Friday, February 20, 2015

FABRIC AND WALLPAPER





I was at the grocery store the other day....a place which is totally out of my element....think someone who has been in a coma for 30 years and they wake up with the task of having to figure out how to use a cell phone.

I tend to either wander around like a lost puppy or run in and only get half of what I need like the floors are on fire.

This time I was standing near the salad bags staring at all of the selections and getting more confused by the minute [there are so many different kinds of greens now] when this woman pushed me out of the way and threw her bag back on the shelf ...."These are made in Mexico!"  and walked away in disgust ......like she belonged on a table shouting to the masses to take extreme action about something.

Huh?  What...the bags?  The salad?....come back crazy angry lady....what do you mean?

Crikey....one more thing I gotta worry about.  Where does my lettuce come from.  

Grocery Store = Confusion + Anxiety 

Back to design....my safe place.

Having ADAC so close to me is a luxury and I know that.  It makes my job easier.   While searching for  some light gray grasscloth I discovered some new wallpaper and fabric this week.

It's ironic that they both have an ethnic feel....

First up is this new wallpaper book from Kravet


Check out some of these great prints.




I can never resist a good paisley....









Next up is a boutique fabric line.


Seema Krish  [born in Bombay] has lived in the United States for 15 years and  now resides in San Francisco where she creates these beautiful textiles.


Feast....

Some of my favorites










Using traditional textile making techniques....


This gorgeous line can be found at Ainsworth and Noah here in Atlanta.

Off to the trenches....but it's Friday after all!  Next week the Design Bloggers Conference is in town....anyone coming?

Shayexplorer


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16 comments :

Emily A. Clark said...

Paisley--it speaks to me :)

And, I didn't know to check my bags of lettuce for point of origin, either. Is that important??

home before dark said...

I've been a paisley girl from birth. Jealous of your easy access to get your fix! As for salads, give up the bags. I know this is hard. They are a terrarium for bacteria regardless of the country of origin. I know in this fast-paced world, crack a bag, pour some bottled dressing and good to go. Noooooooo! Organic greens, please. Wash it your self. A little olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, mustard if you like. You're done.

ps I may be a foodie, but at 65 I'm getting my first cell phone. I may need a support group.

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Paisley is like basic black - always a good idea. And thanks for the intro to Seemakrish! Block prints and hand stitching equals heaven.

Anonymous said...

So sad for crazy bag lady she might need to stop eating fresh produce if she has such restrictions or buy at a farmers market where they assure you it comes from local farms...here in Texas a lot of our produce comes from Mexico or South America and it is delicious. If you wash everything carefully- as you should regardless of country of origin- it should all be OK.

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

I feel the same way in the grocery store... and the kitchen at meal times. Gorgeous patterns. I love the Seema Krish fabrics; all new to me.

Melissa I. said...

THAT FABRIC THOUGH!! WHOA!

ElevenGables said...

I love your grocery store experience! Totally lost! I send my husband to the store or I come home with bags full of stuff that can't even make a meal.

Loving the Kravet prints. So rich and colorful!

xox, Emily of 11gables.blogspot.com

Courtney Foster Shearer said...

I'm with you on the grocery store....to many options and too many crazy people!

I'll be at DBC!

The Pink Pagoda said...

So funny -- I detest the grocery store! My husband, thank goodness doesn't mind taking care of that. He cooks, too! I'd prefer not to know or think about the origin of the food I eat. That would be a slippery slope! LOVE this new Kravet, and also the Seemakrish! Happy weekend!

designchic said...

Not a fan of the grocery store either and since I'm not a great cook, it's really intimidating! I'm a paisley fan and love the beautiful fabrics of Seemakrish…gorgeous!

Debra Phillips said...

you are like an extra pair of eyes, an assistant with brilliant taste. love your finds!
yes coming to the conference and hoping to meet
cheers
debra

Monica said...

I agree with you on the over whelming options and now the mind tricks..ranch free eggs! Grass Feed Beef!!! What??? More money for more words....my theory. I do have a small garden every year and do my best to send my husband since my brain goes into overdrive of guilt if i don't consume everything organic, Fat Free, Gluten Free or range free or grass feed or fresh water items!!! Gee!! ok back to my true love... decore.. all the pattern colors and designs are wonderful. Have a great weekend.

Mary Ann Pickett said...

I've been using the Kravet Kashmira fabric...good price. I like it in the grey wallpaper. Those hand blocked prints are amazing!

Nancy said...

dying over these prints. all of them. that cant be good. according to my husband that is.

StagerLinda said...

So comforting to know I'm not the only one that suffers from severe Grocery Store anxiety. Too many decisions and too many people and too small aisles....

BUT, love the wallpaper patterns. The textiles are really awesome.

Cindy Hattersley said...

Thanks for the b introduction to the seema krish fabric. I love the price point on those echo design paisleys!