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Tuesday, 31 May, 2016
Libeco, our linen supplier, has been weaving Belgian linen since 1858. They just published a beautiful book illustrating the elaborate process of linen production – from plant fiber to fabric. The book is filled with great imagery and is extremely informative.
“The flax plants are extracted from the soil roots and all: they are pulled, not cut. The valuable fibers extend to the roots of the plant. That is why long stems are preferable as the longest fibers produce the finest quality linen.”
“Thousands of pins comb the flax until only the purest fiber remains.”
“The whole width of the warping machine can be filled with yarn. The warping machine may contain up to 9842 feet of average thickness yarn and up to 32 808 feet of fine yarn.”
“The rhythm of the looms can be heard day and night. At full speed the rhythm of each loom is different, yet harmonious.”
Tuesday, 19 April, 2016
We’ve been gathering inspiration and ideas for our new office / showroom that’s in the works. We move in in early June – just in time for summer parties in the backyard! Very excited over here.
Sources for the images can be found on our pin BOARD.
Tuesday, 15 December, 2015
Nick and I were just in Shenzhen for the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture. When we were asked to be part of the Maker Maker exhibition we didn’t fully realize how awesome this exhibition is. We had so much fun exploring it for ourselves at the opening ceremony. Curated by Aaron Betsky, the Biennale explores the idea of urbanism in one of the world’s largest and newest metropolises – Shenzhen is only 30 years old! Artists and architects from around the world are exhibiting work that reflects their experiences and involvement with new technologies and ideas about radical urbanism and planning theory. The entire exhibition takes place in an old flour factory which has been re-purposed and re-built using this concept of reliving the city which is the theme of the entire exhibition. The Maker Maker pavilion where Eskayel was invited to show work is focused on artists and designers using various modern and ancient technologies for producing items which shape people’s daily lives in urban environments.
Our display consisted of three works which illustrate the various production methods of Eskayel, and the process through which their creation combines a mixture of modern and ancient technologies such as hand painting, weaving, dying, and digital printing. Using these methods and recycled materials connects us and our clients with modern industry in New York as well as cottage industry and ancient arts in places like Sumba and India.
Below on the right is our grasscloth wallcovering. It starts with hand painting then is digitized and digitally printed on hand woven grasscloth, an ancient tradition in China.
Made in collaboration with Threads of Life Gallery Bali, our heirloom-quality ikat textiles (below left) are hand crafted from beginning to end using natural dyes to an exquisite standard usually seen only in museum quality pieces. Our recycled sari silk rugs (below right) are hand knotted in India with 100% recycled fibers. The recycled saris gathered for the rugs are often vibrant and when redyed some yarns remain so — thus bright moments of color are intrinsic to sari silk rugs and part of what makes them so unique and special.
The view across the bay from the Biennale – the dust, pollution and fog made for some crazy lighting…(and some pantone colors of 2016!). Shenzhen it was a real pleasure visiting. So interesting and weird and new and enlightening.
Friday, 24 July, 2015
Though not the most exciting product to talk about, rug pads are a necessity in rug shopping. With the launch of our new Eskayel rug collection we wanted to be able to provide our customers with a reliable and environmentally friendly resource for rug pads. So we recently tested out the Superior-Lock rug pad from RugpadUSA under our Cocos – dove rug. It’s LEED certified and is made of 100% recycled felt with a natural non-slip rubber backing that anchors the rug to the floor. It’s needle punch bonded to avoid any chemicals or adhesives. It adds a nice layer of cushion while not adding too much overall height and it holds the rug in place really well. All of their rug pads are made in the USA and are LEED certified (with the exception of the Eco-Comfort which is memory foam) so they’re in line with Eskayel’s environmental values. Click here to shop all of their rug pads.
Thursday, 18 June, 2015
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.
Friday, 8 May, 2015
This year at ICFF. we are pleased to present our new furniture collaboration with Dane Co.
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!
Monday, 20 April, 2015
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.
Please contact abc home at email@example.com or visit the New York store’s 2nd floor.
Monday, 6 April, 2015
This is a fun project I worked on recently for a client’s wedding invitations in collaboration with Joy Thigpen and Gather & Co.
I painted the giant trees the couple plans to get married under in Napa Valley and the painting was used for the custom stamps and the wax seal. The couple also got the tree painting, which they see as a representation of their union blown up and framed as a print. The custom pattern is used inside the envelopes and may be used for some other items at the actual festivities.
I love doing these kinds of custom projects!!
Thursday, 2 April, 2015
New Tropic Collection phone cases are out! We received a few samples to the studio and already have them on our phones…just in time for this warm weather!
Thursday, 19 March, 2015
Today is the first day of Spring and we are celebrating with a tropical feast for your eyes and your space. The new Tropic collection features lush colorways and intricate patterns inspired by broad leaf palms and the wildlife found on the shores of remote islands we visited in Panama and Belize, and the epic coastal cliffs of southern Nicaragua.
The collection includes four uniquely Eskayel takes on the wallpaper and textile traditions of toile, large scale palm leaves, medallions, and Shibori.
In addition to our standard wallpaper and natural fabrics, all of these new patterns are also available printed on GRASSCLOTH!!.
Pillows and poufs of various sizes from this collection can be a quick and easy way to refresh a room for spring!
And we are excited to share a sneak peak of our new rugs with you here!
Please visit our updated Environment and Giving pages to learn more about the earth friendly materials our products are made of and the organizations we support who are working to protect our beautiful planet – the source of our inspiration.