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

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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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Lula Fabrics –

Jan 7, 2013 | Leave a Comment

suzani fabric

Suzani fans will delight in Lula Fabrics‘ interpretation of the pattern for their new “Silk Road” collection. Based in Cape Town, Lula’s aesthetic reflects the now longstanding enthusiasm for reinterpreting traditional non-Western designs (ikats, suzanis, etc.) to sometimes sherbet-y sweet effect.

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The Tailored Nest –

Jan 3, 2013 | Leave a Comment

dutch wax print

With a focus on fabrics tied to the history and techniques of Dutch wax printing, The Tailored Nest offers a vibrant assortment of decorative pillows, bedding and furniture items to wholesale clients. For all those without a resale account, make inquiries about nearby retailers here.

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Tissus Tartares –

Jan 1, 2013 | Leave a Comment

russian textile, russian fabric, russian pattern

Happy New Year! After a refreshing two week break it’s time to get back to the warm and wooly world of textiles. Tissus Tartares is featured in The World of Interiors’ current issue and has one of the most decoratively inspiring “about” pages of recent memory:

TISSUS TARTARES was established in 2010 by Olya Thompson and Nathalie Farman-Farma. The collection was originally inspired by their common appreciation of color and pattern in Tartar robes, but grew to include many other influences such as Old St Petersburg interiors and Ballets Russes costumes. This led them to articulate a Eurasian aesthetic for a fabric house, one which would reflect the rich and sophisticated interplay between East and West as it is found in Russian, Persian and Central Asian designs. The result is a personal, romantic and eclectic line of printed fabrics for the home. They are produced in France using the highest standards of craftsmanship.

May we all be so artistically and cross-culturally inspired in 2013!

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