We came across a lovely book about print designer Vera Neumann recently and have been intrigued by her ever since. Described as an unlikely revolutionary, Vera's print designs were everywhere in the 1960's and her influence is still very much in evidence today. Her bright, cheery florals and geometrics adorned clothing, accessories and homeware and look as lovely and relevant today as they did then.
Vera was a tiny woman with a big influence and a role model for independent women. She believed art should be accessible to everyone and shouldn't be relegated to just walls, that we should surround ourselves with it – wear it, eat off it and sleep under it.
She was a working single mother, an entrepreneur and an inspiration, she was also something of a style icon who dressed in bright coloured tunics and bold scarves.
Check out the book, Vera – The Art and Life of an Icon which is available at Anthropologie. Also the Vera Website, sells a small selection of her vintage scarves and has details of where to buy Vera designs in the US.