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Egg Collective 2014

Thursday, 14 August, 2014

Established by Stephanie Beamer, Crystal Ellis and Hillary Petrie, New York based furniture company Egg Collective keeps things local by building all of their furniture in America, something we stand behind here at Eskayel.  They create each piece by hand in order to keep their commitment to construct heirloom-quality contemporary furniture. And we are loving their 2014 collection!

The company maintains a studio and a wood shop in Brooklyn and works in collaboration with a small selection of artists, displaying their work along side Egg’s own designs. Studio visits are welcomed by appointment. Find out more about Egg Collective here.

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Taylor Tomasi Hill // TTH Blooms

Wednesday, 13 August, 2014

One of our favorite fashionistas Taylor Tomasi Hill is featured today on Net-A- Porter in an article about her recent career shift from creative director to florist for her new venture TTHblooms. Thanks for the mention of our Dynasty – slate wallpaper which is in Taylor’s living room and often serves as a backdrop for photos of her beautiful mini floral blooms. We wish her the best of luck with the new venture! Follow @tthblooms on instagram for more pics.
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Mood of Living

Monday, 11 August, 2014

Kate Moodie, founder of the site Mood of Living, is an extremely well known and respected figure in both the fashion industry and the arts. She began her career at Vogue, moved to Paris to work at French ELLE, and has since become an influential voice in fashion holding reign as the Fashion and Style Director at Marie Claire, Self, Women’s Health, Fitness, Mademoiselle, YM, and also, Senior Beauty Editor of Glamour.

Our Gypsy Pesto pouf was just featured on her site among many other beautiful tie-dyed garments and accessories. View this inspiring collection of items here!

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The Great Indoors

Friday, 1 August, 2014

Despite the summer being all about the outdoors, there is something really pleasing about a summery interior. Light filled rooms, swing chairs, neons and pastels, surfboards and hats…! Here is some inspiration to help bring summer inside.

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last japanese mermaids

Monday, 28 July, 2014

For over 2000 years, Japanese women in coastal villages would make their living diving into the ocean searching for oysters and abalone, a pearl producing sea snail. These ladies known as the Ama, literally meaning “women of the sea,” would dive into the Pacific waters for minutes at a time, often in freezing conditions. The modern wetsuit had yet to be developed so the Ama relied on their own body heat to keep them alive. Talk about super women.

Photographer Iwase Yoshiyuki was able to capture this ancient tradition before it died out almost completely in the mid 1900s. Visit Messy Nessy’s blog “The Last Japanese Mermaids” and “Japanese Mermaids: Ancient Pearl Hunters of the Sea” for the full story.
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new summah prints!

Wednesday, 23 July, 2014

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Textile embroidery art from Africa

Monday, 14 July, 2014

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.

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Amber Waves Farm // CSA

Wednesday, 9 July, 2014

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!

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Burkino Faso

Monday, 7 July, 2014

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!

Visit the Messy Nessy Chic blog for the story or view more photos @ Rita Willaert’s flickr.

Original photography by RITA WILLAERT
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Summer Palettes

Monday, 30 June, 2014

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.

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One / Biami Hide / Hive Waterstone / The Twin Rooster

Two / Hive Citron / Reflection Pool / Astral Nyanza

Three / Hive Nyanza / Bungalow Celadon / Areca Palms Breeze / Native Stripe B+W

Four / Nairutya Chalk / Omaha Kinship Flare / Paw Paw Flare / Poolside + Natale Pearl