I love all the beautiful new products we’ve created for the 2012 Wooster & Prince line … but my favorite by far is our gorgeous new line of Cuff Bracelets that will debut at the shows this month!
Joli dubbed them “Arm Candy” at some point along the way and the name stuck as the perfect [...]
Recently while I was working on new designs for Wooster & Prince, my friend and frequent collaborator, John McDonald, shared with me some of his own research on Jean-Baptiste Pillement, the French godfather of Rococo chinoiserie. Pillement’s designs and etchings from the late 1700’s often featured fantastical drawings of what Europeans imagined “the Orient” to be like. [...]
Though we may be nearing the end of July, thoughts of the holidays are still a long way off for most of us. In the retail world, however, holiday planning really does start in the heat of summer. That’s why we were so excited to see our new Photo Frame Ornaments prominently displayed in the recent [...]
April 2011 – Wooster & Prince releases its new “Good Life” collection of printed fabrics for Robert Kaufman Fabrics (Los Angeles, CA).
Featuring seventeen elegant patterns in vibrant color palettes, the Wooster & Prince designs created by Amy Ormond spring to life on 100% organic cotton.
The extensive collection includes florals, botanicals, chinoiseries, damasks, graphics, medallions [...]
If the new year is a time for setting personal goals, then what better way of keeping track of them than creating a one-of-a-kind, handmade cover for your new 2011 journal? Sure, there are lots of great journals out there … but one covered with your favorite fabric is certain to keep those resolutions top [...]
Monkeys and elephants parading through circus tents and palm trees are the highlights of the new Jour du Cirque collection for Wooster & Prince. Inspired by vintage circus prints found at a flea market, I was taken by the half-serious, half-smiling faces of the little animal characters preparing for their acts.
Though this artwork is a slight departure [...]
The recent introduction of the Bijoux Matchpad program for Wooster & Prince brought with it a new design challenge for me: creating 16 different styles of notepads that looked beautiful individually while also being gorgeous when seen as a collection.
Designing the collection was made even more challenging because we wanted to introduce them in time [...]
With summer, barbecues, and the Fourth of July just over the horizon, it’s the perfect time for a homespun craft project to mark the season. Whether you’re prepping for a parade or looking for an unusual picnic centerpiece, pinwheels are an easy way to make it festive.
Of course, we like to mix things up here [...]
We are so pleased to unveil the new Wooster & Prince website! Launched just this week, it features the newest products I’ve designed for Wooster & Prince as well as some of our featured retailers, merchandising tips, news and information about where to shop for our products. Enjoy!
There are many, many things about being a Southerner that stay with you, even after having lived in New York for 18+ years. One of them is the inexplicable need to monogram your favorite things and another is enjoying the simple pleasure of a cold sugary drink on a hot summer day.
I recently combined the [...]
This week at the National Stationery Show held in New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, we unveiled a new crest for Wooster & Prince to celebrate our 7th year in business and to debut our newest products which feature the crest as their label.
Now, admittedly, seven years doesn’t seem like such a long time [...]
Sometimes there’s no need to look further than your garden for color combinations that truly inspire. Leave it to nature to mix palettes up in interesting and unexpected ways. Honeysuckle, for instance.
The very audacity of combining pink and orange! Aren’t those colors supposed to clash? But seen in the context of the lovely flowering vine [...]
It was really difficult to narrow down which patterns to use for our new line of sneakers for the Keds Designer Collective. The vintage patterns looked so terrific on this retro shoe style, it was really tough to choose just a few. One design in particular that was a lot of fun to play with [...]
We could not have imagined how many great responses we would get from our “Lessons from Mom” giveaway. Your posts are incredible and, in fact, I’ve tacked many of them around my kitchen as little reminders of what it is to be a great Mom — not to mention a gracious host and a good [...]
This sweet photograph of my son and I was taken by Sydnie Michele, a most talented photographer in New York City. It reminds me every day of what parenting is really about: that our job is simply to give a bit of gentle support and impart some practical wisdom to these little people to help [...]
I confess to a certain lighting obsession … the type that includes hoarding lamps and chandeliers and sconces for purposes that aren’t always clear at the time of purchase. Case in point: For years, I’ve held onto a set of marble-based beauties that I’ve moved from apartment to house … from living room to bedroom [...]