Carthamus Pink

Carthamus Pink

Wear your love like heaven. I was doing some research on my long lost love; carthamus pink. A Windsor Newton Gouache discontinued years ago. the dye derived from safflowers http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safflower Discontinued not because of toxicity but because the...
LA Constructs The Future

LA Constructs The Future

http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/overdrive/ I am really loving LA. I was just in LA debuting my collection for the new Korseal Digital Studio and I saw this show at The Getty. As an east coast designer it’s sometimes hard to make a statement without a nod to the...
HD LAS VEGAS!

HD LAS VEGAS!

Hi, Please visit me if you are attending HD Las Vegas 5/15-5/17. It’s a three year dream in the making for me. A room of my own designs featuring carpet and wallcovering. Durkan and RJF Koroseal Digital Studios....
Washington Post!

Washington Post!

Thank you Katherine Salant and The Washington Post for this wonderful shout out! “For a singularly bold statement, Rhode Island School of Design professor Oren Sherman’s digitally printed wallpaper is also intended as a feature wall, or, as he put it, “to be the star...
George Stavrinos

George Stavrinos

Today I am paying tribute to the great artist and fashion illustrator George Stavrinos. His work has been on my mind lately. He was at RISD just before my time. In my early days as an illustrator I would wait for the NY Times every Sunday to see his amazing full page...
Spring color

Spring color

Hi my friends, Lots going on, the wallcovering debut is right around the corner and great new press! A major national profile is about to happen, shhhhhh.…
Interor Design Magazine

Interor Design Magazine

Mad for Paid just got featured for spring, Durkan and I get noticed again. My concept for this piece was what would happen if flowers and plaid had a little fling and had a baby? Maybe I spend too much time in my studio…… Read the full article...
Influences

Influences

As I’m frequently asked what influences a collection, here goes the first of the series. “Barocco” At The Rijks in Amsterdam. Rembrandt looks a little peeved with me as I can’t stop looking at the wallpaper. This was my first artwork that was entirely based on...
Blogging along

Blogging along

An exciting month! Along with the influential Design Milk and Architects and Artisans blogs, we’ve been picked up up by over 30 blogs internationally. Are we “almost famous” yet? http://architectsandartisans.com/index.php/2012/11/oren-shermans-mid-century-moderns/...
Featured on Design Milk!

Featured on Design Milk!

My Mid -Century Modern prints featured on Design Milk and Notcot! Thanks for the shout out! Read the full article here.…
Amsterdam 2, eating and shopping.

Amsterdam 2, eating and shopping.

The Rijks has the great Haston Mondrian dress on display. It got me thinking about the famous Dutch restraint. We found this great store, Joe Marino, they do just one thing, the perfect V neck sweater in Merino wool. One design, four sizes, 30...
Amsterdam!

Amsterdam!

Just got back from a fast trip to Amsterdam, one of my favorite cities. On my first visit I remember getting off the plane, seeing the light and saying; “Rembrant, I get it.” That cold, steel Payne’s graylight he captured so perfectly.…
WALLPAPER!

WALLPAPER!

It’s official, the licenses are signed! Digital wallcoverings are available from all my existing patterns, and custom design. Coordinate Durkan carpet and Koroseal digital art special edition wallcoverings, a unique offering from Oren Sherman Editions....
RISD this week

RISD this week

Why I love RISD. Two textile majors off to lunch. Witty, irreverent and completely right. I see them every week and this week, I asked them to pose and they happily obliged....
Eyebrows

Eyebrows

Todays subject is design inspiration, subtext being eyebrows. Chanel 2012 on left, the American actress Louise Brooks on the right, circa 1929. Same look, same sulty stare, sexier in the original. A great look, (as in design) comes back but changed,...
Rug Burn

Rug Burn

Here are some new pieces from my new collection called “Rug Burn.” It’s based on lace and paisley. I’m particularly pleased with the pattern below, it’s a flat pattern and the transparencies and sense of movement were built by hand. Next up in custom “Hermes’ orange”...
DURKAN Las Vegas!

DURKAN Las Vegas!

I just got back from The Hospitality Design Expo in Las Vegas, my new collection made it’s debut. “Mad For Plaid.” It was a really exciting show, thanks to the fabulous Durkan team for making this happen, and to my creative director Barb Marcy for always knowing the...
Todd Oldham / Alexander Girard

Todd Oldham / Alexander Girard

I had the pleasure of hosting Todd Oldham http://www.toddoldham.com/ again at RISD. As before, not to talk about himself, he came to speak on behalf of Alexander Girard. I never knew the look of my childhood all came from one person, Girard was an architect, designer,...
Marcel Breuer gem

Marcel Breuer gem

We were at a friends house in Wellfleet MA and she took us for a walk to “see a house.” What greeted us was a late 70′s Marcel Breuer on a marsh. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcel_Breuer You know how it feels when you see something that is just...
Dior Joillaire

Dior Joillaire

I think this is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. Its from the new the new “Dior Joaillerie” by Michèle Heuzé the magnificent work of Dior’s fine jewelry director Victoire de Castellane. Here is my favorite,  a pink opal skull decorated with an elaborate...