Photo by Stewart Ferebee
Inspired by nature's organic patterns and textures, Sara Baldwin - New Ravenna Mosaic's founder and Creative Director creates custom works of art in mosaic tile. Her continued exploration in textiles led to the handcrafted Houndstooth collection. Either in stone or jewel colored glass, the mosaic is assembled in a distinctive V-shaped weaving pattern usually found in twill fabric. Love it! The collection consists of four colorways, including a classic black and white, a luxurious gold and red, an iridescent purple and pink, and a pastel combination of aquamarine and white. One of these tiles could be an accessory to my wardrobe...a girl can dream!
I am happy to share an interview with Sara Baldwin today where you can see more of the New Ravenna collections...
YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE
Houndstooth black and white
The devil is in the details
Houndstooth blue and white
BIGGEST DESIGN IMPACT
My travels all over the world but especially cultures where traditional patterns and a strong craft heritage have survived for centuries.
Houndstooth red and gold
GOALS YOU SET TO BECOME AN EXPERT AT TILE DESIGN
Would the Romans have approved?
KubaLESSONS LEARNED ON THE HOUNDSTOOTH COLLECTION
Duplicating weaving patterns is more challenging than it seems. It took about eight tries to figure out the perfect pattern duplication. I should have paid more attention in math class.
MOST IMPACTFUL SPACE THAT INSPIRES YOU
Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey
Drink a lot. No, really. Water for my brain, tea for my soul and on these cold nights a hot toddy for warmth!
MANTRA YOU HAVE BEEN LIVING BY LATELY
Remember to breathe
MANY THANKS, Sara!!
You can connect with Sara Baldwin on her
WEBSITE, FACEBOOK, TWITTER
Image credits: With thanks to JoAnn Locktov