Textiles

Rinn Textiles by Erin Gilkes

by Joanna on October 14, 2014

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Do you ever find something that you don’t know what to do with it or where to put it, but you just know you want to possess it? That is exactly how I feel about these pieces from Rinn Textiles by Erin Gilkes. The table tapestries are made of both wool and linen and totally handmade in her Hamilton, Ontario, studio. Each piece is totally one-of-a-kind, so the hardest part, really, is picking a favorite.

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These embroideries by Meredith Woolnough are some of the very best representations of nature’s delicacy that I have ever seen. From leaves to coral, her works of art are absolutely stunning. She uses a sewing machine to create her works, but instead of opting for traditional fabric, she uses a base cloth that dissolves in water. The magical result is an ethereal form that could very much come from the earth itself.

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A Rum Fellow

by Joanna on September 29, 2014

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Meet A Rum Fellow, an incredible online boutique based in London. Chock full of gorgeous textiles and upholstery, A Rum Fellow “celebrates heritage craft techniques in the creation of kaleidoscopic statement pieces.” This translates into some serious eye candy. The materials range from hand-loomed Guatemalan textiles to vintage tribal trims to hand-built wooden furniture to striking ceramics. The pieces themselves are made by experts and A Rum Fellow is committed to employing world-class artisans with whom they can grow.

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 { Images from A Rum Fellow }

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Maika Carryall Tote

by Anh-Minh on September 18, 2014

maika1I am a sucker for a good tote bag. And for me, a good tote bag should be simple enough in style that I can carry it on myriad outings: lunch dates, editorial meetings, interviews, photo shoots. It should be roomy (able to hold the basics—keys, wallet, phone, notebook—as well as a few copies of Anthology) and feature at least one internal pocket (so I don’t waste time fishing around for small things like my lip balm).

These bags by San Francisco-based Maika fit the bill, and I love that they’re available in a variety of patterns, printed on recycled canvas with eco-friendly inks. The leather straps with brass accents are classic. Bonus: The lining is waterproof. But if you’re not in the market for a tote, Maika also purveys other bags, travel cases, pouches, and buckets. And they currently have a bunch of stuff on sale!

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{ All images from Maika }

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Quilts by Lindsay Stead

by Joanna on September 16, 2014

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Traditional quilts haven’t always done it for me. True, there is a nostalgic, Americana vibe that is not to be denied. But design-wise, they just didn’t excite me—that is, until I discovered these incredible quilts by Lindsay Stead. Graphic and modern, these strike the perfect balance between traditional quilting techniques and a bold new approach. I am truly obsessed with the “scale, asymmetry, negative space and the use of solid colors.” Each quilt is entirely handmade in Stead’s Toronto studio, making the process very personal and time-consuming.

Be sure to also follow Lindsey on Instagram for behind-the-scenes shots!

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