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r's adventure phew, when life gets busy it seems blogging is the first thing that goes. two things i've seen this week that have encouraged me to get back in the blogging swing of things... first up, kate spade saturday. as part of the kate spade family, saturday brings the love of quirk and colour of kate spade at a more affordable pricepoint. the website design is spot on and i love the array of dresses, bags and even homewares. if only they shipped to nz! the other is this photo of victoria of sfgirlbybay, over at the every girl. nothing like a bloggers to-do, to get inspired :) happy easter weekend! Free Patterns Menu: Period Clothing Patterns and Cutting Diagrams - The Ladies Treasury of Costume and Fashion Period Clothing Patterns and Cutting Diagrams IMPORTANT: Notes On Using Our Patterns These patterns are reproduced from original period patterns and from cutting diagrams found in English, French and American publications of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Those copied from full-sized patterns were scanned in at 1/2, 1/4 or 1/8 of the original size as indicated on each piece.

Fabrics - Decoration - Arts & Crafts Home The Arts and Crafts Home is currently updating their collections of beautiful fabrics, ensuring the authenticity and quality of the materials and designs. Many of the designs are available, but some have been discontinued. The prices may also have changed - we are updating the site as quickly as possible. Please email us to receive samples. Chuck Blakeman / Traditional Branding Isn’t for Small Business As we start out, we take cues from Giant Corporation, Inc. that we should develop cool logos, fancy brochures, zippy websites, and catchy copy. But this is a waste of time and money for a lot of small businesses and a huge misdirection of focus. There is a better way for most of us. A janitorial supply company wrote a response in another blog promoting all this fancy “branding” (to which this blog is a response):

moopy & me As those of you who have read my blog a few times may know ... I love picture books and include them in so much of what we do with the children in the studio. Children can relate to the artworks within and being familiar with the stories & illustrations makes introducing new art concepts super easy. They are also just plain old fun & relaxing! Art and Photography Just noticed these rather eye-catching Vintage by Hemingway prints at Habitat, which are ideal if you want some interesting graphic design on your walls. Continue reading "Exclusive Vintage by Hemingway prints at Habitat" » Love Bowie? Patagonia's "Buy Less" Campaign May Lead to More Revenue - Eric Lowitt by Eric Lowitt | 11:50 AM October 3, 2011 This post is part of the HBR Insight Center Growing the Top Line. Patagonia has always behaved as a maverick company, and its concern for sustainability has led it to pursue a new initiative: it’s now actively encouraging consumers to buy less of Patagonia’s new apparel. The company intends to influence consumer behavior in order to lower the environmental strain from ever-growing consumption levels.

Fiber and Material Studies The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s (SAIC) Department of Fiber and Material Studies provides you with an interdisciplinary study of fiber, materials, and processes that incorporate art-making approaches including: textile construction, sculpture, installation, action, and craft. Studio Practice Courses emphasize the production of textiles and fiber arts within a contemporary art context and supported by current theoretical discourse. Students learn a vast range of textile construction, surface techniques, and processes, including: weaving, print, dye, stitch, soft sculpture, felting, knitting, crochet, spinning, collage, and embellishment.

Sina Sina is a strong, sturdy and self-confident serif accented face. Distinct ascenders and descenders in classical proportions ensure pleasant reading. Robust but assertively warm, it recalls and references the virtues of early classical printing types but presents a distinctly contemporary look. With its even text flow it works very well for long texts. Lined & Unlined Above, from top: MacPaint tool palettes, designed by Susan Kare, 1983–84; George J. Sowden, interior designs, 1983. Plastic laminates had been around for awhile. 3D knitted upholstery fabric by Bouroullec brothers for Kvadrat Canal, Moraine and Gravel are three collections of 3D knitted and stretch upholstery fabric launched by the Bouroullec brothers for Kvadrat, the danish textile manufacturer. Canal, Moraine y Gravel son tres colecciones de tapicería elástica confeccionada en 3D, presentada por los hermanos Bouroullec para Kvadrat, la fabricante textil danesa. Constructed using a double jersey knit, the collections reveal new surfaces of slightly quilted fabric. Realizados con punto doble de jersey, las colecciones revelan nuevas superficies de tela ligeramente acolchadas. “At the very beginning of our research there was a fascination for the structural traits of textiles that, observed under a magnifying glass, can be interpreted like a lattice of threads – building marvellous architectures,” said the designers.

Eco-friendly / Environmentally-friendly Fashion (Clothing and Textiles)- Natural Fabrics | Care of Materials | Definitions | Resources When moving to an environmentally-friendly lifestyle, one of the key elements to consider is fashion. Did you know that growing cotton uses 22.5 percent of all the insecticides used globally? Growing enough cotton for one t-shirt requires 257 gallons of water. On top of that, bleaching and then dyeing the resulting fabric creates toxins that flow into our ecosystem. The use of rayon for clothing is contributing to the rapid depletion of the world's forests.