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Surfing in January

Sunday, 7 February, 2016

SECRET GARDEN – Sustainable Surfing in PNG from White Horses on Vimeo.

Rugs from Nepal (with hugs)

Monday, 25 January, 2016

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We’ve got quite a lot of news to share this week!  Scroll down to see new rug designs, our space featured in NY Mag’s “Space of the Week”, and NEW adultBABY bedding in collaboration with abc home.

NEW RUGS – There is a whole new crop of Eskayel rug designs available in various qualities, including some new amazing shaggy and Moroccan weaves.  We have been having so much fun working with clients to create custom designs,  and this past December, Shanan and Nick traveled to Nepal to meet with our production partners and document the entire process from start to finish!

Click here to see our photos from Nepal.

Click here to set up an appointment to come select poms!

Click here to see the new rug samples below at full size.

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Sending out a big thank you to Wendy Goodman for the feature! Design Hunting’s “Space of the Week”  has always been a favorite of mine and I love the title ” Live, Work, Surf” .

In case you missed it, here is the link.

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We are SUPER excited to finally have some linens for baby bedrooms and nurseries. Over the holidays abc home  introduced  baby bedding and quilts in our Astral and Nairutya patterns.  The same patterns are available in adult bedding as well and on these sweet upholstered chairs.

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Color: Pyrite

Thursday, 17 December, 2015

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Shenzhen Biennale 2015

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Collection: Built-in Seating

Friday, 4 December, 2015

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GOOD KARMA SALE

Tuesday, 24 November, 2015

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WE HAVE JOINED THE GOOD KARMA MOVEMENT TO HELP REDEFINE THE HOLIDAY SEASON AS A SEASON OF GIVING BACK !

A portion of  the proceeds from THE GOOD KARMA SALE will be donated to one of our favorite organizations, Mission Blue.

Click HERE to learn more about the Good Karma movement and see other Good Karma givers and the charitable and nonprofit organizations they are supporting!

 

RULES // FAQ:

WHAT IS THE GOOD KARMA SALE ALL ABOUT?

The GOOD KARMA SALE is a way for business owners and their customers to redefine the relationship we have to to the holidays. With all of the hype around Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday it’s easy to lose track of the true meaning of the holidays. The GOOD KARMA SALE was born out of a desire to give back — click HERE to learn more about this campaign!

CAN I COMBINE MY 20% TRADE DISCOUNT WITH THE 30% OFF GOOD KARMA DISCOUNT?

Trade discounts cannot be combined with The Good Karma 30% discount. We also cannot retroactively apply sale pricing to orders placed prior to the sale.

I USUALLY ORDER VIA EMAIL OR BY PHONE, CAN I DO THAT FOR THIS SALE?

The GOOD KARMA SALE is an ONLINE ONLY sale so your order will need to be processed via our website’s online shop using promo code GOODKARMA at checkout. We won’t be honoring the 30% off discount for orders received via email or by phone.

We will, however, take CUSTOM ORDERS (i.e. custom scale of a pattern on fabric or custom color of a wallpaper pattern AND custom rugs) via email or by phone but the transaction must be completed by end of workday Monday 11/30, 6pm EST. Please see “CUSTOM ORDERS” below for more info.

I HAVE QUESTIONS BEFORE ORDERING BUT HAVE NOT HEARD BACK. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

Our office will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday from 11/26 – 11/29 so we apologize in advance if your inquiry goes unanswered during that time. We will be back in the office on Monday 11/30 and will do our best to reply to all inquiries promptly before the sale ends that day!

I’M ORDERING WALLPAPER AND NEED HELP CALCULATING WHAT QUANTITY I NEED. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

We understand that ordering wallpaper for a space can be tricky and we are happy to help you figure out how much paper you will need. Our friendly sales team will be in the office on Monday 11/30 to help with this. As always, we highly recommend consulting with your wallpaper installer prior to ordering.

CAN I RETURN OR EXCHANGE MY ITEMS?

We do not accept returns or exchanges. All product is custom and made to order and we highly recommend purchasing samples before ordering larger goods. If you believe your product to be defective and it has not been used or installed please contact us within 10 days of delivery so we can review your issue.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RECEIVE MY ITEMS?

