Browsing articles from "December, 2012"

Textiles: The Art of Mankind –

Dec 19, 2012 | Leave a Comment

textile book, textile "the art of mankind"

I’m breaking away for a ten day holiday recess (and a vacation from all things digital) — but first, here’s a beautiful new textile book from Thames & Hudson. (Find it on Amazon here.)  For textile enthusiasts this publication presents an excellent opportunity to explore the joys of self-gifting. I’ll be back with new posts on or before the New Year, in the meantime — Happy Holidays!

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Amber Interiors –

Dec 16, 2012 | Leave a Comment

batik pillow, suzani pillow

The “shoppe” at Amber Interiors has a small assortment of ikat, suzani and batik pillows  — yet another discrete but colorful corner of textiles populating the world of e-commerce.

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Kantara Rugs –

Dec 14, 2012 | Leave a Comment

moroccan carpet, moroccan rug

Fair trade advocate Kantara Rugs offers a range of traditional, contemporary, and custom designed Moroccan carpets. Visit their online shop here.

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The Green Elephant –

Dec 11, 2012 | Leave a Comment

indian tie dye, tye dye fabric, india fair trade

The Green Elephant is a wholesale importer of Free Trade, “Craftmark” certified goods from India. Among their recent blog entries is a great write-up / photo essay on the tie dye artisans behind R.B.Fabrics. While it’s not clear how to actually purchase their colorful wares (like the pillows pictured above) I imagine a quick email to The Green Elephant would help clear things up.

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Brook Farm General Store –

Dec 9, 2012 | Leave a Comment

linen cotton blanket, american made blanket

Brook Farm General Store is full of soothing, palette cleansing products like this American made “Hamptons Day Blanket”.

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Designers / Makers –

Dec 6, 2012 | Leave a Comment

vintage bullfight, bullfight textile, matador textile

Mutton & Lamb re-purposes a vintage souvenir fabric for a different kind of “decorator drama” with this pillow for Designers / Makers. The man pictured is Manuel Benitez: “Born in 1936 into poverty he rose to be one of the most famous bullfighters ever, becoming known as ‘El Cordobes'”.

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Charlotte Lancelot –

Dec 5, 2012 | Leave a Comment

flower carpet, contemporary stitchwork, rose carpet

in her carpet collection for GAN, Charlotte Lancelot deconstructs traditional cross-stitch patterns and makes them into something new — and decidedly contemporary.

Via Design Milk.

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Keep –

Dec 3, 2012 | Leave a Comment

dwell pillow, dwell studio pillow, zebra textile, black and white fabric

Keep is a dangerous new hybrid — basically Pinterest with a “buy” button. It also provides another cache of visual information about textiles, pillows, carpets — or whatever else you’re looking for. Above, a Dwell Studio pillow linked from someone’s Keep “collection”.

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