Textiles: The Art of Mankind –

Dec 19, 2012 | Leave a Comment

textile book, textile "the art of mankind"

I’m breaking away for a ten day holiday recess (and a vacation from all things digital) — but first, here’s a beautiful new textile book from Thames & Hudson. (Find it on Amazon here.)  For textile enthusiasts this publication presents an excellent opportunity to explore the joys of self-gifting. I’ll be back with new posts on or before the New Year, in the meantime — Happy Holidays!

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Amber Interiors –

Dec 16, 2012 | Leave a Comment

batik pillow, suzani pillow

The “shoppe” at Amber Interiors has a small assortment of ikat, suzani and batik pillows  — yet another discrete but colorful corner of textiles populating the world of e-commerce.

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Kantara Rugs –

Dec 14, 2012 | Leave a Comment

moroccan carpet, moroccan rug

Fair trade advocate Kantara Rugs offers a range of traditional, contemporary, and custom designed Moroccan carpets. Visit their online shop here.

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The Green Elephant –

Dec 11, 2012 | Leave a Comment

indian tie dye, tye dye fabric, india fair trade

The Green Elephant is a wholesale importer of Free Trade, “Craftmark” certified goods from India. Among their recent blog entries is a great write-up / photo essay on the tie dye artisans behind R.B.Fabrics. While it’s not clear how to actually purchase their colorful wares (like the pillows pictured above) I imagine a quick email to The Green Elephant would help clear things up.

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Brook Farm General Store –

Dec 9, 2012 | Leave a Comment

linen cotton blanket, american made blanket

Brook Farm General Store is full of soothing, palette cleansing products like this American made “Hamptons Day Blanket”.

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Designers / Makers –

Dec 6, 2012 | Leave a Comment

vintage bullfight, bullfight textile, matador textile

Mutton & Lamb re-purposes a vintage souvenir fabric for a different kind of “decorator drama” with this pillow for Designers / Makers. The man pictured is Manuel Benitez: “Born in 1936 into poverty he rose to be one of the most famous bullfighters ever, becoming known as ‘El Cordobes'”.

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Charlotte Lancelot –

Dec 5, 2012 | Leave a Comment

flower carpet, contemporary stitchwork, rose carpet

in her carpet collection for GAN, Charlotte Lancelot deconstructs traditional cross-stitch patterns and makes them into something new — and decidedly contemporary.

Via Design Milk.

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Keep –

Dec 3, 2012 | Leave a Comment

dwell pillow, dwell studio pillow, zebra textile, black and white fabric

Keep is a dangerous new hybrid — basically Pinterest with a “buy” button. It also provides another cache of visual information about textiles, pillows, carpets — or whatever else you’re looking for. Above, a Dwell Studio pillow linked from someone’s Keep “collection”.

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Uzbek Craft –

Nov 30, 2012 | Leave a Comment

uzbek textile, suzani, ikat

It seems almost impossible that I’ve never done a post on Uzbek Craft — but that’s what my search function seems to be telling me. Suzanis (like the one pictured above) and ikats galore.

Via Casa Sugar.

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Publisher Textiles –

Nov 27, 2012 | Leave a Comment

screen printed fabric, building print fabric

Publisher Textiles makes hand printed fabrics, wallpaper, and pillows in their Sydney studio. Their Hibernian House fabric comes in three colorways and can be custom ordered (with a 5 meter minimum) to match any Pantone color.

Via The Finders Keepers.

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