Brando Studio


Hello pattern and design lovers! Today I’d like to tell you about how I knew Jair Domínguez, director of Brando Studio, a unique digital textile printing house in Cancun, Mexico. Everything started last year, when prestigious Pattern Observer blog featured some of my patterns (you can see the feature here). Jair saw my works and contacted me because he wanted to have one of my designs in a very cool swimwear collection for men (you can see the result above, in one of the images of this post today). What can I say? I immediately fell in love with it the first time I saw the picture! It was great for me to see my work printed with such fine quality and finishings.
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Spoon love

Spoon love


¿Have you ever fallen in love with a spoon? Haven’t you? Well, maybe this will be your first time. Because when you see the work of Micazuki, you can not help it. I knew Micazuki several years ago, while I was visiting Granada, the province of the Great Alhambra, in Spain. There was a little Artisan Design Fair going on in a public square and suddenly my eyes saw these cute, and “kawaiiesque” spoons and accesories… and I could never forget them! I kept their card and I have been following their work since then.
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Kustaa Saksi for Marimekko

Kustaa Saksi for Marimekko


Hello, print, pattern, design and art lovers! Today, I am going to show you the specific work of one of my favorite artists. His name is Kustaa Saksi, and he is a finnish contemporary artist and designer. But I am not telling you everything about him now: I will upload a post entirely dedicated to all of his works and life a little later. It’s his recent work for finnish brand Marimekko what I am going to talk about. Because I loved it since the first time I saw it!

Kustaa Saksi made his Marimekko debut for SS2015 collection with the fascinating “Merivuokko” (sea anemone) and “Meriheinä” (seagrass) prints that are seen as fabric, home textiles and tableware. His inspiration came while he was diving in Vietnam at the beginning of the design process. About this, Kustaa says: “I was inspired by the floating motion of aquatic forms, the repeating patterns on the surface of different animals and plants, the psychedelic colour schemes, and the way sunlight penetrates through the surface water and reveals the hiding places of strange underwater creatures.” You can see a short interview with the artist, made by Marimekko, here: http://village.marimekko.com/frontpage#openItem=designer-kustaa-saksi
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Basso&Brooke: The Pixar of clothes

Basso&Brooke: The Pixar of clothes


Basso&Brooke is an amazing brand that I discovered some time ago. Behind those names are Bruno Basso and Christopher Brooke, the first born in Brazil and the second in Nottingham, respectively. Tim Blanks of Style.com described them as the “Pixar of clothes”. They have also been described as “the masters of fantastical digital print”. This is because the pair of designers are renowned for their pioneering use of digital printing in textiles, and are the first designers to employ this technique in all of their work. And that’s the reason why you can’t take your eyes off their women and men collections: the digital technique makes the colors and textures have a deep true power, and you remain absolutely enchanted with them. Their product is sophisticated, artsy, modern and extremely cool.
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