This morning I came across a great new (to me) source of inspiration at www.patternprintsjournal.com. It's a blog about "trends, news, inspirations about patterns, prints and surface design: daily reviews from fashion, interior design and home furnitures, textiles, paper goods and stationery, illustration, books, arts and crafts." Well, that sounds like it could keep me busy for a while ... like a lifetime maybe ... how about you?

It is written and curated by Barbara Mazzoleni, who is herself an illustrator and designer, as well as a teacher of graphic design, digital illustration, textile design and computer graphics for fashion and interior design. She lectures at several universities in Milan. It's nice to see what she describes herself as "an Italian point of view on the actuality of decorative arts, graphic and surface design."

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image from www.patternprintsjournal.com

Today her blog features the new wallpaper line recently released by the Colombian illustrator/designer Catalina Estrada and Cordonné. These wallpapers are representative of Estrada's highly detailed, richly colored, folky style, which adorns everything from calendars to evening gowns these days. For more on Catalina Estrada, you can visit her website at www.catalinaestrada.com.

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