Darin Michelle
Creative Director

Darin Michelle

Made in Maryland

Inspiration: Patterns

A couple months before I announced that I will be shifting the focus of 19FIFTYTHREE back to creating custom goods, I started gathering some inspiration. One of my favorite pieces of inspiration has been patterns. I've become more and more interested in creating my own patterns for some upcoming products. As usual, I turned to Pinterest and started collecting some visual goods. 53-Inspiration-Patterns


As I was gathering, I noticed a pattern (no pun intended); I found myself being more and more drawn to patterns found on ceramic plate sets. I really love the variation that comes in one set, making it a perfectly cohesive and uniquely styled collection. I see 19FIFYTHREE being something like this: cohesive and uniquely styled.



Although I am VERY drawn to black and white patterns, I love a pop of color every now and then. It's been fun playing with patterns so far and I can't wait to see where all this inspiration leads. So far I am certain of using patterns in clothing and accessories, but am wondering if all this ceramic inspiration will lead to a custom set of '53 ceramics! Who knows! That's the great part about getting inspired; you never know where it will lead.