Browsing articles from "April, 2012"

Climbers & Ramblers –

Apr 5, 2012 | Leave a Comment

madeline weinrib carpet

Madeline Weinrib’s new “Climbers & Ramblers” carpet series will be exhibited by the Alberto Levi Gallery at the Salone Internazionale Del Mobile in Milan between April 19th and May 19th. Click here for a press release and here for additional (and un-cropped) images of the carpets.

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Dorothy Liebes –

Apr 3, 2012 | Leave a Comment

dorothy liebes

Adding today to an ongoing list of 20th century textile designers listed on this site: Dorothy Liebes (1897-1972) was an American textile designer, weaver, and design consultant whose clients included Frank Lloyd Wright, among many others. Life Magazine has a small online collection of Liebes photographs, viewable here.

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Sound Garden –

Apr 1, 2012 | Leave a Comment

mexican pillows, bolivian textile

I’m grateful for this textile-specific photograph because it gives me an excuse to share my enthusiasm for the larger story behind it, this weekend’s New York Times article (and must-see video) on Doug Aitken’s Venice California home. It’s one big, meditative art installation. And yes, textiles do play a small part. On a larger note, I’m continually fascinated by the role traditional / non-western textiles play in contemporary spaces — as previous posts on the Miller House, Handcrafted Modern and Knoll CBS attest.

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