Designer Spotlight: Seema Krish

Inspiration board.

Seema’s studio.

It’s true, I blogged about Seema Krish last summer after interviewing her for “Designing Women” in Stuff Magazine. But although we had a long phone conversation, we had never met. She invited me to The Buttery for tea last week, and after devouring a carrot cupcake with cream cheese frosting (all me, not her), we walked to her studio at 46 Waltham (and ran into Jill Goldberg of Hudson with her beautiful new baby Dylan).

After introducing me around to some stationary designers – it’s like a college dorm in there, very fun – Seema showed me her newest work. In addition to continuing production on her debut collection, “Bombay Bliss”, she is introducing a new line of 46 textiles to Seema Krish Collection. Her work is absolutely stunning. The photos don’t do it justice. The colors are gorgeous, and on top of the block printing – by hand, so not perfect, thus utterly charming – are hand stitched details, like French knots, cross stitched “X”s, dotted lines, subtle mirrored pieces, appliqué, etc.

Bombay Bliss pillows

New designs – drawings with stitching

Browsing through a David Hicks book.

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Design Alert: Patch NYC x West Elm

Don Carney and John Ross, the talented, now Boston-based, duo behind Patch NYC, designers of jangly charmed jewelry and contemporary graphic pillows and other stuff that you don’t realize they’re the design brains behind (like chevron plates at Anthropologie), have teamed up with West Elm.

A Williams-Sonoma Home publicist contacted me with the news today, having stumbled across my blog due to my having included their plaid blankets in a “Hunting Lodge Chic” post last week. She clicked through and discovered the “Shopping Trip: Patch NYC” post from when I visited their design studio. But I digress.

Here are the goods – framed repros of their metallic letterpress prints, foil print pillows, black and white ceramic plates. The collections launches in stores and online next Tuesday.

Patch NYC for West Elm