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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone, 347.703.8084.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Especially love these barrel-backed chairs with the epic royal blue curved velvet sectional.
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.
Though we didn’t make it to London for the design festival, we’ve rounded up some work that we’ve been enjoying from afar.
Mise en Abyme – translated directly as ‘placed into abyss’ – was the collaboration between designers Laetitia de Allegri / Matteo Fogale and Johnson Tiles. It was a beautiful pathway of arches across the bridge over the Medieval and Renaissance galleries at the V&A Museum. The floor tiles as well as the acrylic archways faded into lighter shades across the bridge creating a pretty gradient. “The theme of line drawing perspective grids, which emerged in the Renaissance period and can be seen in the large-scale objects on display below the bridge, influenced the design of the base ceramic tiling of the flooring. Johnson Tiles created these using advanced Artile technology which prints a bespoke colour design onto the tiles – each section has 3% less colour than the one before to create a gradient effect from one end to the other.” – DomusWeb
With the launch of their first-ever book, cult-blog Patternity had quite the presence at the festival. They hosted a Patternity events room with hands-on pattern workshops, morning yoga and meditation and roundtable discussions, as well as a shop. They also collaborated with Paperless Post to create custom party invitations and an interactive installation that showcased new patterns and invited guests to ‘play with pattern’ – physically.
Furniture and objects -
Max Lamb’s cool marmoreal side tables (third image below) were on show at Deocrex. “Marmoreal is an engineered marble devised by Max Lamb in 2014. Suitable for both interior and exterior architectural surfaces, this large aggregate pre-cast marble terrazzo offers an original material language with immense visual value.” The bathroom installation below was on show at Art Basel in Miami and is a great showcase of the diverse possibilities this material offers. So dark and moody.
Fauna is Hallgeir Homstvedt‘s line of stone animal figures inspired by and created from Nordic rocks. The interpretation of the bullfinch bird, red fox, puffin bird and hedgehog have been made into one simplified figurative series and one more abstract series within the shape of a square.
Janie Knitted Textiles showcased these great over-sized ombre pendants made from British merino wool. (Though we can’t fail to mention that these lights bear some resemblance to our NY local Ana Kras’ exceptional bonbon lamps…)
Brushed brass and marble are the materials in Bethan Gray’s classy tables below. There seems to be a bit of a two-tone trend happening where not only are there two tones, but often two separate materials spliced together. The contrast here is between their dainty form and their solid materiality.
Catarina Riccabonna is a textile designer and weaver based in London who launched her first line of lighting in collaboration with Claire Norwood of New Craftsmen. Her beautiful linen textiles are wrapped around a brass frame creating a simple and warm piece of beauty.
Pinch design’s Nim table is “a piece made from Jesmonite, a lightweight water-based resin whose chameleon-like qualities allow it to give the effect of metal, wood, plaster, stone and more. Nim is a limited-edition piece (just 50 will be produced) which is cast in a Gloucester workshop and hand-painted to create an effect that calls to mind a geological core sample.” – The Guardian. It reminds me of a beach stone found post-bonfire.
For some more moody ambiance - Marcin Rusak has developed a technique of preserving dried and fresh flowers in black resin. He has applied this unique surface finish to some statement pieces of furniture such as this beautiful room divider and cast aluminum table. The effect is stunning.
And lastly, Sebastian Isom’s colored glass tables. “The Isom tables play with an intriguing optical illusion. Made from hexagonal tops resting on three squares, their edges form diamond-shaped surfaces that, when viewed from certain angles, form a perfect isometric representation of a cube.” – Neo/Craft. The colors look so good all together, it would be a shame to have to separate them.
This light breezy home featured on Domino is designed by Natalie Myers of Veneer Designs. Our Akimbo 2 – greyscale wallpaper is used in the powder room off the main living area and it looks great paired with the brass details! We like the cool tile fireplace in the living room and the mixture of patterned pillows throughout the home.
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 Lifeis 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.