Category Archives: textiles

St Jude’s

4e2fd7b272755eb6572d894ec108d7f9

a7f25b74535e2e7b6218cbbb5359baee

Colourdrome_1024x1024

Forest_Jig_1024x1024

Stone_slash_Red_1024x1024

Blue_slash_Steel_Green_1024x1024

 

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.

2 Comments

Filed under textiles

Quilts in Queensland

cotton_applique_cover_greek_slave

military_quilt_brayleyFullvelvet_patchwork_coverlet

quilts
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.¬†

Leave a comment

Filed under art, textiles

West (now south) Elm & co.

IMG_1328

IMG_1326

img99z_48580_WE

img2z_48662_WE

url

IMG_1330

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.

Leave a comment

Filed under design, furniture, interiors, shopping, textiles, Uncategorized

Festival / Vogue Japan

voguenippon

voguenippon-2

voguenippon-1

voguenippon-3

 

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

Leave a comment

Filed under fashion, photography, textiles

Inigo Elizalde

31

9

34

8

21

2

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.

Leave a comment

Filed under interiors, textiles

Baby/animals

spider on fireplace finch

geometric moths small

Stack_120609_1180_WebFull_Round

Large-clarefletcherpup

url

yellow trammed moths small-1

_MG_6301_WebFull_Rounded

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.

1 Comment

Filed under art, interiors, pretty randomness, textiles, Uncategorized

Marimekko, With Love

mari2

408491_10152465745215455_1792067279_n

Lumimarja-jumpsuit-480x8001

mari1

6a00d83451f3fc69e2017d4085ab0e970c-800wi

483107_10152465744735455_906673702_n

B-W-Floral-Jumpsuit-480x800

6a00d83451f3fc69e2017c3656ebb4970b-800wi

helsinki

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.

Leave a comment

Filed under design, fashion, textiles