Browsing articles from "March, 2012"

Charlotte Linton –

Mar 29, 2012 | Leave a Comment

art scarves, silks scarves

Charlotte Linton’s decorative wool and silk scarves combine dashes of surrealism, hyper-realism and folk art influences to create a deliciously heady stew.

Via Textile and Terrain.

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Manuel Canovas –

Mar 27, 2012 | Leave a Comment

indian hunting scene fabric

Dara” is a new classic from Manuel Canovas. Produced in three colorways, it’s a traditional Indian hunting scene updated with enough graphic clarity and brightness of color to make it feel both timeless and modern.

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Edit –

Mar 25, 2012 | Leave a Comment

watercolor fabric, photos on fabric

Edit is a fabric line by Sharyn Storrier Lyneham, a former editor of Vogue Living. Her patterns are, in the very best of ways, different. They’re different from other things on the market and they’re very different from one to the next, within her own line. Several of her designs incorporate photographs of objects, architecture and nature but it’s her painterly Giraffes pattern above that I like the most. In the U.S., Edit can be purchased through Studio Four NYC.

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Habu Textiles –

Mar 22, 2012 | 1 Comment

japanese textile, japanese fabric

This “triple layered” and “holed” quilted Japanese cotton is one of many interesting (and understated) fabrics for sale by the quarter yard at Habu Textiles.

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Loopy Mango –

Mar 20, 2012 | Leave a Comment

bolivian textile

NYC’s brick and mortar Loopy Mango is, by the looks of it, a must-visit for all textile fiends with a Bohemian streak. They also have an extensive online shop and an About page with a  refreshing tale of can-do gusto. Above, one of their many Bolivian textiles.


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Painters and Photography (And Textiles) –

Mar 18, 2012 | Leave a Comment

antique kimono, kimono painting

The Phillips Collection in Washington D.C. selected this textile laden painting by George Hendrik Breitner to highlight their current exhibition, “Snapshot: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard”. Running through May 6th, the show looks at the influence photography had on painters at the turn of the 20th century — in particular, seven painters who took photographs and also painted from them.”Girl in Red Kimono, Geesje Kwak” (shown cropped above) is deliciously rich with color, pattern, and cross-cultural juxtapositions: the European girl, the Japanese kimono, the ottoman carpet. The contrast of patterns speaks to the compositional power of textiles, both singularly and in combination.

Click here to see a cherry blossom kimono from the Metropolitan Museum’s collection.

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Jan Kath’s Russian Love –

Mar 15, 2012 | Leave a Comment

russian carpet

Cover magazine (for which I’m a proud contributing writer) has a glorious new issue that’s chock full of the latest and most forward-leaning carpet designs of the season. Among the highlights is Jan Kath’s new collection titled “From Russia With Love”. Dominated by acerbically saturated colors and cloying floral patterns, the line presents a mix of tradition, kitsch and grunge glam, all made in Tibetan wool and silk. Initial encounters with these carpets may produce a strong sense of aversion, followed by curiosity and unexpected appreciation.


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Ferm Living –

Mar 13, 2012 | Leave a Comment

graphic pillow

With a product line populated by owls, elephants and birds – among other creatures – Ferm Living’s emphasis is on fun, especially for children and their design-conscious parents. For adults (and serious children!) they have a great assortment of strong graphic patterns for pillows and bedding. Their wares are best displayed in their print catalog.

Via Notes To A Further Excuse.

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Adam & Viktoria –

Mar 11, 2012 | Leave a Comment

embroidered pillow

Lisa Fontanarosa, who represents Adam & Viktoria along with other exceptional artisans, describes the textile company this way:

Inspired by the secret gardens of children’s fairy tales, the Swedish duo Adam & Viktoria create textiles, decorative cushions, cubes, screens, and tables that dare to be different. Pre-Raphaelite colors: ruby roses, peacock blues, and brilliant jades combined with fruit and floral motifs pleasingly plucked from vintage wallpapers and Oriental rugs, turn them into painterly works that transcend time.


Via C Magazine.

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Serena & Lily –

Mar 8, 2012 | Leave a Comment

elephant quilt

Happy, hand block-printed bedding by Serena & Lily.

Via Elle Decor.