All items are made to order and standard lead time is 3-5 weeks, and may vary. RUSHES are available for an additional fee, please contact us for more info.  Lead times on rugs & flatweaves vary from 2 – 6 months >> Please contact us for delivery specifics or to find out what rugs we have in stock.

ARE ANY ITEMS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE?

The 30% off can be applied site wide to all our products EXCEPT PHONECASES. Phonecases can be purchased via the Casetify website. Eskayel fans can use discount code XHW9KX to receive $10 off a first purchase from our collection.


CUSTOM ORDERS

Due to the bespoke nature of our products we can accommodate customization in most cases. Interested in tweaking the scale of a pattern on fabric or the color of a wallpaper pattern? Its pretty easy for us to make those kind of small changes and we would love to work with you to get it right. Custom scale and color are available for fabric and wallpaper for a minimal fee. Completely custom patterns or alterations of patterns are also available and price depends on the project. Let us know what you are thinking, we would love to start the discussion!

I WANT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE 30% DISCOUNT TO ORDER A CUSTOM RUG. HOW SHOULD I GO ABOUT THIS?

Ordering a custom rug requires a dialog with our design team so please feel free to email or call us with inquiries. In order to honor the 30% discount a deposit must be received by end of workday Monday 6pm EST.

For custom designs contact us by email at info@eskayel.com or by phone, 347.703.8084.

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Collection: Concrete

Friday, 20 November, 2015

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ESKAYEL NEWS

Monday, 16 November, 2015

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It’s a busy time of year for all of us, here is what we have been up to…..

We have RUGS on the brain – with lots of new full-size rugs and samples coming through our studio right now.  We would love to have you come visit and see them in person, either at our studio in Brooklyn or at  our showroom  Studio Four in Manhattan.  Samples are also available to send out and of course everything is  online.

Featured here are two interpretations of our pattern Solitaire.  The rug pictured above is made of recycled sari silk in India  and the one below is made of a wool, nettle, and silk blend in Nepal.

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We also just received samples of our new flat weave rugs, which can be made with either 100% recycled sari silk or a sari silk and wool blend.

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Our partners in Indonesia, Threads of Life just put together this amazing short video in Sumba which shows the entire process of how our Indigo Ikat fabric is made.  I love seeing the village and the people who’s effort and time is behind these heirloom textiles, which are selling out fairly fast btw.  Our next batch is due to ship in about 6 months but we still do have some patterns in stock.

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At the end of the month we are traveling to China where Eskayel has been invited to participate in Maker Maker, one of five primary exhibitions at the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture in Shenzhen or 2015 UABB.

2015 UABB is curated by four of the world’s leading architects, critics, and educators: Aaron Betsky, Alfredo Brillembourg, Hubert Klumpner, and Doreen Heng Liu and explores the reimagining, repurposing, and remaking of our existing urban spaces and architecture. The biennale aims to show ways in which designers can work with people to make the city more useful, just, and sustainable.

Maker Maker aims to bring the best experiments in making that combine together digital and hand-crafting. Highlight makers include Eskayel, Phil Ross, and Brandon Kruysman & Jonathan Proto.

Let us know if you happen to be in Shenzhen December 3rd and we will send you an invite for the opening ceremony!

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Our free desk top screensaver for Design milk’s designer desktop series is still available to down load until the end of November.  It features my favorite quote from everybody’s favorite painter of happy little trees, Bob Ross!

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Lastly we introduced some new phone cases with our rug, towel and fabric textures.

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Our favorite Fawn

Friday, 13 November, 2015

One of our favorite clients, interior designer Fawn Galli, pitches Eskayel for almost every project – luckily enough for us! We love how her interiors have an element of surprise and unexpectedness in the way she pairs pieces together. She kindly just sent us these beautiful images of projects where she has specified Eskayel.

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Indigo Ikats : A glimpse into the process

Wednesday, 4 November, 2015

Here’s a look at the beautiful process by which our ikats are handwoven in Sumba, Indonesia. The highly skilled and talented Threads of Life collective begin their tedious work with the natural hand-dyeing of the threads before they’re even ready to be placed on the loom. We’re so excited to be collaborating with this exceptional group of artisans.