It’s been a crazy week for us! We’ve been busy trying to get Issue No. 9 out the door, and our two-year anniversary celebration was held last night at Zinc Details. Now that it’s finally Friday, I’m looking forward to relaxing a bit and going through the many books that have been piling up by my fireplace. One of the tomes I’m most excited about is John Robshaw Prints: Textiles, Block Printing, Global Inspiration, and Interiors.
I am a big fan of Robshaw’s work; my bedroom, which features several of his patterns, is evidence of this. The book includes not only photos of his designs in various home settings, but also the block-printing process that is involved in creating his line. Writes Robshaw: “I aim for a fusion of the techniques that have been used for centuries with a modern sensibility and my own taste in patterns, forms, and rhythms that I think will impact the final design.” The large format of the book allows readers to see the details in the blocks that are hand-carved, the printing of the patterns, and much more. (Warning: The images from Robshaw’s travels may give you a serious case of wanderlust!)