I hope you all had a wonderful time ringing in the new year with friends and family!
I kicked off 2016 by getting my hands dirty and designing away in my studio. I use a variety of media when it comes to sketching and drawing INKMADE's designs. At times, I jump right into AutoCAD (a computer program used by architects to create architectural drawings) to figure out complex geometric forms. But other times, I usually get cozy and grab some paint or charcoal and sketch away. The beauty of it all is making mistakes and learning along the way.
The prints and patterns aren't about perfection, but rather about celebrating the handmade nature of each of the products. Each print adds to the modern reawakening of beautiful historical architectural forms and surfaces that were initially made completely by hand. To me, buildings are three-dimensional art forms that people get to experience on a daily basis during their time at home, work, school, etc. Architecture is an element of our daily routine. Many times, we don't notice the simple characteristics of the built environment that make our everyday lives easier, better, more beautiful. With INKMADE, I strive to celebrate the little things - the intricate forms above a window, the pattern on a doorknob, a simple surface of geometry that adds to the holistic beauty of our day-to-day routine. I am inspired by it all.
Samples are coming in and I can't wait to share more beautiful textiles and paper goods with you very soon. Follow INKMADE on Instagram for more updates!