Browsing articles from "January, 2012"

Scholten & Baijings –

Jan 31, 2012 | 1 Comment

scholten baijings, contemporary blanket, striped blanket

It’s hard to say what’s more alluring, the entirely re-imagined Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair or the Scholten & Baijings blanket on display.

Via Design Milk. In addition, here’s an interesting interview with the duo — and here’s a link to more product.

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Cascada –

Jan 29, 2012 | Leave a Comment

llama cashmere throw

 

Cascada, an Australian company, is one of the leading producers of Cashllama blankets, throws and accessories. Dubbed the “cashmere of the Andes”, Cashllama (TM) is the result of a patented processing technique that transforms the inner coats of Bolivian llamas into a fiber that (they say) is stronger, lighter and warmer than cashmere. — Now if only there was a texture app that allowed us to feel it through our screens…

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Wendy Bray –

Jan 26, 2012 | 1 Comment

wendy bray fabric, 1950's fabric

The World Of Interiors has proved its worth yet again with this wonderfully illustrated and written article about (and by) octogenarian textile designer Wendy Bray; today her 1950’s era art-school portfolio is being joyfully rediscovered – and reproduced – by a new generation.

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A Book By Its Cover –

Jan 24, 2012 | Leave a Comment

tapestry book, textile book

New from Black Dog Publishing and available at a steep 40% discount via Fibercopia is this beautiful book on the history of tapestry. From the publisher:

Tapestry: A Woven Narrative is a review of the history of traditional tapestry, discussing the progression from early designs to tapestry production today. Looking back into the medium’s key European developments, the book reveals the early uses of tapestries as decorative wall hangings and church decorations, as well as the Biblical, classical, hierarchical, socio-cultural themes running through early designs and displays.

To take advantage of the discount email jess@blackdogonline.com and include “Fibercopia / Tapestry Book Sale” in the subject line. Enjoy!

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Holli Zollinger –

Jan 22, 2012 | Leave a Comment

fan print fabric, spoonflower fabric

Holli Zollinger’s crisply designed fabrics communicate an intriguing sense of stasis; the suggestion of motion is offset by the stillness of symmetry and the eye is left at rest.

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Pink Lotus –

Jan 19, 2012 | 1 Comment

pink lotus, indian tapestry, ganesh tapestry

Garish and gaudy perhaps, but sometimes a fantastically colorful Indian tapestry is just what a person needs. Along with mughal kings and elaborate wedding processions, Pink Lotus offers depictions of Ganesh, Krishna and Lakshmi — all in sizes large enough to re-purpose for pillows, quilting squares, table linens, et cetera.

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Holly Berry –

Jan 17, 2012 | Leave a Comment

wool blanket, cashmere blanket, scottish blanket

Holly Berry weaves Morse-code messages into her wool and cashmere blankets. This one says “love“.

Via 2Modern.

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Sophie Duran –

Jan 15, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Sophie Duran, velvet scarves

Sophie Duran, a self-described “conceptual designer”, has created a beautiful series of scarves using digital printing on crepe de chine and silk velvet. Titled “Undiscovered Wonders of the World”, the serene and dreamlike images become both more tangible and elusive when transferred to fabric. Because her website only gives a glimpse of the project be sure to email her for the fuller catalog PDF, if interested.

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Suzanne Tucker –

Jan 12, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Suzanne Tucker fabric

The work of Suzanne Tucker, one of San Francisco’s blue-chip decorators, embodies a certain strain of old-school reserve and elegance done expertly well. As a result her fabric line is a microcosm of sorts — a kind of anthropology of persistent classical motifs including toile, animal prints and palms. It’s Downton Abbey 2012.

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Victoria Larson Textiles –

Jan 10, 2012 | Leave a Comment

victoria larson, organic fabric

Victoria Larson’s fabrics evoke an easy-going indoor / outdoor lifestyle and are punctuated by strong color and graphic clarity. She uses organic cotton and sells patterns by the yard directly from her website.

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