Gaawaa Miyay –

Sep 16, 2012 | Leave a Comment

australian textile, australian screen printing, australian fabric

An Australian of traditional Yuwaalaraay descent, Lucy Simpson makes the stories and artistry of her heritage accessible to a contemporary audience through her textile label Gaawaa Miyay. Watch an inspiring video about her company here.

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Couture Lab –

Sep 13, 2012 | Leave a Comment

missoni pillow, passion flower pillow, bohemian pillow

— Beautiful and interesting things at Couture Lab, like this bordello-meets-bohemian Passion Flower cushion by Missoni.

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Urban Burp –

Sep 11, 2012 | Leave a Comment

vintage fabric, beach scene fabric, sailboat fabric

An ode to the final days of summer — even if autumn leaves are already beginning to fall. This is a vintage print, one among many available at Urban Burp. Three yards are available.

Via the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Armadillo & Co –

Sep 9, 2012 | Leave a Comment

triangle carpet, contemporary carpet, pink carpet

Australian company Armadillo & Co designs and produces carpets with a warm sense of functional elegance Here you’ll find lots of colorful stripes and geometrics, as well quiet textures that emphasize the beauty of natural fibers.

Via Daily Imprint.

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Sol Marsico –

Sep 6, 2012 | Leave a Comment

textile jewelry, fabric jewelry

Sol Marsico’s textile jewelry can be organically sculptural, mathematically precise and meditatively rhythmic all at the same time. Visit her blog here and samples of her work for sale here.

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Living Vintage –

Sep 4, 2012 | 1 Comment

mid century textile, california bungalow print

The story behind Analisse Taft’s new Living Vintage fabric collection plays to the universal fantasy of finding something unexpected, valuable and life changing where you least expect it. For Taft that moment came when she discovered a pile of dusty vintage silk screens hidden away in the rafters of a Brooklyn printing factory. By adapting the designs and updating the colors she’s put a score of mid-century prints back in circulation, old but new. To view the collection visit ALT for Living, then click on “fabrics” and the “Living Vintage” icon.

Via Style Beat.

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Herbert Bayer –

Sep 2, 2012 | Leave a Comment

bauhaus textile, bauhaus carpet, 60s carpet

Bauhaus student and disciple Herbert Bayer (1900-1985) designed this 1967 tufted wool wall hanging (called Chromatic Circles, shown cropped above) as part of a series commissioned by ARCO for their Los Angeles offices.  Like a complicated Venn diagram the piece conjures unexpected intersections between Bauhaus principles, the emergence of pop art decades later, the role of art in corporate imaging — and of course, textile design. It’s currently for sale at Cora Ginsburg.

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Shibori Girl –

Aug 30, 2012 | 1 Comment

shibori, japanese textile, indigo textile, japanese scarf

Shibori Girl is home to diaphanous and delicately dyed scarves (and other textiles) all done by hand with the Japanese method of shibori.

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Stig Lindberg –

Aug 28, 2012 | Leave a Comment

swedish textiles, vintage swedish fabric, mid century fabric

This dreamlike print is one of many magical designs by Swedish mid-century designer Stig Lindberg. There’s already lots of interesting information for him on line so I’ll simply link to a few here, including a write-up on his bio, Lindberg textiles for sale at Meggy Magpie Fabrics, and a look at his other mediums of choice.

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Bright Lyons –

Aug 26, 2012 | Leave a Comment

girard textile, girard banner, girard fabric

Bright Lyons in Brooklyn are big Alexander Girard aficionados and this summer portions of their collection found permanent homes in American and European museums, and with Herman Miller. Many of the Girard pieces now in their 1stDibs storefront are banners given the rather scientific name “environmental enrichment panels”. I’m not sure what this means, but it looks like a title Girard assigned them — and they would certainly enrich any environment! More research is needed on this one.

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