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Lookbook : Golden Year


Julia Kostreva x Need Supply
Gold Foil Daily Planners, Julia Kostreva
Julia Kostreva x Need Supply
2015 Daily Planner, Julia Kostreva
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Black Marble & Gold Foil Daily Planner, Julia Kostreva
Gold Foil Daily Planner, Julia Kostreva

white foil, Julia Kostreva
2015 Daily Planner, Julia Kostreva
Gold Foil Golden Weekends calendar, Julia Kostreva

Golden Weekends letterpress calendar, Julia Kostreva
Golden Weekends letterpress calendar, Julia Kostreva

Julia Kostreva iPhone covers
Marble Daily Planners, Julia Kostreva

Marble Gold Foil daily planner, Julia Kostreva
Gold Foil daily planner, Julia Kostreva

Gold Foil daily planner, Julia Kostreva
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– Golden Year –

I’m so excited to show you the new designs in the shop!

There are several new gold foil daily planners and 2015 calendars – and a few new iPhone covers too. I am a big paper lover and I jumped at the chance to finally be able to do gold foil and letterpress notebooks this year! Many pieces of the collection are inspired by California, sand, sun and waves. All of my designs start as a painting, collage or photography – see more of how I create in the behind the scenes at the bottom of this post.

The gold foil notebooks in Créme and Sandstorm, and the gold foil 2015Golden Weekends calendar were designed in partnership for an exclusive collaboration with Need Supply, available only here & at needsupply.com.

The iPhone case in Spotted Dot Black was designed in partnership for an exclusive collaboration with Wide Eyed Legless, available only here & at wideeyedlegless.com. Look out for her shop to open December 2014 – Jan 2015.

Photography: Madelene Farin

 

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Daily Planner, Julia Kostreva

CRÈME
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Gold Foil Any-Year Planner

Daily Planner, Julia Kostreva

Sandstorm
Julia Kostreva x Need Supply
Gold Foil Any-Year Daily Planner

Daily Planner, Julia Kostreva

Colorblock Black
Gold Foil Any-Year Planner

Gold Foil Golden Weekends Calendar, Julia Kostreva

2015 Golden Weekends Calendar
Julia Kostreva x Need Supply
Gold Foil Art Print

Daily Planner, Julia Kostreva

Marble – Indigo
Gold Foil Any-Year Planner

Daily Planner, Julia Kostreva

2015 – White
2015 Daily Planner

Daily Planner, Julia Kostreva

Marble – Black
Gold Foil Any-Year Planner

Julia Kostreva iPhone Case

Blue
iPhone Case

Julia Kostreva iPhone Case

Spotted Dot Black
Julia Kostreva x WideEyedLegless
iPhone Case

Julia Kostreva iPhone Case

Ombre – Black
iPhone Case

Julia Kostreva iPhone Case

Indigo Bay
iPhone Case

2015 Gold Foil Prisms Calendar, Julia Kostreva

2015 Prisms Calendar
Gold Foil Art Print

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BEHIND THE SCENES

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above photo by Aubrie Pick for Apartment34
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I thought I’d share a little of what has been inspiring me this season and some behind the scenes for the process of creating some of the new designs in the shop. Over the last few months I’ve taken some really wonderful drives in California, which have been so uplifting! California is so huge – it is completely inspiring to see all of the landscapes change before your eyes. Golden fields, wild florals and greenery, the sun over the ocean, the water, the waves, the sand…  it’s definitely influencing the designs I’ve been working on! I guess I have California on my mind! When I make designs, I begin with paint, patterns, collage, or sometimes photography. I like to take another look at things up close or from a different perspective – sometimes just turning something up-side-down can spark a new interest.

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Saturday, December 13 2014

SS2014 Lookbook : Keep Going


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This spring-summer I’m having fun experimenting and playing with a few new products.

There are oversize black & white art poster prints now up in the shop. Perfect for your living room, bedroom, or work space. And a couple new iPhone covers to brighten things up! Both of the two paint stroke iPhone designs are created from the same original artwork – the “Garden” print (see more about how I create my designs in behind the scenes at the bottom of this post).

Photography: Julia Kostreva, Jennifer Chong  – Styling: Loren Crosier

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JULIA KOSTREVA x NEED SUPPLY

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I had the great pleasure this spring collaborating with Need Supply on some exclusive products. Inspired by sea, wind, water, pools, summer travels, and for me, definitely inspired by California. This collection was made specially for the Need Supply shop based on their seasonal direction. I’ve collaborated with them in the past, but this time was truly special and a very inspiring design process!

Product art direction: Krystle Kemp, Need Supply –   Design: Julia Kostreva

Photography art direction, photography: Julia Kostreva  – Styling: Loren Crosier

 

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BEHIND THE SCENES

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From paint – to artwork – to design

Here are some photos around my workspace and showing a little of my process. A lot of my pattern designs are created by hand through painting with sumi ink. Then I scan the artwork into the computer and go through a design phase where I construct the artwork into a pattern, bring in colors, make repeats. Everything starts black and white, and eventually turns into something colorful.

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Monday, July 21 2014

2014 Planners Lookbook


Julia Kostreva x Need Supply
Julia Kostreva Lookbook, styled in collaboration with Loren Crosier

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– Pattern Play –

This year’s collection of daily planner notebooks is inspired by mixing patterns. Some traditional, like Thai marbling, and others more modern, like brush strokes and color blocking. The patterned spines are inspired by textiles and weavings.

The first two notebooks pictured are in exclusive collaboration with Need Supply, available only at needsupply.com. Look out for it December 2013.

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Yearly View
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Monthly View
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Weekly View
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Project Planner

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BEHIND THE SCENES

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The lookbook images were styled as an experiment in collage. The photoshoot styling was in collaboration with my friend Loren Crosier, who is a designer, artist and photographer in Oakland, California. Visit her site to see more of her designs and gorgeous photography collages, which will be on show in Oakland next spring. Stay tuned at her blog for her own gallery show updates.

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ORIGINAL ART

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For the first time, I’m selling original artwork in my shop. Some of the pieces were created as art, intended for the wall. Other pieces are from my design process  during the creation of the new collection. When I create new designs, everything starts with a drawing or a photograph. I scan my drawings, bring them to the computer, and the images evolve into a pattern, or a bold graphic, or an element within a collaged surface illustration.

The paintings this year are created with Japanese sumi ink on either archival white paper or translucent vellum and then mounted on an archival white paper background. All of the paintings come in beautiful white frames, ready to hang.

Sunday, November 24 2013