Sunday, January 21, 2007
Fog Magic: Anna Dove
I'm not usually a fan of traditional floral patterns, but Anna Dove has taken the vintage look and given it an updated twist. Her collection of textiles and wallcoverings have a spooky quality that's really intriguing. Each pattern seems to have a story to tell. 'Rose Garden' offers a glimpse at the forgotten courtyard of an English manor. 'Night Light' is a shadowy scene which has the viewer wondering what is happening just beyond the light's glow.
In a time when dispassionate products are being churned out by the truckload, I appreciate it when a designer offers a little substance behind his/her designs. Thankfully, Anna Dove's patterns speak volumes.