Posts tagged ‘mod’


  Arvidssons is another Swedish fabric company producing textiles in the great Scandinavian mod/supergraphics tradition. This third-generation family business has been in operation since 1949. You can keep up with each new season’s fabrics and products on their Facebook page, and buy them retail from The Swedish Fabric Company¬†and¬†Scandinavian Textiles on Etsy.       [...]

Daily Swatch: Dekoplus

I don’t know much about the company Dekoplus except that they were based in the Netherlands and produced very distinct mod/folk designs in the 60s and 70s (and perhaps beyond). Above: Dekoplus vintage cotton curtains from mannagryn design (blog) on Flickr. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Dekoplus Daily Swatch: Dekoplus Daily Swatch: Dekoplus Daily Swatch: Those [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Block Repeat

Here is another very simple block repeat, from the 1960s collection of thefabricofmylife (Donna Flower) on Flickr. I’m betting it was hand-screenprinted, one color at a time, maybe 2-3 bowls on the screen. With just a little color and flipping around, you end up with a much more dynamic design then, say, if you only [...]

Marimekko Spring Preview

{feed readers … please click on over to see the slide show … I’m trying to figure out if it’s possible to make these slide shows visible to you all … } Marimekko recently previewed their extensive Spring 2009 collection on recently previewed on their blog. There are some new colorways of old favorites like [...]

Stupid Snipers.

In the tradition of Reference Library‘s “Items I Didn’t Win” posts, here are some recent eBay auctions that I lost. 1 yard 14 inches, ended at $36.00 Vintage Waverly farm print, 1 yard, ended at $12.01 Vintage Waverly assortment, ended at $13.01 These vintage Waverly fabrics are just to die for. The folksy designs are [...]