Browsing articles from "February, 2011"

Blazek –

Feb 28, 2011 | 1 Comment

Gebhart Blazek, an expert in boucherite rag rugs, has just added over ninety new offerings to the website of his eponymous Austrian gallery. These Moroccan carpets have garnered much enthusiasm for their vibrant color, inviting texture and contemporary feel.

VandM –

Feb 25, 2011 | Leave a Comment

With authoritarian political figures headlining the daily news, this large scale vintage banner of Mao Zedong seems right in step with the times. It’s posted here at VandM, a 1st Dibs-esque site I’m discovering for the first time today. (Weisshouse is the actual seller.)

Louise Bourgeois –

Feb 23, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Put simply: I had no idea acclaimed artist Louise Bourgeois (1911 – 2010) worked with textiles, nor was I aware that an exhibition on the subject took place in London late last year. Click here for images from the exhibition and here for catalog information.

The above fabric work is untitled, from 2006. The image is cropped.

de Gournay –

Feb 21, 2011 | Leave a Comment

With a primary focus on Chinoisserie and patterns from 19th century France, de Gournay’s hand painted wallpapers and fabrics are old-school, and require old money (or lots and lots of new money) to purchase. For the rest of us the company website offers a perfectly free peek into a different world.

Rahmanan Deco –

Feb 18, 2011 | Leave a Comment

This carpet (shown in cropped form above) could easily pass as the creation of some hip new carpet company;  in truth it’s performed the amazing trick of being over 80 years old.

For sale at Rahmanan Antique & Decorative Rugs. Read more about its Chinese Art Deco history here.

Porter Teleo –

Feb 16, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Primarily an artisanal wallpaper company bursting at the seams with acclaim, Porter Teleo is now also in the fabric business. Silk Scarf (above) is one of three patterns currently in production, with hopefully many more to follow. Its fluid,  painterly quality – and the thought of it applied to large swaths of drapery and upholstery – can make knees weak.

Henry Road –

Feb 14, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Paula Smail is the designer behind Henry Road and she counts Marimekko, Mark Rothko and the fabrics of Africa among her many visual influences. You can certainly see a bit of the former in her Gloria pillow, above.  (Check out her fabric and table linens too.) To see what she’s excited about now visit her blog here.

Via Design Milk.

Pippi Joe –

Feb 11, 2011 | Leave a Comment

The Australian company  Pippi Joe screen prints nature-inspired designs onto organic cotton and hemp.

Also for sale at Udessi, via Print & Pattern.

Tulu –

Feb 9, 2011 | 1 Comment

A beautiful website with dreamy fabrics, bedding and pillows from Istanbul.

Via Decor8.

Suki Cheema –

Feb 7, 2011 | Leave a Comment

While Suki Cheema claims India as the source of his artistic inspiration the designs for his eponymous home collection are clearly of his own invention, perhaps with a little 1980’s verve mixed in. Above, his City Gate pillow in green.

Via the current issue of Dwell.