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Laura Slater Fabric via Primitive Modernism Blog

Laura Slater Textiles

I was compiling some of my favorite pattern pins on pinterest for a blog post and upon searching for the source of a particular pin (below) I discovered textile designer Laura Slater (found via Danielle de Lange’s amazing Flickr account. Check out her inspiring Style Files/Travel Files blogs). Considering my heart dropped about three feet when I saw her designs, I thought she deserved her very own blog post!

This was the original swoon-worthy image:

Laura Slater Fabric Textiles | Primitive Modernism Blog, view more amazingness at http://primitivemodernism.com/blog/laura-slater-textiles/

Then I discovered her other fabrics and products. See below. I mean… I can’t deal, can you?
Laura Slater Fabric Textiles | Primitive Modernism Blog, view more amazingness at http://primitivemodernism.com/blog/laura-slater-textiles/

The lifestyle shots of her products are spot on. Items are placed on mid-century modern furniture with a stark concrete backdrop. Perfect for her abstract patterns which clearly have mid-century influences. Though 2-dimensional, her patterns seem to be sculptural – her free-form shapes are reminscent of Calder, her rough textures of a brutalist bronze. I am in love.
Laura Slater Fabric Textiles | Primitive Modernism Blog, view more amazingness at http://primitivemodernism.com/blog/laura-slater-textiles/

Laura Slater Fabric Textiles | Primitive Modernism Blog, view more amazingness at http://primitivemodernism.com/blog/laura-slater-textiles/

Laura Slater Fabric Textiles | Primitive Modernism Blog, view more amazingness at http://primitivemodernism.com/blog/laura-slater-textiles/

Laura Slater Fabric Textiles | Primitive Modernism Blog, view more amazingness at http://primitivemodernism.com/blog/laura-slater-textiles/

Laura Slater Fabric Textiles | Primitive Modernism Blog, view more amazingness at http://primitivemodernism.com/blog/laura-slater-textiles/

Laura Slater Fabric Textiles | Primitive Modernism Blog, view more amazingness at http://primitivemodernism.com/blog/laura-slater-textiles/

Laura Slater Fabric Textiles | Primitive Modernism Blog, view more amazingness at http://primitivemodernism.com/blog/laura-slater-textiles/

Laura Slater Fabric Textiles | Primitive Modernism Blog, view more amazingness at http://primitivemodernism.com/blog/laura-slater-textiles/

Laura Slater Fabric Textiles | Primitive Modernism Blog, view more amazingness at http://primitivemodernism.com/blog/laura-slater-textiles/

Laura Slater Fabric Textiles | Primitive Modernism Blog, view more amazingness at http://primitivemodernism.com/blog/laura-slater-textiles/

Laura Slater Fabric Textiles | Primitive Modernism Blog, view more amazingness at http://primitivemodernism.com/blog/laura-slater-textiles/

Laura Slater Fabric Textiles | Primitive Modernism Blog, view more amazingness at http://primitivemodernism.com/blog/laura-slater-textiles/

Laura Slater Fabric Textiles | Primitive Modernism Blog, view more amazingness at http://primitivemodernism.com/blog/laura-slater-textiles/

Laura Slater Fabric Textiles | Primitive Modernism Blog, view more amazingness at http://primitivemodernism.com/blog/laura-slater-textiles/

Laura Slater Fabric Textiles | Primitive Modernism Blog, view more amazingness at http://primitivemodernism.com/blog/laura-slater-textiles/

Laura Slater Fabric Textiles | Primitive Modernism Blog, view more amazingness at http://primitivemodernism.com/blog/laura-slater-textiles/

Laura Slater Fabric Textiles | Primitive Modernism Blog, view more amazingness at http://primitivemodernism.com/blog/laura-slater-textiles/

Laura Slater Fabric Textiles | Primitive Modernism Blog, view more amazingness at http://primitivemodernism.com/blog/laura-slater-textiles/

P.S. I must have this apron though I would never want to get it dirty. Soooo amazing.
Laura Slater Fabric Textiles | Primitive Modernism Blog, view more amazingness at http://primitivemodernism.com/blog/laura-slater-textiles/

Check out Laura Slater’s website here.



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Ilona Royce Smithkin

Green Bananas

This woman is so fantastic! What a spirit – I want to be like her at 90. I randomly came across this video and I’m so glad that I pressed play – it made my day! Meet 90 year old Ilona Royce Smithkin. She is more lively than most 20 year olds, she paints, she sings, and wears lashes made of her own hair. Confused about this posts’ title? Watch the video :)

 

Bonus: I checked out the source of the video, Advanced Style, and love what this guy is doing: “My name is Ari Seth Cohen. I roam the streets of New York looking for the most stylish and creative older folks. Respect your elders and let these ladies and gents teach you a thing or two about living life to the fullest. Advanced Style offers proof from the wise and silver-haired set that personal style advances with age.” Check out his blog at: www.advancedstyle.blogspot.com



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vintage-women-legend

Strike A Pose

Wrapping up the week with some inspirational Glamour Girls from my Vintage Photography Pinterest board. Each of these stunners sure knows how to work the camera. Wow, simply, Wow. Enjoy.

vintage-women-legend

carol-lombard Carole Lombard with Amazing Triangle Mirror

sophialoren Sophia Loren – 1950s

joancrawford Joan Crawford

Julie-Newmar-1962-by-Bert-Stern Julie Newmar 1962 by Bert Stern

Greta-Garbo-for-MATA-HARI-1931 Greta Garbo in Mata Hari 1931

theda-bara-cleopatra Theda Bara as Cleopatra

60s 1960s

Harpers-Bazaar-1956-Lillian-Bassman From Harper’s Bazaar, 1956. Photo by: Lillian Bassman

Jean-Jacques-Bugat-1960 Photo by: Jean Jacques Bugat, 1960

raquel-welsh-1973 Raquel Welsh, 1973

Jean-Seberg-1959 Jean Seberg, 1959

tippi-hedren Tippi Hedren, The Birds 1963

Myrna-Loy-THE-MASK-OF-FU-MANCHU-1932 Myrna Loy in The Mask of Fu Manchu, 1932

mask Masquerade

Louise-Dahl-Wolfe-Harpers-Bazaar-1949 Harper’s Bazaar, 1949. Photo by: Louise Dahl Wolfe

miriam-hopkins Miriam Hopkins

I mean, come on. Amazing right? If I HAD to pick one favorite, it would be the Carole Lombard photo, with the Joan Crawford pic following real close behind. Which is your favorite? Let me know in the comments section below. And if you are on Pinterest, follow Primitive Modernism here!



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