Browsing articles from "March, 2010"

Clarissa Hulse –

Mar 31, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Clarissa Hulse, an English textile designer with an envy-inducing about page, produces a line of textiles (including  fabrics, pillows, bedding and more) that vibrate with a colorful Asian fusion feel.

Liberty of London –

Mar 29, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Vintage scarves have remained in my textile-addled consciousness since doing a post on David Earp’s framed collection last year. Through Earp’s example scarves have a whole new potential as forms of decorative art.  Hermes has a website (and current advertising campaign) with lots of possibilities for the wall, as does Liberty of London. The image above is a detail one of Liberty’s more eccentric offerings in which Mr. and Mrs. Liberty are depicted. (Note that the Liberty website has scarves tucked away in two sections: Women and Liberty of London Designs. Another good source for vintage scarves of all kinds is Ebay, of course.)

Kasuri Home –

Mar 26, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Catalina Arocena is a painter and theatrical production designer. She also creates custom quilts, pillows, throws, and curtains out of vintage Japanese textiles. Above is a detail from a pair of  curtain panels currently offered at her website Kasuri Home.

Ecostasy & Irish Lace –

Mar 24, 2010 | 5 Comments

I’ve just been introduced to a beautiful new website (and company) called Ecostasy. Their entire collection – which includes a range of products from different parts of the globe – is sourced with stringent eco-friendly criteria and an eye for quality of materials and design. The website also goes to great lengths to educate visitors about each product, as is the case with their Irish Lace Runner pictured above.

Reuber Henning

Mar 22, 2010 | 1 Comment

Reuber Henning is a boutique carpet company with designs of quiet, thought-provoking whimsy. Above, their “birdy” carpet.

Via If It’s Hip It’s Here.

Holland & Sherry –

Mar 19, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Holland & Sherry fabrics really need to be seen and felt in person to be fully appreciated in all their subtle and sumptuous glory. But the company also supplies less understated luxuries, like their rainbow colored assortment of cashmere throws.

Fouta –

Mar 17, 2010 | 1 Comment

With its origins in the Turkish baths of centuries ago fouta towels are far removed from the terry cloth most of us are used to. And much more stylish and versatile.

Visit Scents and Feel for a full selection.

Via Elle Decor, April 2010. (Which by the way has a must see textile-laden photo spread. It’s the cover story.)

Fabricadabra –

Mar 15, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Suzanis, ikats, batiks, kuba cloths and Dutch wax prints can all be purchased in refreshingly affordable pillow-form at Donna Halloran’s Fabricadabra. Above, one of her black and white ikat pillow covers.

See-Mingei –

Mar 12, 2010 | Leave a Comment

I’m really excited about this one! See-Mingei is kind of like a hip picture-based encyclopedia — one with an exceptionally clear and concise layout, and lots of great images of textiles. Pictured above is a detail of a late 19th century silk ikat from Uzbekistan, shown in See-Mingei’s section on Central Asia.

Via Textile Hunter (thank you!).

Sundance Saris & Gudaris –

Mar 10, 2010 | 1 Comment

More Indian textiles and patterns: the Sundance catalog is selling both antique quilted saris and “gudari quilts” (detail shown above). Sundance describes gudaris as saris quilted together with kantha stitching. This is a bit confusing to me as up to now I’ve understood kantha to be exactly what they’re describing as gudaris, not just a style of stitching. — Maybe gudaris are just another iteration of kanthas? In any case, they’re beautiful and they’re here.

Ten Thousand Villages also sells them, though they call them gudris.