Inspire

Art of the 20th Century

Art of the 20th Century

This beautiful retrospective encompasses many of the most prominent pieces of modern art from the 20th century.  A truly inspiring and beautiful collection to study.


Azaleas in Bloom

Azaleas in Bloom

According to my mom, azaleas have been in bloom in NC for months now … But only this week did the azaleas finally smile on NY!


The Hawa Mahal

The Hawa Mahal

Jaipur is known as the “Pink City” for its many iconic facades made of richly hued sandstone.  The Hawa Mahal is one of the city’s most impressive attractions.  Built in the late 1800′s as an extension of the city’s Palace, mainly to incorporate the zenana, or women’s quarters, the Hawa Mahal is a magnificent architectural […]


India Orange

India Orange

It’s always helpful to remind oneself of better, warmer times (especially when winter rears its head this late into April!)  New York, I love you but I’m in India in my mind. These gorgeous warm tones from my trip last summer are great color inspiration for us.  Vibrant greens and luscious orange next to the […]


Beachy Hues

Beachy Hues

We love these beachy soft hues as a full color story. The brighter, springier greens against the warm textured browns and beiges with undertones of soft magentas and blues bring an overall warm and inviting feeling, but still exciting and unique.


At Home in Shangri La

At Home in Shangri La

Another beautiful home decor read to inspire this week in the studio.  Doris Duke’s Shangri La is a center for the display and study of Islamic Art and Architecture in Hawaii.  There are so many motifs and color stories to explore in this vivid survey of the interiors and exteriors of Shangri La, we simply […]


Color of the week : Malachite

Color of the week : Malachite

Inspired by the first breaths of spring and the youthful energy of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s oeuvre, Amy has taken to the canvas to work out some ideas on color, texture, and form.  The color story of this canvas is malachite, a weathered copper that vacillates from orange copper to bright green. Here are some AO designs that fit within this […]


Artist Spotlight – Vicki Lee

Artist Spotlight – Vicki Lee

One of our most recent favorite finds is Vicki Lee, whose encaustic paintings present stunning land and seascapes.  They have a dream-like quality and are very abstracted, almost to a point of nonrecognition.  But with her use of form and color the scene becomes clear. Her pieces are available at The Shops at 2011 Magazine, a […]


The Flower Recipe

The Flower Recipe

Another favorite inspiration of late is this book on flower arranging from Studio Choo. Featuring modern and classic assortments as well as ideas for making your own presentations at home, “The Flower Recipe” is a gorgeous source of form and color inspiration.


Tricia Guild Designs

Tricia Guild Designs

We’re enjoying some color inspiration from Tricia Guild today.  Beautiful colors, beautiful prints, and a beautiful combination of the two.


Inspiration of the week – vintage eyewear

Inspiration of the week – vintage eyewear

    Eyewear: A Visual History has provided some amazing new inspiration for us here in the studio.  The surprising forms, bold color choices, and unique compositions make for a wonderful study. Check out some of our favorites below.     


true blues

true blues

We’ve been playing around with different dye techniques in the studio and are completely obsessed with deep indigos. Shibori, batik, dabu, dip-dye, ombre…we love it all! The scarf below is one from Amy’s trip to India. The stunning contrast between dye and bleach is so mesmerizing. The tiniest spots of shading along the transitions are […]


Cerulean Blue Peaking Through

Cerulean Blue Peaking Through

It’s hard to find color inspiration when you’re living in a New York white out. But the snowy backdrop made this shock of cerulean blue all the more beautiful today. I had never even noticed this park bench outside my studio til it was surrounded by snow!      


Color Crush: Purple, Camel & Raspberry

Color Crush:  Purple, Camel & Raspberry

Great color inspiration from my recent trip to Architectural Artifacts in Chicago.  What a place!   Floors and floors of vintage this-and-that … from furniture to lighting … to tables full of these crazy beautiful bolts of thread. A nicely balanced palette:  purple, camel and just a little raspberry to set things off.      


South Beach Inspiration: Turquoise & Royal Blue

South Beach Inspiration: Turquoise & Royal Blue

Just after Christmas, I made a quick trip to South Beach to reboot after a crazy busy 2013 and gear up for an even busier beginning to 2014.  It was just what I needed for new color inspiration.  Turquoise and royal blue floated beautifully against the soft creamy gray sand. Today, as I work on […]


Beautifully Packaged Indian Tea

Beautifully Packaged Indian Tea

Everywhere I turned in India, there was an overwhelming intensity of color and texture and fragrance.  While photos can never do justice to the beauty of it all, my Studio Manager, Joli Latini, certainly captured a glimpse of it in these gorgeous photos of the teas I brought home.  


India!

India!

After so many years of referencing beautiful Indian textiles in the designs we create for Wooster & Prince and our Design Studio, I was finally able to go a few months ago!  The inspiration I found there was nearly indescribable … Delhi.  Agra.  Jaipur.  Bagru.  Every moment in every place was an inspirational shot in […]


The Geometry of David Hicks

The Geometry of David Hicks

We’re swooning over this beautiful book by Ashley Hicks, about his father, David Hicks, the incredibly influential interior designer from the 1960′s. A friend loaned it to the studio this week so we could pour over the pages of photos of the interiors and surface designs he created. His geometric prints are as fresh today […]


“Living In Morocco”

“Living In Morocco”

While searching for inspiration for a new collection of prints we were developing in the Studio, I happened upon “Living In Morocco” published by Taschen.   Absolutely beautiful from start to finish,  I would have purchased this book for its cover alone!! Endless, inspiring photos of rich color combinations and gorgeous design and architecture made […]


Sonia Delaunay Inspires

Sonia Delaunay Inspires

Sometimes I see design and feel inspired  … and sometimes I see design and am utterly stopped in my tracks, unable to think of anything else.  The Sonia Delaunay exhibit at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York City last year was one of those moments. Color Moves: Art & Fashion by Sonia Delaunay, Written by […]


Deer Sculpture – Interview with Jen Khoshbin

Deer Sculpture – Interview with Jen Khoshbin

Imagine our delight when a Wooster & Prince colleague came across these incredibly beautiful paper-covered Deer Trophies on Etsy.  Created by artist Jen Khoshbin, these regal, graceful sculptures are made from poured resin and then carefully hand-covered with art paper. I swooned when I saw Jen’s work and immediately contacted her to find out more  … and to […]


Bird’s Nests & Glass Cloches

Bird’s Nests & Glass Cloches

Since moving into our farmhouse a few years ago, I’ve discovered lots of little surprises both inside and out.  But the one that most pleases my two little boys and I is the never-ending discovery of empty bird’s nests we find hidden and abandoned in the trees and bushes around our home. We always discover […]


Chinoiserie Inspiration

Chinoiserie Inspiration

I have always loved Asian art, design and architecture.  The simplicity and sophistication I see in it finds its way into my design work again and again.  Chinoiserie, in all its forms, has always intrigued me and it’s history is fascinating.  We have European countrymen in the twelfth century to thank for bringing this style to […]


Plums & Purple

Plums & Purple

Inspiration for new artwork often originates with a simple color.  Last summer, I was struck by a beautiful plummy purple sky I saw at sunset while in Wauwinet, a gorgeous north- and west-facing beach on Nantucket.  Looking out over Nantucket Bay, Wauwinet virtually guarantees incredible color combinations at sunset. This color discovery lead to a […]