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An Auction & A Sale –

Nov 29, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Peter Collingwood weaving, weaver

The Auction: On December 13th Phillips de Pury & Company will be auctioning a large wall-hanging (partially pictured above) created by master weaver Peter Collingwood in 1959. The estimated sale price of between $20,000 – $30,000 should be an inspiration to textile collectors everywhere.

The Sale: D. Bryant Archie, a purveyor of woven blankets and pillows, is offering a 30% discount on her entire stock (plus free standard shipping) through Wednesday night, 11/30. (Ending at midnight eastern standard time.)

William Foxton –

Nov 8, 2011 | Leave a Comment

william foxton textile, constance irving textile

According to the V&A website:

The firm of William Foxton Ltd., founded in 1903, produced some of the most innovative artist-designed textiles of the 1920s. It commissioned artists such as Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Claude Lovat Fraser, F. Gregory Brown and Minnie McLeish.

The fabric above (so fresh!) was designed by Constance Irving in 1926.

Click here for a Minnie McLeish panel now for sale at Vintage Textiles.

Svenskt Tenn –

Sep 18, 2011 | Leave a Comment


Open since 1924, Swedish design company Svenskt Tenn is where Josef Frank became Josef Frank. Today the company preserves his legacy while also offering many of their own new designs. Above, their Manhattan pillow.

Bantie –

Aug 19, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Bantie, spreading Swedish love worldwide.

Via From Sthlm.

Off To Smell The Flowers –

Aug 3, 2011 | Leave a Comment

I’m taking a final summer break and will be back online in a week. In the interim, here’s a find via The New York Times — new fabrics from Liberty. Above, a Dora B Tana Lawn Liberty Art pattern.

Paul Poiret –

May 13, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Pre-Pop by Poiret. You can read about him here (on Wikipedia) and see more of his work by searching his name here (at the Met Museum).

Image via Cinoh.

Marimekko, In Situ –

May 9, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Context defines content in these Marimekko style shots by photographer Kaapo Kamu.

Via Desire To Inspire.

Rya Rugs –

Apr 4, 2011 | Leave a Comment

This post marks my first – apparently much belated – introduction to rya, “a traditional Scandinavian rug with a long pile” according to Wikipedia.  There are lots of rya images floating around the web but this one from Mod Livin’ wins the prize for vibrancy.

Christie’s, London –

Mar 23, 2011 | Leave a Comment

“A Collection Of Chintz Fabric Swatches, Manchester, For The Indian Market, 1910-20” (from which the above image is taken) is one of many interesting textiles being offered at auction by Christie’s Interiors Department in London on April 5th.

de Gournay –

Feb 21, 2011 | Leave a Comment

With a primary focus on Chinoisserie and patterns from 19th century France, de Gournay’s hand painted wallpapers and fabrics are old-school, and require old money (or lots and lots of new money) to purchase. For the rest of us the company website offers a perfectly free peek into a different world.