Lost City, Update –

Jan 8, 2009 | 1 Comment

I often find great new things (new to me that is – ) in the product report / eye candy section at the start of design magazines — and this was definitely the case with the most recent Metropolitan Home, presenting a tantalizing little blurb on Lost City fabrics. Above is a detail shot of their Vienna fabric. Yum.

P.S. “Lost City” sounded vaguely familiar actually, so I just searched fibercopia and voila — I did a post on it back in November of  2007. At that time they didn’t have a website; now they do!

Seydou Keita –

Jan 6, 2009 | 2 Comments

I’ve been vaguely aware of the Malian photographer Seydou Keita (1921-2001) for awhile now — though his only actual presence in my life comes in the form of an unfulfilled Amazon wish list item, since the main book on him is selling for over $350. Today he popped up again in what looks like will be another missed encounter: his photography is included in the current Metropolitan Museum exhibition The Essential Art of African Textiles: Design Without End, showing until April 5th. I don’t think I’m going to be in NYC before then, but if you are — try to make it to this exhibit! It looks wonderful.

Original Good –

Jan 4, 2009 | Leave a Comment

After a month-long pause I’m returning to normal routines, and to fibercopia. There’s always something awkward about the very beginning of a year — in the continuum of time nothing has really changed, and yet there’s the expectation of something new, a hopeful look forward at what is still the blank screen of the 12 months ahead. So rather than just say “Happy New Year”, I’ll make a longer wish instead: may the New Year – from start to finish – be one of individual and collective prosperity, not only financially, but also socially, spiritually, and emotionally.

Above, Original Good’s fair-trade “Pout Free Coin Purse”, made in Vietnam.