Vera and Calder

If you follow my blog or know me, you know that I love all things Vera (Neumann). She was one of the most prolific designers and artists whose textiles helped inspire my love of collecting and fabric design. Awhile back I read that Vera was close friends with the artist Alexander Calder. They were such […]

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Yellow

Inspired by these sun filled days, here are a few yellow scarves from my collection…          

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Op Art, the Square and the art of Richard Anuszkiewicz

  I bought this handkerchief at a flea market recently – I loved the op art influence, the squares within squares, and of course that it is in shades of blue. I have always been fascinated by the artwork of Josef Albers and his “Homage to the Square” works. Months earlier I found a book […]

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Bill Blass – Vintage Scarf

  Bill Blass was the first American designer brand, begun in 1970. Based on the logo this scarf may be from the early 1970’s but the colors seem very 80’s. It is an unusual design – reminds me of children’s wood blocks or a pop art sculpture.

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Op Art Threads

  Vera Neumann’s artwork and scarves are largely identified with painted florals, butterflies and other natural motifs. However there is also a large group of geometrics in her work. I was surprised and thrilled when I spotted this scarf and purchased it not too long ago. I hadn’t ever seen a scarf like this by […]

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Dots and Blues

Somehow I seem to have collected a lot of scarves with variations on the polka dot. Less surprising is that most of them are in shades of blue…              

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Feeling Green

                                         

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Pucci

Pucci. The name is synonymous with bold color, incredible patterns and jet set sophistication. Emilio Pucci was a fashion designer with no apparent background in design. He was an Italian aristocrat, living it up in Florence. Pucci designed clothing for the social set that reflected the post-war desire for travel and status symbols. His patterns […]

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