Nimbu August 31 2016, 0 Comments
The first thing I do when I set foot in Jaipur, I have a refreshing Nimbu Pani. An Indian version of lemonade. Just some water, lemon juice, and sugar. Yum! This season ecru created an ode to the beloved lemon in an oversized Nimbu print. Here's a peek into our latest Table Linens series in the Nimbu Print arriving online and instore soon.
(Images courtesy of ecru)
ecru's Soundtrack, Isley Borthers' Twist and Shout August 03 2016, 0 Comments
"Twist Me, Dip Me, Dye Me" has put us in the mood to twist and shout. The best way to do that is to the Isley Brothers' "Twist and Shout".
The Multicolored Tulips May 31 2016, 0 Comments
One of my favorite prints being developed for "Twist Me Dip Me Dye Me" is the tulip print. It combines two of my favorite things: tulips and polka dots.
Tulips have a symbolic significance in different cultures throughout the world. In the thirteenth century the tulip was a popular subject in Persian poetry. Eventually tulips became popular garden plants in East and West. In Turkish culture it is a symbol of divine status and in the Netherlands the briefness of life.
(Images courtesy of ecru, Etsy, and Google Images)
Color Saturation May 25 2016, 0 Comments
Growing up I was obsessed with old movies, not black and white movies, but technicolor movies. The bright saturated colors drew me in. The colors used in our latest collection "Twist Me Dip Me Dye Me" reminded me of all these great bright movies.
Technicolor is a motion picture color process that was invented in 1916. It was widely used in Hollywood between 1922 and 1952 for it's highly saturated color. At the beginning it was used for musicals and costume pictures, but eventually it was used in more movies.
Watching these movies make me want to dive into the screen!
(Images courtesy of Flavorwire)
Mother of Pearl May 23 2016, 0 Comments
There is something quite fantastical about mother of pearl. Its iridescence is what makes it so special. Nacre, or mother of pearl, is the organic composite material that is produced in the inner shell. It is also the material is that makes the outer coating of pearls. Mostly found in the pearl oyster and freshwater mussels, it is used in many decorative arts and clothing. We recently used it to adorn our marble and brass flower vases. They add that touch of luminosity to the product.
(Images courtesy of ecru)
Tiled March 23 2016, 0 Comments
There's something quite beautiful when you walk into a space and you are surrounded by beautiful tiles. That's why Morocco is quite mesmerizing. Everywhere you go there is the beautiful zellige tiling which creates mosaics. Just rows and rows of arabesque shapes in amazing colors.
(Images courtesy of Conde Nast Traveler and Pintrest)
Flowers for Sale March 21 2016, 0 Comments
Who doesn't love the smell when walking into a lush flower shop? Imagine working with flowers. That would be a dream, the smells and the colors. When I stumbled on these images of flower sellers on the internet and my fantasy of working with flowers grew stronger. Now I just need a bike to carry all my flowers...
(Images courtesy of Pintrest and The Sartorialist)
Sunny Georges Dambier March 16 2016, 0 Comments
It is that time of the year when summer is just around the corner, and all I can think of is a vacation on a Mediterranean beach. The photographs of Georges Dambier are also adding to this desire to lay on a beach all day. Dambier's career took off when he took a photo of Rita Hayworth at the famous Paris night club Le Jimmy's. He was later hired by Elle magazine, and started to take pictures of models smiling and full of life. Dambier's was able to create intimate images because he was able to put his subjects at ease. That's why these images are so bright!
(Images courtesy of Georges Dambier)