RIGHT NOW: Florence Broadhurst
I have already told you about Florence Broadhurst's highly controversial life. She once lived under an entirely different name, she regularly lied about the details of her life and she died in the hands of a violent murderer, among other juicy tidbits.
Some question whether she actually designed anything at all. I think that while others may have executed her ideas, the designs issued under her name stemmed from her vision. I draw this conclusion because her company fell apart after her murder--without her direction, the business could not be sustained.
Regardless of what you think about Florence Broadhurst's checkered past, the designs attributed to her are eye catching, unique and enduring, so much so that the company Surya, a leader in the home accessories market, launched several new lines featuring her designs at this spring's High Point Market. You can now find her glorious colors and patterns adorning bedding, rugs and pillows, once again proving the relevancy of design history and how it inspires design today.
Do click the hot link above---Florence's life is truly fascinating. Then, please let me know if you think she is responsible for these designs or whether she was simply crafty enough to capitalize on others' work. You can comment right here, or on twitter, Facebook or Google plus ---- any social media channel works for me! I would love to know your views.
Although this is not a sponsored post, I won a prize at from Surya and Tretorn due to my coverage of the Florence Broadhurst collection at Suyra. Aren't these new kicks super cute?! Makes me feel like spring is finally here.