29 January, 2016

"Colour Inspiration - SMW Home's Leland Tartan . . . "


artwork by Kazuo Shiraga

Greetings,

As soon as I began the work on our new textile collection several years ago, I started hording away any and every image that inspired me.  Even without thinking of a clear path to its usefulness, they began to litter my pinterest page and the bulletin boards in our offices.  Sometimes it was just a colour.  Sometimes the interplay between colours.  I even found a posting from late 2013 - although somewhat cryptic - that was actually some early scheming for this collection.

So . . . enjoy a wee peek behind my creative process . . .

This almost feel Druid.  Which always makes me happy.

I think I've had this tucked away for YEARS . . . 

One of my clients collects vintage automobiles - so these images are always kicking around


Verdant Scotland is always a good place to begin thinking . . . 



So what did this all turn in to you might ask?  Just a little tartan that I named after my grandfather - and one of my favourites from our new collection . . . 




Now that everything is beginning to settle down a bit - I'll try to bring you more of the inspirations behind many of our new textiles.  

Cheers,
Scot

21 January, 2016

"Checking Yourself . . . "


Greetings,

Just pleased as punch to be included in the newest issue of TRADHome - focusing on entertaining with great recipes and table service ideas - which launched yesterday!  Check the complete issue - and look for a charming editorial Check Yourself (on page 38) featuring our textile collection and the new "Mayfair Settee" from our furniture line.

cheers,
Scot

20 January, 2016

"Will the Real SMW Please Stand Up . . . "

So this is NOT John Ambrosio
but, in fact, me and Christian.

Greetings,

Here's how yesterday started out.  There's little more disturbing than finding out that someone is using your images to promote their own business.  It's a bit more creepy to discover that someone is using your headshots to swindle nice ladies out of their savings.  

And THAT seems to be what this 'gentleman' is up to.  He's built a website (two in fact that I've found thus far) showing himself as a successful architect - and then asking for loans from people that he's met on dating websites.


 And there's a whole pile of my friends here - Paulo (who is actually THIS amazing designer and friend) - and Jane, your friendly customer service person looking amazing in orange, is actually THIS amazing designer and good friend)


So, I'm kinda flattered.  And kinda annoyed.  And kinda amused. 

cheers,
Scot

07 January, 2016

"SMW Home Comes to Atlanta . . . "


Greetings,

If you're in the Atlanta area next week - join me as we celebrate SMW Home coming to the South.  We are excited to be represented by Steve McKenzie in Atlanta - and to have them as the newest member of Team Tartan!

Hope to see you there!
Scot


05 January, 2016

"SMW Home's First Annual Post-Holiday Sale . . . "


Greetings,

There are only 354 shopping days until Christmas 2016.  If I were you . . . I'd get started!

We're having a jaunty sale over at SMW Home - with tartan accessories all around.  Stop by and enjoy savings up to 40% off a jolly selection of treasures!  Stock is limited - so shop early and shop often!

Cheers,
Scot


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