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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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Time to Dye

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

HAPPY HALLOWEEN from the Eskayel Team!

Friday, 31 October, 2014

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SAVE THE BEES

Wednesday, 29 October, 2014

As you know, every month we donate 1% of our sales to a good cause. For September it was SAVE THE BEES and while researching this campaign we learned a lot about why saving the bees is so important:

Basically, “since the late 1990s, beekeepers around the world have observed the mysterious and sudden disappearance of bees, and report unusually high rates of decline in honeybee colonies. Bee killing pesticides in particular pose the most direct risk to pollinators.” Did you know that “the economic value of bees’ pollination work has been estimated around € 265 billion annually, worldwide?” A third of all our food depends on bees’ and other insects’ pollination. A world without pollinators would be devastating for food production. Visit SAVE THE BEES for more info!

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Ever heard of wildflower bombing?! This video has  inspired us to find some land to flower bomb to help the bees!

We also found these beautiful images of beehive frames from a charming blog called Appleturnover. With this sense of color and pattern, we may have some bees come to the studio to help design our next collection…
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Color on the mind

Tuesday, 21 October, 2014

Here are a few objects we’ve come across lately that are pretty dreamy. It’s nice to bring color into a space with hard surfaces and materials, not just the soft ones. But we’ll still take silky pastel gradients and marble // crystal combos any day!

These Condesa chairs are made of recycled plastic and are super sturdy and resilient.

 

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Matti Braun’s dyed silk panels are so pretty.

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This award winning collection of colored blown glass bubble lights is pretty cool. It’s got me in the mood for some bubble gum ~ ~ ~

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I wish I could find more info on this beautiful claw-foot-crystal table. Found on this blog but if anyone has any other info please let us know.

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Iacoli and Mcallister’s wire side table comes in this awesome pink powder coated steel! It’s a great piece for modular stacking – or simply on it’s own as a side table.

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Brook&Lyn

Wednesday, 15 October, 2014

BROOK&LYN is an LA based creative studio that makes these amazing weavings. They’ve also started making furniture and ceramics and beautiful handcrafted wooden objects for the home. All of the pieces we’ve seen from this husband and wife duo have a simple and calming aesthetic and an obvious presence of hand craftsmanship. We’re looking forward to seeing the whole furniture collection!

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Listen Up!

Friday, 10 October, 2014

Click on the image below to listen to Cool Hunting’s latest playlist – songs were picked by 12 local NYC designers!

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Things we like

Thursday, 9 October, 2014

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