So, it seems that every time I come across something new that I love, it comes from Melbourne, Australia. I started catching onto this trend when I discovered the colorful, whimsical, and feminine illustrations by Kat Macleod and has continued to include a rather extensive list of other fantastically inspiring artists, textile designers and bloggers. It’s official, I’m obsessed.
These pattern-crazed Australians have got me hooked and dreaming of taking a nice 20+ hour flight to the world’s most livable city (3 years in a row!). Here’s a few reasons I’ll be sure to get there someday, and hopefully sooner rather than later. I can’t get enough of the vibrant color schemes, bold (perhaps aboriginal?) patterns, playful interiors, and inspiring words. I don’t even think its possible to not feel good when you check out some of these amazing artists and designers… They seem to have a special appreciation for hand-craft and just plain happy design. They must be doing something right over there!
Here are a few reasons why I have to get to Melbourne… If these don’t brighten your day, I don’t know what will.
1. Kat Macleod – Love, love, love her expressive collage illustrations.
2. Kip & Co. – Bright and juicy bedding inspired by nature and designed with love by three friends.
Reminds me quite a bit of Scandinavian design, but more colorful and fun!
4. Bonnie and Neil – A textile and furniture company with a passion for bold, geometric patterns. And sustainability, too!
5. Harvest Textiles – More color and more pattern! This creative team of designers uses organic, recycled or locally produced fabrics whenever possible and offers screen printing and textile workshops, as well.
…Are you hooked yet?!