Browsing articles from "July, 2012"

Francine Gardner –

Jul 31, 2012 | Leave a Comment

eclectic upholstery, tufted upholstery, francine gardner

Dering Hall
has just debuted a new search function that allows site visitors to view a huge collection of different interior images from designers’ portfolios, organized by room. There’s lots to see, like the inspired bit of outside-the-box upholstery by Francine Gardner pictured above.

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Akis –

Jul 29, 2012 | 1 Comment

fouta, turkish towel, striped towel

The New York Times’ design blog is currently featuring a round-up of foutas available around the web, including a selection offered by Akis — out of Turkey. Other sources listed are also worth checking out, even if you’re not stocking a linen closet.

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Sarah Nishiura –

Jul 26, 2012 | Leave a Comment

contemporary quilt, pink and gray quilt, lattice quilt

Sarah Nishiura is a Chicago based artist and expert quilt maker with a keen sense of color, composition and detail — as proven by the beautifully crafted quilts featured on her website. You can learn more about Sarah’s design ethic here in a profile by Studio KotoKoto.

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Matt Camron –

Jul 25, 2012 | Leave a Comment

suzani pillow, antique textile pillow, patchwork pillow

For those with a thirsty eye for a wide range of new and antique carpets (and textiles) Matt Camron’s site is a great source for inspiration and visual reference. The suzani patchwork pillow cover pictured above is among his many colorful offerings.

Via Interior Design magazine.

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Wolfum –

Jul 22, 2012 | Leave a Comment

organic cotton linen, organic pillow, organic table linen

Tomato, grey, cream, navy, peach, sky & mustard: the color combination listed for Wolfum’s Squaresville pillow sums up the slightly off-beat sensibility that makes the company refreshingly out of step with the bright whites of spot-on trends.

Via Apartment Therapy.

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Erin Endicott –

Jul 19, 2012 | Leave a Comment

contemporary embroidery, couture embroidery, custom embroidery

Erin Endicott’s embroidery is steeped in a kind of haunting beauty reminiscent of Southern Gothic novels and other stories involving deep family secrets. The work is soulful and sad but there’s also an explosive glory in its blood red stitch work, like watching a fire in the middle of the night.

Via nacional design.

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Amy Ahlstrom –

Jul 17, 2012 | Leave a Comment

urban quilt, graphic quilt, san francisco quilt

Self described “urban quilter” Amy Ahlstrom makes deliciously bold and colorful quilts that incorporate inspiration and imagery from pop-art, graffiti, and the ubiquitous signage of city life.

Via made in Slant.

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Stitchwallah –

Jul 15, 2012 | Leave a Comment

indian textile, ikat shawl, indian shawl

Despite the presence of a small online shop, what’s really for sale at Stitchwallah is the expertise of Hilary Niederer, a costume designer and textile buyer living in Mumbai India. Looking to import and/or purchase something in particular? She might be the eyes and ears you need.

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Rachel Clore –

Jul 12, 2012 | 1 Comment

tie dye fabric, tie dye textile, tie dye shawl

Rachel Clore is just beginning her career as a textile and surface designer and is clearly off to a great start. During a recent lengthy stay in India she learned bandani, a traditional tie dye technique now put to very effective use in her series of shawls and scarves. Hopefully there’s a lot more to come.

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Found Object –

Jul 10, 2012 | Leave a Comment

vintage indian textile, kantha, suzani, floor pillow

Found Object presents “rediscovered and repurposed” kanthas, suzanis, ikats and kilims — for sale on their own site, and through One King’s Lane.

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