Alvin Lustig and Mid-Century Modernism

Incantation. Designed by Alvin Lustig, 1947. Printed cottonAlvin Lustig was a mid-century designer who worked in so many disciplines he is hard to pigeonhole. I opened up the post with a piece of fabric but am going to include a variety of designs showing mastery in different disciplines. Lustig was born in 1915 and died in 1955. [...]

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Lucienne Day and Nature

Lucienne Day and Nature

"Plants and the sense of growth was a very strong inspiration for me"-Lucienne Day   Today's post starts out with a quote from one of my favorite designers, Lucienne Day.  With this quote in mind, I have put together a Look Book of  some of her designs that definitely have a nature and growth influence. I have to revisit Calyx, [...]

Joan Miró Inspired Fabric

Joan Miró Inspired Fabric

Women and Birds printed cotton dress fabric, after Joan Miró , produced by Fuller fabric-c. 1955-56 I have been researching fabric lately. Having decided to create my own drapes or Roman Shades for my living room, I’ve been looking for inspirations.  I love Mid-Cen stuff so that is what I have zeroed in on. In [...]

Joan Miró Inspired Fabric 2

Joan Miró Inspired Fabric 2

Espace, sceen printed rayon fabric, designed by Elsbeth Kupferoth for Pausa, 1954 My research has led me to this wonderful fabric. Designed by Elsbeth Kupferoth in 1954, I see a connection between its design and Spanish Surrealist artist Joan Miró’s  (April 20,1893–December 25,1983) ConstellationPaintings.  I am attracted to the Constellation paintings because of the toned [...]