This delicious collection from Tata Naka is blowing me away! Most of the AW 14/15 interiors inspired designs are covered in boldly mixed bold prints and photographed with a patterned wall and floor as a backdrop. It's so beautiful and inspiring. I'm adding the photos, shot by Becky Maynes, to my mood-board immediately.
I'm loving this collaboration between Asilia, a (fabulous) design studio, and Creativity and Noise, a (dope concept) screen-printing studio and workshop based in the UK. The two came together to produce a collection of tees and other soft goods called AfriCAN under the Creativity and Noise moniker, which just launched over the weekend.
Support good work! See the entire collection here.
I need a pair of these for spring! Inkkas are fair trade shoes handmade in Peru with a mission to repopulate forests globally. Here's a piece from their mission statement:
"It is Inkkas’ commitment to help repopulate the forests in the world. Our vision of fair trade is concrete and pragmatical, this is why we have decided to do this project - For every pair of shoes that we sell, we will plant a tree. It is as simple as that."
Would you rock these colorful and patternful cuties?
Mahogany, a film starring Diana Ross as an aspiring fashion designer (Tracy), was on TV the other night and although I've seen it so many times I just had to watch again. The styling in this film is so remarkable — all of the classic looks and even the over-the-top fabulous-ness of Tracy's fashion designs. I love camouflage (even way before the camo overkill trend that happened last year) and appreciated seeing another leading character, the menacing Anthony Perkins who plays a disturbed photographer rocking a look with that print.
This film is a fashion and style classic. I'm adding images from the movie to my inspiration board in the attempt to incorporate the essence of the beautiful styling into a future project.
Are you familiar with The MCB Project? It's a fabulous site highlighting works and people in art, culture and design, curated by Maya-Camille Broussard. As an extension of the site, she also created The MCB Shop where you can find art-inspired pieces for the home and wardrobe. I'm loving these patterned turbans.