Blog: Homewares

Four rooms defined by rugs

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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 »

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

Twelve Tempting Textile Gifts for Christmas 2014

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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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Turkish Textiles in Rome

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The Fondaco Dei Turchi shop in Rome is run by Burak Serdaroglu, a Turk who has lived in Italy for twenty years. Serdaroglu sells handmade Turkish textiles which are make in a small family-run factory in Antioch in southeast Turkey. In this interview with Blouin ARTINFO he explains about how he convinced Italians, who are proud… Read more »

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Homewares, Textiles, Wearable textiles

Otsuki Sama

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  ‘Otsuki Sama‘ – meaning ‘the majesty of the moon’ (a concept of great significance in Japanese culture) – is the name of a website selling textiles, wallpaper, stationery and accessories inspired by traditional Japanese crafts.  After spending 12 years living in Japan, French designer Valérie Bastit Laudier returned to her native France in 2011 to set… Read more »

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Fashion, Homewares, Interiors, Textiles

Fine Cell Work London Show

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It is perhaps bizarre to think that in prison across Britain there are male inmates passing a great deal of their stay stitching quilts, cushions, bags and gifts, but it is true and it is a fantastic endeavour. Thanks to the unique and brilliant Fine Cell Work, this social enterprise that teaches inmates needlework skills and techniques… Read more »

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Events, Exhibitions, Homewares, Textiles

Cockpit Arts Open Studios

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London is full to brimming with talented artists and designers and there are few better places to view (and perhaps purchase) some of their brilliant designs than Cockpit Arts Studio, which has two venues – Holborn and the newer studios in Deptford. No doubt at least one of your favourite designers will be based in… Read more »

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Events, Homewares, Rugs & Carpets, Textiles

Colour from Amy Sia

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Australian-born fashion designer Amy Sia arrived in London two years ago with the purpose of pursuing a career in textile print. Her latest collection of cushions is the perfect remedy for the current grey skies of London. Inspired by watercolour prints these bold, painterly designs are exuberant in colour and have a lovely handmade quality…. Read more »

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Homewares, Textiles

Knitted Army by Andrea Brena

Knitted Army is a range of fabric furnishings by Berlin-based Italian designer Andrea Brena, who is currently studying at programme at the Eindhoven Academy. In this collection he revives the art of arm-knitting, a process in which he reuses discarded fabric strips from Italian textile factories to knit into carpets, pillows and chairs using only his arms as the guide. The… Read more »

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Events, Exhibitions, Fairs, Homewares, New Collections, Textiles, We Like

Making hard things soft!

HOW ARE YOU are a Swedish design company started in 2011 by Tobias Johansson and Emelie Ronnebro. Their new collection ‘Making hard things soft’ comprises a series of nine cushion cover designs depicting surfaces like concrete, plywood, ice, OSB (oriented strand board), concrete, stone and brick.

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Tread Carpet by Martín Azúa

Spanish designer Martín Azúa‘s Tread Carpet is made of esparto and has a pattern that is formed of footprints. Esparto is a grass that is traditionally used in the making of the soles of the sandals like espadrilles. The carpet is made by women artisans from the region of Murcia in Spain. Photographs by Martín Azúa  

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Homewares, New Collections, Rugs & Carpets, We Like

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