get ready for a lot of printspiration! today's Muse is Caroline Kaufman:
i stumbled upon Caroline through Instagram (of course), and was instantly inspired. maybe love at first sight. Caroline lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, and has an enviable eye for bright colors, crafting cool textures, and mixing patterns. she is know for her hand-painted prints and playful aesthetic.
the textures Caroline creates in her textiles are some of my favorite elements of her work -- this jacket is a perfect example. i love the rust and lilac zig-zags (an unconventional color pairing that works so well), matched with teeny polka dot perforations, and red-orange tweed. plus a little fringe.
the attention to detail is stunning. especially apparent in this beetle and cactus print dress: each beetle even has it's own pattern and personality.
i really appreciate Caroline's presentation of her work. these colorful, abstract graphics are a whimsical way to showcase her magical array of prints. you can even buy a print of her illustrations, including the beetles.
more beetles! more tweed! more knitted flowers!
one more photo of the beetle dress. just stunning, especially with her presentation and styling (that turquoise eyeshadow, and tousled hair) everything works so seamlessly.
i hope you enjoyed Caroline's work as much as i do! head over to her website for more goodies.
all images via Caroline Kaufman.