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Sunclipse by ABC Carpet & Home: The new winter 2015 collection of silk rugs woven in India focuses on a subdued chaos of colors

Sunclipse by ABC Carpet & Home

To fully exhibit the multidimensional beauty of their new Sunclipse silk rugs—a collection inspired by the “convergence of the sun and the horizon”—ABC Carpet & Home placed the rugs and runners in the historic Fort Totten for an advertising campaign……

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Clerc’s Limited Edition Hydroscaph H140 Watch: A woven carbon fiber chronograph fit for deep-water diving

Clerc's Limited Edition Hydroscaph H140 Watch

For a 140-year-old brand in the ever-crowding market of haute horlogerie, material innovation that directly impacts functionality stands as the key to continued success. That’s exactly what luxury Swiss watchmaker Clerc accomplishes with their recent……

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Foxy & Winston Cotton Voile Scarves: Keep warm and remain playful through the winter with 100% organic, woven illustrated warmers

Foxy & Winston Cotton Voile Scarves

During the winter doldrums, sometimes all that’s needed is a pop of charm to get through the darker days—and if that charm helps keep you toasty, then all the better. Brooklyn-based textile designer Jane Buck of Foxy & Winston has it all covered……

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Faustine Steinmetz’s Copper Woven, Bendable Fashion: The self-taught weaver reveals her inspiration and process

Faustine Steinmetz's Copper Woven, Bendable Fashion


Three seasons ago, French designer Faustine Steinmetz started her eponymous label after buying a loom on a whim. Through reading old books bought on Amazon and watching YouTube tutorials, London-based Steinmetz taught herself how to weave…

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Framed Textile Art from St. Frank: The young social enterprise sources the woven and embroidered from artisans around the world

Framed Textile Art from St. Frank


Photographs, paintings and posters have been the standard go-tos for sprucing up apartment walls, and now SF-based St. Frank would like to us consider another option: textiles sourced from around the world. And forget those mass-produced…

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Hiroko Takeda’s 3D Textiles: The Brooklyn artist’s structural woven works now on display at Colony co-op

Hiroko Takeda's 3D Textiles


Since 2010, Hiroko Takeda has helmed an eponymous design studio that produces artistically superior textiles for the home and beyond. More than just furnishings, her works are often stand-alone art pieces hailing from a rich imagination…

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London Design Festival 2013: Creative Illuminations: From Indian-inspired modular pendants to woven willow chandeliers, eight lights radiating from the UK’s annual furniture fair

London Design Festival 2013: Creative Illuminations


Despite the recent infatuation with the Edison bulb, in the past few years there have been drastic improvements made to commercial incandescent lights; from miniature LEDs to the handsome, energy-saving Plumen. And while that remains an exciting and innovative field to watch, on our recent trip to London for its…

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Eastern patterns transformed into pseudo-digital woven rugs

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Taking the traditional Eastern woven carpet and reimagining it, Azerbaijani artist Faig Ahmed wants to apply his modern and unique twist to the stylish floor covering. Ensuring his creations retain their historical symbolism, Ahmed’s handcrafted carpets stretch, skew, and reinvent orthodox patterns, expanding beyond conventional square borders with pixelated and graffiti-daubed designs. Ahmed says his work aims to take an icon of Eastern tradition and transform the boundaries “beyond any recognition.” By taking his study of sculpture and applying it to textiles, you could argue he makes regular rugs look plain and uninteresting.


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Handmade Towels: Rikumo: Brightly hued and tightly woven, these Japanese towels only get softer with time

Handmade Towels: Rikumo

The new year has us updating our old routines around the house, and fresh linens seem like one of the easiest ways to make a clean start. This week, we’ve gathered up five beautifully crafted towels to help spruce up the bath and get us going on cold mornings….

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Eastern Collective Cables: Colorful woven cords for cheering up and keeping track of iDevice adaptors

Eastern Collective Cables

Bringing a bright pop of color to the tangled white mass of iDevice cords are Eastern Collective’s woven cables. Mixing textiles with technology, the young company from Vermont aims to brighten the otherwise drab greyscale-dominated world of Apple. Each multicolored cable works with all non-lightening iDevices to help differentiate…

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