We have had so many requests for the Ombre rug in different design variations. Some prefer light to dark, others more of a light/dark repeat. So it seemed like it might be a fun idea to create "tiles" that enable you to actually change the ombre design yourself. They are especially nice for long corridors!
This runner is our new Caviar colorway and is constructed with 100 knot silk. Please contact us or your local showroom for samples or more information.
I'm happy to be a part of this exciting event, Take A Seat, presented by the International Furnishings and Design Association. IFDA chapters in Japan, California and New York will hold an international, simultaneous design event to display chairs made or decorated by industry professionals and students who have up-cycled existing chairs or materials into one-of-a-kind works of art. These chairs become art projects or sculptures in some cases while others can still be used as a furniture piece.
The very talentedMary Little, of bius, using our Hand Dipped Ombre Alpaca Fabric, designed the Martha Chair, a Chair to Wear. She says, "Two threads I've longed to weave together: a frame from the historic collection of master upholsterer Al Mario and the beautiful fabrics of Rosemary Hallgarten. Inspired by 1950's couture evening dresses, my thoughts were of a luxurious sensation, and of how glamorous you could look wrapped in an Alpaca shawl. My very special thanks to Al Mario and Rosemary Hallgarten who have been hugely generous by donating the Martha Washington frame and the Hand Dipped Ombre Alpaca, and in the process enabling me the opportunity to develop this project." You're so welcome, Mary!
The Take A Seat Gala and Auction will be held May 16th in New York. Proceeds will benefit relief efforts for Japan Tsunami and Hurricane Sandy victims as well as for local IFDA chapter professional development. For more information visit http://www.ifda.com/new-york-chapter
Anyone who knows me will tell you I am always in search of the perfect espresso. Now, with Starbucks on every corner, makes me happy that gourmet coffee houses like Ginger and White in Hampstead, London are fighting back. Be prepared to stand in line at weekends.
As I have said before, I love collaborating with talented designers. One of my favorite designers (and people) is New York based, Sergio Mercado. We recently produced Sergio's "Aerial" design as a 100 knot wool and silk rug. I love the architectural nature of the design, but it also has a sense of organic movement.
I have been a fan of D Pages design blog for a long time. From great interior design critiques, to an in depth look at a new and innovative products, to recommendations of great "pinners" on pinterest, D Pages keeps me coming back for more.
So we are thrilled to announce that we are partnering with D Pages for one of their popular giveaways. Check out their blog for a chance to win one of our Ombre Alpaca Throws.