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Mission Blue times two // 1% for the Planet

Monday, 8 December, 2014

We are proud to be giving 1% of November’s sales to Mission Blue. This is our second time giving to this wonderful organization.  If you haven’t seen the Netflix exclusive Mission Blue film — that chronicles the life of foremost American women oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle — you must check it out! The film raises awareness about ocean decline while inspiring action for global efforts toward ocean conservation. Dr. Earle’s enthusiasm for saving the ocean that sustains us is infectious!

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Wicker

Friday, 5 December, 2014

We’re thinking about wicker chairs around here today. Below is a selection of a few favorites. Wicker can add great texture and pattern to a space and it pairs so well with textiles and opposing materials – such as copper, as seen below. It’s been documented as far back as ancient Egyptian times! So it can also provide an interesting reference to other cultures and indigenous craft. There are so many beautiful wicker ideas out there – we’ll have to dedicate a future post to baskets and lighting and…and…and…!

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Holiday Gift Guide

Friday, 5 December, 2014

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1 Stained Glass Feather / 2 Tyler Table Lamp

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3 Gradient island grey necklace by Julie Thevenot / 4 Little Pouch by Cold Picnic

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5 Winden Embrace Cuff  / 6 Eskayel Photographic Prints

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7 Lucite Cube with Rug Remnant / 8 Tom Dixon Form Bowls

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9 Pocket Pogo Printer / 10 Mara Hoffman for Pendelton Beach Towel

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11 Large Japanese Tumbler / 12 Threads of Life Ceremonial Cloth blog_gifts_9

13 Jardin du Poete Scent / 14 Shabd Magic Jar Dye Kit

HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS

Monday, 1 December, 2014

Workof has partnered with Shinola to bring together one-of-a-kind holiday ornaments and decorations from 40 New York’s makers. Come see them in person this Thursday December 4th at the Shinola flagship store when they light the tree! And check out our Eskayel/DaneCo ornament collaboration below the invite – it’s only a tiny teaser of a much larger collaboration that we’ll be releasing in January. We’re super excited!!! But also super tight-lipped until then…

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Holiday House

Monday, 1 December, 2014

We’re excited about the grand entry foyer at the HolidayHouseNYC – it’s decked out in abc exclusive eskayel upholstery! The Holiday House Design Show was founded seven years ago by Iris Dankner to raise breast cancer awareness in the design industry. The foyer below was designed by Dee Dee Taylor Eustace of Taylor Hannah Architects. To see all of the rooms click here – some of them are pretty wild! We included two of the wild ones we liked below. It’s located at The Academy Mansion at 2 East 63rd Street in Manhattan and is definitely worth a visit in person to support this cause!

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The Nest

Monday, 1 December, 2014

Thanks to The Nest for including us in this feature on our live / work space! And also for the mention of our Biami rug in the room below.

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Winter White

Tuesday, 25 November, 2014

With the first snowfall forecast for tomorrow we’re beginning to think about winter whites…Shop our selection of Eskayel winter whites here.

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New Photographic Prints!

Tuesday, 25 November, 2014

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Art is in the bag / 1 % for the planet

Tuesday, 25 November, 2014

We donated 1% of our October sales to Surfrider! It’s our second time giving to them because we really stand behind what they do in their mission to protect our oceans. Their NYC Chapter is currently working on a campaign to put a 10 cent fee on single-use plastic and paper bags. Hearings are underway and the issue is being hotly debated. In light of this campaign and of California’s new statewide ban on plastic bags we decided to look around for interesting plastic bag re-purpose projects, helping to bring awareness to the issue. Artist Vilde J. Rolfsen set out to “make plastic bags look magical” and succeeded –  in our opinion. See her images below to decide for yourself and for more of her beautiful work visit her website and Tumblr.

Worldwide, nearly two million single-use plastic bags are used each minute. Plastic bags have consistently been reported in the top five most common forms of ocean litter. For every square mile of ocean, there are about 46,000 pieces of plastic floating in it and it can take upwards of 1,000 years to degrade. While these figures are staggering, there seems to be more than a glimmer of hope as the number of single-use plastic bag bans is on an uptick! “

To read Surfrider’s full blog post click here.

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Tie-Dyeing with Shabd

Tuesday, 11 November, 2014

My good friend Michelle of Studio Spaced Out organized this awesome tie dye workshop with Shabd Simon-Alexander for her wedding shower last week. Shabd’s first job in NYC was with Michelle for one of her clothing lines, long before Michelle transitioned from fashion to interiors, so she has come full circle!

This is actually the first time I’ve done real shibori and it was so much fun. Check out the pillow case I made which will be turned into an Eskayel wallpaper, fabric and rug, in our upcoming Tropic collection available next Spring.

Shabd does workshops, is a professor at Pratt and has written a book called Tie Dye, which offers step by step instructions for several different dyeing techniques. Fun fact – she was the first person to teach Martha Stewart how to tie dye! blogresize_wood blogresize_suppliesblogresize_shanan_pillow_case