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PAGE C6 Wednesda~ May 2, 2018 SPECIAL ADVERTISING FEATURE SPIRIT of JEFFERSON and FARMER'S ADVOCATE e e By KIM COOK The Associated Press young international designers are drawing on heritage, folklore and their imaginations to create contemporary textile, ceramic and wall-covering patterns. Some are finding larger audienc- es through decor retailers and online sites. Others are taking their imagi- nations outdoors, onto the sides of buildings. At Spoonflower, designer Andrea Lauren creates linocut patterns of woodland animals, flora, even the Loch Ness monster. They're print- ed on textiles that can be used for pillows, curtains, bedding or lamp- shades. Illustrator Jeremiah Witting of Portland, Ore does pen-and- ink illustrations inspired by a 1910 compendium of Grimm's Fairy Tales passed down to him by his grandmother. And for Parisian artist Vannina Baquere, inspiration comes from an eclectic mix of Mexican se- rape blankets, fantastic gardens and Scandinavian folk prints. Many early American quilt and rug patterns live comfortably in the 21 st century because of their simple geometric designs and clean color palettes. At Garnet Hill, the Johanna puts a modern spin on pieced quilts with circle pieces instead of traditional squares. Annie Selke's Merry Go Round hooked rug re-scales the playful medallions and flowers of a 1930s artwork that Selke found in France; the rug is offered in two different colorways. Great Plains Native American motifs are crafted into a bold geo= metric rug exclusively at Crate & Kids from Los Angeles-based Beth- any Yellowtail. The artist has also done a striking wool blanket, available on her own website, that she calls "All My Re- lations." Stripes of various configu- rations reflect Crow and Northern Cheyenne elements, both part of her heritage. Modcloth has ceramic plates and glassware decorated with delicate- ly painted folk art motifs in a pretty palette of charcoal, lime, orange and mint, from the company One Hundred Eighty Degrees in St. Paul, Minn. Nathalie Lete's storybook-style ce- ramic collection at Anthropologie fea- tures winsome woodland creatures, fruits and flowers, all hand-painted. At the Heimtextil fair in Frankfurt, Germany, in January, design students from PattemLab, a master's program at Aalto University in Helsinki, Fin- TOP: This photo provided by Annie Selke shows her Merry Go Round hooked rug, Inspired by a piece of 1950s art she found in France. The rug is modern and playful. RIGHT: Elle Decoration shows off a living room in dusty pink with greenish grey plus copper details and a patterned floor rug. land, showed their work to potential buyers. Many designs were inspired by Finnish folk art. For pattern designers without ac- cess to an exhibition booth at an in- temational fair, there are lots of on- line portals to sell work. Besides etsy. com, there's, so-, and In her Harvest collection for her studio Half Drop, Romanian de- signer Alexandra Lazarescu reinter- prets her country's folklore through the lens of her architecture back- ground. Traditional spoons, botan- icals, wheels, and symbols of day and night are rendered in geometric patterns that have a distinct Arts and Crafts vibe. The National Museum of War- saw recently opened its Gallery of Polish Design, showcasing some of that country's rich folkloric tradition in carved furniture, ceramics and textiles. In studios around the city, and in nearby Lodz, young mak- ers are translating those designs for the 20th century, using digital print- ing, 3-D imaging and other modern techniques. In Zalipie, a village about three hours from Warsaw, huts and homes are painted with elaborate floral and geometric motifs. The practice be- gan generations ago as a way for residents to cover walls smudged with soot from stoves. Other designers are playing with lacework, another of Poland's re- nowned craft arts. Warsaw-based street artist NeSpoon uses spray paint to create intricate outdoor mu- rals of lace patterns on the sides of buildings all over the world. "I like to make positive art," she says. "In lace, there's an aesthetic code which is deeply embedded in ev- ery culture. In lace we find symmetry, some kind of order and harmony." ;You can Buy or Rent to Own w~ no credit check for as low as $68 -y delivery & easy Utility Sheds Lofted IHIim|ui~ HP" freeW/UPloftmgtO 16' ii~ setup within 301 14 miles of our lot. 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