Fabrics

Friday, August 19, 2011

fabric friday — eskayel

Not your typ­i­cal fab­ric pat­terns, these beau­ties from Eskayel let you inter­pret their mean­ing, almost like an ink blot test. Is it tie-dye? Batik? Do you care? It's just plain cool!

Setting Sun in raspberry linen
set­ting sun in rasp­berry on linen
culebra cubic in blue linen
cule­bra cubic in blue on linen
sweetwater in aqua linen
sweet­wa­ter in aqua on linen

This is just a small selec­tion of the many inter­est­ing fab­rics Eskayel offers. Addi­tion­ally, they fea­ture pil­lows, bas­kets and more on their web­site. An espe­cially fun fea­ture, you can shop their line by color. Enjoy!

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Friday, May 27, 2011

fabric friday — blogfest2011 — barbara barry

Another won­der­ful expe­ri­ence at Blogfest2011 was the oppor­tu­nity to lis­ten to inter­na­tion­ally acclaimed inte­rior designer Bar­bara Barry dis­cuss her new col­lec­tion Indo­chine for Kravet. Barbara's slides revealed the many inspi­ra­tions she found dur­ing her trav­els in Asia, par­tic­u­larly in Japan. If you have seen any of her pre­vi­ous fab­ric col­lec­tions, you know her fab­rics are always gra­cious, under­stated and calm. Her per­son­al­ity matches com­pletely! The Asian influ­ence is clearly vis­i­ble; the palette remains soft and ele­gant. In addi­tion to fab­rics, the col­lec­tion includes trim, hard­ware, rugs and believe it or not, her own cus­tom tea blend named Cit­rine. Bar­bara in the Kravet show­room, show­ing the fabrics:

Barbara Barry in the Kravet Showroom

Bar­bara Barry in the Kravet Showroom

Close up shots of sev­eral fab­rics — I wanted you to see the texture…

Barbara Barry for Kravet

Bar­bara Barry for Kravet

Barbara Barry for Kravet

Bar­bara Barry for Kravet

Barbara Barry for Kravet

Bar­bara Barry for Kravet

Barbara Barry for Kravet "Wind Palace"

Bar­bara Barry for Kravet "Wind Palace"

Barbara Barry for Kravet

Bar­bara Barry for Kravet

kravet indochine hardware

kravet indo­chine hardware

indochine trim from Barbara Barry for Kravet

indo­chine trim from Bar­bara Barry for Kravet

What do you think? I think sub­tle and beau­ti­ful, like the lady her­self. Thanks Kravet for the chance to meet this amaz­ing talent.

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Monday, May 23, 2011

blogfest2011 — kravet studio tour

The major high­light of Blogfest2011 for me was Kravet's stu­dio tour. Fab­rics, in all their glo­ri­ous vari­ety, are one of the joys of this busi­ness. To see even a small part of the 18–24 month process of cre­at­ing a new col­lec­tion was truly inspiring.

As you might expect, at the Kravet/Lee Jofa office there is fab­ric everywhere!

new releases from Kravet

new releases from Kravet

ready for a party at Kravet Studio

ready for a party at Kravet Studio

working on design boards for kravet showrooms - each one is different

work­ing on design boards for kravet show­rooms — each one is different

a new windsor smith pattern before revisions

a new wind­sor smith pat­tern before revisions

computer rendering at kravet

com­puter ren­der­ing at kravet

kravet carpet - works in progress

kravet car­pet — works in progress

new Lilly Pulitzer for Lee Jofa

new Lilly Pulitzer for Lee Jofa

inspiration from Italy at Kravet

inspi­ra­tion from Italy at Kravet

exquisite embroidery on a new Kelly Wearstler pattern for Lee Jofa

exquis­ite embroi­dery on a new Kelly Wearstler pat­tern for Lee Jofa

With new col­lec­tions in the works from Jonathan Adler and oth­ers, it's def­i­nitely an excit­ing time to work at and with Kravet/Lee Jofa! Bring­ing these new prod­ucts to mar­ket is a com­plex and detail-oriented job, with some fab­ric pat­terns being cho­sen thread by thread. Com­puter aids have expe­dited the process in some areas, but much is still accom­plished by hand and eye. It is fas­ci­nat­ing to see a bit of the "inside" work, and enlight­en­ing to see every­one who works at Kravet look­ing so happy and cre­ative. Kudos to the entire team and thanks for the sneak peak into you daily work lives!

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Friday, April 22, 2011

fabric (good) friday…from soleil bleu par wellmann

If your week­end thoughts turn toward Easter, renewal and spring, enjoy the embod­i­ment of those sen­ti­ments in the new Salon col­lec­tion from Soleil Bleu par Well­mann. Fresh col­or­ways and ele­gant tex­tures — per­fect for a grown up girl's Easter basket!

the salon collection from soleil bleu par wellmann

the salon col­lec­tion from soleil bleu par wellmann

the salon collection from soleil bleu par wellmann

the salon col­lec­tion from soleil bleu par wellmann

the salon collection from soleil bleu par wellmann

the salon col­lec­tion from soleil bleu par wellmann

the salon collection from soleil bleu par wellmann

the salon col­lec­tion from soleil bleu par wellmann

Wish­ing you all a peace­ful and joy­ous weekend!

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