The newest Seema Krish block-print fabric collection was inspired by Northeast summer havens—Chatham, Yarmouth, and Nantucket.
Seema Krish textiles are created using traditional Indian techniques. Preserving India’s heritage of block printing, hand embroidery, and weaving is integral to her mission of creating beautiful block-printed fabrics with a modern sensibility. The fabrics are made by artisans in Bangalore, India, who are paid fair wages in safe workshops with whom Seema Krish maintains long standing relationships.
Chatham, a seaside town located in the elbow of Cape Cod is a botanical pattern reminiscent of the flowers found there.
Yarmouth inspired this modern floral pattern with an Indienne twist.
The Nantucket island pattern by Seema Krish draws from the lyrical repetition of sand dunes.
They look gorgeous on their own or layered, monochromatic or blending the various palettes. There are wallcoverings in complementary patterns too.
Photos courtesy of Seema Krish.
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One of my favorite wallpaper brands (based equally on its name as its designs), Timorous Beasties, has recently designed a line of five patterned tile designs called the Rorschach Tile Collection forclé. Designed by Paul Simmons and Alistair McAuley of Glasgow-based Timorous Beasties, The Rorschach Tile Collection is comprised of five designs inspired by traditional damask motifs from the ninth century. The symmetrical blotches, splats, and drips are creating with hand drawing, marbling, and puddles of ink. The patterns are hand lithographed on 12″ x 12″ limestone or thassos marble tiles. These patterned tiles are certainly statement-making.
Bombay-born, F.I.T.-educated textile designer Seema Krish, who founded her textile design firm in 2010 in Boston and re-located to San Francisco last year, will debut her new embroidered and hand blocked fabric collection “New York Story” this May.
Like Krish’s first textile collection and her second, “Bombay Glitz,” the “New York Story” fabrics are produced by hand in India with techniques that include block print and embroidery. The collection consists of six designs each done in four to six colors, and was inspired by the colors of Bundi painting and the vibrant feel of New York City.
We’ve been enjoying the Florida condo immensely. Last weekend, the painter started, and I’ve signed the contract to have very cool (and inexpensive) cork floor tiles put in throughout. Except in the bathrooms. One bathroom is remaining in its pink tile and flamingo wallpaper glory. But the master bath is getting a simple upgrade. (There’s a before photo at the end of this post.)
I’ve already had the pink wall tile and pink tub re-glazed in white. The wallpaper was removed this week, and the walls painted white. The vanity cabinet will be painted white too, and be treated to new brushed chrome knobs from IKEA. The countertop is pink Formica, with an overmount pink sink and awful cheap faucets. I don’t have a plan for that yet. (I’m thinking of tiling the counter since stone is way too expensive.)
I might just do a plain white penny tile on the floor. We have that in the boys bathroom and laundry room on the Cape, and I love it. Or, something in an airy green.Here are 22 blue, green, and white tiles that caught my eye, along with my thoughts. Feel free to chime in.
Interesting mix of materials (metal, concrete, glass), but too busy.
Adore these flat ocean pebbles, but won’t work with the overall Scandinavian decor.
Simple gray penny tile—total contender.
Love the color palette, but a basketweave tile pattern is too traditional.
Love these skinny gary horizontal tiles. Is the shape too on trend/contemporary?
Dreamy colors. Definitely a possibility. Possibly perfect.
Three-dimensional pattern in green concrete. Would work well with plain white tile. Too design-y?
Gray, clear and white in a mix of materials. Maybe?
Green and blue glass is fresh and pretty. Too right now? Too sleek? Too slippery for the floor?
Pretty penny tile in ombre, but the lavender hues are annoying.
Basic white penny tile. These are kind of small, and marble; I’m thinking glossy porcelain.
The rest of the condo flooring will be cork. Should the bathroom be cork too?
I’m so attracted to the blues, but really I want the bathroom to be green.
Emerald green penny tile. Intense.
Green penny tile. Perfect.
Oval white tile. Fresh clean but not too modern.
Organic white tile. Very pretty, but maybe too fashion-y for such a basic bathroom.
This is fun. Blue, white, and green together.
Nah. Too kid-like.
Beautiful deep celadon green.
Also love this lighter cleadon green penny tile. Lighter, fresher, better with plain white.
Last May I met Martyn Lawrence Bullard at the Boston Design Center, where he was promoting his new fabric line for Schumacher (I blogged about it here.) In addition to another fabric collection for Schumacher, he has a new tile collection for Ann Sacks. Swatches from both collections, below.
Martyn Lawrence Bullard’snew tile collectionfor Ann Sacks
“Mousharabia” inspired by carved wood latticework screens of Morocco
“Eastern Promise” concrete tiles
“Hermitage” mirrored glass tiles
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Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s latest collection for F. Schumacher & Co.