Blog: March 2017

Founded in Mexico & based in Miami: Odabashian custom rugs collaboration part 2

COVER reported earlier this week on Odabashian’s collaboration with leading Mexican architects, graphic and industrial designers and artists to created a limited edition rug collection. As Jaime Odabachian explained to your scribe, one of the objectives was “to promote the coming of age’ of Mexican architecture and interior design and Odabashian’s role in this history… Read more »

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Odabashian custom rugs collaborate with leading Mexican architects, designers and artists

“Nuestro trabajo es Arte” was emblazoned on the side of Odabashian delivery vans when the company was founded in Mexico City in 1921. Their custom made, hand woven rugs were conceived as art and indeed still are after almost a century in business. Jaime Odabchian is a leading industry figure and a principle in the… Read more »

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Vera Za’arour’s award winning Bleachers is a hit with rug fans and wine lovers

Multiple awards including an Oscar were bestowed on the 2004 film Sideways. Its two hapless anti-heroes are aspiring wine connoisseurs on a tour of San Ynez Valley vineyards. One of the film’s infamous scenes occurs when failed writer Miles Raymond douses himself with a bucket of red wine. There were no rugs underfoot when he… Read more »

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Ylva Ogland’s Snöfrid Distillery Pictogram rug wins MMF 2012 prize

The ancient town of Båstad shelters on the shore of Laholmsbukten, a six hour drive from Stockholm. Protected by its water face and the Hallandian ridge which guards land access, this Swedish town harbours a remarkable and long-lived collective of textile artists – Märta Måås-Fjetterström AB. Founded 93 years ago, MMF continues to weave the… Read more »

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Circular bullseye rug in 1991 film “Deceived”

In recognition of those who like your scribe are holding the fort during the dying dog days of summer while the big Kahuna and colleagues jump on the jitney for a Hampton’s break; clamber aboard the Scotsman sleeper train for a Highlands holiday, or catch a kai-to to one of Hong Kong’s idyllic island get-aways,… Read more »

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Exclusive Preview: Classic Rug Collection’s new 20th Century Collection

The Northern hemisphere’s Dog Days of Summer officially ends this week. Scorching hot days and low rainfall were believed by the ancient Romans to be the domain of the dog star Sirius. But aside from scattered hot, dry days, England has been cloaked in rain for months. What brightens our day? Exclusives from our friends…. Read more »

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Macro Minerology views at Jan Kath Contemporary Rug Art

The Jan Kath Contemporary Rug Art two part post began yesterday and concludes today as your scribe peers down her petrographic microscope to examine rugs in the Jan Kath “Sliced” collection. Why a microscope? Your scribe is a geology and minerology fan, and the rugs in “Sliced” appear as glorious macro interpretations of mineral or… Read more »

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Fugitive beauty and magical intrigue of Jan Kath Contemporary Rug Art

Today’s blog post is a taster. Embarrassment of riches may mean an overabundance of a good thing, but when your scribe is presented with the exquisite contemporary rug collections of German company Jan Kath, the more accurate description is a cornucopia – a horn of plenty. Confronted with too much choice and unprepared to attempt… Read more »

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London’s hidden treasures – Le Corbusier tapestry

Although recognised primarily as an architect, Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, known by the pseudonym he adopted in 1920 – Le Corbusier – tipped his hand to many pursuits as an urban planner, artist, designer and theorist. The Swiss Embassy in London is not open to the public, and few are able to see the Le Corbu tapestry… Read more »

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The Scopophilia Chair by Fiona Roberts

‘Scopophilia’ means ‘the love of looking’ and is the name of a chair designed by Australian artist Fiona Roberts. The chair is upholstered in red velvet which also folds around the embedded eyeballs to look like eyelids. Rather creepy! Roberts adds: “a chair is designed to fit, comfort and support the body, but the ‘scopophilia’… Read more »

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