Blog: March 2017

Jo Hamilton’s Crochet Portraits

Jo Hamilton‘s crochet portraits really bring the faces illustrated to life with their colour and movement. Hamilton has also done a wonderful crochet picture of Portland, Oregon. Hamilton explains her process: “In my work I use a traditional basic crochet technique taught to me at an early age by my Gran. I work one knot… Read more »

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Paola Lenti’s High Tech Rugs

These funky High Tech rugs are produced with Aquatech and Rope, Paola Lenti’s signature yarns which provide for high performance in outdoor environments.  

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New Collections, Rugs & Carpets, We Like

Carpet for all Seasons

Norwegian designer Siren Elise Wilhelmsen has designed the Season Carpet, a circular rug which changes colour according to temperature. The first design changes from blue to mint at 15°C and from red to yellow at 28°C, the second rug changes from purple to pink at 15°C and from red/brown to yellow at 28°C. Wilhelmsen explains:… Read more »

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Martyn Lawrence-Bullard for The Rug Company

Martyn Lawrence-Bullard‘s carpets for The Rug Company are inspired by his love for orientalist design.

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By Henzel in Milan

During Milan Design Week in April, Swedish rug brand By Henzel displayed a selection of the company’s fabulous rugs at Tappeti Contemporanei Gallery in the Brera Design District. Here are some images of the show.

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Beer bottle jeans from Bonobos

‘Bottle Rockets’ are New York clothing company Bonobos‘ latest denim trouser design, which are produced from recycled cotton and polyester in combination with plastic beer bottles, which ranges between 3-5 for each pair, to make the final product.

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Fashion, Wearable textiles

Chair Wear by Bernotat & Co

Chair Wear is a great project by design studio Bernotat & Co that was shown during Milan Design Week at Ventura Lambrate. Why buy a new chair when you can dress up the one you have? As the designers explain: “Chair Wear started as a mildly ironical joke, and ended up in a very inspiring new way of… Read more »

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Fairs, New Collections, Textiles, We Like

ICFF 2012

The International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York is always a great event for carpets, 2012 being no exception. The list of rug designers showing this year is vast so pop along if you are in NYC from 19-22 May. There will be some great designs to see from the likes of Naja Utzon Popov,… Read more »

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Diamond Jubilee Stamp Rug

To celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubliee in June 2012, Stamp Rugs have produced their own Diamond Jubliee stamp rug. In addition, Rug Gallery, manufacturers of the iconic Stamp Rugs, has teamed up with The Royal Parks organisation for their new creative venture and has designed the Picnic Rug. Launching in May 2012, this new… Read more »

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Arab Fall and Arab Spring by Bokja

Lebanese design duo Bokja have created embroidered maps of the Arab world to represent the changing politics and traditions of the area as a tapestry. In the Arab Fall map, the sea is made from pairs of imported jeans to demonstrate how the rise of imported cultures has led to the replacement of native traditions. The Arab Spring map, which shares… Read more »

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