Textiles

Coco Carpets

by Joanna on November 26, 2014

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Anyone who’s ever shopped for a rug knows one thing: it is quite the challenge to find The One. You know, the one that goes with everything you’ve already got, but still brings a level of newness and excitement to the room. Enter Coco Carpets, the latest and greatest from Caroline and Jayden Lee, otherwise known as Woodnote Photography (oh, and Elephant Landing).

Coco Carpets specializes in one-of-a-kind, vintage berber carpets, including boucherouite rugs. Berber carpets refer to rugs made by the women of the Berber tribe located in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Traditionally, rugs like this were made of wool and cotton and used in the maker’s own home. Each is about 20-30 years old and a totally perfect addition to any home (read: my home).

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{ Images via Coco Carpets }

 

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Beanie on Helina

by Joanna on November 17, 2014

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The minute I saw these cloud-shaped potholders, I sort of held my breath. They were just too good. These darling yet modern pieces are available in the Etsy shop of Beanie on Helina. In general, textile designer and illustrator Kaisa’s aesthetic is playful and sweet. Perhaps it’s her Finnish roots, but these pieces also reveal a very precise level of restraint, lest anything get too sweet.

Kaisa learned to sew at the age of six. With a background in textile design, as well as communication studies, her work strikes a really interesting balance. She also believes strongly in sustainability, using linen (which is biodegradable) as much as possible.

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 { Images via Beanie on Helina }

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Julie Peach

by Joanna on November 13, 2014

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With Thanksgiving in just two weeks, I’ve got my mind on my table linens game. No doubt because of my background in textile design, I think that good quality napkins are the perfect finishing touch for a setting. These blockprinted linen napkins from Julie Peach might be exactly what I need. The lightweight fabric gets better and softer the more you use it. (Plus, it’s a great eco-friendly option.)

The artwork is blockprinted, giving each napkin a modern yet still totally one-of-a-kind feel. Another upside? When dinnertime conversation gets weird, you can always distract everyone by turning their attention to these beauties.

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{ Images via Julie Peach }

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Forage Haberdashery

by Anh-Minh on November 5, 2014

forage_eyeglasscasesYep, it’s the first week of November and I’m trying to get a head start on my holiday shopping. I remember first coming across the work of the very talented Stephen Loidolt and Shauna Alterio of Forage Haberdashery and Something’s Hiding in Here about four years ago, after they did a show at The Curiosity Shoppe in San Francisco. (Those of you who’ve been Anthology readers for a while may recall that their Philadelphia home was featured in Issue No. 6.)

I have some of Stephen and Shauna’s early pieces—bow ties as well as artful objects—and truly treasure them. I was thrilled to see that they’ve expanded their line to include scarves and eyeglass cases, two things that I definitely have a use for. I love that they continue to handcraft their wares, incorporating new, vintage, and deadstock fabrics. Everything is one-of-a-kind and limited edition, so get ‘em while you can—for yourself or those on your holiday list. Plus! Now through November 9th, sale items are an additional 30% off with the promo code FALL.

forage_scarves If you’ve got a few minutes, be sure to check out the Dreamers + Doers: Forage Haberdashery video (by Urban Outfitters) that offers a glimpse of Stephen and Shauna’s home, studio, story, and work process—along with their adorable son Sawyer:

{ Images via Forage Haberdashery }

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Orla Kiely Kids Bedding

by Anh-Minh on November 4, 2014

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I wish designer Orla Kiely would open a store in San Francisco! But since she hasn’t yet, I frequently pop over to her online shop to see what’s new (and maybe on sale). I recently noticed these kids bedding collections and have to say: If my nieces and nephews were younger, I would totally be nudging them to re-do their rooms to include one of these patterns.

Shown here, top to bottom: Around the World | Birdwatch | Dandelion | Cars

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