Browsing articles from "November, 2008"

From “Dirge Without Music” –

Nov 30, 2008 | Leave a Comment

The answers quick & keen, the honest look, the laughter, the love,

They are gone. They have gone to feed the roses. Elegant and curled

Is the blossom. Fragrant is the blossom. I know. But I do not approve.

More precious was the light in your eyes than all the roses in the world.

~ Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Anthropologie –

Nov 19, 2008 | Leave a Comment

A little bit of textile-related enticement from the November 2008 Anthropologie catalog. (I always fall for the spare interiors / exuberantly patterned fabric combo.) Click here to for a link to the bedding.

Banners of Persuasion –

Nov 16, 2008 | Leave a Comment

The New York Times’ Style magazine for Design & Living, Winter 2008 came out last Sunday and they have a little blurb on a new exhibition called “Demons, Yarns and Tales” showing in London from November 10th – 22nd. It’s been organized by a group called Banners of Persuasion (created by founders of The Rug Company). Read their about us page for a full description of the exhibition’s aims — and explore the rest of the site to see the other textiles created for the show. The work above was created by Peter Blake.

Maija Louekari –

Nov 11, 2008 | 3 Comments


Between all the election excitement and a four day trip to Seattle I’ve gone longer than I’d like between posts — but now I’m back home and hopefully getting back in the fibercopia groove too. A school friend just alerted me to new Marimekko designs for this year and this one – called Pakkanen and designed by Maija Louekari – caught my eye immediately. It comes in two scales but it’s the larger one that seems most interesting. It has a huge repeat – 175 cms – the full width of the fabric. (This is according to the Marimekko website, though at the NYC Marimekko concept store website where it’s sold it says the repeat is bigger than the width of the fabric, which doesn’t make sense. Must be a typo.) I’ve been looking out for some cool fabric for a table cloth for awhile now and I think this is it.