Browsing articles from "January, 2013"

Soie de Lune –

Jan 31, 2013 | Leave a Comment

Laos textile, Laos silk, French silk

It would be hard to exaggerate the absolute perfection that is Soie de Lune. Born out of a partnership between Daniel Marcus and French designer Anou Thammavong, the company has reinvigorated the tradition of silk hand weaving in Laos with a range of patterns that can be fully customized to fit any and every requirement of color, scale, ply, and design. This year the company is also launching a line of durable machine-made fabrics that retain the spirit of the delicate silk originals, but at a greatly reduced cost. Their website doesn’t yet do the company justice, but their videos do give a peek at the intricacy and refinement of their production process. For purchase information click here.

On another note: A brief Winter Holiday will keep me away from all things digital until the middle of next week.

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Table Tonic –

Jan 28, 2013 | Leave a Comment

kilim, moroccan pouf, tunisian towel

Table Tonic also offers floor tonics — like this colorful Turkish kilim. Also in the mix: Moroccan poufs, ikat pillows, and Tunisian towels.

Via White Cabana.

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Susan Deliss –

Jan 26, 2013 | Leave a Comment

ikat,suzani, silk ikat, vintage embroidery

World traveler and Notting Hill resident Susan Deliss collects textiles from Turkey, Egypt, and beyond — and presents a sampling of her offerings on her website, here.

Via The World of Interiors.

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Plastica Furoshiki –

Jan 23, 2013 | 1 Comment

furoshiki, japanese fabric, japanese textile

This “Folded Paper” furoshiki cloth (available for purchase from my favorite source for plastic) is an exuberantly contemporary take on a Japanese wrapping tradition.

For more on furoshiki click here.

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Block Shop –

Jan 21, 2013 | Leave a Comment

indian block print, indian scarf

For a textile blog like this one, Block Shop hits all the marks of a continually sought-after trifecta: beautiful textile line + gorgeous website + inspiring About page.

Via Futuristic.

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Marc Phillips –

Jan 18, 2013 | Leave a Comment

marc phillips carpet, area carpet, water mark carpet

Rug designer and fabricator Marc Phillips is among the many beautiful carpet and textile resources lovingly compiled at Cloth & Kind. Peruse the site’s little black book for a host of additional discoveries. Pictured above, Zephyr Turquoise from Marc Phillips’ contemporary Tibetan collection.

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Couer De Lion –

Jan 16, 2013 | 1 Comment

shibori textile, tie dye textile

Canadian textile studio Couer De Lion uses shibori and silk-screening techniques to create pillows, throws, and scarves that mix vibrant colors with a cool, watery look.

Via Mod Pieces.

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Rug & Relic –

Jan 14, 2013 | 1 Comment

flatweave carpet, kilim

For vintage kilims¬†Rug & Relic is the online equivalent of that tiny little shop down a side street quietly harboring beautiful budget-friendly finds. Just don’t tell anyone else about it.

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Kay Sekimachi –

Jan 10, 2013 | Leave a Comment

fiber artist, shell jewelry, shell textile, jack lenor larsen

Here’s an inspiring article and slideshow on the work – and organic minimalism – of fiber artist Kay Sekimachi.

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Workroom C –

Jan 8, 2013 | Leave a Comment

custom textile, custom fabric pattern

With her recent introduction of Workroom C, Carolyn Rebuffel is expanding beyond her eponymous San Francisco based interior design business into the world of textile design and production. The workroom’s friendly web interface offers a selection of five patterns in a total of twenty eight colors for fabric, pillow, and drapery orders. A range of custom commissions are also welcomed via a “bespoke request form“. Apart from demonstrating a daunting level of personal initiative, Rebuffel’s endeavor is a great example of a new hybrid taking stronger root within the world of interior design — “exclusive” services with “inclusive” access.

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