Archives for the month of: February, 2011

Molly, from Chairloom, sent these fabulous project photos over today. Look how great her pieces look in studio bon textiles! I love her sensibility and her furniture choice. I especially love those awesome MidMod captain’s chairs. Who wouldn’t want to sit in (or watch someone they love) sit in those? Too cool. She’s been a big supporter of ours from the very start and we are so happy to be a part of what she’s doing. Thank you Molly. BTW- she was one of the first I’ve seen to create an interactive ad. She very generously shot and featured our fabric, along with other hand printed lines, with an active link to us for use in online publications! It first ran in Lonny Magazine. Double thanks Molly.


This month’s love falls into the mid-mod category, one of my admitted all-time favorites. Although it has gone viral over the last few years, when done right it still hits that sweet spot. Whether the real-deal vintage piece or a new piece done with purist materials (in an earthy palette with solid geometric forms) there’s nothing like a good Mid-Century flash-back to move you forward!

1. 50’s white laquer walnut dresser, Glo at,  2. Postalco Calfskin Envelope, The Shop at CooperHewitt, 3. Pyrex Kettle, Moss Online ,  4. Graham Sofa, Ralph Lauren Home , 5.  Symmetry Ceramic Double O Tile, Ann Sacks, 6. Cutter Tripod Searchlight, Ralph Lauren Home, 7. Grupo Corpo Ring, H. Stern, 8. Night and Day tea towel, the Shop at Cooper Hewitt

malibu bird sanctuary beach, december 1, 2010

than nature.

her proportions are at once chaos and perfection. her materials pure and without waste. her methods mysterious. her influence undeniable. she never takes credit. just keeps on designing and redesigning. and never ever repeats herself.  

to think, you can enroll in her master class for free. or perhaps you already have…

We’re always grateful to be featured by our favorite online design sources like Design*Sponge and Apartment Therapy. It never ceases to amaze us that others want to feature our baby, studio bon textiles! Today we want to thank the talented team at Rue Magazine! Take a quick trip into their lovely January/February issue to see our Fuzz pattern in Taffy featured in their “Rough Around the Edges” piece. This isn’t the first time studio bon has peeked through the pages of Rue…so, we want to send out a big thank you! We’re loving your beautiful work!

As in real estate, in the world of design, location matters. A ho hum property can become a coveted abode when moved from one side of the street to the other. While one place is average with a view of a fire escape, the other has a view of snow-capped mountains. Although they may be a mere block apart, they have drastically different effects on your psyche.

These mugs are a perfect illustration of a similar principle in design. The main body of the mug is fairly ordinary. Then there’s that handle. Doing it’s own thing, just a nudge south of where most handles reside. And voila! Something quite superb. Not your usual cup o’ joe. More like coffee-plus- with a clear view of the mountains.

I imagine, as I have yet to get my winter cold hands around one, that drinking out of these beautiful Heath Ceramics Studio mugs feels a little better, puts a little more pep in your step, tastes a little brighter than your usual cup o’ joe. Not because your coffee is any different in them, but because one little loop moved from it’s ordinary location, may be even better than coffee at waking up your senses.

los angeles, december 29, 2010

los angeles, december 29, 2010

I always love a chance to go back to California. LA was home for a few years while studying interior design at UCLA. Over the holidays I was lucky for the chance to visit our great reps in both the Laguna Niguel and Los Angeles Schumacher showrooms. What a great opportunity to see the amazing people who work with our line every day (and do a phenomenal job- I must add!). I’m ever inspired by the blue + green clad architecture of the Pacific Design Center in LA. How fitting a home for the endless design treasures beneath it’s oh-so-mod fascade!

Color is a big deal here at studio bon! One quick look at our line will tell you that hue, shade, and saturation play an important role in the design of each pattern. Keeping up with the latest and hottest color trends is as important as it is fun. Today we turned to the Spring 2011 runway coverage at Vogue for some color insight and inspiration. Our verdict? Bright, bold, and saturated shades of honeysuckle and clementine are going to be huge this Spring and Summer!

Photo Credits (from top left clockwise): 1. Marcio Madeira/firstVIEW 2. Gianni Pucci/ 3. Marcio Madeira/ firstVIEW 4. Olivier Claisse/ firstVIEW, All Images via

On a side note, Pantone announced Honeysuckle to be the 2011 Color of the Year. This is how they describe its essence:

“Courageous. Confident. Vital. A brave new color, for a brave new world. Let the bold spirit of Honeysuckle infuse you, lift you and carry you through the year. It’s a color for every day – with nothing ‘everyday’ about it.”

We would say they are spot on!

oh, what rustic charm a small detail lends! we are huge fans of detail at studio bon textiles, and what better way to showcase a piece of furniture, or a textile (for that matter), than with a little upholstery gem- the stud. It turns an ordinary piece into a star by drawing your eye to the lines, the seams and the curves. It shouts LOOK-AT-ME and sometimes whispers I know, I rock! And it always makes your space look considered, customized and sophisticated. That’s quite some feat for a little nail. Don’t you think?

1. Round Burlap Ottoman, Mecox Gardens 2. Marsan Chair, Tony Duquette for Baker 3. Eton Chair, Hickory Chair Furniture 4. Bel-Air Lounge Chair, Thomas Pheasant for Baker 5. Penelope Chair, Jayson Home and Garden 6. Cocktail Ottoman 9523, Lee Industries 7. Regency Side Chair, Layla Grayce 8. Tuscany Curule Bench, Schumacher

We love to see the beautiful projects our hand-printed fabrics find their way into! From sophisticated home residences to playful children’s rooms to posh restuarants- the applications are far-reaching.  Once your precious goods have been packaged and sent, we rarely get the opportunity to enjoy the final design. Which brings us to the official Call to Entries. We would love to see how you’ve used studio bon textiles!

Enter for a chance to win a feature of your project on our blog and studio bon fabric from our current collection. Send us your best photographs featuring a studio bon textile, your name or your firm name, a brief description of the design, what inspired your studio bon selection, and a link to your website. Email entries to with “Call to Entry” in the subject line. The contest opens today and closes June 13th, 2011 at midnight. Contest awards are as follows:

  • 1st Place – 3 Yards
  • 2nd Place – 2 Yards
  • 3rd Place – 1 Yard

All finalists will be announced on June 17th, 2011 and will be featured on the studio bon blog.  studio bon maintains the right to use images submitted for the Call to Entry contest.

We can’t wait to see what you have to share!

A big thanks to Luxe Magazine for featuring our Wired pattern in Mink in their Winter 2011 issue!  We love the support (and are big fans of the publication, to boot!).  Check out the cover art — amazing!