Archive for the ‘Textiles+Fabrics’ Category

Sweet dreams are made of this: modern, botanically inspired linens that just might be healthy for you. One of my favorite decor designers Amenity Home has gone completely organic. Nice going! They also have introduced their once-custom order Muir Bed as a regular offering. Mid-century inspired, it’s made from mostly reclaimed Douglas Fir, finished with […]

Looking for a quick style fix this weekend? Give any chair a fresh faced look by sewing a simple cushion. Sure you could upholster them in any fabric, but a rescued, vintage print injects an extra je ne sais quoi. Take this pair of cushions for example by Kim of Desire to Inspire: [I] found […]

We’ve featured the wonders of recycled water bottles as art before, but this cascading fabric designed by British artist Michelle Brand truly mesmerizes me. The inspiration for these plastic petals were found at the bottom of a bottle–literally. Turn your empty Dasani bottle upside down and voila–a botanically inspired base. Michelle cuts, sands, and strings […]

Here’s a great weekend DIY project for modern felt doors I found at Apartment Therapy. Designing with wool felt for fashion or home brings lots of advantages: it’s a renewable material, biodegradable and naturally flame retardant. The Materials: • 1/2 inch white wool felt from Sutherland Felt Company @ $75 a yard • Hospital track, […]

What happens when you team up an architectural designer, a filmmaker, a media scientist and an LED entrepreneur? Future-forward textiles that literally light up a room. LUME‘s ingenious gang of four Talia Dorsey, Joshua Dorsey, Mathew Laiborwitz and Eran Plonski have created a revolutionary line of LED-lit fabrics that can be stretched, draped and tailored. […]

I’ve been in love with Anne Kyyro Quinn‘s designs for two years–her throw pillows and placemats have been at the top of my personal must-have-eventually wishlist. The colors and textures of her collection are striking yet soft, a perfect blend of simple design with sensuous details. Who knew industrial felt could look so hip? And […]

The first season of textile prints from Harmony Art looks like a great one. Inspired by nature, creative director/designer Harmony Susalla offers a range of color palettes and patterns for all four seasons. Eyes of the World and Let it Grow are my personal favorites, and I also love the many of the other patterns […]

Maybe I’m being a bit indulgent to blog twice in the last month on the beautiful Modular Series pieces crafted by designer Galya Rosenfeld. For fashion or interiors (as a wall finish, window treatment, table runner, or rug) these textiles are eye-droppingly gorgeous, tactile and eco-friendly.   Fabulously Green reports on the latest eco-friendly products […]