A different sort of WINKS this weekend. Robyn, one of our long term readers just sent this in. With 100 years of rug heritage and a highly successful flagship store in Battersea, Knots Interiors is thrilled to have the exclusive contract for Florence Broadhurst rugs launching at 100% Design,the UK's premier contemporary interiors event at Earls Court on the 20th-23rd September 2007. The rugs are hand-knotted in Nepal, using pure Tibetan wool and silk to highlight and contrast Florence Broadhurst’s fantastic designs. You'll recognise the Madam JoJo's interior from our post earlier this week. Thanks for the luscious link Robyn.
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On the never ending search for something fab for my new place I came upon these little beauties on etsy. Funny, Kim happened on the same shop at the same time. WOW! was our reaction. Karen Hilton Designs is the sort of etsy shop that gets my credit card fingers itchy. Love her designs. Love her colour combinations. Love the fun. Empire and lashings of retro vibes. I was going to keep it a secret but .... just had to share!
Robyn Jaquet of the UK sent Jo and I an email about a French company that designs fabrics and soft furnishings. She found some items of theirs in a store near her work and fell in love with the fabulous colours and textures. They have an amazing website with gorgeous photos of their products. Thanks Robyn!
"Maison de Vacances' style is a lifestyle before all. A style made for a life where desire turns to necessity. Modern, bearing the colours of life. Changing with seasons, open to any new horizon...Anywhere, anytime, it must follow all the desires of the persons who've adopted it."
Stewart Russell relocated from London to Melbourne, Australia after perfecting his textile design and production skills in Sri Lanka, Scotland and London designing for the likes of Vivienne Westwood. At Spacecraft he and long term collaborator Donna O'Brien develop contemporary textile designs for use in Spacecraft's fashion line as well as linens and canvases. It is his back cloth paintings that have developed a cult following with a long waiting list of potential collectors. These back cloths are the result of the overprints and seepage of the day to day printing of designs. Serendipity produces eye catching artworks.
Kim and I received an email from Jodie Fried. Jodie is the woman behind the inspired idea of bholu. The range includes cushions, throws, journals, slippers and a cute children's range of line and cuddlies. Products are designed in Australia but brought to life by Gujarati women in India using traditional techniques and motifs drawn by children of the slums. Even better bholu is a Fair Trade company and part of the proceeds go back to the women and their communities, along with funding educational facilities for underprivileged children.
Images from bholu