Browsing articles from "February, 2012"

Soane –

Feb 28, 2012 | Leave a Comment

animal print fabric

The British furniture company Soane now offers a small selection of fabrics, the range of which will surely expand in seasons to come. Paw Print (pictured above) was inspired by an African fabric from the 1940’s or ’50’s and is hand-printed on linen.

In the U.S., Soane fabrics can be purchased through Jasper in Los Angeles.

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Dorte Agergaard –

Feb 26, 2012 | Leave a Comment

photo pillow

In her current collection entitled “Found Projections”, Dorte Agergaard brings bald photographic realism to the vehicle with which many of us try to escape reality entirely — the pillow.

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String Theory –

Feb 23, 2012 | Leave a Comment

contemporary throw

With their simultaneously timeless and cutting-edge patterns for scarves, shawls and throws, Meghan Price and Lysanne Latulippe (the Canadian duo behind String Theory) construct meta-visualizations that explore “textile” as a concept both in theory and practice. In doing so the woven becomes the knit — and vice versa. Above, their String Theory throw in grey.

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Udd –

Feb 21, 2012 | Leave a Comment

contemporary saree, modern sari

Udd revitalizes traditional Indian apparel with bold patterns and near-electric hues. Next up, fabric by the yard? The audience could be huge.

Via Sound Horn Please.


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Mela & Roam –

Feb 19, 2012 | Leave a Comment

kantha quilt, indian textile

Splitting its stock almost equally between ethereally light dohar blankets and weather worn kantha throws, Mela & Roam should satisfy anyone with an eye toward Indian bedding.

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Polly Barton –

Feb 16, 2012 | 1 Comment

textile artist, silk ikat

Polly Barton is one of eleven contemporary textile artists whose work will be featured in The Textile Museum’s upcoming exhibition, “Sourcing The Museum” (3/23/12 – 8/19/12). Under the direction of Jack Lenor Larsen, the show’s contributing artists were invited to create new works in direct response to the inspirational contents of the museum’s rich historical collection. Both new and old works will be on display, creating a visual dialogue that the museum subtitles “museum as muse”.

Above, Barton’s 35″ square double ikat called “Blue Veil“.

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Julia B. –

Feb 14, 2012 | Leave a Comment

custom linens, custom table linens, custom bed linens

In the category of “wildly decorative flange detail” Julia B.’s “Calles” sham takes the cake. Scroll to the bottom of the company’s news page for a shot of the full pillow.

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Zina de Plagny –

Feb 12, 2012 | Leave a Comment

art scarves, designer scarf

The work of textile designer Zina de Plagny (1914-2000) lives on in licensing to the fashion and interior design industry (e.g.  fashion Nina Ricci and Surface View). For tokens of her cheery aesthetic visit the e-boutique of her estate; here you’ll find the scarf pictured above.

Via Design Wonderland.

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Medicine Man –

Feb 9, 2012 | Leave a Comment

navajo blanket, native american blanket

The website for Mark Sublette’s Medicine Man Gallery offers an amazing visual overview of Native American textiles and provides a glimpse at the steep prices attached to this highly collectible market. Many of the graphically bold works, like the 19th century Navajo blanket (partially) pictured above, are ripe for contemporary inspiration and application.

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Alan Davie –

Feb 7, 2012 | Leave a Comment

alan davie, textile artist, primitive textile

This wool tapestry by Alan Davie (shown cropped above) is a jewel among a handful of “Interiors” auctions containing carpets and textiles at Christie’s this month. Davie’s short Wikipedia biography describes a very full artistic life happily outside the mainstream. And at 92 it sounds like he’s still going strong: “Davie is currently working on a 40 metre watercolour which he calls his great masterpiece. He has sworn that it will be complete before he dies.”

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