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Precious Minimalism by Kristiina Lassus

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  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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Kangan Arora’s new rug collection for FLOOR_STORY

Kangan Arora Kites for Floor_Story

Denna Jones Sometimes it’s worth explaining a detail that might otherwise be overlooked. Simon Goff is Director of London-based rug company FLOOR_STORY. The detail is in the company logo. The “underscore” between the two words isn’t the ubiquitous symbol used for computer programming file naming. Rather it’s a clever, simple cipher – a symbol –… Read more »

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Laundry Bag Tartan Fashion by London Cloth Company

London Cloth Company laundry bag plaid tartan

Denna Jones In advance of COVER’s exclusive interview later this year with Daniel Harris, Founder of the London Cloth Company, where we will reveal the weaver’s collaboration on a line of tweed upholstery fabrics, we highlight one of Harris’s line of suit-weight tweeds (below) – the “Laundry Bag”. (continued)   British readers with a keen… Read more »

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Vintage Dutch Design – AaBe Wool Blankets Exhibition

reindeer vintage wool blanket

Denna Jones Wool blankets – cream with red or aqua stripes and yellow with red stripes and green borders – are stacked on a flat bed sleigh behind a harnessed reindeer in a snowy landscape. Clad in red with a fur framed yellow hood, the sleigh’s driver holds a receipt for the man in the… Read more »

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