Pattern Pulp

Trend: Window Stories


Windows are symbolic of many things.  For the poetic bunch, they emote hope and a one way ticket to the soul.  For the voyeuristic crowd, each window reveals a hidden story emerging at sunset.   In recent months, window patterns have been popping up throughout textile and home categories. UK designer James Nash conveys this through his t-shirt graphic entitled House, where type and structure become one.  Illustrating a curious overview of an apartment building at dusk, fellow Brit, Peter Jensen brilliantly merges upscale fashion with the banalities of daily life.

Aino-Maija Metsola’s Mökki kitchenware patterns are an abstract snapshot of life along Finland’s Porvoo River while Wood Wood’s eco-graphics promote bare-bones living for the fashion forward. Collaging recyclable paper, The Sukie Journal recreates a Brighton city scape, while the MoMA store’s minimalist bird feeder takes luxurious shelter to another level.  This trend wouldn’t be complete without Matte Stephens‘ playful pillow illustrations that can be found at Urban Outfitters.

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