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Francine Gardner –

Jul 31, 2012 | Leave a Comment

eclectic upholstery, tufted upholstery, francine gardner

Dering Hall
has just debuted a new search function that allows site visitors to view a huge collection of different interior images from designers’ portfolios, organized by room. There’s lots to see, like the inspired bit of outside-the-box upholstery by Francine Gardner pictured above.

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Anthology Magazine –

Jul 3, 2012 | Leave a Comment

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I just discovered Anthology magazine this past weekend and am completely wowed by it. The content, format size, photography, writing, minimal advertising — even the texture of the paper — all make it feel lovingly crafted and personal. It will definitely be among my few treasured subscriptions from here on out. Above is one of several textile-rich images from Issue 7.

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Tucker Robbins –

Jun 5, 2012 | 1 Comment

tribal fabric

I’m cheating a bit with this post. Really I should wait until the tantalizing “coming soon” message disappears from the textile page on Tucker Robbins’ website and is replaced with real-live items for purchase. In checking up on the page this evening, however, I encountered a great link to a 5/18 interview with Mr. Robbins — accompanied by several photographs of his private home, bedecked with textiles of course! Visuals aside, the outline of Robbins’ life story is well worth reading in and of itself.

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Eames by Bokja –

May 20, 2012 | 1 Comment

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While doing this to an Eames chair may strike some as sacreligious it’s just this type of playful reinvention that keeps design fresh — and not too precious. By Bokja.

Via Interior Design Magazine and Architangent.

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Sound Garden –

Apr 1, 2012 | Leave a Comment

mexican pillows, bolivian textile

I’m grateful for this textile-specific photograph because it gives me an excuse to share my enthusiasm for the larger story behind it, this weekend’s New York Times article (and must-see video) on Doug Aitken’s Venice California home. It’s one big, meditative art installation. And yes, textiles do play a small part. On a larger note, I’m continually fascinated by the role traditional / non-western textiles play in contemporary spaces — as previous posts on the Miller House, Handcrafted Modern and Knoll CBS attest.

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The Tiny Nest –

Dec 13, 2011 | Leave a Comment

world of interiors magazine

It may be a month old already but I’ll never get tired of the above cover shot from The World of Interiors (November 2011). It’s the absolute quintessence of what could be called the Tiny Nest impulse — an impulse that comes particularly alive during the holiday season, when the cozy and the comfortable take top billing. It’s humble, frayed and mismatched — but it’s completely inviting. And bedecked with textiles of course.

Commune In Print –

Nov 24, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Commune interiors, Pamela Shamshiri

Commune’s earthy, textile-rich aesthetic is prominently featured in a 10-page spread in House Beautiful’s December / January edition and makes this particular issue well worth seeking out. (I know the article will have a long life in my clipping file.)  A cropped image of the master bedroom is pictured above. Photography is by Amy Neunsinger.

Muriel Brandolini –

Nov 3, 2011 | Leave a Comment

muriel brandolini fabric

The recent publication of “The World of Muriel Brandolini” offers a fresh excuse to revisit her fabric collection, here. For more on the designer, there’s fresh press and lots of photos at Forbes.

Camilla Hounsell Halvorsen –

May 20, 2011 | 1 Comment

The Drops chair made by Camilla Hounsell Halvorsen uses recycled textiles, and makes a lot of fun.

Via DC Design Coop.

Miller House Textiles –

Apr 20, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Print and web based design publications have devoted many lustrous pixels to next month’s public debut of the Miller House, a collaboration between design icons Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard, circa 1952. Now under the stewardship of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the home has been preserved by the Miller family – and now by the museum itself – in all of its textile laden glory. You can read more about it at The New York Times Style Magazine (here) and/or by picking up the current issue of Dwell  (among other sources). Above is an image of Girard’s  textile plan for the house — here swatches were applied directly to a copy of the floor plan. So cool. (Via IMA.)