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St Jude’s

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High time we checked in with St Judes’s. They’ve done wonders with the presentation of the prints – I love Emily Sutton’s Deep Sea on those large piped cushions, at top. Below we have Peter and Linda Green’s Colourdrome, Ellie Curtis’s Forest Jig, Kensal Rising by Old Town and Jonathan Gibbs’ Herring Moon. All to be found here.

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Quilts in Queensland

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Getting excited about the V&A’s Quilts: 1700-1945 at GoMA, Queensland Art Gallery this winter. But please: someone put on a major Australian historical quilting exhibition soon! HF. Details on quilt images above found here

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West (now south) Elm & co.

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There is now a stellar range of storage baskets and photo frames in Sydney, care of the Williams Sonoma/Pottery Barn/West Elm migration. From well designed, inexpensive sofas to the perfect jars for jam season, this is going to shakes things up, retail-wise. For smaller items, the prices are only a smidgeon more than the US. And the range is pretty good, considering we’re one fifteenth the size, population wise. Oh, and the staff were both plentiful and super helpful. My only gripe: the store configurations – if only they’d taken over a deco warehouse down Alexandria way! HF.

Inigo can be seen trying to match his neon pram to the grey Westelm sofa, above – good job pikelet!

All photos from Westelm.

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Festival / Vogue Japan

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In celebration of yesterday’s 27 degree Indian Summer day – Giampaolo Sgura for Vogue Japan.

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Inigo Elizalde

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In the same week that I had a baby and named him Inigo (inspired by Inigo Jones), I came across the rugs of Inigo Elizalde: hand-knotted Nepalese dhurries that are produced under the GoodWeave organisation, a certification initiative that aims to end child labour and offer educational opportunities in South Asia. They are pretty great, but not nearly as beautiful as my baby boy. HF.

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Baby/animals

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I have animals and whimsy on my mind, having spent the weekend getting a baby’s room ready for a baby. I find myself flicking through Selvedge and bypassing beautiful throws, in favour of handmade creatures and mobiles and booties…yegads! From top: the studio of textile artist Mister Finch, his beautiful moth sculptures, Horse Mobile by Hillery Sproatt, hand painted tambourine by Claire Fletcher, Mister Finch’s foxes and moths, Hillery Sproatt’s Woman and Horse mobile. HF.

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Marimekko, With Love

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Marimekko’s Fall 2013 looks from Stockholm Fashion Week, interspersed with images associated with the Marimekko, With Love exhibition at the Textile Museum, Canada, including Helsinki, above – one of my favourites. Let’s go to Canada/Finland! HF. Backstage images from here.

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Draga Obradovic / Elle

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Divine, green cactus-laden Lake Como home of Draga Obradovic and Aureal K Basedow, from Elle Decoration February 2013. Photographs by Fabrizio Cicconi. See all images here. Draga Obradovic designs, amongst other things, handmade silkscreen fabrics, shown throughout. HF.

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Rapp up

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There’s still over a month of summer left, and umpteen opportunities to wrap up your hair in one of these beauties, from textile designer Eloise Rapp. HF.

 

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Check in / Summer 2013

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Beauty in simplicity: Contemporary quilt by Ineke Poort (Netherlands): voor Joost 18 jaar, 1994

 

When I haven’t been thinking about finishing a PhD and having a baby (most likely to take place in the same month/week), the above have occupied my mind: paintings by Emily Ferretti (top, and fourth from top), Erdem Pre-Fall 2013, the Acne Piers bag, the need for a new Bolivian manta (to upholster our bedhead), a print like this for the nursery and the quilts of Inneke Poort. Apologies for the length of time between drinks/posts. HF.

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