Friday, August 30, 2013

a little Farrah for your Friday

+
wearing polka dots, no less

Thursday, August 29, 2013

perfect birds, perfect colors

Maurice Dufrene, early 20th century

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

while we were out


1. cover of Design on Fabric, 1967
2. woven polka dot, 1967
3. ceramic pattern
4. book cover
5. American Fabrics magazine, 1958

Monday, August 26, 2013

inspiration is everywhere

it's true. 
if you keep your eyes open, you are likely to see something beautiful (or at the very least, interesting). 
even in the back alley...where people leave their old mattresses. 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013

shapely

+
Wiener Werkstatte, designer unknown, 1920s

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

woven

vintage basket weaving techniques 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

while we were out

1. Escher-like painting at a friend's house
2. bargello in the studio
3. tiles in Old Towne Orange
4. fabric clothespins holder
5. detail of a gorgeous mosaic mural in Downtown Long Beach (1937)

Monday, August 19, 2013

Nina Ricci model, 1962 + vintage swatch from our collection

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

while we were out

1. palm tree shadow
2. stacks of particle board
3. at the hardware store
4. grain + knot
5. herringbone brick

Monday, August 12, 2013

girl + vintage swatch from our collection

Friday, August 9, 2013

bead it

pretty beaded purses and pouches from the the 19th and 20th centuries.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

while we were out

1. card game box
2. newspaper archive book from 1949
3. paisley design from 1958 (found in American Fabrics magazine)
4. acid wash
5. serving tray from the 50's

Monday, August 5, 2013

matchbook + vintage swatch from our collection

Friday, August 2, 2013

Thursday, August 1, 2013

pleased to meet you: faith austin

Vintage Faith Austin scarves from the 1950s.