Arastan –

Apr 21, 2013 | Leave a Comment

turkish carpet, vintage carpet, tribal carpet

For those looking beyond the usual sources for vintage carpets online Arastan is a site worth bookmarking. Site creator Nisha Misra offers carpets from the Middle East, Central and East Asia — as well as contemporary carpet designs from India. A detail of a Turkish kilim is pictured above.

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Coral & Tusk –

Apr 16, 2013 | Leave a Comment

fox textile, wes anderson fabric, whimsical kid pillows

With the same quirky and whimsical sensibility of a Wes Anderson movie, Coral & Tusk textile designer Stephanie Housley and her husband Chris Lacinak make foxes, badgers, and bears come alive with distinctly human personalities.

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Eleanor Pritchard –

Apr 11, 2013 | Leave a Comment

british textile, bespoke handwoven textile

British textile designer Eleanor Pritchard offers a beautiful collection of blankets on her website, describing them (justly) like a sommelier would a fine wine: Incorporating tessellating geometrics, bold stripes and reversible patterns this collection is woven in a palette which combines chalky neutrals, sharp accents and deep inky tones. The aesthetic is clean and contemporary with a nod to English midcentury design.

Via Colorful Beautiful Things.

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Parris Wakefield –

Apr 8, 2013 | 2 Comments

pop art pattern, 60's pattern, british textile

Major color and pattern by British designers Sarah Parris and Howard Wakefield. See their website here.

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Tord Boontje –

Apr 5, 2013 | Leave a Comment

tord boontje, contemporary british textile

This post on The New York Times about Tord Boontje’s latest endeavors quickly leads the curious to the designer’s own website — and to his full display of textile inventions. Nectar is pictured above.

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Werner Weber –

Apr 1, 2013 | Leave a Comment

Iran kilim, Iranian kilim, Iran flatweave caret

Werner Weber collects and sells striking Iranian kilims — and rightfully calls them archetypes of “sophisticated minimal design”. Some of the motifs found here resemble those in Native American textiles, and in Ewe Kente cloths from Africa. They’re yet another reminder that cross-cultural visual vocabularies are endlessly fascinating.

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Chapas Textiles –

Mar 28, 2013 | Leave a Comment

hand woven textile, custom hand woven fabric

The handwoven fabrics produced by Chapas Textiles bring hand and eye together in a synthesis of tactile and visual delight.  Here true luxury is clearly about the subtlety of color, pattern, and texture read up close.

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Eileen Guthrie –

Mar 24, 2013 | 1 Comment

british mid century textile design, hand print textile, british fabric

April’s The World of Interiors has an article on mid-century British textile designer Eileen Guthrie whose work is now being revived by her granddaughter, Lucy Mackenzie, using Guthrie’s original label, Flockhart Fabrics. The first crop of re-instated patterns is bright, whimsical — and perfectly current.

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Travis Meinolf –

Mar 20, 2013 | Leave a Comment

street textile, urban weaving, social textile

Here’s a great article by my friend Elizabeth Essner about “action weaver”, teacher, and activist Travis Meinolf.

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Brahms Mount –

Mar 18, 2013 | Leave a Comment

linen blanket, american blanket, linen towel

Brahms Mount, based in Maine, has no reason to tinker with an enduring design formula — they’ve been weaving timeless blankets in linen, cotton, and wool for almost thirty years.

Via Nicky Kehoe.

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