Friday, January 15, 2010

Finally back . . . check out See Design by Donna Gorman

Aaaaah. I'm finally back to blogging. We had a very busy holiday season and I just could not fit in blogging which was so sad to me because I actually do enjoy it. There is always so much to talk about but it is just so hard to make the time to do it! Today I want to put a little shout out to Donna Gorman who designed our new line of casual, beach accessories called See Design. Donna Gorman, former designer and Vice President of the Finnish textile design house, Merimekko is quite a talented and fascinating woman. She left in 1992 to start her own design company with Merimekko as her first client. Since then she has consulted for Crate and Barrel, Target and Dansk, among others. Her aesthetic is clean, modern, sleek and very, very colorful. She was initially trained as a photojournalist and still travels to some pretty exotic places (Morocco, rural Mexico and India) to take photographs of anything and everything that she sees in daily life. Those photos eventually serve as inspiration for a textile design. She has been interviewed for some great magazines, such as Cookie, I.D Magazine, Abitare and most recently Metropolitan Home where her vacation home in Puerto Rico was featured on the cover. See pictures below. Her first book has already been published by William Morrow, called the "Artful Table."

Her home in Puerto Rico - just where I'd like to be right now!

Lastly, her design work is part of a permanent collection of the Museum of Applied Arts in Munich, Germany.

We picked up some great pieces from her new line called See Design. They are fresh, fun and very well-priced, perfect for your next warm-weather vacation or for your trips to the beach or pool. The tote holds a ton! The cosmetic bag is a great size, big enough for some shampoo / conditioner bottles and great for year round.

Check out See Design, click here.

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