Browsing articles from "June, 2010"

Tessera –

Jun 30, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Wholesale company Tessera has a cache of antique and reproduction textiles including grain sacks, suzanis, and ikats. They don’t sell anything directly from their website (nor do they show much of their inventory online) but if you’re looking for something in particular they might be able to help!

Via four walls and a roof.

Rags to Richesse –

Jun 28, 2010 | Leave a Comment

If you’re in NYC between now and July 16th, and if carpets have the power to make your day, visit “Rags to Richesse: Rugs from Morocco” at Cavin-Morris Gallery. And if (like me) you’re not in New York, the exhibit’s beautifully produced on-line catalog should still make your heart sing.

Click here for an earlier post on Morocco’s rag rugs.

Via Hali.

Jeffrey Becom –

Jun 25, 2010 | Leave a Comment

In an upcoming gallery exhibition photographer and color expert Jeffrey Becom captures Indian textiles as an extension of the visual landscape.

Pineapple Ice Bucket –

Jun 23, 2010 | Leave a Comment

The British website Pineapple Ice Bucket (what a name!) has lots of vintage / retro wares from the 1960’s – 1980’s including fabric yardage and remnants. Above is a cropped image of one fabric offered on the site, originally sold by Heal’s department store in the 1970’s.  Even with wavy off-kilter lines it has an appealing graphic formality, and the strong simple color keeps it current.

For more on Heal’s click here.

Ochre Store –

Jun 21, 2010 | Leave a Comment

With an eye toward handmade and socially conscious goods, Ochre Store sells a range of carefully selected domestic accessories — including these Ethiopian cotton napkins and towels woven in women-owned studios in Addis Ababa.

Via Elle Decor, June 2010.

Classic and Modern Fabrics –

Jun 18, 2010 | 1 Comment

New on bookshelves from Thames and Hudson! Click here to read about it on Amazon and here to explore other textile books from the publisher.

Suzan Fellman –

Jun 16, 2010 | 1 Comment

1st Dibs’ multi-page bio on artist and designer Suzan Fellman is a fun and interesting read that casts her career in a magical light full of  creativity, perseverance and happy coincidences.  Fellman’s website highlights her current work and also showcases separate lines she represents, including fabrics by Celia Birtwell and Cecil Beaton. In the photo above Fellman transforms a vintage silk scarf into a theatrical pillow.

Rugged Art –

Jun 14, 2010 | Leave a Comment

By bringing the aesthetic of urban-minded graphic and street art to carpets,  Rugged Art (in limited editions of 10) adds a rough, hipster edge to 100% Tibetan wool. Above, a carpet designed for the company by Rostarr.

Via Wallpaper.

Mark Adams –

Jun 11, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Here’s another fascinating historic shot offered by Modern Magazine (previously posted about here). Reprinted in their third issue, the image originally appeared in the catalog for the 1965 exhibition “California Design 9”, one of a series of annual shows that began in 1954. The vibrant winged tapestry is by Mark Adams (1925-2006).

Oil Cloth at Purl –

Jun 9, 2010 | 1 Comment

If you’re reading this now I can safely say this is not the oil cloth of your childhood — that plain jane laminated fabric relegated to sticky outdoor eating. Today Purl sells offbeat patterns that should inspire enthusiastic use indoors and out. An oil cloth from Etsuko Furuya is above.