A long, long time ago, far away in a distant land—my career began as a fashion designer. Designing collections and finding inspiration started from my early years living in London, researching ideas and concepts, sourcing fabrics, noting historical references, admiring artists, and architecture, and locating inspirational travel destinations—so not much different than my current-day thought process as an editor, just no sketching.

Takashi Murakami, Davy Jones' Tear, 2009

Takashi Murakami, Davy Jones’ Tear, 2009

So I’ve decided each week to edit styles that are currently available to shop, based on my weekly inspiration. Selfies are not my thing, so rest assured you will not find photos of me posing in my garden against a wall. Instead, I’ll edit from art I love, travel, and whatever takes my whimsical fancy.

That said, I just found this neat lithograph print by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami on auction at Paddle 8, and it reminds me of current styles that use bold colours and combinations between stripes and floral prints in bright shades. Love the little pom-pom trend this season as well. If you’re feeling bold and bright, then peek below.

Takashi Murakami, Davy Jones’ Tear, 2009, bid estimate starts at $1,000 – $1,500—if you’re interested in the art, auction ends May 11 on Paddle8.com in the House #47 auction.