Browsing articles from "March, 2011"

Larsen 2011 –

Mar 30, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Print advertising for Larsen’s 2011 collection is being slipped through mailboxes this week and the promotional images are full of a muesli-eating Eileen Fisher feel, in the best possible way. Pattern names like Atmosphere, Earthy, Mood and Simplicity add to the nonchalance of looking good without showing off your effort, or your vanity.

Teixidors –

Mar 28, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Exercising persuasive decorative restraint, Teixidors produces textiles for the home in silk, wool, cotton and cashmere — all on manual looms in Spain.

Via Interiors magazine.

Knotisse –

Mar 25, 2011 | Leave a Comment

With their two Old Yarn collections Knotisse gives the gift of reincarnation to vintage Antaolian carpets, first by deconstructing the rugs and then by using the remaining yarn to create an entirely new carpet (with an old soul).

Via Cover.

Christie’s, London –

Mar 23, 2011 | Leave a Comment

“A Collection Of Chintz Fabric Swatches, Manchester, For The Indian Market, 1910-20” (from which the above image is taken) is one of many interesting textiles being offered at auction by Christie’s Interiors Department in London on April 5th.


Mar 21, 2011 | Leave a Comment

According to their website, SCP is “one of the UK’s most innovative and internationally respected manufacturers and suppliers of contemporary design”. They have two stores in London and an extensive online shop that includes a bountiful textile and rug section. Above, a throw by Hay.

A Length of Sarasa –

Mar 18, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Events in Japan weigh heavily, not only for the well-being of all those directly involved in the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis, but for what these events say about our collective human plight. The textile above isn’t Japanese, but was made in India in the late 17th / early 18th century for the Japanese market. It’s a small reminder of the long history of our global interconnectedness. Here’s a link to The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s database entry on the piece.  (It’s referred to as a “length of Sarasa”, a term I’m not familiar with.)

Jim Thompson –

Mar 16, 2011 | Leave a Comment

While the outlines of his exotic (and mysterious) biography are perfect fodder for a Miramax period movie, the name Jim Thompson now represents much more than one man’s personal history. It’s an international brand encompassing restaurants, retail shops, a farm — and a line of luxurious, predominantly silk, fabrics. Above, Bamboozle from the new Thompson No. 9 Opus Collection.

Yastik –

Mar 14, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Seen from the portal of their website, the Istanbul shop  Yastik treats pillows like the IPad of the upholstery world: glittering gems best represented by gleaming white minimalism. Paradoxically the uncluttered look seems to activate the collecting instinct.

Via The Beat That My Heart Skipped.

Madder Root –

Mar 11, 2011 | Leave a Comment

There’s whimsy, and an hint of spring and summer ahead, in these organic hand printed linens from Maine.

Via Coth & Kind.

Luli Sanchez –

Mar 9, 2011 | Leave a Comment

What talent! Luli Sanchez is a textile designer with a long list of corporate clients and a website full of inspiring and original designs.

Via Alanna Cavanagh.