Friday, July 17, 2009

ulrika may ~loveliest cushions

before i'm signing off for weekend fun i'm going to give you all this... an interview with a fab london based textile desiger! ENJOY!


i've been following this lovely designer's work for a while now, and i love all her designs! i always want to hear how designers and creative people work they way to fame and success so i decided to have a little chat with lovely ulrika.

ulrikas designs are very colorful and have a special vintage feeling, so i wanted to know where she finds her inspiration and ideas. the designer told me this:

UM: I think there are limitless sources of inspiration all around us in every day life that can inspire us. I am always on the look out for interesting patterns and colour combinations, from the contours and shapes of plants found in the garden, an antique Chinese porcelain cup from the British Museum or pieces of vintage Javanese batik fabric discovered in Bali. At the moment I am still experimenting with different kinds of printing processes and textile surfaces, not yet selling my own textile designs, but I am thoroughly enjoying the process of learning and making objects.


i also wanted to know what are the biggest challenges in starting a company in design branch and what tips she has for new designers.

UM: The biggest challenge when starting out in a design business surely is selling your stuff and making enough for a living. As kind of advice for starting entrepreneurs I would therefore recommend to keep a daytime or part-time job unless your business really grows successful and provides you with enough income to live off.



lovely, isn't it? thank you much ulrika for inspiration!
♥ Love&Decorate, Tiina


Anonymous said...

Beautiful! I love the bright, crazy colors of the pillows next to the old, distressed dresser...sweet combination of new and old.

Rachel Follett said...

So many pretty ones!

Federica said...

Love them all! They're so cute and I love those colors!

Anonymous said...

Why is it that every time I see something I can't live without, it's from the UK? I think I am in the wrong country for my style :[

Dreamgirl said...

Love the design - and the colours! I wouldn't mind having those all over my white couch here in Spain!

Hope your weekend will be great. If you have time stopp by my post Walking the red carpet on SweeterLiving - you might enjoy it;)


Waxy said...

So pretty - and some pinks!

Kristin said...

I love the way throw pillows can liven things up and those are so gorgeous!

Elizabeth said...

I would take all of them!!

Reviewer11 said...

Oh my, those are so beautiful! I love the colors of the pillows. Thanks for sharing. ;)

From a SITSta. :)

JanMary said...

Happy Saturday Sharefest from Northern Ireland.

Love your blog and style.

Beautiful fabrics - I need new cushions for a sunroom at our holiday cottage, but just can't find what I am looking for!

Dreamgirl said...

Happy Saturday Sharefest to you Tiina! I hope your weekend is great and that you are really enjoying time off!

See you around!

WhiteSockGirl said...

I love cushions and I am so in love with some of the designs on the cushions!

Stopping by from SITs

Happy Saturday Sharefest

Mommys Online Garage Sale said...

Happy Saturday Sharefest!

The Redhead Riter said...

Very cute pillows! Thanks! I'm going over to her site now.

Stopping by from SITS.
◄Happy Saturday Sharefest!►

Dana Córdova said...

What a great eye for pattern and color she has!!! Such beautiful fabrics...