li edelkoort is one of my icons. She has an amazing sensibility to aesthetics and emotions. What an amazing talent. She works with 2 research centers in Paris : Trend Union and Studio Edelkoort, and publishes BLOOM, INTERIOR VIEW, AND VIEW IN COLOR. She is also involved in humanitarian projects and education at the Design Academy of Eindhoven. In 2005, Aid to Artisans honoured Li Edelkoort with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her support of craft and design.
“li edelkoort is envolved in a humanitarian project heartwear, a non profit organization, helping third world producer with a concrete mail order catalogue, where consumer expectations meet local crafts. the profits remain to the comunity.” You can read her interview at via Designboom.
Suzani has been hot for some time now in the world of interiors- used for all products ranging from bedding to decorative pillows. And why not? the colors and patterns are so wonderful in any home.
It’s always good to reference back to the real suzani from time to time… away from the modern interpretations.
Detail of Nurata silk Suzani, Uzbekistan
via Richard Morant
London based Richard Morant carries most beautiful, traditional yet so fresh, carpets!
“Richard makes frequent visits to his weavers in Central and Western Anatolia in Turkey. This year he will also travel to Rajasthan in India to work on similar projects.”
LOVE Pierre Frey, and how fun is there Spring08 collection?! It is Mexican influenced, and trend that I’ve been seeing this spring/summer even in fashion.
I love the illustrations on Kaladanda‘s t shirts. The company is dedicated to supporting an amazing intention to preserve and make available dharma teachings.
“with the core intention of providing real yogi clothing while supporting an important global cause: the Asian Classics Input Project (ACIP). ACIP scours the globe for rare Sanskrit and Tibetan texts, scans and digitizes those texts, and then distributes the files for free.”
I have been fortunate to discover beautiful lamas and community of people to learn the teachings in NYC. You can find more information at the Three Jewels.
Odd Limited is a UK based store that carries quaint fabrics and oddities that reminds me of country gardens. I also like that they carry some “odd things” like this wonderfully colorful african blankets.
“The African rugs are so individual although they all are large, about 360cms
by 170cms. Prices start at £350.”
I love these Paseo tabletop collection by Gien- French earthenware company. The collection has vivid colors, is so intricately painted and has this exotic look. Great accent pieces for a special gathering or everyday treat.
Summer is finally here, and we are planning to have a rooftop party. I cam across these cool rockers- they’ll be perfect for the summer day to evening hangout.
“Sail White Canvas Old Rocker with old french linen used on the
bolsters and round feather extra cushions. African Tribal Rugs have been
used for inside walls.”
“Elephant Canvas Old Rocker with the sofa, inside walls, gaiters and
bolsters covered in a soft woven kilim fabric. The fringe is handmade from
old sari silk. With large faded old tassles and velvet cushions with
from Odd Limited
Although I love colors and patterns, I have a special affinity towards white bedding. It just feels so crisp and soft at the same time. This quilted cover from Also Home is just so elegant.
“A delicate combination of hand crafted Jour work creates exquisite lace detailing. This design brings feminine style and simplicity with the lace detailed classic oxford edge.”
I would love to have these in my dream home in the country… so serene, so dreamy. I like the simplicity of the lines with the soft drapes.
From Bodie and Fou in UK. I’m not sure if they ship to the U.S.
“For lazy, relaxing and romantic days in bed, create a stylish and intimate retreat with this canopy bedframe and cotton drapes from Cote Bastide.”
“As featured in The World of Interiors, House & Garden, Elle Decoration Norway, Essential Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom magazines”