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Behind the Design: High Line & other NYC-inspired patterns...

Deb will be the first to tell you that a stripe will always be a crowd pleaser--it’s timeless.  It's classic.  At the same time, she’s not going to settle with safe and move on to the next pattern.  But, where’s the fun in that?  Where’s the twist?!  This is when Deb comes in with the layers and variety.  This is fashion, people!  We gotta keep things interesting!
New York.

First up is a New York pattern fan favorite: High Line.  Originally, the High Line was a New York Central Railroad spur that ran through Manhattan. After years of being obsolete, the City of New York & Friends of the High Line decided to preserve and renovate the High Line as a 1.45 mile-long elevated park, green way and rail trail for public use.  FYI the Friends of the High Line site is so fire that you'll want to call your neighbors, sign petitions, and build an elevated community botanical garden with your bare hands.

Black and ivory invoke a seasonal vibe we associate with fall and winter.  To me, this pattern is probably the most New York-y of all.  *Cue buying tickets to Hamilton.

Chelsea is an area that really went through a mini revolution up through the 70's until, basically, the present. You can't not mention the hotel, the Chelsea. Drama was pretty much unavoidable with all famous, artistic minds staying there. A hallway of neighbors like Allen Ginsberg, Arthur Miller, Janis Joplin and Sid Vicious (basically textbook examples of the angsty, tortured artist trope) complete the recipe for UNREAL drama.  Artists are emotional, and they feel all of them with the fire of 1,000 suns (as a self proclaimed ~artsy~ person, I'm allowed to say this).

Nothing lights the drama bonfire like a bunch of artists trying to create a masterpiece based off their own personal encounters with love, lust, passion, and rage.  Naturally, we associate hot pink and red with similar themes.  A lot of people were affected by this place and significant time period, which creates an amorous quality and attachment to the area.

Tribeca is the narrowest part of Manhattan located close to the action of Wall Street and even closer to the water. With bustling activity on the water and bay, Tribeca is it's own water world. The two shades of blue actively incorporate this aquatic atmosphere.

The Flat Iron meets at the cross roads in lower Manhattan. The building, itself, is so distinct and angular, while also having a unique sensibility. The navy on and ivory stripe, similarly, reflects this unique twist on a classic.

So, those were some pretty...pretty...pretty...pretty juicy pattern descriptions.  If you're interested in having your own bite of the big apple, check out our collection and have your pick.

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