Posts tagged ‘toile’


{ African Royale } Take a bit of fellow South Africans Shine Shine, a little Timorous Beasties, and a little bit of Vlisco, and you have something like Fabricnation. That’s not to say they’re derivative, though! Fabricnation partners Jann Cheifitz and Jane Solomon are inspired by the South African landscape and by traditional African motifs [...]

Anne by Gant Powell

Gant Powell is a NYC-based illustrator and essayist who says in his Spoonflower profile that he’s “experimenting with surface design.” Well please keep experimenting … I would love to see more sophisticated, hand-drawn designs like this out there. See Gant’s portfolio here. Related posts: Flo by Monda Loves Gabriela Larios: Cuentos from my Childhood Hanna [...]

Happy Birthday Toile!

Via Wren, I learned that this year is the 250th birthday of toile. She created two toile patterns (including “Darling Toile,” above) in honor of her native South Africa for the design magazine Visi. They’re free for download from this link. Even if you’re not interested in toile or modern twists on it, it’s worth [...]