Esther Fallon Lau aka nouveau_bohemian has amassed a serious following on Spoonflower thanks to her whimsical, earthy designs that inspire so many makers. Her animated life takes place in a little, rainforest-like valley in the foothills around the world-famous coastal town of Byron Bay, Australia. Keep reading to learn about Esther’s process and keep up with her life on her brand new Instagram account!
Our latest featured maker, Zoë Linn Anderson, returned to her hometown of Portland, Oregon after years of zigzagging between Massachusetts, San Francisco, New York and her home state. Encouraged by her mother, artist Carola Penn, to explore her own eye for design, Zoë began using Spoonflower to create her line of home textiles featuring tea towels, napkins and zipper pouches. Get to know Zoë more below, visit her website, and shop her wares on Etsy.
My day starts with: “the smell of coffee, the kid-size thundering of footsteps, and our dog Ollie wagging his whole body in an exuberant greeting. After scrambling to get breakfasts and lunches made, the kids to school, the dog walked, and the news read, I finally settle in to work.”
Many artists are inspired by their surroundings, and for designer and maker Solvejg Makaretz , that space is Yarmouth on the coast of Maine. Solvejg’s designs channel both natural elements of the coast and cultural elements of her Scandinavian upbringing in her company Tröskö Design, featuring handmade home goods. Get to know this Martha Stewart American Made finalist in our interview below and visit her shop online and on Etsy.
My day starts with: “walking our dog in the woods. This gives me time to follow the small changes of the season up close. After breakfast my days are a wild mix of cutting, sewing, drawing, cooking, ordering, shipping, photographing, doing chores and having at least two cups of strong coffee to go with it.”
We are just days away from opening our first round of voting for this year's Fabric8 Contest, the annual search for emerging fabric designers that will give one winning contestant a shot at designing a new collection for Moda Fabrics! Today, we're catching up with Lamai McCartan, the oh so talented designer who won last year's competition and landed the opportunity to release her first collection, Night Sky, with Robert Kaufman Fabrics!
Last year, we were delighted to get to know a bit more about designer Lamai McCarten (Lamai on Spoonflower!) in her Finalist Profile, and we are so excited to catch up and learn about her experience of winning the Fabric8 Contest and working with Robert Kaufman to designer her very first collection. Read on for Lamai's take on preparing for the contest and where she sees her designer career going after her win.