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Print & Pattern Feature

Marie Perkins of Print & Pattern is not only a fantastic surface designer herself, but she has had a not small hand in defining the industry and reminding people that a plain simple decor option is not the only choice to be made. She’s put out some gorgeous books featuring many of the best designers Read More

Collaboration with World Market

I love seeing my illustration and pattern work on great products. And, whoa. Was I ever proud and happy when I saw an entire tableaux of wonderful things emblazoned with my work. I walked into World Market and of course beelined for the HobNobs and Teapots [mama loves a spot of afternoon tea]. And when Read More

Happy Happy Merry Merry

Here are some baubles to make your days bright. This time of year is such a hopeful and wistful time!

New Floral Pattern: Watercolor Flowers

I love vintage design and style so much. I was in an old antebellum house in the garden district of New Orleans not so long ago [but lets face it, any time away from New Orleans is way too long. That place is magic.] and the entry way walls were hand painted by a woman Read More

New floral pattern: Black Dahlias

I’m pretty excited about these black dahlias. I think theyre the same thing as chocolate dahlias. I’m no botanist though, so I cant be *too* sure of anything. I drew them though, so that is what I’m calling them.      

Illustration Collaboration with the Pirates of 826 Valencia

How much fun was it to work with the finest pirates in the land over at 826 Valencia? It was so much fun, I’d walk the plank to work with them again. They more or less gave me free conceptual and illustrative reign and I came up with a calendar featuring wild creatures doing hilarious Read More

One of those days…

…when I wish I had a helper monkey!  

Heatwave!

It’s so warm and summery here in San Francisco today, that I just want to lounge in a field of wildflowers! I guess the next best thing is letting my logo do the lounging…  

Shrimp

Shrimp swimming for plankton