Thinking about stripy things in textiles, home wares, and architecture.
Designer Agnes B only ever does stripes in a particular measurement – 1.2/1.2cm or 6/6cm. They can be elegant or a bit edgy depending on the colour mix.
More about stripes? Head to this article in The New York Times.
Then there is Cornish Ware which is very much a classic – a domestic classic.
All horizontal stripes.
| horizontals in the wardrobe left to right, Nicole Farhi, Bensimon x2, TL Wood, APC |
Horizontal thoughts reminded me to share an image of one of the most beautiful churches in Northern Italy, Basilica di San Zeno, Verona.
| Basilica di San Zeno, Verona 967- 1398 |
Remember when Madonna caused all sorts of upset with her neighbours by painting her wall in cream and crimson stripes? Well the stripes were inspired by a 10th century church in Portofino, Italy, called St Martins, similar Romanesque style to San Zeno.