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This month Eskayel is featured on Design Milk’s Where I Work, a thorough interview where Shanan gives readers a look at our brand-new Eskayel headquarters, work environment, design process, office dog, listening preferences and more!
CLICK HERE to read the full interview!
LIFE IS A WORK IN PROGRESS. LET’S TAKE IT DAY BY DAY >> This is the concept behind The Select 7, a curated website from one of our all time favorite Eskayel client’s Pamela Schein Murphy. Alongside her “day job” as head of Marketing and Branding for her restaurant group Benchmarc Restaurants, Pamela is the principle of The Select 7 which takes readers thru 7 days of each featured guest:
Distilling all of her knowledge “from years of travel, research, recommendations and list-keeping” Pamela came up with The Select 7 and “hopes that it will become a hub for friends to share their own years of research, learn about new experiences and opportunities and really, just some cool shit.”
And be sure to check out Tuesday’s Taste | A Dog’s Life where our office dog Kaya’s home cooked meals get a mention:
Nick and I are extremely excited about the opening of our new STUDIO / SHOWROOM!
We are now accepting appointments and would love to see you in person at our party.
Thursday, October 13th, 6 – 9 pm
75 South 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11249
Monday – Friday 10:30am – 5:30 pm
INFO@ESKAYEL | 347.703.8084
Made in collaboration with Threads of Life Bali this fabric is a true labor of love in every sense for Eskayel. Our new Ikat fabrics are heirloom-quality textiles are hand crafted from beginning to end using locally harvested natural dyes to an exquisite standard usually seen only in museum quality pieces.
For the first time in history, traditional weavers on the island of Sumba, Indonesia have woven traditional style Ikat cloths using non-traditional motifs. We distilled a selection of our signature patterns down to their fundamental elements so they could be woven into the Warp Ikat cloths know as Hinggi. Hinggi are large hand dyed textiles historically used as the ceremonial clothing of male nobility during grand festivals signifying the status and power of each family. Traditionally, Hinggi feature motifs such as deer, prawn, snakes, fish, a skull tree, or a “mamuli”- which is an ornament used to indicate rank within the community.
Nick and I first discovered indigo Hinggi from Sumba at the Threads of Life Gallery in Ubud during a trip to Bali in 2009, and it has been a dream ever since to work with them to produce Eskayel designs in the traditional woven warp Ikat. Now six years later, the dream has become reality.
We are proud to introduce this special fabric as it ticks all the boxes of what we hold dear: beauty, sustainability, preservation of culture and artisanal skill, and a way to give back to a community who’s work has truly inspired us.
In facilitating this collaboration between Eskayel and the weavers in Sumba, Threads of Life has set up a special cooperative for production bringing an unprecedented opportunity to a weaving community willing to undertake this task, which is not an easy one. The co-operative is dependent on its dye harvest and the amount of indigo available on the Island is directly impacted by the rainy season, which dictates when harvest, dying, and weaving can take place. Without the expertise in quality and production standards and the relationships they have cultivated over the past 20 years this partnership could not have been possible.
Threads of Life is a fair trade organization that works through the promotion of culture and conservation to alleviate poverty in rural Indonesia. By working directly with over 1,000 women on 11 islands across Indonesia, Threads of Life has initiated the formation of independent weaving cooperatives to preserve the traditional skills of their ancestors, manage their resources sustainably and responsibly, and to express their cultural identity while working to expand their financial security in the modern global economy.
We also made a limited quantity of products with the fabric including lumbar and floor pillows with fringe, throws, bed sets and a custom ikat display frame. Click here to view the entire collection.
It’s time for our annual Summer Sample Sale !!!
This year we have lots of pillows, wallpaper, fabric by the yard, scarves, prints, and a pouf! Shop now because these items will go fast.
Here’s the beach towel I designed for Shutters on the Beach. They will be in all the rooms and at the pool and beach cabanas and best of all they will be for sale and available to pre-order this July 4th through our website and the Shutters shop. Only $69! Check them out in the summer issue of S Style Magazine as seen below.
Along with this Cocos midnight sofa, there will be some big surprises, including patterned leather dining chairs and ottomans!
Also debuting is our new rug collection featuring 25 new designs in a variety of materials and patterns hand loomed in Nepal and India.
Click here to donate to our Nepalese manufacturer’s suggested charity for earthquake relief, where 100% of the funds are allocated to the region.
We hope to see you at ICFF, but if you are not attending, please get in touch with us with any questions or to request samples.
If you will be at the Javits Center on Sunday, we invite you to attend a special panel discussion I will be participating in hosted by Pam Jaccarino, editor in chief of Luxe Interiors + Design along with Gabriel Hendifar from Apparatus Studio and Zak Profera of Zak + Fox, two of my favorites!
It’s Earth Day and we couldn’t think of a better time to announce the newest editions to our favorite earth friendly partnership – our abc home upholstery program!
New chairs, love seats, benches and ottomans are now available in this crisp palette of aqua, spring greens, blues and greys.
Sampling is a really key part of our business as it’s often the starting point for creating new relationships with our customers and it’s always the starting point for new product development. So, included in this instagram roundup is a little ode to samples. We always have tons of samples coming in and out of the studio whether it’s to color match new collections, to compare contract fabric grounds, to see variation across different rug qualities…and on!
Below are images of our some client interior scheming, some samples of our new contract fabric, a few of our rug samples (which Kaya appears to love!) and our brand new grass cloth paper! It’s always fun when designers share their schemes so we get to see how our patterns are conceptualized and incorporated into spaces. Samples can be ordered through our website and if you’re a designer send us your resale certificate and we will in turn send you an intro packet including our trade discount code to receive 20% off all sample / fabric / wallpaper / home goods orders!