Monday, February 28, 2011

Fabric Junkie

Today I went into Pacific Fabrics to browse around and get inspiration for Printsource. I came out an hour later with $56 worth of fabric and no clear vision of what I'm going to do with it. Printed fabric is like crack to me and I have to stay out of fabric stores to avoid going on binges.
Here are a few new designs I've done for the Printsource show I am attending in April.

Rose Weave |  Copyright Diane Tchakirides 2011
Blue Urns | Copyright Diane Tchakirides 2011

Saturday, February 26, 2011

San Francisco, Chinatown & Pink Fur Funk

Fire Escape
I call her Dragon Lady

Diner Door
Parasols in Chinatown
These pictures make me happy. Taken about six years ago walking around San Francisco.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Balloon Window Display at Bergdorf Goodman in NYC

Check out this great use of color and balloons at Bergdorfs for Spring 2011. Pictures are from Bobbin Talk blog. Go there now!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Thinking about snowboards today.

I don't snowboard but the graphics on them sure are cool. I'm going on an interview with a company that designs things for snowboarders so I've been doing some research today. I like this one by B.O.N.E.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Mop Chandelier

Check out this mop chandelier showcased on Design Sponge. Way cool.
Click here to read all about it.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thought for the Day

Outer Order Creates Inner Calm

Typography in the Paris Metro

Great use of type in the metro.

Virgins a hand and a mannequin

I'm going through some of the pictures I took on my trip to Paris in November and this one popped out. I think it was at the BHV department store? or Bon Marche? At any rate, I like it.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Shadows and light

The sun is out today.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Valentine's Day and updates

Well so much for writing every day here. How about once every month and a half? I've been busy preparing for Printsource in April, creating new textile designs and some marketing materials for the The NW Textile Designer's Guild who I will be showing with. 

I did have time to do a felt Valentine so it's show and tell time. What are you making for Valentine's Day?