Browsing articles from "May, 2012"

Soleil Blue –

May 31, 2012 | Leave a Comment

portrait fabric, medallion fabric

Here’s a rather mesmerizing print from Soleil Blue’s Chateau fabric collection. The pattern is called “Mademoiselle” and it includes repeating large-scale female portraits set in circular medallions.  If ever a fabric was watching you, this is it.

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Alabama Chanin –

May 29, 2012 | Leave a Comment

alabama quilts, american made fashion
Alabama Chanin is an inspiring example of a small scale American business whose success is built on principles of craft, sustainability and community. Visit the journal section of their website for a great behind-the-scenes look at the creative workings and ethos of the company.

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The Future Perfect –

May 27, 2012 | Leave a Comment

donna wilson carpet, pinwheel carpet

Among the many interesting shops I wandered into this past week on a brief visit to NYC was The Future Perfect — a store / gallery selling everything from emery boards shaped like pistols to high-gloss chairs made from scrap wood. The store also sells interesting work by Donna Wilson, as pictured in the carpet above and as also viewable here and here.

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Sukan –

May 24, 2012 | Leave a Comment

velvet ikat, ikat pillow

Sukan takes the Etsy storefront concept to a whole new level. With over 1800 items listed – nearly all of which are ikat pillow covers – it’s hard to know where to start (or stop) taking it all in.

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Nine Space –

May 22, 2012 | Leave a Comment

herringbone throw, organic cotton throw

Nine Space has a beautifully photographed, edited and produced online catalog that recreates the tactile satisfaction of print material within a digital format. Maybe it’s a budding trend, or something already fully established — regardless, online catalogs like this add a personal element standard websites lack. I’m looking forward to their upcoming collections and their textile-related additions. Above, their herringbone throws.

Via Covet Garden.

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Eames by Bokja –

May 20, 2012 | 1 Comment

eames chair textile, eames chair ethnic,

While doing this to an Eames chair may strike some as sacreligious it’s just this type of playful reinvention that keeps design fresh — and not too precious. By Bokja.

Via Interior Design Magazine and Architangent.

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Cushlab –

May 17, 2012 | Leave a Comment

felt pillows, origami pillows

Rebecca Barton’s Cushlab sends pillow design into outer orbit.

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Angela Adams –

May 15, 2012 | Leave a Comment

nature carpet, sea inspired carpet

Described as a “landscape of tidal pools and coastal waters”, the Angela Adams “Haven” carpet (pictured above) is a perfect example of the company’s love for nature-inspired pattern. For a full visual feast download their beautifully styled print catalog available here.


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è bella –

May 13, 2012 | Leave a Comment

contemporary carpet Peru

Blossoming out of  founder Nicole Linton’s love affair with Peru, è bella marries contemporary patterns with the region’s deep weaving tradition and its wealth of alpaca — one of the softest fibers on the planet.

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Jazmin Berakha –

May 10, 2012 | Leave a Comment

contemporary embroidery

Contemplating Jazmin Berakha’s delicately rendered embroidered artwork immediately quiets the mind with an almost audible “hush”.

Via Gallantandjones’s blog.

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