So a few months ago we slowed down on the blog posts a bit, in order to focus our time and energy on building our design collections as well as a special project. The time has come for the big reveal of that specialproject! Drumroll please…
We are putting together a collection of limited edition silk scarves digitally printed with 12 of our designs. We have created these designs specifically for The Bell Jar Scarf Project, with a focus on mark making. The scarves will be available in 3 different sizes – small (30cm x 150cm), medium (1m x 1m), and the luxurious large (2m x 1m). The Bell Jar Scarf Project will be launched mid year at a super dooper launch party where the scarves will be available for sale alongside prints on paper. After the launch the scarves will be available to purchase right here on the website. Woohoo! We’re so excited to have something to show you all, our patient friends.
To get the ball rolling we’ve started a Pozible campaign to help us raise the funds for production. If you would like to support us in this project you can pledge right here. There are some fantastic rewards for pledging, including the scarves themselves at less than retail prices. So if you would like to own a bit of silky scarfy Bell Jar goodness, consider it an opportunity to pre-order. Every little bit helps, and we would be so grateful for your support! Here’s an email that one of our supporters received from Pozible today:
You too could feel the love!
And above all, thanks to all of you for following The Bell Jar this past year.
The development of an original print can be quite loose and the final result is usually vastly different from what you imagine! The birth of a pattern usually begins with a bit of mark making and experimenting with different mediums. The above is from our concept sketches and an example of where a bit of doodling while on the telephone can take us…
I just witnessed the cutest wedding procession and marching band down Jewel Parade! The bride looked joyous and free and made me feel all gooey inside, young and innocent…. I hope you are having a lovely wedding party now happy strangers..
I was on my crutches so moving quickly to follow them for a photo wasn’t an option – darn! Instead, here are my favourite covers from 1960′s publishing of French periodical Art Enfantin:
Dear Kylie has been suffering as a result of a stack, but good news is she’s on the mend. LeahRosenberg, on the other hand, has turned stacking it into a fine art, literally. Stacks of paint? Yes please!
We are two designers - Elly Joel and Kylie Thévenau, and together we are The Bell Jar, a print studio focused on the design and development of beautiful surface pattern and textile design for fashion and interiors.