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The Walled City of Kowloon fabric by francine on Spoonflower - custom fabric

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By Francine Grant

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Description:

Supposedly the inspiration for the urban dystopia envisioned in Blade Runner and the slums of Gotham in Batman Begins, The Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong was at one time purported as being the most densely populated place on earth with an est 50,000 souls crammed into a mere 6.5 acre enclave. The city was demolished in 1994.

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tallula...

tallulahdahling says: What a striking, fascinating pattern! Wonderful!

Posted 4 months ago.

bluevelvet

bluevelvet says: Wow this is amazing, great design!!

Posted over 2 years ago.

francine

francine says: Thanks so much amy (& Jillian too - missed your comment somehow!) :)

Posted about 3 years ago.

amy_g

amy_g says: Wow! This is just fantastic and your description of the design was so interesting!!!!

Posted about 3 years ago.

jillian...

jillianmorris says: Wow, I've never seen this, I love it!!

Posted about 4 years ago.

francine

francine says: Ooo I love Gehry - his work is so impossible! Is the doc called, "Sketches of Frank Gehry"? I am for sure going to check that out! Thank you Nancy - I'm wicked pleased I made something that "stuck" with you long enough to make this association. Plus it's GEHRY! Haha - you so made my day :)

Posted almost 5 years ago.

verycherry

verycherry says: I was watching this documentary about Frank Gehry and it reminded me of your design! Check him out, you will like it!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

francine

francine says: Thank you so much Susan - I would LOVE to see your city skirt when it's done!! And yes it would make anyone look towering ;)

Posted almost 5 years ago.

susanin...

susaninparis says: Surely a straight skirt made of this fabric will make me feel taller, if not look taller! It's great.

Posted almost 5 years ago.

francine

francine says: Thank you so much Shelly, Raven, and Rachel :) Patricia, what an amazing comment! I love that the image struck you as benevolent - I was trying for something that was neither too antiseptic nor too dark: something that superficially might appeared one way, but on closer inspection had another story. The truth is that while I love the country, I am a city girl through and through, so in my opinion even a supposedly failed city such as the walled Kowloon deserves it's share of love if only in honour of the people who once called it "home". Thank you so much for sharing your impressions - it's an amazing perk of belonging to this community!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

pd_frasure

pd_frasure says: Ironically, I felt an organic life form present in the fabric. The warm colors and gentle-waving frond effect made me think of coral and sea life. I voted for yours because I felt you brought a of feeling of loving aunts and uncles bending forward to converse. I was amazed when I read the description. The window in the center looked like a smile to me, like smiling tree spirits. Perhaps you are a very loving, compassionate person, maybe a vegetarian, to have so transformed the scene?

Posted almost 5 years ago.

babysis...

babysisterrae says: I am in love with this! Congrats on top ten!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

ravenous

ravenous says: BiG congrats to you!!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

shelley...

shelleymade says: This is one of my favourites - congrats!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

francine

francine says: There were so many designs in this contest that made me think, "Oh (insert expletive) that's good...!" that I'm extra thrilled and surprised to have squeaked in to the top ten. Yay thank you all so much! :)

Posted almost 5 years ago.

demigoutte

demigoutte says: Congrats Francine on making top ten with this awesome design !!! So great :)

Posted almost 5 years ago.

rhondad...

rhondadesigns says: Congratulations on placing in the Top Ten with this fantastic design, Francine!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

theboerwar

theboerwar says: Congrats! One of our faves!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

siya

siya says: Congratulations on placing in the top ten, Francine!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

kdl

kdl says: Congratulations on top ten, awesome design!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

mrshervi

mrshervi says: Yay for top ten! Congrats Francine - this is great!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

cksstud...

cksstudio80 says: Congratulations Francine!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

paragon...

paragonstudios says: Yah top 10 Congratulations!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

pennycandy

pennycandy says: Congrats on making the Top Ten, Francine! I knew your design would be in there somewhere! So unique, graphic, bold...just, well, FAB. ;-)

Posted almost 5 years ago.

amel24

amel24 says: Congratulations Francine!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

vo_aka_...

vo_aka_virginiao says: Woooooot Francine! Congrats!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

darci

darci says: One of the Cityscapes Fabric of the Week contest Top Ten

darci uploaded a fabric image for francine's design The Walled City of Kowloon :

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Posted almost 5 years ago.

francine

francine says: Oh YAY!!! Thank you Maria and Erin :D Sharon, I'm shocked you didn't get in there with Metromash: it's so fab. Isabella: haha yes that would make for some interesting pants (not with my thighs tho - that would just be frightening). Thank you chickoteria and Alex - it's a happy dance morning!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

spellstone

spellstone says: Wonderful design! Congrats on top ten x

Posted almost 5 years ago.

chickot...

chickoteria says: Terrific design...congrats!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

inscrib...

inscribed_here says: Congratulations on placing in the top ten with this dizzying design, Francine! I think it would be a great alternative to tartan for some funky trousers.

