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Bold – a new a.r.r.p. collection!

Bold – a new a.r.r.p. collection!

I am a big fan of bold and graphic patterns, especially if they are monochrome or black and white. Patterns as statement pieces, simple as that. For me it has been sort of a mission/white whale to create a great graphic and bold pattern. As […]

Under my umbrella

Under my umbrella

The umbrella pattern in the Retro tropical collection quickly became my absolute favorite of the bunch. I don’t have a lot to say about it so I’ll just let it talk for it self. (as usual, click on the image for a better look! ) […]

Pineapple passion!

Pineapple passion!

As I mentioned in a earlier blog post, I  was so happy with the separate objects in this series so I decided that it would be interesting to make patterns where the objects themselves where not overshadowed by palm trees and flowers. And since pineapples are pretty popular right now I started with it.
I think that it works quite well for summer clothing, accessories or in a retro inspired kitchen. Hope you like it!!

 

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Presenting Retro Tropical

Presenting Retro Tropical

First out in the Retro Tropical series is the first pattern I created for the collection. It’s an entangled pattern with palm trees, hibiscus flowers, coconuts and pineapples. I made four color variations with a twist on the blue (I just felt that it was […]

Hawaii- designing outside of my aesthetic  comfort zone

Hawaii- designing outside of my aesthetic comfort zone

Once in a while I try to challenge myself  into doing things out of my aesthetic  comfort zone just to keep my designing range at the top. To help me do this I tend to follow the website Spoonflowers design challenges. The latest ones had a […]

Retro doodle

Retro doodle

I love to alternate my digital work with analog stuff but I’m not always very trusting in my own ability to create beautiful things by just drawing or painting. Sometimes though I overcome that insecurity and create something I’m truly proud of.

This series Retro doodle actually started out as a warm up piece to get used to a new paint brush I just bought. I was doing a series of water color floral patterns for a client and I needed to get the right control in my movements. When I had finished with the clients work I went over all my “movement” sheets and got the inspiration for this.  I scanned it and started playing with it in photoshop to see how to best repeat it and I think i managed a pretty harmonic result.  I’m very into retro pre war patterns at the moment and I think thats why I liked this one so much. And since I already scanned it I could not help but to play with the color variations as well.

In the gallery below you can see some of the products available in this pattern. For more products please follow this link!

Some of the garments available on Sprout pattern. Just choose the fabric and size then it’s as easy as cut and sew!

 

 

To find the patterns on a selection of fabrics, wallpaper and gift wrapping paper, please follow this link!

Aqua art deco

Aqua art deco

I started making this pattern whilst visiting the wonderful island Zanzibar last summer. I was completely taken by all the wonderful things I saw and experienced during my 9 days there. On the first part of the trip we stayed at Mnana lodge (can highly recommend it) and […]

Kitsch Tropical Drink

Kitsch Tropical Drink

  Second Pattern in the Retro tropical collection is this playful, almost kitsch, pattern filled with palm trees and luxurious tropical drink. True to the collection, it follows the color scheme as well as the retro, mid-century theme. Compared to the first pattern in the […]

Scandinavian paisley

Scandinavian paisley

New pattern inspired by the Swedish Midsummer tradition now available in various colors at Spoonflower (on fabric, wallpaper and gift wrapping paper), Society 6 and Sprout patterns. The latter one is a company that works with Spoonflower but instead of just printing the surface pattern on demand they add the pattern construction for the garment you want as well, just cut and sew!

Some of the product you’ll find on Society 6. Click on the photo and it’ll take you to the item.

     

Some of the dresses available on Sprout pattern. Just choose fabric and size and fabric and then it’s as easy as cut and sew!

  

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Shop floor – new collection

Shop floor – new collection

I’m one of those people that have a hard time throwing things out. My “clean the brushes” rag is no exception, even though it passed its prime and probably only makes more of a mess than helps. One thing I started doing to help me to throw stuff out is […]