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Frame It –

Jan 21, 2011 | 1 Comment

Sometimes a yard or two is best used (and spent) on the wall. In this case I believe the fabric is by Donghia.

Via Decor Pad.

Happy Holidays, Part II

Dec 27, 2010 | Leave a Comment

One of my favorite gifts from this weekend’s revelry was the new book Handcrafted Modern by Leslie Williamson. With very little text, it’s primarily a picture book dedicated to the homes of mid-century designers like Russel Wright, Eva Zeisel and Charles & Ray Eames. The photographs capture interiors that are naturally lit, quiet, and full of intimate, happenstance details. — There are also textiles scattered throughout the pages, like a little trail of breadcrumbs going from one designer to the next. The image above is of Walter Gropius’ home in Massachusetts.

Color Reform In Situ –

Dec 20, 2010 | Leave a Comment

The room makes the carpet and the carpet makes the room: here’s one from ABC’s Color Reform collection in a setting vibrant enough to banish any gray day or dark mood.

The photo is from House Beautiful, September 2010.

Textiles At Home –

Nov 29, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Inspired by the book Living With Decorative Textiles, Tribal Trappings is now dedicating a section of their own website to the textile displays of clients and friends. (They also invite outside submissions.) Needless to say, both the book and the site beckon closer examination.

China Seas –

Nov 5, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Speaking of product shots, here’s China Seas’ Bali Isle as captured by Domino magazine. There are lots of other images of CS patterns to look at here.

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.

Tie Dye Chic –

Oct 8, 2010 | Leave a Comment

I don’t think tie dye has ever looked more chic, or upholstery more liberated from convention. Click here for the article.

Suzan Fellman –

Jun 16, 2010 | 1 Comment

1st Dibs’ multi-page bio on artist and designer Suzan Fellman is a fun and interesting read that casts her career in a magical light full of  creativity, perseverance and happy coincidences.  Fellman’s website highlights her current work and also showcases separate lines she represents, including fabrics by Celia Birtwell and Cecil Beaton. In the photo above Fellman transforms a vintage silk scarf into a theatrical pillow.

Mark Adams –

Jun 11, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Here’s another fascinating historic shot offered by Modern Magazine (previously posted about here). Reprinted in their third issue, the image originally appeared in the catalog for the 1965 exhibition “California Design 9”, one of a series of annual shows that began in 1954. The vibrant winged tapestry is by Mark Adams (1925-2006).

Framed Textile at Knoll’s CBS, 1966 –

Oct 25, 2009 | 1 Comment

I’m very interested in the historical pairing of non-Western (particularly “tribal”) art with contemporary interiors. It’s a match-up that’s been going on for quite awhile now and reaches back to the personal collections of Picasso and Matisse, the use of  the “primitive” in Art Deco, etc. The photo above appears within an article in Modern Magazine (Fall 2009) about Florence Knoll’s 1960’s interiors for the headquarters of CBS. Here we see the contemporary / tribal combination again, in this case with a framed textile serving as counterpoint to the sleek sofas and steel-framed tables that fill the space. I wonder how Knoll selected the piece and what it represented to her — I also wonder what the textile is exactly. Is it Indian? Is it a South American mola?

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