Lille Huset Blog

Pinning Stuff Up

Pinning Stuff Up

As a designer, I love to show people how I'm doing things behind the scenes. I started my new home line about a year ago, but at the time it was all in my brain and had not started to form into anything physical yet.
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Why Wildflowers?

Why Wildflowers?

As I mentioned in my statement on my home page, all of my products and collections have a story. So you might be thinking, why wildflowers?
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Seed Bomb

Seed Bomb

Design story: so I've been developing all of these prints and grids but haven't told the story... I started developing based on cities exploring the grids and the "gardens" green spaces. I love it when the built environment meets nature. I call this pattern: "seed bomb" from my Chicago days where people mix wildflower seeds and mud and create tiny gardens in undeveloped lots and spaces throughout the city.
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City Maps

City Maps

My process for this new project started a few months back when I first had the idea to study cities to create my new product line. I had no idea what my studies would produce.
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Studio Tour

Studio Tour

Since many of you can not be a part of my open studio in Austin, I decided to make a post to show you what is going on in my space.  I created a floral pattern on the front of my studio called: Floral Bungalow
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Rebranding, How, When, and Why?

Rebranding, How, When, and Why?

So, here we go, I am full into my new evolution of my line and I am thinking rebranding is in order. People are asking questions... lots of questions... I don't know if it is because I am usually completely vague about what I am doing, or because I don't know how to explain what I am doing but here goes.
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Loving the Imperfect

Loving the Imperfect

Perfection is something we strive for in design, making something look perfect is the goal of the game, are all of the proportions correct? Is the typography the perfect size with the perfect spacing? Is the color exactly like I want it? Yes, design is a profession full of OCD types all working hard to achieve perfection in so many ways. I have always used the computer to achieve my design outcomes, honing my computer skills and using my mouse as a pencil.
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Textile Printing

Textile Printing

I have entered the phase of my product development that makes me really happy! I finally printed my first set of fabrics in blue.

 

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NYC with the Kids

NYC with the Kids

When I go to NYC to do trade shows, occasionally my kids and husband will join me. Having gone on a regular basis for the past several years...
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