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Greenmarrow Studio was founded by multi-media artist and surface designer Yun Jeong Bae (배윤정) based in Chicago and the studio produces art and surface pattern designs for licensing. 

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Korean Design Exhibition 2016 and Design Korea 2016

Yun Jeong Bae

 

I grabbed this book in a book store when I was visiting Korea in 2014 to see my family and it is full of whimsical folk art from China, Korea and Japan. I love folk art from all around the world, especially Scandinavia, Russia and Africa. There are many designers who create modern styles based on their cultural influences or travels and I always wanted to create designs inspired by Korean folk art. 

I submitted my design to the 51st Korean Design Exhibition for the first time and I am so happy that I had an opportunity to exhibit at Design Korea 2016 as a finalist. With limits of time and a long-distance delivery, I am grateful that the exhibition went well with my sisters help, but of course I wish I had been there to prepare for the show and look around at all of the other beautiful designs and products from other artists.

Expecting approximately 60,000 visitors this year at Design Korea, it is held in November every year. 

Print & Pattern Blog

Yun Jeong Bae

 

The surface pattern design-dedicated blog Print & Pattern started in 2006 and now it is one of the world's best known pattern blogs. The featured designers and studios are numerous and now it has a very important role in the pattern community as a bridge to connect designers, pattern-lovers and the industry. I started to check the archives about 2 years ago and now I finally caught up after checking the site day-by-day for new posts. Although it took a long time to check all the archives, I was able to see what came out, as well as what disappeared during the past few years. It was well worth it to gain this knowledge as a newcomer in the pattern design industry.

The blogger (aka Bowie Style) published three books from the blog archives and they introduce many designers from well-known artists like Orla Keily to numerous new talents in the world. The three books are 'Print and Pattern', 'Print & Pattern 2' and 'Print & Pattern: Kids'. I believe the 4th book, which will be full of geometric patterns, is in progress to be published and I am certain that it will be another treasure for burgeoning pattern designers.

Print & Pattern supports Surtex exhibitors by publishing Surtex flyers and Print & Pattern is very generous to help designers, especially first-time exhibitors. My work was featured this year in 2014 as well. Print & Pattern selected my pinwheel pattern which, although it is one of my personal favorites, is a pattern that I did not promote much. I saw the post on the car ride to NYC and it made my journey to Surtex happy.

 

 

Book - Handmade Living by Lotta Jansdotter

Yun Jeong Bae

 
                                                                    Handmade Living  by Lotta Jansdotter

                                                                  Handmade Living by Lotta Jansdotter

 I got a sweet book as a gift this Christmas and it is called "Handmade Living" by Lotta Jansdotter. 

This is my second book of Lotta Jansdotter following the book "Sewing Project," which contains practical and various sewing projects that you can make at home. "Handmade Living" is more casual and there are beautiful photographs of Lotta's daily home/studio life and some little tips for handmade touches for your home.

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Rather than many texts, I like the beauty of simplicity in this book, which is full of Scandinavian life style and pattern design just as it is. Lotta explains:

"Having your own creations around the house is the best way to build a home that reflects your personal style."

Reading Lotta's book I get a glimpse of her designs and objects around her place, beautifully coordinated with many wooden and white environments.

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The happiest surprise for me was in the back of the book. There are several gorgeous Swedish recipes which make me more curious about Scandinavian culture. Many of them, I can't wait to try:  Gravlax, Swedish meatballs and Glögg!