Sorry for my absence! The past month of my life has been a whirlwind – a wedding and a honeymoon. Yipeeeee. I guess I’m a WIFE now? Weird… There will be pictures to come soon (the world holds its breathe), but for now, let’s talk about patterns.
Marni’s Pattern Play Has Been Lauded for Years: From Gingham to Floral to Dots and Beyond!
Patterns are all around us, and technically speaking, are not a “man-made” invention. Natural patterns include spirals (like in seashells, or in the golden ratio), waves, ripples (in sand dunes from the wine), tilings, cracks, snowflakes, and those created by symmetries of rotation and reflection. Almost all natural patterns has some underlying mathematical structure; think about the Fibonacci sequence or fern leaf fractals.
Although not quite organic, textile patterns seem to have an innate way of capturing our five sense – and maybe most in the sixth sense – style. Some say the sixth sense is paranormal activity or telepathy….but that’s just a rumor.
Doesn’t everything look better with some symmetry – maybe a repeating line, circle or square.
My fiance’s family is Moroccan by way of Spain. Originally from Toledo, Spain, the family was expelled in 1492 following the inquisition. After the expulsion, they migrated to Safed, Salonika, and Morocco. Eventually, they arrived in Fez, Morocco, during the 16th century from Salonika, and from there went to Meknes. In the mid-19th century, the family moved to Tangier, where they became leaders of the community.
Tangier lies on the Northern tip of Africa and is known internationally as a city of multicultural assimilation – notably of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish communities. In the 20th century, playwright Tennessee Williams, the beat writers William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, the painter Brion Gysin and the music group the Rolling Stones, have all visited, cited and stayed in this white city between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic.
1. Yves Saint Laurent – Rouge Volupte Perle Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick // 2. REN Moroccan Rose Otto Bath Oil 4.08 oz. // 3. Isabel Marant – Gregoire Striped Embroidered Jean in White, Floral, Blue // 4. Jules Smith – Tangier Hoops in Yellow Gold // 5. Spadaro – ‘Doux Amour’ Eau de Parfum // 6. Cynthia Vincent – Morocco Slipper // 7. Theodora & Callum – Red Multi Luxor Tie All Scarf // 8. Elizabeth and James – Henna Chiffon Blouse // 9. Arhaus Jewels – Arabian Nights Bracelet
1. Le Souk Ceramique – Cookable Tagine Mustard // 2. Currey & Company – Casablanca Occasional Table // 3. Votivo Candle – Moroccan Fig, 6.8 oz. // 4. Hooker Furniture – Casablanca Dining Arm Chair // 5. Furbish Studio – Morocco Cocktail Napkins // 6. A Month In Marrakesh: Recipes From The Heart Of Morocco – Coffee Table Book // 7. Amrita Singh – Casablanca Lantern // 8. Trina Turk Bedding, Tangier Stripe – Decorative Pillow // 9. Blissliving Home – Casablanca Pillow