almost like you can feel the texture of the paint used to create the flowers.

Find more vintage inspiration on our pinterest page

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

while we were out

1. cover of California Arts and Architecture, May 1937
2. upholstery fabric on a couch
3. + 4. book cover type and graphic
5. ironwork

Monday, July 1, 2013

rugby players
vintage floral swatch from our collection