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Ingrid Anderson –

Mar 26, 2008 | Leave a Comment

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Ingrid Anderson is a textile designer from New Zealand creating a range of fabrics and home accessories with fresh patterns in crisp palettes. I found her site through the blog skinny laminx, another good find. Above is Anderson’s pattern “karaka”, available on pillow covers, tea towels, aprons and bags. Also, check out her ironing board cover in pattern “pohutukawa” – !

First Day of Spring –

Mar 21, 2008 | 1 Comment

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In most time zones it’s already the second day of Spring but there are still about 90 minutes left in California to make this post on time. The Style Files, one of my favorite design blogs, has a post from 3/13/08 on Madame Kury, a great looking shop in Vienna. Their website has an online shopping section with some flamboyant one-of-a-kind pillows for sale. The pillow above is still available!

International Quilt Study Center –

Mar 18, 2008 | 2 Comments

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I relish the New York Times‘ seasonal publication of their design magazine and was treated to their Spring 2008 issue this past Sunday. Inside, the image above accompanied a brief write-up by Stacie Stukin about the University of Nebraska’s International Quilt Study Center and Museum. It houses “the world’s only graduate program in quilt studies and the world’s largest collection of quilts.” Wow! Unfortunately nothing was included to describe this chevron stripe quilt so I can’t offer anything about date, origin or artist — except to say that it’s incredibly striking and timeless. Click here for the Museum’s website — maybe you’ll have better luck than me finding the image in their database.

Update: Thanks Megg for your comment and for finding the quilt on the site!
Zig Zag Result #: 1906
Quiltmaker: Maker unknown
Geographical Origin: Possibly made in Pennsylvania, United States
Date: Circa 1880-1900

Emery & Cie –

Jan 9, 2008 | Leave a Comment

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New goodies from the trove of references that is each issue of The World of Interiors; in tonight’s installment: Emery & Cie. While I find their website a bit hard to navigate (there seem to be lots of unseen layers that only multiple / different clicks lead you to — rather maze-like) they have some beautiful product images, not to mention products. In particular their bedding is very enticing. Both Old World and contemporary in feel – and very opulent.

Kim Parker –

Nov 29, 2007 | Leave a Comment

I’ve been feasting on the “pattern love” section of the Dear Ada blog this evening and am really happy to be introduced to so many new (to me at least -) textile designers and companies. One I especially love: Kim Parker textiles. Here are two pillows from her line. Top is “Frida’s Garden” and below that is “Irving Place”. The designs are hand embroidered and 100% wool.

Indus Decor –

Nov 13, 2007 | Leave a Comment

I’ve been searching around this evening for additional on-line sources for beautiful Pakistani textiles — but to no avail. After finding Koel yesterday I felt determined to come up with a few more inspirational references but maybe I’ll have to put some time in at the library or a good design bookstore instead. In the meantime, I did find a great source for some really pretty Indian block print and batik textiles (among other styles) sold at reasonable prices by the yard at Indus Decor. It’s funny to look through images posted from all corners of the globe only to settle on a site based in Washington State — just up the coast. It’s a little deflating actually! But in any case, I’m happy to add this site to my list of finds.

Falling Into Fall –

Oct 11, 2007 | Leave a Comment

There was a heavy downpour in San Francisco last night, the sound of which added exponentially to the sense that it really is turning into Fall. This leads me inevitably to thoughts of enclosure, cooling temperatures and the need for warmth, both visually and physically. In a word: blankets. Above, a magazine clipping I’ve had in my stash for ages — don’t know where it’s from (although should start to make some notation when I tear things out). The long blanket style table cover is casual + sophisticated , and I love the masculinity of the stripe offset by the girlie lamp. Also, a blanket from toast.