Pinocchio, pictured above, is one of many delectable carpets by the Danish company Hay. (Recently spotlighted here on The Style Files.) It’s made of hand-formed felted balls and looks like the perfect place for bare feet and tired backs.
Contemporary carpets seem to be losing their straight perimeters with increasing frequency…
Last week’s New York Times article “Interest Growing in Weavers’ Works” highlights Lenore Tawney and Annabert Yoors, two women whose mid-century artistic legacy is gaining new attention after their recent deaths, in 2007 and 2010 respectively. Above, a photo of Tawney (via Michelle Rumney). Click here for more on Tawney’s biography.
Heidi Merrick doesn’t offer much detail about the eye-popping blankets offered on her fashion-centric website, but regardless of provenance these bedspreads further the recent (and personally much loved) trend for traditional Ralli Quilts. Read more about their history here, and enjoy Merrick’s version here.
Via House Beautiful, May 2011.
Print and web based design publications have devoted many lustrous pixels to next month’s public debut of the Miller House, a collaboration between design icons Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard, circa 1952. Now under the stewardship of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the home has been preserved by the Miller family – and now by the museum itself – in all of its textile laden glory. You can read more about it at The New York Times Style Magazine (here) and/or by picking up the current issue of Dwell (among other sources). Above is an image of Girard’s textile plan for the house — here swatches were applied directly to a copy of the floor plan. So cool. (Via IMA.)
The Australian company Loom has great rugs displayed on a great looking website — here.
Above, a Turkish carpet from their vintage collection. (Shown cropped.)
The blog for The Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn is a great find. There are lots and lots of links to interesting textile artists, enough to occupy (and distract) for hours…
Vera Neumann (1907 – 1993) was an artist and textile designer most famous for her scarves, each marked by her name — and a ladybug. Now almost twenty years after her death Vera items populate the web from Etsy to Ebay. There’s also a biography, Vera: The Art and Life of an Icon.
Image via Dooce.
Attributed to early 17th century Iran, this velvet fragment is among several works comprising a month long exhibition on Islamic courtly textiles at Francesca Galloway in London.
Click here for a PDF of the exhibition catalog.
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