Molly Fitzpatrick, proprietor and designer of DittoHouse, is a textile designer from Cleveland, Ohio. She has designed textiles for a wide range of shoppers in a wide range of markets, together with main airways, house furnishings, and child equipment. Her aesthetic is highlighted by graphic and interesting textile designs with revolutionary shade tales. Molly likes to design textiles that add a vibrant connection and improve the general fantastic thing about an area, and right this moment she’s sharing a number of of her favorites on this week’s Friday 5.
1. Dolly Parton
I begin most days the identical method, I sit down at my desk and play Dolly Parton’s Gentle of the Clear Blue Morning and shut my eyes and take heed to the phrases. I like all of her music however this tune particularly is my anthem, I simply adore it.
2. Candy Potatoes Restaurant
The primary restaurant I attempted once I moved to Winston Salem, NC in my 20s was Candy Potatoes and it was divine! 10 years later any time I go to my favourite metropolis they’re all the time prime on my listing of locations to go. The whole lot is extremely scrumptious and house owners Vivián Joiner and Stephanie Tyson’s southern hospitality is so actual and heat.
three. Digital Jacquard Looms
I like any alternative to weave textiles and the digital Jacquard looms made by Digital Weaving Norway are the right mixture of commercial and handcrafted textile manufacturing. The looms can learn digital recordsdata so the sky is the restrict for what you’ll be able to create, and also you get to throw the shuttles by hand and really feel each inch of the textile being created. Right here in Cleveland I attended a workshop with the fantastic Praxis Fiber Workshop utilizing the digital loom and I’m hungry for extra!
four. Optical Artwork
For countless inspiration I look to the pioneers of the optical artwork motion, Julian Stanczak and Richard Anuszkiewicz. It blows my thoughts that they created these meticulous geometric works by hand.
5. Pod Save America
My favourite option to keep knowledgeable about America’s present political occasions is thru this podcast. They’re tremendous knowledgeable and in addition fairly humorous! I take heed to this podcast whereas working or making dinner.