Blog: September 2012

Courtauld Institute of Art annual book sale – design and more – opens 2nd October

Each year your scribe looks forward to her alma mater’s annual used, vintage, and rare book sale at Somerset House on the Strand in London. Tuesday October 2nd is the public opening of the 2012 Courtauld Institute of Art book scrum err, sale. Rugby lingo is appropriate because the sale does indeed contain out of… Read more »

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COVER selects favourite designs from Decorex International 2012

Fanfare Aaron Copland style please. It’s time for your scribe’s roll call of favourite carpets, rugs and textiles from Decorex International 2012. (In no particular order.) We Are Front “exceptional rugs” will be opening their London showroom in Spring 2013. At Decorex the Front stand presented rugs by Jan Kath – the rock royalty of… Read more »

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Julien McDonald rug auction for Breast Cancer

On display at Decorex is this Julien MacDonald rug produced by Capitol Carpets of Chelsea. It is being auctioned and the proceeds will go to Breast Cancer charities supported by the designer.RW Send sealed bids to:  Jody Atkins Capitol Carpets2b Chepstow RoadNotting HillLondon W2 5BH or email london@carpetsofchelsea.com  

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Skating carpet

Jan Kath’s new gallery opening in Stuttgart featured a magic carpet skating past, giving the assembled throng the chance to admire not just the fine art and workmanship of the rugs on display, but also their heelflips and ollies, dude. RW http://www.jan-kath.de/

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Events, Rugs & Carpets, Uncategorized, We Like

Decorex 2012 – day two observations

The COVER stand is located next to the necessaries, but your scribe quickly discovered this is no negative, but rather makes for a primo location. Sooner or later everyone crosses in front of the COVER stand at which point they are ensnared by your scribe’s silky subscription sales pitch. Your scribe noted quite a few… Read more »

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COVER stand at Decorex 2012 enhanced by JD Staron’s Reverie tapestry

Yesterday was the first day of Decorex, and the rain held off long enough to allow us exhibitors to stroll the promenade of the Royal Chelsea Hospital, amble up a grand allée of trees, and ultimately enter the grand “tent”. The COVER stand is adorned with a gorgeous tapestry titled Reverie by JD Staron. Your… Read more »

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Veedon Fleece myth, magic and carpet excellence at Decorex 2012

Ladurée macarons are delectable twin petite pastry shells of delicately baked almond paste joined by a liminal layer of creamy ganache. The fame of these teatime treats is global. Offered in a range of flavours and corresponding colours, they form an exquisite palette when grouped in a gift box. Your scribe loves them. But if… Read more »

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Etching for a Goya tapestry on display at The British Museum

While the design mafia flocked to the myriad events allied to the opening of the London Design Festival, your scribe spent a blissful morning yesterday at the British Museum press preview of the exhibition “Renaissance to Goya: Prints and Drawings from Spain,” after which she admired the 5th c BC Motya Charioteer, on loan from… Read more »

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A time capsule of quiet, quality design at Decorex 2012

What do an iPhone 4S, a tin of anchovies, and a “good” bottle of 2012 Burgundy have in common? Sir Terence Conran, founder of London’s Design Museum, chose these objects as his contribution to the museum’s time capsule. Spaded into the ground today at the groundbreaking ceremony for the museum’s new HQ in the former… Read more »

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Lodgepole Cathedral hand hooked tapestry by Red Spruce

Tall stands of the twin-needle Lodgepole Pine grow in dense forests throughout the western United States and Canada. Varieties are found on coastal shores, plains and mountains. The slender trunk of the high altitude pine tends to be sparsely limbed for much of its height as it jostles brethren for space and light until its… Read more »

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