We are loving artist Sophie Standing’s colorful textile collages of animals. Standing lives and works in Kenya where she finds inspiration in African wildlife, particularly endangered species like elephants, lions, and rhinoceroses. To create her collages she first “paints or sketches on fabric and then draws from a vast collection of decorative fabrics acquired from her travels around the world to create a dense patchwork of color and texture. The artwork is then finished with dense line work applied with a sewing machine.” So beautiful. Visit Colossal for more on Sophie.
Last night a few of us went to Stained, this years Sewing Seeds fundraiser at the Dumbo Loft. Artist Cara Piazza was responsible for the curation of this sensory experience that allowed visitors to engage with natural dyes through the lens of experimentation, ritual and performance. We got to try a cool coffee scrub on our hands and even the food was cleverly chosen so that the waste products could be used to dye!
We’re feeling totally inspired to do some natural dyeing!
For the month of April we gave 1% of our sales to Project AWARE, an organization dedicated to the protection of our oceans and sea life. They work for secure protection for the world’s most vulnerable shark species and their Dive Against Debris program encourages scuba divers to clean harmful debris from underwater environments.
In celebration of the hard work they do and because of our fondness here at Eskayel for the sea, we are releasing a new series of underwater prints! See the prints here and be sure to check out Project Aware to see all the amazing work they are doing to ensure a clean, healthy ocean planet.
We are loving these colorful, whimsical photographs from the series Pattern & Porcelain, a collaboration of prop stylist Carla Gonzalez-Hart and photographer Christopher Testani.
Below are a few of the works featuring Eskayel patterns but be sure to check out the complete series here to see the rest of this amazing project.
BELOW // Untitled No. 3
“Boulle” by Bernardaud on “The Gypsy Ocean” by Eskayel. “Sacred Bird & Butterfly” by Mottahedeh on Fabric by Mociun.
We recently discovered the Algiers-born French Art Nouveau artist Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer and were struck by the beauty of his work . His gorgeous landscapes were inspired by art of the Renaissance and by his travels to Europe, North Africa, and Asia.
Below: Landscape painting by Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer hanging in Picasso biographer Sir John Richardson’s living room. Photo via Wendy Goodman/Design Hunting.
Below: La Calanque a 6 heures du soir, c.1936, Musee d’Orsay, Paris.
Below: Les Roses d’Ispahan (after Gabriel Fauré) circa 1906-0.
Below: La Calanque – Crepuscule, no date given, private collection, Belgium.
for including us on your blog! We love when you love us! Studio Four is our NYC showroom, and they have an awesome space with tons of fantastic textile and wallpaper lines. Their blog is full of inspiration and stories here…
These beautiful cloud-scapes from Tchmo at Society 6 are so gorgeous. We love seeing them applied to all different types of surfaces and products…
We wanted to give a shout out to those who loaned pieces for us to use in our photoshoot for The Jangala Collection. We are so appreciative and lucky to have such talented friends and fans!
Hive – nyanza wallpaper featuring The Cask Milk Stool from Rich Brilliant Willing
Nairutya – nyanza wallpaper featuring a Quart Floor Lamp from Rich Brilliant Willing
Hive – waterstone wallpaper featuring the Radiant Table Lamp from Rich Brilliant Willing
Nairutya – citron wallpaper featuring another Cask Bar Stool from Rich Brilliant Willing, and a Michael Dickey original ceramic pot.