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.
I’ve emailed several times with Mary and interviewed Martyn on the phone for stories. Both graciously insisted they remembered me. (Doubtful, but nice of them to say!) Mary said she knows my blog; that she recalls its cute and clever name. We are FB friends, so I suppose it’s possible. As I said, they were utterly charming. Must be hard to have to be so *on* with so many strangers at so many events.
I snapped a bunch of Instagram pics of the fabrics for you. I have more from MLB’s line than MM’s line because my iPhone/Instagram went on the fritz, likely from overuse. Ok, now here are the Schumacher Designer Collaborations.
Martyn Lawrence Bullard Schumacher, Boston Design Center
As much as I’d love to wander around design centers and attend market week in NYC, most of my work involves writing at home. So I’m thrilled when I’m alerted to new textiles and wall covering designs without having left my desk.
This morning. I got an email from Schumacher about Studio Bon. I love, love, love it the fall collection. The line, created by designer Bonnee Sharp, debuted in 2008. The 34 item collection includes seven new patterns, all printed by hand with water-based pigments in the United States.
I often think fabrics are too fussy and fancy, or too loud, cutesy, or trendy. But these I could live with for a very long time. I just need to figure out where to fit them in.