Tuesday’s Gallery Picks

September 9th, 2014


Our choice gallery picks this week use form and texture to explore the effect of history on objects.

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1. In her newest works, each titled Waulked Triangle, Helen Mirra weaves with a continuous strand on a triangle loom. It is a slow and primitive method, and also physically engaging at Peter Freeman Inc
2. Virgil Marti’s art merges his passion for Americana with his distinctive explorations of the world of domestic interiors at Locks Gallery
3. Photography, painting, sculpture, video and mixed-media installations by twelve artists from Thailand and Singapore exploring the human condition will be on view at Sundaram Tagore
4. Debra Smith works with fabric as if a painter would work with paint, creating gestural and graphic abstract works while the use of vintage textiles brings it’s own history to the work at Haw Contemporary
5. Nick Cave’s two exhibitions share certain elements such as found objects presented within elaborate armatures built up with items from his familiar lexicon of ceramic birds and flowers, porcelain fruit, and copies of Capodimonte; however, the content between the two is quite different at Jack Shainman
6. Sheila Hick’s latest work, Unknown Data at Galerie Frank Elbaz


Friday Quick Links!

September 5th, 2014


1. Love this stunning editorial via Honestly WTF
2. Lovely new woodblock print from Tugboat Printshop via Colossal
3. Embroidered landscapes by Ana Teresa Barboza via Textile Arts Center
4. Interview with Jennifer Orkin Lewis via Lisa Congdon
5. Jenny Prin’s fantastically colorful paintings via Miss Moss
6. Farrow and Ball’s Japanese inspired wallpaper via poppytalk
7. DIY fruity wedge sandals via P.S. I made this
8. Map inspired rug designs via Monde Mosaic
9. Breaking down bottles & winding them into cases via design-milk
10. Paul Wackers’ colorful plant heavy paintings via The Fox is Black
11. David Pirrie’s dotted mountains via The Jealous Curator
12. Gavin Brown and Peter Curnow’s incredibly eclectic home via The Design Files

Contributed by Emily Gup

Storytelling Through Patterns

September 4th, 2014


While scrolling through Zady this morning, the textile designer, Sandra Nanushka, and the story behind her work really popped. Beyond this beautiful blouse motif, Zady shares her creative process and a behind-the-scenes glance at the initial drawings that premeditated the final textile. Born and raised in Budapest, Hungary, Nanushka absorbed the fashion industry through both her mother’s work, and her studies at the London College of Fashion. This particular pattern pays homage to the shells and magical objects from the old biblical story, Dance of the Seven Veils. To learn more and/or purchase, click here.


In the same world of storytelling with similarly beautiful but distinctly different motifs, we have Mary Katrantzou’s Fall Collection. Neutrals and blush backgrounds are continuing to shine in all creative worlds- from fashion and beauty to web and mobile, and these floating stories are a fun step forward for the new season ahead.


CATEGORIES:  ArtFashionTextilesWomens

Tuesday’s Gallery Picks

September 3rd, 2014


The artist’s in this week’s gallery picks pause time in motion, reflecting on the nuance of emotional states and of life changes.

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1. Chris Gwaltney’s ruminations on time in these paintings are reflective of this new stage in his life after the children are grown and both his own father and father-in-law have passed at Seager Gray
2. Jenny Morgan builds on the technical intricacies of her hyperrealism by wearing down, scrubbing away or painting over many of the features of her subjects. For the artist, wearing away at the subjects is at times an emotional roller coaster that is derived from the personal relationship and feelings she has towards the painting’s subject at Purdue Galleries
3. Sissi Farassat isolates each photograph’s subject with her handiwork, replacing the original background with a delicate overlay. By doing so, she blurs the distinction between the photograph and the object, the revealed and the concealed, and eliminates the subject from its original context at Houk Gallery
4. Vesod’s paintings represent frozen moments in time – entangled and linked with the present and future at C.A.V.E Gallery
5. Endless Summer continues Ian Francis’ ongoing investigation into contemporary issues facing the human condition, presenting a new body of identically-sized studies that capture suspended snapshots of modern life at The Outsiders
6. By painting from photographs instead of live models, Kai Samuels-Davis is able to utilize multiple images of the same person—or even images of different people—to create highly layered, dynamic portraits at Dolby Chadwick Gallery


Join the Team!

