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Peace on Earth 2013: Scabal’s peace fabric

“Clothes make the man”. So said American humorist and author Mark Twain. His famous quote was a comment on power. “Naked people”, he concluded, “have little or no influence on society”. In the hundred plus years since Twain’s observation, considerably less of our bodies are now habitually covered. But his quote is still valid. Clothes… Read more »

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Mermaids, cherubs & cheer: Lana MacKinnon’s mid-century designs

“Victory in Europe” day was celebrated 8 May 1945 to mark the end of World War II. A flow of celebratory imagery appeared on ceramics, furnishing and dress fabrics, textiles and rugs. Mermaids and dolphins; putti and roses; swags and urns. Villas and houses were popular too. Colours were clear. But change is rarely singular…. Read more »

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Warner Textile Archive launch Wendy Bray wallpaper collection

Finding treasure in the attic doesn’t just happen to punters on the Antiques Roadshow. The launch yesterday of Warner Textile Archive’s Wendy Bray wallpaper collection (nine designs) at the Fine Cell Work pop-up shop in Mayfair, London, was the result of a rummage round the roof space. Warner’s Archivist Kate Wigley selected and developed designs… 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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Fine Cell Work Launches Pop-Up Shop in Mayfair

Last night was the opening reception for Fine Cell Work’s pop-up shop at 5 Grosvenor Street in Mayfair, central London. Warner Textile Archive join Fine Cell Work in the shop with their latest wallpaper releases including “Aquitaine” which is papered on one wall of the shop. Fine Cell Work’s volunteers teach stitching skills in British… Read more »

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COVER 24

The Autumn issue of COVER will be out next week. Some of the highlights featured in the issue will be a preview to the London Design Festival, including an interview with rug designer Helen Yardley and an in-depth look at Celia Birtwell’s new fabric designs that she will be launching at Decorex. WovenGround’s latest project,… Read more »

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COVER Summer 2011

The new issue of COVER is out now with extensive coverage of the Milan Design Week plus Red Spruce, Niba, We Make Carpets, Hakimian fabrics, GAN Rugs, Lapchi’s André Arbus collection, Kips Bay, tie-dye and modular rug trends and much much more!

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COVER 23 (Summer 2011)

The new issue of COVER will be out shortly! The Summer 2011 edition will include an extensive article on the best rugs and textiles that showed at April’s Milan Design Week, from trend forecaster Li Edelkoort‘s ‘Talking Textiles’ exhibition and Nodus‘s new designs to work at Salone and all the satellite shows. COVER takes a… Read more »

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COVER Winter 2010

The amazing new issue of COVER is out now! The Winter 2010 edition features rugs by fashion designers Alexander McQueen, Sonia Rykiel and Jean Paul Gaultier plus YBA rugs at Pallant House, Chevalier édition, Tamarian and the fabulous Stamp rugs. Textiles come from Cristian Zuzunaga, Guy Goodfellow, Fischbacher and the wonderful Christo and Jeanne-Caude. We… Read more »

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