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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. http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130120/LIFE/301200303/-1/LIFE...

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……...

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

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!

My Mid -Century Modern prints featured on Design Milk and Notcot! Thanks for the shout out!  http://design-milk.com/mid-century-modern-prints-by-oren-sherman/     http://www.notcot.org...

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!

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!

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

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....

The big make over

Thanks to the wonderful Mike Kelly, Padraic designs http://www.padraicdesign.com my new website is finally up and live. Check out my new wall paper license, redesigned store and all of the slide shows, it’s a wordpress site, I-pads and smart phones, no...

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

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!

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

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

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

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...

The NY Times says it’s all about prints!

From The New York Times: The Future of Prints Is-Bright Industry experts, retailers and designers see no end to fashion’s love affair with print. http://nyti.ms/wRVXCD If you are following my blog posts on pattern, forgive me if I “repeat” myself but it’s all about...

Spring Colors

The sun is out, it feels like the winter that won’t happen, but just in case I am feeling very frisky today. I finished my fourth collection for Durkan, “Mad For Plaid.” Above, I built plaid from my favorite shirt and overlaid it with a floral pattern from my last...

San Francisco

San Francisco, it’s been 30 years. I may look slightly older but the city is as beautiful as I remember. Coit tower on an early morning walk, a cliche I know but just sometimes you just have to give into it.…

Chandelier

My Chandelier print, one of my most popular images has a back story. We were in Rome as the guest critic for The RISD Rome program and stopped into this beautiful restaurant for lunch in The Campo De Fiore...