Month: August 2012


Moyo Magazine

Rachael Taylor, our newest artist, writes:


[This week}…sees the launch of MOYO, the world’s first online magazine dedicated to surface pattern design! Thank you so much for submitting. Packed with interviews, design briefs, colour challenges, art reviews, student showcases, design tips, inspiration, trends and more, this free resource will be published quarterly. You can read and download the inaugural issue here:
This magazine has been several months in the making and we are thrilled to launch it today. ‘MOYO’ (pronounced mo-yor) is from the Japanese for ‘pattern’. We hope you like the name, design, layout and feel of the magazine! We have worked with a dream team on this project (see page 4 of the magazine!) and we hope this will become a regular read for you. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped bring this project to life.
We already have so much exciting content planned for the next issue (out November). It will include a Q&A with Khristian A Howell and a designer diary from Studio Seed, so stay tuned for more surface pattern design goodness!
Spread the love! We would like to connect as many people as possible to the wonderful world of surface pattern design with this new magazine and we need your help! Here are a few ways you can help spread the word:

*Blog about it and either link to
*Share it on Facebook with a link to
*Tweet all about it using the hashtag #moyomagazine and link to
*Share a link in your newsletter, and tell all your friends!

Thank you for helping us make this a special first issue, and for helping to spread the word!

Beth and Rachael


Trina’s new work for Front Row Society/Anthropologie Competition

Trina writes:

“Front Row Society in collaboration with Anthropologie are holding a competition. The brief was to design a scarf 200cm x 65cm based on one of the four elements and the winning three will be produced and sold in the UK branches of Anthropologie and online this autumn.

You can view all the entrants here.

I don’t think I’ve ever designed anything so big before! Here are some close ups too. I chose Earth as it’s definitely the element I most connect with. I called mine “Gone to Earth” – partly after the animals that live and seek refuge underground, the idea of returning to nature and after one of my most favourite films with that name by Powell and Pressburger.”


Susy Pilgrim Waters’s products for Crate & Barrel

Products with Susy Pilgrim Waters’s artwork available at Crate & Barrel online here.

Set of 6 Road Trip Appetizer Plates

Set of 6 Global Bites 6.75″ Appetizer Plates

Set of 6 Travel 6″ Appetizer Plates


Little Kulka fabric collection by Suzy Ultman

From the Robert Kaufman blog, the swatch & stitch:

Say Hello to Little Kukla!

Introducing Little Kukla, the newest collection by designer Suzy Ultman! We absolutely LOVE this line – the nesting dolls, colorful towers, and not to mention the playful birds and flowers…adorable!

We are just now starting to send these fabrics out to shops, so you can expect to start seeing them within the coming days. And we’re excited to say that one print will also be available in Slicker laminate – perfect for raincoats, aprons, and more!

We think Little Kukla would look totally great in any kind of project, from apparel and bags to pillows and (of course) quilts.”

We are so excited here at Lilla Rogers Studio too and so proud of Suzy on this amazing collection! – Julia


New cards from Cartolina

See more of Cartolina’s gorgeous new cards, launched this week, here. – Julia



Wow. My sublimely talented artist, Trina Dalziel, painted this based on the photos I shot (below) and posted on Facebook. Love this so much.


Helen’s most recent patterns

As a quilter, I would love these patterns of Helen’s to be part of a fabric collection! – Julia


Kelly Rae Roberts’s e-course

From our good friend Kelly Rae Roberts:

“Dear friends,

I’ve made a big decision about my e-course. I love it, so so much, but it feels like it’s time to retire it. I ran it for the first time in 2010, then again in 2011 – both extremely popular and both filled to the brim with amazing students. The upcoming class will be the last! I’d love for you to join us for the last run!

The Flying Lessons ebooks will remain available, but the e-course with the community aspect will no longer be an option, so if you’re looking for the most amazing creative biz community you could EVER ask for, now is the time to enroll in the e-course. The community alone will change your life. And it will be yours forever – long after the ecourse has ended.

Registration starts immediately and this five week online class will start Monday, Sept 17th. All the details are here.

Again, I will not be offering this content ever again as an ecourse. Now is your chance!”


Susy Pilgrim Waters’s products for Studio Oh!

Check out Susy’s wonderful new products for Studio Oh! on Amazon.

Coasters available here.

Take Out menu keepers available here.


New Work by Jillian Phillips

Jillian writes:

“Hey Lilla
Here are some new pieces I’ve been working on!