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Monday, 27 July, 2015
We have been working on new rugs all year as you know if you have been following our Instagram feed or visited us at ICFF and we are pleased to now officially launch our NEW rug collection!
Hand knotted in a variety of materials including silks, wools, nettle, linen, aloe, mohair and recycled sari silk, all of our designs can be made into custom carpets of any size, quality and color.
We have a few rugs in stock and large samples of all the qualities and patterns. We invite you to our studio in Brooklyn and to Studio Four in the city to see them in person!
For more information on eco friendly and LEED certified rug pads we recommend, click here.
We recently updated our “about us“ page on our website, with some new information about our process and images of what inspires us most. Check it out if you have a chance!
Don’t for get to get your Eskayel beach towel before the summer is over!
Made in collaboration with the eponymous Shutters on the beach, Santa Monica.
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.
Monday, 6 July, 2015
When Shutters on the Beach, LA’s renowned luxury seaside hotel, asked me to partner on an exclusive beach towel for the hotel I couldn’t believe it! It was so exciting to get to design for a place that so perfectly captures the essence of luxurious seaside travel for its guests and is based in California where I am from.
The two-color, reversible jacquard towel is a vibrant addition to the hotel experience as Shutters makes it their signature beach-and-pool-side accessory this summer.
The towel is now available to Pre – Order online for $68.
A one-of-a-kind surfboard featuring a fabric inlay of the same pattern and the Eskayel X Shutters partnership logo is also available by custom order. The boards are hand-shaped in California by legendary shaper Josh Martin, with hand painted pin lines by Anthony Schilling.
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, 16 June, 2015
We are really excited about our new seating made in collaboration with Dane Co.
customizable in any Eskayel pattern or plain leather (black, brown or nude) / denatured ash frame (also available in maple and white oak) / exposed Joinery / 100% American heavy-weight vegetable tanned leather / digitally printed with water-based inks / blemish free and buffed with “soft touch” protective top coat / blind-mounted seat and back / hand crafted in Brooklyn
Also check out our bench which is perfect dining table seating in combination with the chairs and our ottoman / coffee tables.
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
Friday, 24 April, 2015
Rocking chairs are often restricted to nurseries because they make complete functional sense in there. But take a look at some of these beautiful vintage and new rockers below – they might just make you rethink the role of the rocker. We’re not going to deny that a lot of these would be perfect in a nursery – but many of them would also be perfect in a living space, a corner of a home office, a master bedroom….
Franco Albini style wicker rocking chair
Left: Mid-19th Century English rocking chair / Right: Jacques Adnet leather rocker
Left: Hans Wegner J16 rocker / Right: simple wooden rocker, designer unknown
Left: Verner Panton 1992 rocking chair made solely of rings / Right: 1970s vintage rocking chair
Metal and leather rocking chair by Muller van Severen, 2013
Left: Keyhole rocking chair by Hans Wegner / Right: Illum Wikkelso vintage Sculpture rocking chair
Slatted rocker (designer unknown)
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.