Blog: April 2019

Bears Necessity

The work of Italian artist Paola Pivi is currently on view at The RockbundArt Museum in Shanghai until the 9th September. This is the artist’s first public exhibition in China and includes many of her most eye-catching works. The most pertinent of which to rug and textile watchers being her 2010 work “What Goes –… Read more »

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Get your weave on at the British Museum’s Shakespeare exhibition

It’s tempting to believe COVER’s devotion to its readers means we are chained to our desks rather like folios in Hereford Cathedral’s medieval library, but we do get out. Yesterday your scribe was at the British Museum for the press preview of Shakespeare Staging the World. Yes, we are devotees of contemporary and modern carpets… Read more »

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Kiyoshi Yamamoto’s textile designs for Aurlandskoen Shoes

Should we have a staff shoe at COVER? Yes. Time to start that e-petition so COVER’s big Kahuna will buy us a slew of Kiyoshi Yamamoto’s hand printed leather textile shoes from the 2012/13 season of the Aurlandskoen shoe company. The ancient Norse warriors who named the land where Aurland shoes are made weren’t ones… Read more »

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Winning textiles from Arjumand’s Summer Game

The Olympics aren’t the only game in town. Savvy fans of Milan-based textile designer (and friend of COVER – see her profile in the Summer 2012 issue) Idarica Gazzoni played her summer 2012 game. She asked her website fans to vote for their favorite textiles from her Arjumand collection. The results are in, and if… Read more »

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Warner Textile Archive release Marianne Straub wallpaper

Textile Designer Marianne Straub joined Warner & Sons in May 1950. Most of the company’s designs at the time were for the contract trade, meaning few people outside the industry knew who designed any given Warner textile. But that changed when Straub and her Warner colleague Alec Hunter worked with the Festival Pattern Group to… Read more »

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Happy Bastille Day

Mon dieu, happy Bastille Day to our Gallic chums across the Channel! Although we in England escaped the “French disease” of revolution (nevermind the 17th century Civil War), we celebrate your day with a link to the Kyoto Costume Institute and their French Revolution era proletarian gear for men and women. Note the wooden sabots… Read more »

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Artist Katherine Daniels weaves summer magic in New York City

Lincoln Road Serape is a summer 2012 woven street installation by Harlem studio-based artist Katherine Daniels for the City of New York’s DOT Urban Art Program. Daniels uses plastic ribbon to weave designs in the city’s chain link fencing. Her work can also be seen at Bronx’s Joyce Kilmer Park where she is the 2012… Read more »

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Warner Textile Archive launches new wallpaper patterns

Planet Earth is blue and there’s nothing I can do. So said David Bowie, and we at COVER are inclined to agree. It’s wet, wet, wet and yes, a bit blue here at planet England, and there’s nothing we can do but wish ourselves aboard “Lunar Rocket” – the groovy spaceship featured as a repeat… Read more »

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Morgan Ashard at Decorex 2012

UK carpet designers Morgan Ashard, based in Frome, Somerset, will be showing off their latest designs for another year at Decorex 2012 in London. Here are a few of the rugs they will be taking to the show in September.

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Robin Gray Kimono 2012 Collection

Santa Fe-based rug designer Robin Gray has some exciting new additions to her Kimono collection.

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