Cravings Corner: {Ikat}

Ewww, is it really Monday? Gross. Just when Saturday and Sunday were starting to feel so good...Monday came a' calling. This weekend FLEW by, right? I mean, wow.

This weekend was one of the most fun I've had in a long time, seriously. I had not one, but TWO girls' nights out (Friday and Saturday) and it was so great to be able to laugh hysterically and be silly with friends. Oh, and this weekend also gave me a chance to debut some of my new summer clothes, which was super exciting.

And I got some new shoes. Blam.

One thing I noticed whilst out and about...ikat textiles and patterns were everywhere. Bags, shoes, scarves, the list goes on. I even took note of several storefront displays at some of the local home decor shops that featured ikat pieces.

So obviously, I became curious...have you guys been seeing a lot of ikat lately?

If you aren't familiar with ikat, here's a brief rundown:

-The exotic motif with ancient roots looks fresher than ever, energizing furnishings and accessories- even with this season's runway shows (which explains why we're seeing it more and more in mainstream department stores.)

*Collage courtesy of Design*Sponge

-Ikat is a method of weaving that creates artistic images on textiles, kind of like one of those paint-by-numbers things, but with thread instead of paint : )

-It was developed in Western Asia during the first millennium AD, which explains its cool tribal appeal.

I've seen it before, (maybe even last season), but it seems the ikat trend is gearing up once again for summer 2010.

I'm down for ikat. Will you be?

By the way, we do have a winner of the fabulous flat iron giveaway. Congrats to Kitchen Belleicious on her new toy and many thanks to all of you that participated! More fun giveaways to come VERY shortly ; ) Be excited.

Be blessed, lovelies-

Photo credits: Elle Decor, Design*Sponge


  1. Your new summer sandals are so cute. I have to ask....were they comfy? I have never heard of ikat before although I have seen that print before. I really like it. I would love to have a scarf in it with some great colors.

  2. def down for ikat. LOVE it! and yes, i agree, i've been seeing A LOT of it as well! :)

  3. I go back on forth on ikat. Sometimes I start to warm up to it... but I think deep down I'm not a huge fun. But I don't mind it on others... just not something I would pick for myself.

    Hope you had a great weekend!

  4. I like! I feel like this is a pattern that is hit or miss. Certain colors, designs or shapes are probably not flattering it all on clothes. On the other hand it looks like if the right combo is created it could be a gorgeous staple in your closet this summer.

    I love the home decor with this design, especially the pillows. I never thought I would say this, but I am sort of sick of animal print.

    This is just enough of that exotic look without looking gaudy Jersey Shore.

    I've never heard of this design before. Thanks!

  5. I've been seeing a lot of ikat (and had no idea what it was called so thank you!) but am not sure if I can do it or not.. haha.. I mean I like it, but I just dont know if I can pull it off well in clothes. Other stuff? Yeah totally in. :)

  6. Great post! Loved the little history lesson. And I happened to post on the same exact Gucci dress. xxSAS


  7. Love the new shoes you bought! Super-cute!

  8. I adore these prints! I love anything tribal/bohemian. Cute!

  9. hmm.... not sure how I feel about these prints. I think it looks great on some things, not on others. Love the pillows though!

  10. Ikat is amazing, I love all of the fun prints that are out there lately! Yay!

  11. The teapot is the most darling shot of ikat!

  12. I love Ikat...and I'm with Jessica...that teapot is fabulous!

  13. I actually really like that dress and especially like the teapot. It's so fun and cute!

  14. Beautiful post! Just found it in a google image search for ikat textiles. Looving the Gucci dress-- forgot about that one! Xx

    Dans Mon Boudoir


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