Not all stripes are created equal.
Some are Jovial, some are Paradoxical, some are Tribal,
some are Directional, some are Optical, some are Vertical,
some are Horizontal and some are Structural -
so says Linda O'Keeffe in her brilliant new book called
STRIPES: DESIGN BETWEEN THE LINES
Page 18 -19; features a selection of Gene Meyer's printed silk ties introduced at Bergdorf Goodman in 1991 (dates range from 1992-1996).
Page 34-35, Right; One of Doug Meyer's Miami interior design projects which O'Keeffe also included in Metropolitan Home - Design 100, 2009. Left; detail of stripe fringe created by Carl D'Aquino and Francine Monaco.
Page 166-167, Right; Designer Robert Couturier covered Amy Fine Collins' dining room walls
in painted stripes giving dimension to a salon-style of framed photographs and prints. The bench fabric and pillow fabrics are covered in Gene Meyer's abstract silk twill prints. Left; Jay Jeffers interior.
Page 154-155, Far Right; Doug and Gene Meyer interior project with bold striped walls. Center; Doug and Gene Meyer's "Crossroads" hand knotted rug. Left; Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz interior.
Page 56-57, Right; Geoffrey Beene's black sweater and skirt with a single white stripe, 2003. Left; Geoffrey Beene's buffalo wool plaid shrug with bias horsehair insets, 2002.
(Gene worked for Mr. Beene for 11 years)
Noted design editor and writer Linda O'Keeffe has been in design for over three decades, including sixteen years as the creative director of Metropolitan Home magazine. She currently contributes to a variety of shelter and architecture publications, lectures, moderates panels, and appears regularly on radio and television design programs. She is also the author of Shoes: A Celebration of Pumps, Sandals, Slippers & More and Brilliant: White in Design.
Thank you Linda for including us in your wonderful new book!
Doug & Gene
Stripes: Design Between the Lines By Linda O’Keeffe
The Monacelli Press