How to Select the Right Carpet for Your Home

Sari silk

 Text and images by Cyrus Artisan Rugs Selecting a carpet or rug for your home can be daunting, especially if you’re not much of an interior designer. Nowadays, homeowners have access to a wide variety of floor coverings, from modern and contemporary to antique and traditional pieces with different designs and materials. Some of them… Read more »

Art, Fashion, Furniture

Atlanta Market Review

Amer's Mystique Collection

The winter 2018 installment of the International Area Rug Market at AmericasMart, Atlanta went live Wednesday 10 January to Sunday 14 January.  Attendees at the January International Area Rug Market in Atlanta were treated to a variety of luxury and casual hand-knotted designs. For years, Atlanta exhibitors have focused not on avant-garde styles, but rather… Read more »

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Four destination showrooms for rugs


There is no substitute for seeing handmade rugs in the flesh before you buy or commission a bespoke piece. With so much on offer, presenting a multitude of options in an orderly and stylish manner can be a real challenge. Here are four international showrooms, as featured in COVER 43 that make it easy to navigate the choices available with experienced… Read more »

Interiors, Rugs & Carpets

Four rooms defined by rugs


Long gone are the days when the floor was the ignored dimension of a room, a neutral offset to enhance other design elements. Today, handmade rugs have staked out their claim as effortless centrepieces of an interior. They frequently form the starting point for interior designers, who may build entire rooms around them. From traditional… Read more »

Art Textiles, Fabrics, Furniture, Homewares, Interiors, Rugs & Carpets, Uncategorized

Always smiling – the weavers of Nepal deserve a break


Matthew Wailes specialises in designing and producing rugs for the interior design market. He has a close working relationship with his long-standing manufacturing partner in Nepal, which hand-knots his rugs.  I visited Nepal in late November with friend and colleague John O’Callaghan from O’C Carpet of New York. A lightning visit of just four days before… Read more »

Events, Profiles, Uncategorized

Precious Minimalism by Kristiina Lassus


  Milan-based designer Kristiina Lassus’ work exudes a quiet elegance. The rugs are minimal in detail but rich in historical and ethnographical reference. The understated patterns are suggestive of places and times, there are subconscious references to aesthetics from architecture, art and craft. Born in Helsinki, Finland, Kristiina Lassus trained in Interior Architecture, Furniture Design… Read more »

Interiors, Profiles, Rugs & Carpets

Twelve Tempting Textile Gifts for Christmas 2014

Sock Monkey at Lehman's

Denna Jones Our eclectic range of twelve textile related gifts includes three experiential gifts – exhibitions in London, New York, and Berlin. Whether for others or yourself, there’s something here for everyone. On the border of the Blenheim Palace estate lies the village of Woodstock where The Cotswold Tailor creates bespoke suits as fine as… Read more »

Exhibitions, Homewares, Rugs & Carpets, Textiles, Uncategorized, Wearable textiles
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Campaign for Wool Warms Up Southwark Cathedral

Wool Week two sheep

Denna Jones Lovers of wool are legging it around the capital to catch events, workshops and exhibitions allied to Campaign for Wool’s fifth annual UK Wool Week (6-12 October 2014). Knit-a-thon at Brora (and a Twitter auction to win the blanket outcome), meet the Maker opportunities, and a Tweed Tea Party are just a few… Read more »

Events, Exhibitions, Furniture, Interiors, New Collections, Rugs & Carpets, Textiles, Uncategorized
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New Designers 2014: the genius of Gen Z

New Designers Flower Girl by Denna Jones

Denna Jones The annual New Designers exhibition of recent graduate work from across the UK was dominated this year by a demographic whose outlook is a fusion of the youngest of the Millennials (born circa 1980), and the elders of Generation Z (born circa 1995). Your reviewer’s conversations with  Part 1 ND graduates (notably Luna… Read more »

Exhibitions, Fashion, Interiors, Textiles, Uncategorized, Wearable textiles
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Vintage Tattoos translated into FLOOR_STORY rugs

Tattoo rug by Rob Pybus for Floor_Story

Denna Jones Permanent markings ritually inked onto faces, biceps, backs, forearms and most surfaces of the human body, hold an enduring fascination unequalled by other forms of bodily adornment. In some cultures the act is less “ritual” and more “right of passage” sometimes with a drunk reveller as the “canvas”. Are the stories of customers… Read more »

New Collections, Rugs & Carpets
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