Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Birds-on-a-Wire Stripes :: Repeat Pattern

Surface designs © Kim Buchheit; licensing and/or purchasing options available.
Enjoyed celebrating my husband's recent birthday by spending time in the valley with friends and family. The skies were overcast and the city was beautifully photogenic! We shot several photos of the cityscape — and this surface design story is a product of that shoot. Colorways are limitless; it was tough deciding on which ones to post.

Eco-Note: Concerned about the welfare of our sweet feathered friends? Look for bird sanctuaries in your neck of the woods and learn how you can help.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Elephant Love :: Repeat Pattern

Surface designs © Kim Buchheit; licensing and/or purchasing options available.
Elephants! These intelligent animals are passionate and playful — displaying true grace despite their bulky tonnage. This surface design honors the beloved elephant with an earthy clay palette and conversational, two-directional pattern. (As with most of my designs, the colorways and scale are editable.)

Eco-Note: Unfortunately, some of these amazing creatures live an unnatural and difficult life held captive in zoos, circuses, and the like. If you're interested in helping elephants in need, please support The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. This impressive organization is the nation's largest natural habitat refuge devoted to endangered African and Asian elephants. Oh, and did I mention they have Elecams (!) on their website too? :D