Forgive me ahead of time

I'm about to talk about Christmas, and I know... it is only September. 

I've talked about this many times on this here blog, but let's digress down my holiday wormhole again shall we? 

Without fail, a surface designer is always living in one season and designing for another. This week I'm designing Christmas tea towels for a client that I'll never be able to announce or share images of the final work. It's all on the up and up, just normal middle-men stuff. 

What I can talk about is what I like about Christmas. It's mostly shiny, and things I like every other time of the year too: 

See my Pinterest board for sources

See my Pinterest board for sources

It's velvet, and silver and gold, bare bulbs, Sufjan Stevens, glittery stars...

Last year's Sufjan Christmas concert in Athens photo hijacked from the amazing MORGANGSTER 

Last year's Sufjan Christmas concert in Athens photo hijacked from the amazing MORGANGSTER 

Lately, I've been really liking stars as motifs in patterns. The fifth grade is the last time I liked star designs. They were everywhere; my ceiling and clothes. I think they have been getting more popular over the last few years, for Christmas or whenever really.

They somehow manage to be folksy and glittery, primitive and glamorous. I like it. Expect more stars from over here.  

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