September 2nd, 2014


We’re on the hunt to add two bright minds to our team. Please have a read and pass along. Thanks!


Do you live in New York and make daily pit stops at Design*Sponge, Business of Fashion, Man Repeller, Brain Pickings, Fashion Redefined and Swiss Miss?  Are you interested in the world of journalism, trends, marketing and design?  If so, you might be the perfect fit for an internship with Pattern Pulp.

We’re a site devoted to tracking ideas and emerging trends that expose, celebrate, share and connect pattern design across all creative platforms and are looking for two sharp tacks (design & editorial) who are fast on their feet and web savvy, with impeccable grammar and a sincere devotion to connecting life’s dots.  Please take a good look at our site and send us an email telling us who you are and what you are good at along with a resume and relevant links. Please put “Pattern Pulp Hire Me” in the subject heading to Editor [at] Patternpulp [dot] com.


Here is a short list of some of the tasks you will be expected to perform:

– Conduct cultural research and trend scanning for daily posts

– Coordinate field research and daily cataloging of information

– Assist in the development of the editorial calendar

– New business and marketing development communications

– Minor photo-editing (photoshop skills required for the design intern)


More Details:

This is an unpaid internship with a daily meal and travel stipend.

Where? Onsite in downtown nyc office

When? 2-3 days a week; beginning asap.

*Must own laptop



Friday Quick Links!

August 29th, 2014


1. Delightfully colorful plein air paintings via The Jealous Curator
2. Interview with bird photographer Leila Jeffreys via The Design Files
3. Fun resin-topped tables via design-milk
4. Digging this DIY God’s eye via The House that Lars Built
5. Absolutely loving the trend of golden temporary tattoos via Honestly WTF
6. Vibrantly colorful art by Daniel Eatock via Design Crush
7.The striking interiors of this brandy bar in Odessa via Yatzer
8. Lovely planters from Cathy Terepocki via Poppytalk
9. Site-specific paintings on the streets of Paris via Colossal
10. The art of totems via AnOther
11. Ancient secrets of color via Trendland
12. Ceramics and book cover art by Rebekah Miles via Miss Moss

Contributed by Emily Gup

Dealtry x Of a Kind

August 28th, 2014


Earlier this summer, I had the good fortune of meeting and dining with one of my favorite floral textile designers, Helen Dealtry. Over cous cous and vegetables, we talked pattern collaborations,  industry politics, and where to do aerobic yoga here in New York.  She casually mentioned working with Of a Kind (another favorite)…and I’m excited to finally share the release. Unsurprisingly, it’s a beautiful scarf (styled on our friend Chelsa Skees…to the left). There are only 25 – so nab yours before they disappear!


CATEGORIES:  AccessoriesFashionTextilesWomens

Retail: Denim & DIY Dip Dye

August 27th, 2014

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Anyone who works in retail display design knows there’s an endless amount of tlc that goes into every execution. Whether creativity is being sparked by budget constraints, deadlines, or oddball restrictions, the behind-the-scenes repertoire is intense and hands on.

Interestingly, the two photos I snapped above are a contrast of sorts. The ripped denim chandelier at Warm NY, is beautifully complimented by white brick and directional lighting. The fabric stripes break the height of the space, bringing a softness to an otherwise cavernous nook. The results are effortlessly cool and bohemian.

The indigo dip dye cotton below, in contrast, is used to hide the department store ceiling at Selfridges in London. Not an easy feat. Both simulate a paralleling story, only this version seems 10x more time intensive. The display is beautiful, and busy, and actually reminds me a lot of wedding decor. What are your thoughts? Is this something you’d recreate and incorporate into your space?


