String Art Nails It!

String Art Heart (2013) by Dar Tarrasch, Tel Aviv, Israel

Denna Jones ‘It was like looking through a bird cage’, declared artist Henry Moore describing how 19th c string mathematical models seen during a 1930s visit to the Science Museum, London inspired him to incorporate strings stretched taut across metal to create a series of sculptures. More than a century earlier French mathematician Gaspard Monge… Read more »

Art, Exhibitions
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Lindsay Alker launches “House of Bertoncini” fabric collection


Denna Jones British textile designer Lindsay Alker’s second collection of hand silk-screened textiles made in England and printed on natural linen, launches September 2013 at London’s prestigious Decorex International design show. Titled “House of Bertoncini”, Alker’s collection was inspired by Alker’s aunt Palmira Bertoncini’s early 20th century villa in the Italian countryside.   Palmira Bertoncini… Read more »

Fabrics, Interiors, New Collections, We Like
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Turkish Textiles in Rome


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 »

Homewares, Textiles, Wearable textiles

Rubelli on Show in 2013


The fabrics produced by textile house Rubelli have all the drama, extravagance and historical reference that you would expect of a world-class Venetian company that has been in production for 155 years. Rubelli’s 2013 presents a selection new designs that reflect Italy’s rich textile history with fabrics like Tricorno, Grimani, Galerie des Glaces, Pavone and… Read more »

Events, Exhibitions, Fabrics, Fairs, Installation, New Collections, Textiles

New Designers 2013: Beautiful Brutalism

New Designers 2013 Penny Allen

Denna Jones The brethren of Brutalism tend to be a raucous and bullish tribe. Built of concrete in solid, spare, monolithic forms, the mid-twentieth century modern architectural style known as Brutalism polarises opinion in the same way knuckles tattooed with Love and Hate tend to send a mixed message to all who encounter the fists… Read more »

Art Textiles
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New Designers 2013: a Star is Discovered


Denna Jones “Pop! pop! pop!” Daniel Beckford positions his arms to hold an imaginary rug tufting gun, pumps his hands, and delights in providing verbal support for his impromptu demonstration of how he placed scattered pot shots of wool across a quadrant of his degree show rug “My Life”, shown as part of Staffordshire University’s… Read more »

Art, Art Textiles, New Collections, Other designer, Rugs & Carpets, We Like
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Cathedrals of Culture become Cozy Living Rooms

Al Baharat Square "carpet", Doha, Qatar

Denna Jones Knees and elbows planted on the stone floor, head down, a young man’s attention is focused on a small square of paper where he draws or perhaps makes notes. Found in the lower left corner of Cornelis de Man’s 1664 painting of the interior of St Lawrence Church in Rotterdam (detail below), the… Read more »

Furniture, Interiors, Rugs & Carpets
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Martyn Lawrence Bullard hits UK TV


Hollywood-based British interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard has carved out a prestigious career on the other side of the Atlantic with a seriously impressive client list which includes Sir Elton John, Cher, Tamara Mellon, Eva Mendes, Edward Norton, Christina Aguillera and Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne! He is now returning home to make his mark this side of… Read more »


New Runway Carpet for Burlington Arcade London


In the heart of London’s affluent Mayfair locale lies the Burlington Arcade, the longest covered shopping street in Britain. The stylish walkway offers brands such as Linley, Lulu Guinness, Wright & Teague, and Penhaligon’s. For such an exclusive venue one needs an exclusive carpet. On Monday of this week the Arcade’s new 180 metre carpet was… Read more »

Rugs & Carpets

Marimekko Fashion for Summer 2013


If you are a fan of loud colourful pattern and don’t yet know the Finnish design brand Marimekko, feast your eyes on this clothing. The Marimekko name is synonymous with bright colour and bold pattern and the company’s latest fashion designs for summer 2013 are seriously mouthwatering! The new collection includes a series of limited… Read more »

Fashion, New Collections, Wearable textiles

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