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!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Day 30- Floralcamo.

Well, here we are. Day 30! Only one more day to go! I already have several designs that I have done and only one more day of the challenge left. This has been such a fantastic exercise for me. I've really grown to see what I like to do and what I'm good at. This has also been great to hear feedback from people and hear what designs people are responding to.. Thank you to all of you reading along and your encouragement! Check in tomorrow for the final design!

And a few more color ways because I can't pick a favorite. 

Monday, December 29, 2014

day 29

Oops! Missed a day. I blame the holidays. It was probably my sugar coma, which I am now trying to recover from. Back to green juice and enough with the toffee chocolate popcorn. Although that does sound delicious right about now. 

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Day 27 - In the Wild

Who doesn't love a good animal print? DVF are you in the market for a new one? Speaking of Diane von Furstenburg, I am 99% sure I saw her coming out of the De Young museum a few weeks ago. She looked fabulous and was dressed impeccably, as you would expect.  I just stared dumbfounded in my semi-bedraggled mom-state, as she and her two assistants got into her private car. It was great. I love seeing celebrities in real life for some reason. It's almost like seeing an exotic wild animal.
 See what I did there? 

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