Friday, January 11, 2008

Of The Young and the Restless




Yesterday's Home & Garden section of the New York Times introduced me to a new fabric line- Of the Young and the Restless. (OK, so the name is what first caught my eye. After all, "The Young and the Restless" was my soap of choice as a teen- the Sturm und Drang in Genoa City was just too good to ignore.)

Designed by friends Pearce Williams and Courtney Loadholt of Charleston, the hand-printed line is comprised of a range of designs, some of which are subtle ("Woodgrain"), edgy ("Thorny Rose"), or graphic ("Houndstooth"). I've ordered some samples, so I'll report back to you when I receive them. And for the record- the line was conceived during a period in the friends' lives when they were young and restless, hence the name.



"Nesting Shells" in Coral


"Woodgrain" in New Money


"Birdhouse" in Floridian


"Houndstooth" in Black


"Thorny Rose" in Holiday

Image at top: "Thorny Rose" in Honeymoon



14 comments:

  1. Cute name. I too was a follower of the citizens of Genoa City. Love the nesting shells and the thorny rose.

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  2. Oh the "Thorny Rose" is great! Can't wait to see which ones you ordered.

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  3. I also like "Nesting Shells"

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  4. You know I clicked on the slide show, too and then went to the site. Yesterday was a good day in the Times & Post Home & Style sections.

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  5. Pigtown- I always look forward to Thurs. b/c of the Home & Style sections!

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  6. Thanks for sharing these, love the co. name (but I have to say I was more of a General Hospital fan back then :) and the style is great too!

    ~Kate

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  7. The name company is interesting but above all their fabrics are ...I like them

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  8. The birdhouse in floridian just put a nice smile on my face. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Thursdays NYT Home & Garden and Style sections are the best - and I also watched Y&L when I was on lunch breaks in college.
    Nesting Shells is really nice and I'd be interested to see the Woodgrain in New Money. I love anything faux bois (when it's done well)!
    Or is that 'out' now, along with suzani's, antlers, coral, and the IT bag?

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  10. Topsy- I say that faux bois is always in! It's a fave of mine. :) (Oh, and I still like my coral too)

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  11. Great post! in my opinion faux bois and coral are the Peak of Timeless. And these designs are the peak of young and restless- they are so very charming and so very now...in a timeless way.
    Julie

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  12. Julie- Absolutely! The prints are so charming!

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  13. Seriously brilliant prints! I just realized I went to school with the creators of this line. Gotta love it when a fellow Georgia art student ends up in the New York Times.

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  14. I sure do like their patterns, I would never have thought nesting shells would look good!

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