Archive for the ‘things we like’ Category
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.
Friday, 17 July, 2015
Kaya’s not the only one that loves to cuddle up with Eskayel…!
Tuesday, 23 June, 2015
Marble in its natural habitat is so beautiful, as seen in this Italian Carrara marble quarry. Below is a round up of some marble design that we like.
Bathroom sink by Altamarea Bathroom Boutique, part of the luxurious Must collection.
Book matched marble in an Antwerp bathroom, by architect Dieter Vander Velpen.
These tiles by Lithos Design are a contemporary reinterpretation of traditional marble inlay. Lots of cool patterns in their Opus collection.
A minimal French apartment in Paris with architectural curved marble by Francois Champsaur.
Left – A dining room with gold floor to ceiling storage and dramatic dark marble floors.
Right – Classic Kelly Wearstler interior with patterned marble floors that almost mirror the ceiling pattern.
Marble print surfboards made by Haydenshapes for an installation in the Alexander Wang flagship store in Soho.
InHale table by Ben Storms. This monumental block of over 200 kg of marble is carried by an inflated metal cushion, in which it snugly sinks into.
Sweet and simple pink marble table by Sean Woolsey.
Kitchen accessory by Studio Lievito. The sphere crushes spices and salt. The cylinder rolls out the dough and beats the meat. The cube scales the skin of the fish. The prism provided with a sharp blade chops vegetables. Pretty cool!
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.
Tuesday, 2 June, 2015
Beautiful glass tables by Nendo
Pink water / Blue water from two inspiring instagram accounts
Silver and cast acrylic tea light holders by Sophia Thomas
Our Cocos – cay pouf
Meike Harde’s wooden aquarelle collection
A stunning shot from Loup Charmant’s instagram page
And some shots from around here…
Thursday, 7 May, 2015
Tuesday, 14 April, 2015
On this grey spring day we must remember that wet weather is what our flowers need to bloom. Here is an inspiring reminder.
Falling Garden is a beautiful installation by Swiss artists Gerda Steiner and Jorg Lenzlinger where a diverse collection of botanical oddities are suspended within a 17th Century Venetian church. One of the coolest things about this piece is that despite it’s aesthetic appeal and dainty whimsy, these objects are incredibly unexpected and sourced from all over the world. Some examples include: plastic berries from India, waste paper from Venice, thorns from Almeria, nylon blossoms from a dollar store, pigs’ teeth from Indonesia, seaweed from Seoul, pigeons’ bones from San Staë, silk buds from Stockholm, wild bore quills from the zoo and rubber snakes from Cincinnati…! It’s also cool that visitors were invited to view the installation by lying on the floor.
Ai Weiwei’s beautiful and conceptual work titled “Blossom” consists of intricate white ceramic flowers oozing from dilapidated spaces. It has been installed on Alcatraz and several hospital ward cells and medical offices. His comment on the piece does a better job conveying the meaning behind the work then I ever could so I’ll leave it at that: “The misconception of totalitarianism is that freedom can be imprisoned. This is not the case. When you constrain freedom, freedom will take flight and land on a windowsill.”
TeamLab has created a now familiar (thanks to Random International’s Rain Room) interactive installation with over 2300 alive and growing floating flowers. As in the rain room, the work responds to human presence, highlighting the idea that the viewer and the flowers are of the same root.
Friday, 10 April, 2015
A selection of photos from our recent trip back to Nicaragua.
Friday, 10 April, 2015
We wanted to share some work by painter and graphic designer Ketevan Ignatova whose work is impressively intricate. We like the maximalist room collages.
(Ketevan doesn’t have a website but if you’re interested in finding out more we can put you in touch via email)
Thursday, 9 April, 2015
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!