This is the latest installation from Lin Morris favourite We Make Carpets – a Dutch design collective who make carpets out of a diverse range of materials – see more in our previous post about them here. This particular installation features decorative cocktail sticks arranged into a classic Persian carpet design. Read the rest of this entry »
Exhibitions and Events
I spotted this beautiful jacquard at the always impressive Maharam showroom this week during NeoCon 2012. In collaboration with Antwerp-based Studio Job, the American textile brand showcased Farm and Farm Stripe, depicting traditional farmland scenery in a complex woven jacquard construction. This complementary pair of dense, narrative patterns is an ode to rural heritage. Using a flattened perspective, Farm presents an assemblage of livestock, crops, implements, and rural transport, while Farm Stripe features repeating ribbons of farm iconography— pitchforks, apples, split-rail fences, sheaths of wheat, and life-sized horseflies all make appearances.
I saw this wooden shelving design by Copenhagen-based Japanese designer Yukari Hotta earlier this year at the Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair. The Kile shelving requires no screws or glue to assemble, just the shelves, uprights and colourful wedge components. Elegant and beautifully crafted, this design is a perfect balance of the best of Japanese and Nordic design aesthetics. Read the rest of this entry »