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.
Here at Eskayel we try to keep things local, and that includes our food too! We have decided to join the CSA program at Amber Waves Farm in Amagansett and couldn’t be more pleased with our weekly produce. Many farms participate in CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) giving you the opportunity to receive local, seasonal, organic food. Visit www.localharvest.org to find a farm near you!
These unique homes and mausoleums can be found in a small West African village called Tiébélé. Not many have traveled to this remote location, leaving much left up to our imagination about its people and their lifestyle. Regardless, their intricate embellishment and schematic decoration has left out pattern senses tingling!
Nine days in and we’ve got summer on the mind! Here are four summer palette ideas to inspire. Can you spot Kaya? She has become one with the patterns.
We’ve learned to embrace cloudy summer days here at Eskayel. As it turns out, even cloudy beach photos can be pretty inspiring! Follow us on instagram @eskayel
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!
Check out this new Italian seafood trattoria Barchetta by acclaimed chef Dave Pasternack and business partner John Meadow. The word barchetta, Italian for ‘little boat,’ is perfectly fitting for this light-filled space that captures the charms of the Mediterranean seaside. Look at the photos below to see our Jangala Citron fabric upholstered on their chairs!
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.