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Thursday
Jun242010

Color Cushion :: Scholten & Baijings

My textile-loving, color-craving heart just exploded all over my monitor.  Seriously.

Most.  Amazing.  Pillows.  EVER.

Color Cushions designed by Thomas Eyck for Dutch design group Scholten & Baijings.  Merino wool / cotton blend.  Expensive as all get out.

Color Cushions available from GSelect: $256

Thursday
Jun032010

Florian Pucher :: Land Carpet

I've always been fascinated by the abstract nature of aerial landscapes and apparently designer FlorianPucher is too!  When you think about it, this unique viewpoint is a perfect fit/inspiration for textiles.

Florian's Land Carpet series explores the diverse landscapes and colorways of Europe, the Netherlands, Africa, and the United States, my favorite being the warm and cool greens of Europe.

The rugs are quite pricey, (a 4x6 will run you $1200, a 6x8 $2100), but if you're looking for something truly distinct, it may be worth it.  Also, each design is only available in a limited edition of 88, something to consider if you're the collecting type!  Currently, they are only available for purchase directly from the designer.

Land Carpet rugs by Florian Pucher: $1200 - $2100

P.S. If you like aerial landscapes, check out these cool paintings!

[via Better Living Through Design]

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Friday
May212010

Modern Rugs :: Amy Helfand

What?  I already told you about my obsession with rugs.  Yes, this is the third rug post in about 7 days.  BUT, it's a good one!  I promise!

Seriously, just look at these rugs!  I didn't know you could even do that with wool.  They're like paintings!  Gorgeous, gorgeous, G O R G E O U S!  (Don't worry, Angela.  You're still my first love.)

About:

Amy Helfand grew up near Chicago, collecting beach glass on the shores of Lake Michigan.  She now lives and works on the Brooklyn waterfront, where the hunt for treasure is far too easy .  Amy received a BA in Photography and American Studies from Hampshire College, and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  Amy’s work spans photography, collage, sculpture, installation and textiles.  She aspires to reconcile real landscapes with imagined ones through a process of collecting, manipulating and abstracting images.

Amy’s rugs are hand-knotted in Nepal of the highest quality Tibetan wools and Chinese silks -- hand-carded, hand-spun and pot-dyed in small batches. Pairing lanolin-rich wool with sparkly silk gives the rugs amazing softness underfoot, unique visual depth and the sturdiness of their Himalayan origins.

She is deeply committed to the values of GoodWeave, , and her membership ensures that no child labor is used in the production of her work.

Amy's rugs are usually made to order (read: ÜBER expensive), but if you're interested, contact the studio to learn more about commissioning a rug of your own. 

Meanwhile, check out: www.amyhelfand.com

More pics after the jump!

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