Posted almost 5 years ago.

scrummy

scrummy says: WOAH congratulations Francine ~ yippppeeeeee!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

erinibb...

erinibbertson says: I love the bold colours and shapes. It is amazing!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

mariao

mariao says: Absolutely fabulous! I put it in 5 yard and it's terrific!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

francine

francine says: Merci Virginie! Thank you Kelly :) Amy: funny you should use the word INSANE since I was thinking that's exactly what I must be when I fixed this crazy idea in my head - so glad you like it :) Thank you Victoria, Kez and Julie for your nice super words!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

cjldesigns

cjldesigns says: Fantastic design! I love the colour and bold vertical shapes. Looks fantastic as two or three yards!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

kezia

kezia says: This is an amazing design!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

victori...

victorialasher says: Wow! this really captures the cramped feeling I had looking at images of the city, without the sense of depression and desperation.

Posted almost 5 years ago.

pennycandy

pennycandy says: This is INSANE, Francine! The depth is amazing. I love how bold it is. It almost gives me the creeps, and vertigo, but that's what I like about it! The way the design just keeps going and going by adding more yardage just makes you feel like there really are 50,000 people crammed in there...and counting! Very interesting and cool!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

ksteve

ksteve says: Great design!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

demigoutte

demigoutte says: Fantastic design Francine ! Great repeat :)

Posted almost 5 years ago.

francine

francine says: Thank you so much Melanie Phoebe! and Cynthia :) And thank you Tessa for that - I'm so happy I managed to capture a little bit of Hong Kong :)

Posted almost 5 years ago.

simple_...

simple_felicities says: Francine... good job on this design. I used to live in Hong Kong, and when I saw your design, it reminded me of the high rises in New Territories in Hong Kong ( I use to live in a high rise in Shatin). Good job for representing Hong Kong. Good luck in the competition.

Posted almost 5 years ago.

cksstud...

cksstudio80 says: An awesome design. Not only did you capture the cityscape but the overall modern geometric design that it creates is very appealing to the eye! Really nice!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

feebeedee

feebeedee says: Francine, this is so awesome!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

wiccked

wiccked says: this is fabulous!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

francine

francine says: Thank you so much Kathleen, Melanie, Kelly, Greta, Meredith, Cean and Raven! I wasn't sure if I struck the right balance of "creepy but still approachable" with this so I'm over the moon reading your sweet comments :D

Posted almost 5 years ago.

ravenous

ravenous says: Gosh I so totally must get this!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

ravenous

ravenous says: I love the surreal, vertigo-inducing, sci-fi awesomeness of this design. Coool!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

ceanirm...

ceanirminger says: I'm in awe of this cheerfully terrifying design. This is amazing, Francine!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

meredit...

meredithjean says: FABULOUS! I adore the air conditioners! Agree totally with weavingmajor's comments below. Best of luck in the comp.

Posted almost 5 years ago.

gsonge

gsonge says: wow! what a great design!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

weaving...

weavingmajor says: spooky and vertigo-inducing and creepy-cheerful and awe inspiring and really, really, cool - what a great interpretation of the city and for the contest. Well done!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

madex

madex says: Love this, great design!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

kayo17

kayo17 says: Fantastic!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

francine

francine says: Yay - thank you so much Christine, Alex, Isabella and Veronica! :D

Posted almost 5 years ago.

mag-o

mag-o says: Wow this is amazing. So striking in color and repeat!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

vdyej

vdyej says: This is SOOOOO awesome! Could make so many cool things from this!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

inscrib...

inscribed_here says: Wow Francine, this is awesome! You've taken the theme to dizzying heights.

Posted almost 5 years ago.

siya

siya says: I love how the buildings keep going and going in multiple yardage! It's wonderful!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

paragon...

paragonstudios says: Love the design

Posted almost 5 years ago.

francine

francine says: You guys are the nicest! I feel a bit like a brash under dressed party crasher among all these stunning city scenes I'm seeing, but I like the way this looks in multiple yardage so I'm bravely going out there to cut up the rug with my white girl's over bite. Ha! ;)

Posted almost 5 years ago.

nikky

nikky says: This is cool!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

acbeilke

acbeilke says: Wow cool!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

zoebrench

zoebrench says: This looks amazing in 2 yard view. Would make fantastc bedding!!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

amel24

amel24 says: Love it!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

babysis...

babysisterrae says: Wow Francine, I can't wait to buy some!!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

rhondad...

rhondadesigns says: These towers of never-ending stories are brilliantly engineered, Francine! The architectural illusion projected by this design is awesome!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

theboerwar

theboerwar says: This is really neato!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

sammyk

sammyk says: This is super cool, Francine!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

vo_aka_...

vo_aka_virginiao says: Gorgeous and fabulous juicy colors!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

spellstone

spellstone says: Very beautiful!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

scrummy

scrummy says: oh my ~ that Escher thing is messing with my head. Imagine this on long curtains..... so great! wow. xxx

Posted almost 5 years ago.