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Oh Joy Pattern Play Flowers

Oh Joy Pattern Play Flowers

Happy Friday! Lately, I've been wanting to make things just to make them. Like the way it felt in art school just to make something beautiful for no particular reason at all. And even though it's my job to make things, sometimes it's nice to not have a recipe or DIY attached to a project and just create a pretty image, ya know?

So in the studio, we've been playing around with patterns (per usual) and experimenting with 2-D and 3-D versions of patterns. It's fun to combine all our talents together, play with patterns, and make something (like this above and these from last week).

What are you guys up to this weekend? We're heading to the beach tomorrow with some friends and then celebrating Bob's birthday on Sunday! Have a great weekend, guys!

{Creative Direction by Joy Cho, photos by Casey Brodley, production and styling by Julia Wester. Pitcher is vintage enamel that was painted. Fabric is by Nani Iro available here.} 


  1. I totally hear you about making things just to make them! I’m in grad school right now (graphic design) and I feel guilty about making things just to make them sometimes, even though I used to do it all the time when I worked full time as a designer. This is beautiful!

  2. Wow. That’s so pretty to look at. Making things just to make ’em is such a great idea, Joy. You are so inspiring. Thank you so much.
    Also… HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Bob! (Does he get one gift every year or two? :^)

  3. The vase is very pretty. I went shopping and had lunch with my parents this weekend.
    Happy birthday to Bob! It was also my mom’s birthday, coincidentally. 🙂


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