Blog: Interiors

Otsuki Sama

  ‘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

New Designers alumnus: Jasveer Panesar

Denna Jones In less than two weeks, COVER will be a featured media stand at New Designers 2013 – the exhibition for emerging design. Ever on the hunt for trends and new talent in carpet and textile designs, we are delighted to present the work of Jasveer Panesar who exhibited at New Designers 2012 and… Read more »

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Rocio Moreno in Barcelona

The beautiful textiles made by Spanish designer Rocio Moreno are on display at the shop Azul Tierra in Barcelona until 30 June 2013.  

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Exhibitions, Interiors, Textiles

Patka Restaurant Barcelona

The interior of Patka Restaurant in Barcelona is formed from overlapping wooden looms, which are strung with brightly coloured threads and surround the entire eating area. Local studio El Equipo Creativo designed the space utilising traditional wooden Peruvian cloth-weaving equipment.  

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Interiors

Mad Men series 6: luxe moderne or pop art modernity?

It’s 1968 in the world of Mad Men. Or so say pundits speculating on the time jump for series six which debuts with a two hour special 7 April (US) and 10 April (UK). Your scribe is unable to watch since cable poached MM from BBC4, so no plot spoilers please. Nevertheless it’s hard to… Read more »

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Mad Men madras? Meet Osborne & Little’s pink & yellow Trapani

First day of Spring 2013 is achieved, and now it’s almost time for sum, sum, summertime. Blazing glory is three months distant for northern climes, and yes London’s sufferance of summer gloom will likely continue, but nevertheless your scribe is thinking summer madras and madness. Fans of the American television series Mad Men will remember… Read more »

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At the heart of excellent craft there’s only one right way

The Alf Onnie curtain shop in East Ham, London, was on its uppers. Established in 1920, the family owned curtain company was one net curtain away from financial disaster. But then along came Alex Polizzi. Star of BBC television reality show The Fixer, Polizzi uses her business nous to rescue a company in each episode… Read more »

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Fairs, Interiors
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Catherine Martin rug collection predicts an Art Deco revival

Apartment Therapy asked their readers the interior design $64,000 Question (inflation adjusted maybe half a million): What do you think is the next big thing? While your scribe hankers for Edgaroso’s “trilobites and burlap”, more realistically your scribe has selected Netta as the winning prognosticator. She called it for Art Deco inspired interior design. Others… Read more »

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Interiors, New Collections, Rugs & Carpets, We Like
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Ho, ho, ho! Merrymekko!

Confession. Your scribe Christmas self-gifted on her way to the Anne Kyyrö Quinn reception last week. Signposted by a clock on the pavement of the retail juggernaut that is Oxford Street, St Christopher’s Place is a wee lane with enticing small shops. Marimekko is one. The siren song of a horizontally striped poncho was sufficient… Read more »

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Interiors, Textiles, Wearable textiles
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Rumble in the rhombus: TEX Tile weave inspired ceramic tiles

Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay are the Raw-Edges Design Studio. Their TEX Tile ceramic tile collection for Mutina is inspired by the texture of textiles. “Almost every object has its own particular texture, whether it’s a natural or a handmade material”, the duo declare. Their tactile reference library was the springboard for experimenting with plasticine… Read more »

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