Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Design your own

I first saw this on the CoinOp blog months ago and I just keep coming back to this Ty shower curtain kit from Grain. How fun would it be to add your own image or pattern to make a one of a kind shower curtain. But of course I would never be able to make the commitment to actually put marker to shower curtain. I am just way to indecisive with too many ideas.  What would you draw on yours?

Monday, March 29, 2010

Riki Zarris Prints Sneak Peek

Hey Guess what I got accepted into my first show! I will be selling at Richmond Craft Mafia's Spring Bada Bing April 18th. So I have been crazy busy getting my act together. I have a buncha new prints ready if mother nature would just cooperate and give me some nice sunshine to take photos of the prints on canvas so I can get them up on Etsy.  But I wanted to give Orinui visitors a special sneak peek.

Friday, March 26, 2010


Lovely thoughtful patterns from Cavern Home. If you are wallpaper fan you have to check out their blog. I love the retro wallpaper images.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Where They Create

I have learned a new thing about myself since starting this blog. That I am absolutely fascinated by creative workspaces. It also has a lot to do with me starting my own business and working out my own workspace. I feel that haveing a place that you can get away from everyday world and is set up so that you can just hit the ground running with your ideas is really important. I could spend the day looking at all the beautiful photography of artist studios from around the world on the Where They Create site. It is a catalog of images by Paul Barbera via dear ada.  

Monday, March 22, 2010

Card Catalogs

Sweet Sweet Life
Small Notebook

Made by Wake

Ever since I have gotten this super fancy Mac Book I have just been drowning in technology. So I am feeling a little nostalgic for the olden days. I am so happy to know that these card catalogs had a very important job in their young lives but now get to enjoy their retirement being loved and adored in peoples homes.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Peace Industry Felt Rugs

Wow these felt rugs from Peace Industry are definitely works of art. Such beautiful color choices and I love the way the geometric patterns are softened by felt. And I of course had to include the cue dog photo because the cute cats have been over represented on Orinui.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

How To Make It In America

I am really getting into HBO's How to Make it in America. It is nice to see a show about how people sell their creativity. How many tv shows ask the question: Is picking out designer pillows a worthwhile contribution to the world? Don't worry it's not deep or anything in fact it is quite funny once you get into a few episodes

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Printink Studio

Lovely Designs from  Textile printers Printink Studio in Australia.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Sri Threads

I was looking for some Indigo inspiration and found much more than I ever expected from Sri textile gallery in Brooklyn. Their lovely blog Sri Threads is full of beautiful photographs of vintage Japanese textiles.  I think my chances of visiting to New York are much better than getting back to Japan any time soon.  

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Threadcount Collective

Skinny Laminx had some great photos of trade show fabric displays for the textile designer's group Threadcount Collective out of South Africa. I just love how decadent it all looks piled together. It must be so wonderful to see all that hard work that is involved with design and production come together like that.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Orinui Turns 1 Year old Today

Wow can you believe it has been a whole year already! I even got the blog a birthday present: A laptop! So now I can enjoy the warm spring weather out on the screen porch writing new posts. If I can figure out how to use this crazy mac. It has been a very stressful weekend transferring everything to the new computer.
Thanks to all the wonderful Orinui readers out there. I really enjoy sharing with you.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Wishing for Early Spring

If you are in the midst of spring fever like me and Coltrane you can get a little preview by bringing some cuttings in to your home now. Once they realize how nice and cozy it is in your house they will bloom for you.  Works with Forsithia, Quince, and Redbuds. Photos from Southern Living.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

New Anthropologie Rugs

I really like the idea of Anthropologie's rugs but I am just not sure if I can really embrace the idea of granny chic. What do you think do you think these would fit in with your decour? I really like the colors in the tiger one but I would feel bad if I stepped on him or the bird.