Archive for the ‘inspiration’ Category

Instagram Roundup @eskayel

Monday, 15 September, 2014

If you haven’t been following us on Instagram check us out here @eskayel to see where our patterns find homes!instagram-roundup-eskayel-patterns

Sight Unseen

Friday, 12 September, 2014

Sight Unseen is an online design magazine that curates and sells handmade goods from emerging designers. They are some of our favorite taste makers around so it’s no wonder that we are in love with their new fall collection. With a playful ode to Memphis style this collection embraces both form and function. Tons of texture and a mostly muted palette makes it easy to incorporate any of these items into your home – or onto your body! Two of our favorite pieces include the ceramic Donut Mobile and the Cone Lamp from Josephine Heilpern of Recreation Center. Pictured below are a few of our other top picks but click here to view the full collection.

To see these beauties in person, be sure to check out Sight Unseen’s pop up shop on the ground floor of the Space Ninety 8 project space at 98 N. 6th St, Williamsburg until October 5th. We’ll see you there!

sight unseen top picks

Surf Polaroids

Friday, 29 August, 2014

We are loving these dreamy surf Polaroids by Brooklyn-based artist Matt Schwartz. Schwartz of She Hit Pause Studios has been photographing girls, surfing and his travels for the last 7 years capturing moments in Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, Dominican Republic, Portugal, and from coast to coast here in the states. Check out his website to see more of his lovely work.

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.


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.

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!


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.

new summah prints!

Wednesday, 23 July, 2014


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.