Browsing articles from "June, 2012"

Laura Fisher Quilts –

Jun 28, 2012 | 1 Comment

vintage quilts, american quilts, target quilt

Laura Fisher is an expert on antique American quilts with an encyclopedic collection of 18th-19th century quilts, textiles and rugs available for sale on her website. The “target” quilt pictured above is one of several gems that still look vibrantly contemporary despite their age. Laura describes the work as a “monumental exercise of piecing and color placement”.

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Peter Max –

Jun 26, 2012 | Leave a Comment

peter max fabric, 60's fabric, pop fabric

With just the smallest bit of investigation this 32″ x 42″ piece of fabric ephemera on sale at Ro Gallery for $1450 opens up a world of 60’s – 70’s era pop culture history. One might immediately assume (as I did) that Peter Max – the artist behind the print – also created the artwork for Yellow Submarine.  Max was a huge influence on counter culture graphic design of the era but it was Heinz Edelmann who provided art direction for the famous Beatles inspired cartoon, not Max. According to Wikipedia, Edelmann and Milton Glaser – who I coincidentally did a post on last week – were the original pioneers “of the psychedelic style for which Max would later become famous.”

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Caitlin Wilson Textiles –

Jun 24, 2012 | Leave a Comment

zig zag pillow, latice pillow, cheveron pillow

Caitlin Wilson’s buoyant debut collection of sherbert colored prints (available by the yard and as pillow covers) seems like the perfect way to start the first full week of summer.

Via La Dolce Vita.

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Counterpane –

Jun 21, 2012 | Leave a Comment

designer quilt, couture quilt

As described by the Los Angeles Times, Pauline Boyd’s Counterpane quilts “stand out not only for their surprising mix of materials — remnants of Moroccan silk tunics and African wax prints, Balinese sarongs and Mexican embroidered cotton dresses — but also for their unconventional, freehand style.”  100% agreed.

Via L.A. At Home.


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Sven Markelius –

Jun 19, 2012 | Leave a Comment

sven markelius textile, swedish textile, midcentury modern textile

Just when I think all the huge talents of Swedish mid century textile design have been fully accounted for another name pops to the surface. Today it’s Sven Markelius, “one the most important modernist Swedish architects.” As a google image search quickly proves, he also designed textiles. The framed Markelius pattern pictured above was sold by Modern 50 and is highlighted here by Mid-Centuria as a “mathematic inspired” print of the 1950’s.

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Milton Glaser –

Jun 17, 2012 | Leave a Comment

milton glaser carpet, tibetan buddhism carpet

The Summer issue of Cover magazine is out and with it comes a very interesting article on renowned graphic designer Milton Glaser’s recent collaboration with the rug manufacturer Lapchi. The art of Tibetan Buddhism, as well as Glaser’s own history of spiritual and artistic study, plays a strong role in this colorful series of limited edition carpets.

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Amy Helfand –

Jun 14, 2012 | Leave a Comment

contemporary carpet, nature carpet

From this week’s Home & Garden section of The New York Times comes a much appreciated introduction to the work of Amy Helfand, a Brooklyn based textile designer known for “ebullient floral patterns” — as seen in her line of custom carpets. Above, a cropped view of her carpet titled Prayer.


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Yudan –

Jun 12, 2012 | Leave a Comment

uzbekistan textile, central asian textile, patchwork carpet

It may not be the most glamorous website but there are  definitely interesting (budget friendly) things to be discovered at Yudan. This striking 5’x7′ patchwork kilim, for instance, is under $400. Their Turkish siirt blankets are worth checking out as well.

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Mae Engelgeer –

Jun 10, 2012 | Leave a Comment

amsterdam textile, amsterdam blanket

The Amsterdam studio of Mae Engelgeer is now offering the Woww Collection, a grouping of soft furnishings and accessories punctuated by strong color and bold graphic punch.

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Ingrid Khan –

Jun 7, 2012 | Leave a Comment

indian quilt, kantha

Ingrid Khan’s spare but lyrically styled website is visually transporting — as are her timeless Indian quilts.

Via Ilhabela East Indies.

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