Work In Progress

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Some of the most thrilling moments in my daily life are those when I receive samples of the product I’ve designed.

Adrenaline addicts you should try this one!

But first, we are going to rewind to the very moment creation starts. Often, I start with a collage or illustration. Not always, but starting that way, I feel like I’m telling the story. And each time I’m trying to bewitch my listeners:).

I regularly use patterns to create collages and illustrations. Sometimes those I already have, or ones created just for the purpose.

What I really, really love about making collages is putting almost incompatible patterns and surfaces together, in order to make some quirky harmony out of them.

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Next, I play with patterns (oh, I love it!), create new ones, adjust some of them, trying different color pairings… to make a new pattern collection.

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Usually, I do have preferred market when I create collections. So, when I finish a collection I make mockups just to see how it fits. That is hugely exciting for me, so no matter if it is in the middle of the night, I can’t sleep till I see that new cushion!

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Then, sending designs to the manufacturer and receiving the samples! Happiness itself! (Ok, I could be angry with myself and whole the world if I don’t like them).

And now, forward to photo shooting.

Like that part a lot! I used to do styling for home décor photo shootings for years, and now it’s such a pleasure to work with my own products! What makes it even more pleasurable is that I work with people I know and love. Luckily they are beautiful, full of good energy and with great attitude. All of these make our photos spontaneous, funny, beautiful and inspiring (hope so!)

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Now, I only wish you are bewitched!:)

Little Praise For Tote Bag

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The tote bags season has officially begun.

LOVE tote bags! Seriously addicted to them!

Anyone in need of carrying some can’t-do-without stuff around will know what I’m talking about. You know: books, magazines, journals… Sandwiches and salads… Lovely spring  bouquet you’ve just received from a really cool guy, or the one you plan to give to your best friend… Camera, make up, gadgets and  whatnots!

Some beauties patterned by Twiga Pattern Bazaar :

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Enjoy the spring and love your tote bag!

In love with Marsala

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As a designer deeply interested and involved in commercial trends, I’m very curious about the Pantone announcement of the color of the year, and each year I’m excited to see the new one chosen.

 

I must admit I wasn’t thrilled with the choice of 2014. Radiant Orchid was a nice shade, but somehow I missed to love it.
And going back to 2013, and Emerald…Hmm, great in details and inspiring for color pairings, but, actually, not my cup of tea.

And then 2015. and…Marsala!

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Wow! Fab! Love at first sight!

Subtle but strong, seductive, elegant!
Could be beautifully used on a bigger surface, and in detail, as well.
The very same evening I saw the news, I started to experiment with Marsala in my patterns.
I enjoyed it and was so happy with the results, the color suited my designs perfectly.
Take a pick!

 

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It was really exciting to combine Marsala and to fancy color pairings. Various shades of blue, turquoise, mustard, mauve…and…black and white – perfection in its own right!

 

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I used the color pairings I made to create some new illustrations.

 

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So, I would say it’s obvious! My love affair with Marsala has begun!

 

How about yours?

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