Love is Blind is a team of two British talents, product designer Patrick Laing and fashion textiles designer Abi Williams. I love their new collection of blinds, so unique and definitely more interesting that the standard white ones we see here in America at Home Depot’s everywhere. There are currently 7 designs total (“hand show” is not shown), but I feel mostly drawn to 2 of designs – the tree, perfect for those in the city who may not look out and see as many as they’d like, and of course I love the plants because I think the color and pattern is fabulous, especially for a kitchen. You can find the blind collection from Love is Blind exclusively at Bodie and Fou online.
Fresh from Alena Hennessey’s studio, comes pretty woven pillows, tapestries, and totes in addition to her already solid collection of paintings, apparel, and sculpted birds in flight. I love the new horse pillows and totes – so nice to see something a bit different as far as motifs go… And who doesn’t love a beautiful horse?
Alena is not only talented, but she is very attentive and caring, and every experience with her is as special as the things she makes. Here are some images of her latest, or if you’d like to place an order, click here for more information.
(images from alena hennessy)
Cloth is a small indie company based in Sydney that creates screen printed textiles by hand for 12 years. With a small staff of 5, owner and designer Julie Paterson prototypes and develops all the designs, each inspired by the natural setting near her beachside workshop.
An example of some of thier textiles. I love the one shown top left. Now look at the image below to see some of these in the home.
Working with hemp and linen, Cloth creates durable textiles that can be used for upholstery and soft furnishings, each very contemporary, yet soft and relaxed. In addition to textiles, Cloth offers pillows, lighting, table linens, and many other items, including Julie’s paintings, in the storefront that they share with Porch Furniture in Surrey Hills. If you visit Sydney, be sure to add Cloth to your shopping list. If you like something that you see on thier website, just write to them or complete this online form. I’m sure someone will help you out.
Contemporary Cloth would like to extend an offer to decor8 readers, valid today through Feb 24th, midnight EST. 10% off all fabric! Please make sure you mention decor8 upon checkout. Hopefully this discount will get you started on all those fun Spring projects for the home! I am dying to start sewing again, I feel my skills becoming more and more rusty as I neglect doing it. Enjoy the discount, here are some of my favorites below, all available at Contemporary Cloth (I especially love the raindrops pattern in the middle).
Note: Contemporary Cloth is a decor8 sponsor, but they’ve not paid me to promote them in this blog post. I’m writing about them for one simple reason: Savings, people! If a sponsor wants to offer readers a discount, I see no issue blogging about it from time to time.
(images from Contemporary Cloth)