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Monday, 16 November, 2015

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It’s a busy time of year for all of us, here is what we have been up to…..

We have RUGS on the brain – with lots of new full-size rugs and samples coming through our studio right now.  We would love to have you come visit and see them in person, either at our studio in Brooklyn or at  our showroom  Studio Four in Manhattan.  Samples are also available to send out and of course everything is  online.

Featured here are two interpretations of our pattern Solitaire.  The rug pictured above is made of recycled sari silk in India  and the one below is made of a wool, nettle, and silk blend in Nepal.

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We also just received samples of our new flat weave rugs, which can be made with either 100% recycled sari silk or a sari silk and wool blend.

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Our partners in Indonesia, Threads of Life just put together this amazing short video in Sumba which shows the entire process of how our Indigo Ikat fabric is made.  I love seeing the village and the people who’s effort and time is behind these heirloom textiles, which are selling out fairly fast btw.  Our next batch is due to ship in about 6 months but we still do have some patterns in stock.

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At the end of the month we are traveling to China where Eskayel has been invited to participate in Maker Maker, one of five primary exhibitions at the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture in Shenzhen or 2015 UABB.

2015 UABB is curated by four of the world’s leading architects, critics, and educators: Aaron Betsky, Alfredo Brillembourg, Hubert Klumpner, and Doreen Heng Liu and explores the reimagining, repurposing, and remaking of our existing urban spaces and architecture. The biennale aims to show ways in which designers can work with people to make the city more useful, just, and sustainable.

Maker Maker aims to bring the best experiments in making that combine together digital and hand-crafting. Highlight makers include Eskayel, Phil Ross, and Brandon Kruysman & Jonathan Proto.

Let us know if you happen to be in Shenzhen December 3rd and we will send you an invite for the opening ceremony!

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Our free desk top screensaver for Design milk’s designer desktop series is still available to down load until the end of November.  It features my favorite quote from everybody’s favorite painter of happy little trees, Bob Ross!

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Lastly we introduced some new phone cases with our rug, towel and fabric textures.

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