Bantie, spreading Swedish love worldwide.
Via From Sthlm.
Image via Cinoh.
Via Desire To Inspire.
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.
“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.
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.
Embroidery at its finest (and most mind boggling-ly luxurious) at Jean Francois Lesage. What a world of extremes we live in.
The website Yves Macaux is the internet equivalent of an unmarked side street door leading to a very exclusive shop. In this instance the shop sells 19th-20th century wares from the Arts & Crafts movement, the Vienna Secessionists, and Wiener Werkstatte. Above, a textile fragment by Carol Otto Czeschka.