This year has been a busy one so we decided to take the opportunity to produce a collection inspired by the lightness of just being.
We pulled a few of our favourite things together; lost stencil cuts of stoneflower buds, textures from past designs, pieces of colour we couldn't live without.
At the same time whilst flipping through a book of Ukiyo-e woodcut prints in the studio we came across a quote that set our direction on course...
... Living only for the moment, turning our full attention to the pleasures of the moon, the snow, the cherry blossoms and the maple leaves; singing songs, drinking wine, diverting ourselves in just floating, floating; ... refusing to be disheartened, like a gourd floating along with the river current: this is what we call the floating world... Asai Ryōi, 1661
We are so happy to present our new 2013 collection to you as well as a new website we whipped up last week... Here is Floating World by Umbrella Prints