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Marc Phillips –

Feb 17, 2016 | Leave a Comment

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Contemporary kilims drenched in color at Marc Phillips

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Old New House –

Mar 6, 2014 | 1 Comment

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Old New House offers something surprisingly rare: a lovingly selected and accessibly priced collection of vintage carpets. No need to risk life and limb (and hours online) with EBay, Craigslist, or the random, unvetted results from Google searches. Plus, a purchase from ONH helps support a true family business. (They sell pillows too, like the one pictured above.)

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Oyyo –

Feb 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

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Here’s something from last week’s New York Times “Style” Magazine — Oyyo. It’s a Swedish company founded by a design duo that “works in nomadic ways, exploring the convergence of cultures, design and fine craftsmanship.” Sounds like the perfect vocation to me. Their dhurries are made in India using organic cotton and vegetable dyes.

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Custom Cool –

Feb 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

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I’m getting back in the swing of things – now with baby in tow – and am hopeful I can keep Fibercopia frequently updated with new and interesting posts in 2014! I’ve been catching up on a backlog of magazines this weekend and have a few nuggets to share — this first one via Elle DecorCustom Cool is a new pattern-centric carpet and accessories company offering “chilled and unchilled” designs in a rainbow of colors and in fibers ranging from wool to hemp to nettle. Their Vermicular carpet is pictured above.

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Fred Moheban Gallery –

Sep 9, 2013 | Leave a Comment

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For an encyclopedic visual inventory of carpet regions, styles, and types, check out the website for Fred Moheban Gallery in New York. Above, a detail from a Turkish 18th Century Konya carpet.

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Recycled Denim –

Aug 16, 2013 | 1 Comment

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The clothing company Nudie Jeans has come up with a new way to re-use their old denim: rag rugs. Artfully bridging “eco-friendly” and  “super chic”, it’s hard to imagine where these carpets wouldn’t look good.

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What a $33,765,000 Carpet Looks Like –

Jun 6, 2013 | 1 Comment

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On Wednesday Sotheby’s sold a 17th Century Persian “Sickle-Leaf” carpet for $33,765,000 — decimating the auction estimate of $5-7 million and easily setting an all-time record for “most expensive carpet ever sold”. Read more about the sale here, and watch a video of the auction here.

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Africa on the Floor –

Jun 2, 2013 | 1 Comment

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The Swedish gallery Modern African Art has produced a series of carpets that are designed by contemporary African artists and manufactured in Tibet. To view the full collection of “Africa On The Floor” click here.

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CraftedSystems –

May 6, 2013 | 1 Comment

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Design Milk is currently featuring a really interesting interview with Aurelie Tu, the woman behind CraftedSystems. Not only are Tu’s products beautiful and innovative, her production process is also a testament to how contemporary design and socially (and environmentally) responsible manufacturing can harmoniously co-exist.

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Arastan –

Apr 21, 2013 | Leave a Comment

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For those looking beyond the usual sources for vintage carpets online Arastan is a site worth bookmarking. Site creator Nisha Misra offers carpets from the Middle East, Central and East Asia — as well as contemporary carpet designs from India. A detail of a Turkish kilim is pictured above.

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