Fabrics are on the run in these surreal photographs by William Hundley.
Via Design Boom.
Today’s discovery: the Victoria & Albert Museum sells fabric by the yard! Not a huge selection, and all of a particular ilk – but still good to know. Above, a “design adapted from a 1950s fabric designed for Horrockses Fashions, one of the most respected ready-to-wear labels of the late 1940s and 1950s.” Click here for the page.
Beauty in unexpected places:
2009, 60″x56″ x 2″
Found Paper Bag; Plastic Bag; Fabric; Umbrella; Tarp, and Thread
In an upcoming gallery exhibition photographer and color expert Jeffrey Becom captures Indian textiles as an extension of the visual landscape.
Vintage scarves have remained in my textile-addled consciousness since doing a post on David Earp’s framed collection last year. Through Earp’s example scarves have a whole new potential as forms of decorative art. Hermes has a website (and current advertising campaign) with lots of possibilities for the wall, as does Liberty of London. The image above is a detail one of Liberty’s more eccentric offerings in which Mr. and Mrs. Liberty are depicted. (Note that the Liberty website has scarves tucked away in two sections: Women and Liberty of London Designs. Another good source for vintage scarves of all kinds is Ebay, of course.)
…And though the voting period for “best home blog of the year” has already ended over at Apartment Therapy you can still express support for Remodelista (one of the top contenders) by exploring their ever expanding website!
Holiday preparations are in high gear and frequent blog posts are falling to the wayside for the moment… But as I search the aisles of local fabric stores for gift supplies I’ve found new hope for arty-but-inexpensive retail fabric by the yard. Like this pattern of Our Lady of Guadlalupe, available in stores and online at Some Art Fabric.
Click here for a very interesting New York Times article about a textile made entirely from “the spinnerets of the golden orb spider of Madagascar”.
Judith, thanks for pointing this one out!
I’m heading off to a land of wild roses and sleepy roads and will be back on-line in about ten days!
A new stateside source for stripes, stripes and more stripes: the 150 year old company Les Toiles Du Soleil just opened in NYC.
Via Cool Hunting.