Thursday, October 16, 2014

pattern, interrupted.

{c. Sarah York Designs 2014}
Something new for your viewing pleasure. I love this crazy-angled look and think it's a great way to liven up a pattern (Also, a new layout to try if your stumped!). 

{c. Katja Ollendorf}
I love, love, love this design by my friend and fellow textile designer Katja. After seeing this snippet on her Instagram, I was smitten. So good! The colors, the design. Perfect! She is super talented, that one.

I love these. Stripes, madcap angles! Yes, yes, YES!

More stripes. So simple, yet so good. 

{All other images via Pinterest}

What do you think?  Does this kind of pattern drive you crazy? Are you just longing for a neatly organized bunch of lines or motifs? Or do you like the off-kilter feel? 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Let's all go to the movies

I used to love going to the movies. And I'm sure I will again someday, after Violet is a bit older. I haven't actually been since she was born last year. I have watched quite a few movies at home, but there's something about actually going to a dark theater, sitting with other strangers around, watching the previews and eating some candy that you just can't replicate at home.

I'm hoping that next month I'll be able to sneak away to see this movie: 

It looks pretty inspiring. I don't know a bunch about Stephen Hawking, but from the bit I do know, he sounds like a very interesting person. Also, his wife. Now, ex-wife… Wow. I can't imagine.

 I also can't wait to see this movie, this one and this one.  Do you have any recommendations? What did I miss this past year?

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

New Work Wednesday

I love florals and have been painting quite a few lately. This is one in a series of new work, and I have to say, I kind of love the simple, Japanese quality to it. I took a photo on a walk with Violet to the beach and saw this lovely little white flower. Then I came home and while V was napping, I frantically worked on this design. Everything I do while V is sleeping is done in the fastest manner possible. Or I say "to hell with it all" and watch tv (I just discovered Gilmore Girls now that its on Netflix streaming. So good! And I LOVE Lauren Graham even more after seeing her in this). I have to think I'm not the only mother who does this...

I took a class recently by Lisa Congdon on Creative Live that was really good and got me thinking of all sorts of things, but mostly how to be a working artist (that's what the course was about, 'natch.) It went over a lot of things, some I'm sure I've heard before, but Lisa presented it in a clear way, and she has made a career for herself, which is always an inspiring thing. So, I'm fired up with goals and to-do lists and action steps. Now I just need to find time to do all of it! Also, I need to find a class for how to get a ton of work done in just a few hours a day. Or at least a class on how to get me to turn off Gilmore Girls and get some work done!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Paperless post gets my stamp of approval

Ha! If you read this blog (or know me in person) you will know that I am a sucker for a pun. I know, I know, the lowest form of humor, but still. I find them very amusing. The worse they are the better! I can't resist. 

{by Happy Menocal}
On that note (See what I did there?), I am in the market for an e-vitation as Violet is almost one already! One year old. I can't. even. This year has flown by. Obviously. Isn't that what all mothers say? It's true though. I totally get it now. Also it seems like she was born forever ago. Ah, motherhood. Anyway, I was looking at Paperless Post and they seem to be where its at in terms of online invitations. 

{John Derian}
They have a slew of invitations from John Derian! I love him and his aesthetic. His store in NYC was one of my favorites.

{Kelly Wearstler}
Ms. Wearstler. So many good designs to choose from.

{Oscar de la Renta}
Classic, fancy goodness.
{Julia Rothman}
And some more modern invites. You really can't go wrong here.
{Virginia Johnson}
Decisions, decisions! What says, "I am a wonderful little girl who is turning one and would like to see you at my party (as told telepathically to my mother)"? I'll let you know.

Friday, September 19, 2014

{quote by Mother Teresa. Design by me}

Friday, September 12, 2014

Happy Friday, friends

{copyright Sarah York 2014}
Don't flowers always make things better? Claude was on to something. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Suno. Spring 2015

Suno is always a must see collection for me each fashion season. I love their aesthetic and commitment to ethically made products. And this season (as usual), they do not disappoint. 

These stripes are my favorite of the collection.

Also, this plaid is ok by me.

{all via}
And here is a peek at their inspiration from Instagram. The striped fabric on the right is so good. The color palette feels so fresh and perfect for spring.

More favorites to come from NY Fashion week. When I get a minute!  

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