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Osborne & Little –

Nov 3, 2010 | 1 Comment

Osborne & Little is out with press materials for their Fall 2010 collection. Among the display is Maharani, the fresh and fetching new pattern pictured above as drapery.

New from Elitis –

Oct 18, 2010 | Leave a Comment

The latest fabric offerings from French company Elitis are drenched in color and highlighted by quirky fun. Above, their “tartan on velveteen” called Harold & Maud.

Robert Kime at Christie’s –

Oct 15, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Robert Kime’s fabric collection is among my favorites for its timeless mix of prints and patterns from England, India, Asia and beyond.  On October 27th Christie’s reaches beyond Kime’s brand name by holding an extensive auction of antiques and collectibles from his estate. Above, a grouping of three Indian Silk Brocade Saris with an auction estimate of $640 – $960.

Bermingham & Co. –

Aug 18, 2010 | Leave a Comment

If you need a little ikat inspiration visit Bermingham & Co., a beautiful website with lots and lots of patterns to choose from.

Holland & Sherry –

Mar 19, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Holland & Sherry fabrics really need to be seen and felt in person to be fully appreciated in all their subtle and sumptuous glory. But the company also supplies less understated luxuries, like their rainbow colored assortment of cashmere throws.

Kathryn M. Ireland –

Feb 6, 2010 | 4 Comments

There’s really no point  resisting the exuberance of Kathryn M. Ireland’s newest collection of fabrics. — A tangible reminder it’s always sunny (and summer-y) at least somewhere.

Vaughan –

Jan 8, 2010 | Leave a Comment

The British furniture and lighting company Vaughan is now selling a colorful assortment of kilim style carpets in standard sizes.

Chivasso –

Oct 31, 2009 | 1 Comment

…A European fabric company with some beautiful patterns, worth keeping an eye on in the months ahead.

Paul Smith at Kvadrat –

Oct 20, 2009 | Leave a Comment

Stripes by Paul Smith at Kvadrat go perfectly with rain in San Francisco.

The site is full of other contributing designers and can be easily navigated if you’re looking for a specific color, type of pattern, etc. In the U.S., fabrics featured on the site are sold through Maharam.

Designers Guild –

May 9, 2009 | Leave a Comment

Designers Guild (powered by the artistic vision of Tricia Guild and known for very colorful large scale prints and a kind of hyper-stylized take on “shabby chic”) has – as I explored this evening – a very satisfying and easy to navigate website that also actually sells things on-line, a rare thing for a company primarily geared to a trade-only market. And not only do they sell things on-line, they also have sales on-line, wherein items like the above blanket are offered at considerable discount.