when i was in school i took textile design for a year as part of my art course. it wasn’t really textile design, i didn’t actually do any screen printing and everything was kind of laissez-faire in that high school art kind of way. but i did gain a lot of respect for textile designers […]READ MORE
Hermine is a Belgian textile designer who just presented her graduation collection at the school of arts in Ghent. here you can see some of her pieces photographed by the very talented Eefje. i love her colour palette, and would really kill for one of those fluffy carpets. make sure to pay Hermine’s blog a […]READ MORE
Charlotte Linton hits it straight out of the park again with her A/W 2012 collection The travel diaries of early 20th century artist Rockwell Kent provide a starting point for designer Charlotte Linton’s Greenland Collection. Taking inspiration from the paintings and drawings Kent created whilst living amongst Inuit communities, Charlotte blends her usual mix of […]READ MORE
have a gander at the lovely new spring summer 2012 collection from Ilana Kohn, which you can pre-order at her shop. photography: dustin fenstermacher / model, hair, make-up & jewellery: caroline ventura / shoes: no.6READ MORE
i’ve been seeing Sophie Duran‘s work around the internet for a while now, so i was thrilled when she got in touch to tell me about her new print collection Undiscovered Wonders of the World. Created out of self made photographes, old travel books and minerals, these unknown mysterious worlds are open to multiple interpretations. […]READ MORE
Mónica Muñoz is the talented designer behind Moniquilla – a fashion range featuring her beautifully unique textile designs. i have been poring over the latest autumn / winter lookbook which you can see in its entirety here. if you want to find out more about her prices & ordering information just email info [at] moniquilla . comREAD MORE
i was recently given a beautifully designed scarf as a gift, which i am tempted to have framed because the design itself is far more interesting to me than actually wearing the scarf. now i’m having second thoughts after seeing these silk scarves designed by textile designers Amélie Charroin & Marie Colin-Madan for Milleneufcentquatrevingtquatre – which means 1984 in […]READ MORE
political handkerchiefs from the cornell university library‘s textile collectionREAD MORE
vera neumann was an american artist and entrepreneur. she is best known for her bold colored patterns on her linens and scarves, signed with her script “vera” and a ladybug. world war two was in full swing when vera found that the linen supply was dwindling. searching for more linen for her products, she came across extra parachute silk at an army surplusstore. vera scarves launched the business into immediate popularity and vera was soon on a first-name basis with women around the country. marilyn monroe was a fan, as well as grace kelly. women around the country chose vera products for their color and happy prints.
these are from scott lindberg’s collection
i have never been a carpet person, i much prefer an expanse of empty floor than having rugs lying all over the place (especially loose carpets on a floor that already has wall-to-wall carpeting… something i will never understand.) slowly though i have come to the realisation that it might just be because i have never come across carpets i actually like.
these antique carpets by swedish artist & textile designer martha meuse fjetterström (on auction at bukowski’s) are a huge exception. considering they’re priced between $4000-30,000 they probably would not be displayed on my floor.