Friday, June 19, 2015

Friday Things!

Still working on products! Image from my new Instagram account.
Some things for your Friday is back. And so am I with some news to share with you!

 I am now a featured designer over on Print & Pattern's designer's for hire website. Yay!

Here is a link to an interview with me on the Australian Design website, Tractor Girl (thanks Julie!)

I enjoyed this post on simplifying your life. The article is a bit long (ironic, as one commenter noted!), but I still liked it.

Did you know the 2016 Resort collections are on right now? Stop what you're doing and go look at the Valentino show. I loooove what they're doing over there. Oh, those Italians.

All of these short videos make me want to move to Australia immediately.

Lastly, I'm going to be sending out a newsletter periodically with news and updates about my design work, so if you would like to keep in touch that way, please sign up here!

Ok, I'm off to enjoy my weekend. Hope you do the same! xo

Cabana Magazine

Inspiration can come from anywhere, but one of my favorite resources to spark a new idea or get me out of a creative rut is to peruse magazines. I know, it sounds like such a chore. ;)
Magazines have come (or gone) a long way, and I love the resurgence of specialty magazines that are now popping up. A new one I just discovered is Cabana Magazine. A quite expensive, Italian specialty magazine, and OMG, does it look good. 
The magazine describes itself as an “intellectual and emotional intimacy with buildings and their surroundings … the intense relationship of thought, place and the person.”  So… mostly an interiors magazine, with a splash of a lifestyle/fashion/essay/photography/antique/textiles/luxury/ whatevertheywant magazine- I think? I haven’t actually read it, just read about it online and oogled all the images I could find. They also have a spectacularly good Instagram account.

So far they have collaborated with Pierre Frey and Etro on their covers, so they have a high quality of taste and it makes each issue unique and collectable. Love, love, love. I need to find one in person…
They also have a 1st Dibs store where you can buy past issues of the magazine and a curated collection of items. Bellissimo! 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Yes, Chef.

{screenshot from Netflix}

Have you watched Chef's Table on Netflix? I have to admit, I have only actually watched the one episode that this screenshot is from (Patagonia- Francis Mallmann), but, wow. So interesting! I loved this guy's ethos, story, and his kitchen. Especially his Patagonian kitchen. I love rather cluttered, interesting, cottagey kitchens. And if it's in Chile, even better. Now, I need to go have some potatoes.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Some things

I love a good roundup list so, here is one for this Friday: 

This photo essay from a woman's solo road trip around Iceland.

The tour of Blockshop Textile's LA studio is so good. I love everything these ladies do.

This New York Times article was a really good read.

I finally watched this movie. It was really odd(or just French?!), but I enjoyed it.

We're planning a trip to Hawaii and I'm thinking I may need these sunglasses.

Loved reading this interview with Emily from Our Open Road.

Hope you all have a great weekend! 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Soor Ploom Spring 2015

{all images via Soor Ploom}
Well, let's be honest. Designing a pattern from each of the countries in the world was a bit too much for me. I'm still working, but not at a pattern-a-day pace. New stuff to come soon! I promise.

So, let's talk about baby clothes! Have you heard of Soor Ploom? A beautiful children's clothing brand designed and made in Brooklyn? They emphasize craftsmanship, classic style and sustainability. All things I love, besides the fact that they are super cute and classic.

We don't have a ton of money to spend on clothes for Violet (and honestly, wouldn't want to- I mean, she's one), it's important to me that the clothes we do buy are made ethically, timeless and made to last. They may be a bit more expensive in the short run, but we don't have to worry about them being made in a sweatshop. And then the few, new, beautifully made things are supplemented with second hand things, hand-me-downs and the occasional ohtohellwithit-Target purchase. 

Not even sure we can afford even these pricey baby clothes, but I still love them. 

Monday, March 2, 2015

New challenge! Day 1.

{copyright Sarah York 2015} 
So, it's been awhile! Thank you for following along on my last pattern-a-day challenge!  Since I had such a good time, I thought I would give it another go. This time, with a theme! Because, I love themes and its a good way to get inspiration flowing. This time... Around the world in 80 patterns! A combination of many of the things I love. Traveling, patterns, different cultures, global textiles! Hooray! I'll try to do this as a daily challenge, but we'll see how it goes. First up, Afghanistan (As it's alphabetically first).  Quite a diverse place in terms of textiles (see here for a quick overview), so I decided to do my interpretation of an ikat. 

{copyright Sarah York 2015} 
And in more authentic colors.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Day 31- Happy New Years Eve!

Going out with a bang! Cheers to a new year friends!

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