Beautiful Surfaces surface design brand focuses specifically on greeting cards, note cards, and wall art. Featuring close-up views of flowers, plants, and animals, Beautiful Surfaces art prints bring a splash of color, and style to any environment. Enhance your kitchen, office, entryway – any space that could use a lift. Beautiful Surfaces…surround yourself!
While we’ve seen his sketches and drawings reprinted on everything from greeting cards to ties, we had no idea he had ever created designs specifically for textiles until reading a recent article by Lauren Ro. Designed by Wright, and executed by Ling Po, an artist, and apprentice to Wright at Taliesin West, the patterns were licensed to F. Schumacher & Company in 1955 as part of what was to be called the “Taliesin Line.” While not all of the designs Wright and Ling Po developed were produced (see a few of them here) those that were have happily been reintroduced for purchase from Schumacher. Not only are the original patterns available, but they have updated the colorways and fabrics. What a treat!
Artist Susan C. Price poses in front of a grouping of her paintings at the recent show Muses at MuzeuMM Gallery, while designer Mark Barclay sits in front wearing a dress shirt featuring Susan’s painting Medici Garden which he has developed into a series of coordinating surface designs available for licensing here.
We’ve always gotten a kick out of this logo since Unkie Monkie Studios found it on a matchbook cover years ago. There isn’t much available on the history of the Bunnys Waffle Shops chain beyond the fact that there were at least 3 locations in San Francisco, California: 1102 Market Street, 964 Market Street, and 11 McAllister Street. An internet image search reveals several pieces of dishware originally manufactured by Tepco China for the restaurant. An Unkie Monkie Studios fan contacted us who’s parents frequented Bunnys during the early 1940s, and who visited Bunnys regularly as an adult in the 1960s. We who grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1970s and 1980s never ran across any of the Bunnys locations, unfortunately.
Unkie Monkie Studios offers this great illustration on apparel and home accessories at their Zazzle and Cafepress stores. Find it on gift wrap, and fabric at Unkie Monkie Studios Spoonflower store, and on napkins, placemats, dish towels, throw pillows, and even furniture at their Roostery Home Decor store!
Each of Form Function Style’s artists has made available an assortment of their work on merchandise through their various online shops. Browse our virtual department store below for unique home and fashion accessories, textiles, paper goods, and gift items!
Shop Susan C. Price online at these stores (click each to view):
Shop Morton Design House online at these stores (click each to view):
Shop Unkie Monkie Studios online at these stores (click each to view):
Shop Beautiful Surfaces online at their gallery shop (click to view):
And don’t miss Form Function Style’s stores for limited edition products from all of our designers!
Susan has a turned a number of her original paintings into stunning scarves, blouses and tote bags at her Vida online store! Here she models one of her beautiful creations in soft, luxurious modal fabric.