CATEGORIES:  Around the GlobeColorDIYFashionHomegoodsMarketingRetailSet DesignTextilesWomens

Tuesday’s Gallery Picks

August 26th, 2014


Trees and the landscapes they inhabit are a prime source of inspiration in this week’s gallery picks.

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1. Deedee Cheriel’s whimsical In Search For More Than Another Shiny Object at Merry Karnowsky Gallery
2. Known for her expressionistic, visceral explorations of the natural landscape, Joan Mitchell abstracted tree-forms throughout her career. Dating from 1964 to 1991, the paintings in this exhibition are inspired by the form and structure of trees at Cheim Reid
3. During and after her travels to a villa in Nice, France in 1979–80, Jennifer Bartlett embarked on an ambitious freehand drawing project of nearly 200 unique perspectives, experimenting with countless modes of representation of the villa’s garden. After her well-celebrated gallery installations of the works on paper, Bartlett embarked on equally riveting paintings that experimented with serial perspectives of the same scene and psychologically charged re-imaginings of her surroundings at Locks Gallery
4. With his new body of work, “Woods” Romanowski continues to build on his compositions of found objects, which aesthetically shed light on his keen eye and extremely competent sense of design at 111 Minna Gallery
5. Although the focus of “A Sense of Space” is landscape, it may well be considered an abstract exhibition. None of the works are literal, as each artist explores various concerns – light, atmosphere, weather, composition and mood at Seager Gray
6. The works of Anna Vogel’s exhibition focus on the nonchalance with which we treat the world, the unintended vestiges that we leave behind in it, the fleeting and superficial manner in which we perceive it at Sprüth Magers Berlin


Laurie Rosenwald x Bloomingdales

August 25th, 2014

I’ve always been a fan of Laurie Rosenwald’s work. Her lines are bold and her animations are clever (and extremely New York centric). Here’s a pattern-themed short for Bloomingdales to kick off the week and get you thinking about Fall. Enjoy!


Friday Quick Links!

August 22nd, 2014


1. Painting the lazy days of summer via Design Crush
2. Swooning over this gorgeous Moroccan home via Honestly WTF
3. A studio visit with Lisa Congdon via SFGIRLBYBAY
4. Love the illustrations in this 1974 Soviet book about the circus via Present & Correct
5. Lisa Lapointe’s art is inspired by mythology via The Design Files
6. Maskull Lasserre re-carves discarded sculptures via design-milk
7. Give your fridge some pizzazz with a pattern via design*sponge
8. Gediminas Pranckevicius paints surreal worlds via Colossal
9. Art meets workwear via Yatzer
10. Julie White’s stunning patterns via Miss Moss
11. Ceramics from Éric Hibelot & Jean-Marc Fondimare via The Jealous Curator
12. . Pete Mauney’s striking photos of fireflies in the night sky via 20×200

Contributed by Emily Gup

Brandon Locher’s Motherlode Series

August 21st, 2014

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It’s imperative to recognize that our dissatisfaction originates within us.  It arises out of our own blindness to what our situation actually is, out of our wanting reality to be something other than what it is.

Here is an enlarged glimpse of Brandon Locher’s Mazes to the Motherlode series, as well as a quote explaining it’s purpose and existence. I’ve been following Locher’s work for some time- as I first discovered him through Ghostly International. His instagram is wonderful, as he shares his work-in-progress, so you’re able to see how these intricate and magnificent pieces form. At times, Locher finds himself drawing for 10 hours straight – which requires incredible discipline.


He’s generously sharing several of these works for desktop download via Ghostly. Click here to view.



Welcome! I’m Shayna.
I live in New York and curate Pattern Pulp Studios. We're trend forecasters connecting the dots between culture and commerce, helping companies navigate digital and physical opportunities. This blog gives a daily taste of what we're seeing. If you want to learn more about how we can help your brand, or just to say hello, drop us a line - we'd love to hear from you!
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