Browsing articles from "October, 2012"

Rose de Borman –

Oct 30, 2012 | Leave a Comment

rose de borman, painted pillows, painted textile, dog pillow

The November issue of The World of Interiors has a colorful 5-page spread on the studio and artwork of Rose de Borman. As her website attests, Rose brings her whimsical and primitivist style to a range of mediums, including textiles. Her painted pillows and bags depict a menagerie of dogs, cats, pigeons, narwhals and leopards — with a few geometric patterns mixed in.

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Yuken Teruya –

Oct 28, 2012 | Leave a Comment

bingata fabric, geronimo, yuken teruya

Through the use of a traditional Japanese dyeing technique called Bingata, Artist Yuken Teruya has created two amazing portrait series called “Heroes”. Working on cotton and linen, Teruya  faithfully portrays human features while fancifully merging age-old dying methods with an almost pop-art sense of color and composition.

Click here for more on the history of Bingata.

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Stephen Burks –

Oct 25, 2012 | Leave a Comment

contemporary stool, pouf, dedar, stephen burks

Industrial designer Stephen Burks displays a bit of unbridled creativity with his rubber dipped, fabric trimmed, rope poufs. See this post in The New York Times Style section for more on Burks — and visit Passion For Pattern for a link to video on Burks’ collaboration with fabric house Dedar.

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Alta Pampa –

Oct 23, 2012 | 1 Comment

chunky throw, argentina textile

Alta Pampa draws on the fibers and weaving techniques of South America to create timeless textiles that are both contemporary and traditional at once. Working in wools, cottons and silks, the company produces cut yardage as well as finished accessories like blankets and throws. In the U.S. Alta Pampa is rep’d through Holland & Sherry.

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Lulu & Georgia –

Oct 19, 2012 | Leave a Comment

contemporary carpet, flatweave carpet, flower carpet

More carpets! Brought to you by a new company, Lulu & Georgia.

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Zinc Door –

Oct 16, 2012 | Leave a Comment

ikat carpet, chevron carpet, flatweave carpet

Zinc Door broadens the resource list for contemporary, affordable carpets  — with lots and lots to choose from. Above, a wool flatweave carpet by Capel Rugs.

Via House Beautiful.

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Zeri Crafts –

Oct 14, 2012 | Leave a Comment

kuwait textile, middle eastern textile, sadu patterns

As a long time blog-keeper few things are more exciting than receiving an introduction from a land far, far away; it’s a reminder that the little corners we keep online really are part of a world wide web. Which brings me to Zeri Crafts. Founded in Kuwait in 2010, the company takes “inspiration from Gulf heritage, reinterpreting it in a modern and contemporary light”. Their current collection draws upon traditional Bedouin patterns and motifs.

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Alicia Adams Alpaca –

Oct 11, 2012 | Leave a Comment

alpaca throw, alpaca blanket, alpaca shawl

While Alicia Adams’ throws, blankets, pillows and bedspreads look wonderful, it’s the company’s idyllic Hudson Valley alpaca farm that’s truly aspirational.

Via Elle Decor.

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Alighiero Boetti –

Oct 9, 2012 | Leave a Comment

conceptual art, conceptual textile art, arte povera

This Thursday in London Christie’s presents “The Italian Sale“, an auction featuring icons of the Arte Povera movement — including works by Alighiero Boetti (1940-1994). The work above (shown cropped, approximately 11″ square, with an auction estimate of $40,000 – $56,000) is an example of what Wikipedia describes below:

…One of the better known types of his works consists of colored letters embroidered in grids (“arazzi”, meaning wall hangings or tapestries) on canvases of varying sizes, the letters upon closer inspection reading as short phrases in Italian, for instance Ordine e Disordine (“Order and Disorder” or: “Order is Disorder”) or Fuso Ma Non Confuso (“Mixed but not mixed up”), or similar truisms and wordplays. To create these pictures, Boetti worked with artisan embroiderers in Afghanistan and Pakistan, to whom he gave his designs but increasingly handed over the process of selecting and combining the colors and thus deciding the final look of the work.

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