Tag Archives: soft furnishings

Ethnic geometrics

17 Sep

After pottering around Renegade Craft Fair on Saturday I decided to take a wander along Cheshire Street on the way home. I love the small, independent shops to be discovered there, and Handmade Interiors is a new addition since I last visited. Their ethnic / retro fusion textile designs caught my eye so I thought I’d share them today.

{via Handmade Interiors}

The designs are influenced by both traditional designs from Turkey and bold geometric patterns from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. I’m a big fan of this charcoal / rust combo and think this exotic yellow and purple bedspread is beautiful.

Do you like them too?

If you’re in East London you’ll find Handmade Interiors at 10 Cheshire Street (off Brick Lane) or check out this list for a stockist near you.

Spiders and bats and snails, oh my

12 Mar

Not the most likely motifs for a beautiful textile collection perhaps, but these creatures and more appear on the cushions, throws and shawls of Finnish design studio Klaus Haapaniemi. The patterns are drawn from Finnish folklore and the textiles are mostly made by hand using traditional methods, materials and dyes.

{all Klaus Haapeniemi}

Unsurprisingly, these handmade textiles don’t come cheap (the throw above is £395, the cushion, £70 and the silk scarf, £110) but if you can stretch you can order online. While you’re there, check out the charming screen prints too – the green owl is my favourite. Don’t be fooled by his whimsical expression… his talons tell a different story.

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