I came upon a good (if short) article about Jack Lenor Larsen (of Larsen Fabrics) today on the New York Magazine website. I’m familiar with the Larsen brand but fabrics are always more meaningful when there’s a personal story behind them — and his is quite epic! I also really like the images (above) that are included with the article: the textile hanging behind Mr. Larsen is beautiful, but not described (is it some kind of bark cloth?). And his apartment looks like an oasis of calm. Below is one of his batiks, “Water Lilies” from 1964.