I’ll preface this post by saying that this was one of my Top 5 favourite products from Milan Design Week. Yep, 100% – these are that good. Designed by Doshi Levien for Spanish rug maker Nanimarquina, Rabari rug collection evokes “the sensual and shiny world of tribal folk embroidery of India.” I am a real sucker for projects which clearly reference designers’ past experiences, memories, ethnic origins and iconography, particularly when brought into a contemporary context such as this. For me, this is an example of design authenticity at it’s best.
Be careful – don’t trip over Faig Ahmed’s three-dimensional rugs as they unravel before your very eyes! This Azerbaijani artist is no stranger to fibre arts – most of his work revolves around the construction and deconstruction of intricately patterned rugs and carpets.
Design Days Dubai is Middle East’s first dedicated design fair, returning for its third edition with a diverse collection of compelling, highly collectible contemporary design pieces and installations. Don’t worry – you haven’t missed it – we are just way too excited, and wanted to give you the opportunity to snoop around this awesome event before it even happens between 17th – 21st March 2014.
Hello and welcome to the November 2013 edition of Yellowtrace Spotlight. In this month’s design news you can read about three Melbourne projects by Mim Design, Piccolo Architecture and Studio Equator; beautiful new products from Henry Wilson, Space Furniture, Adam Cornish, Yellow Diva and Designer Rugs; first ever collaboration between Dinosaur Designs and Jac+ Jack; new tech from DesignDaly and Stylecraft; new book by HASSELL; and finally a not-to-be-missed pop-up bar in Sydney designed by yours truly, also known as The Gumtree Garden – woohoo!
Mio Karo is new brand of fine rugs, wallhangings, curtains and bedspreads handmade in Sardinia and inspired by traditional motifs. Sardinian born and London based Central St Martins graduate, Carolina Melis, is the creative director of the brand. The collection is designed by Carolina and entirely realised in Sardinia by local female artisans, using cotton and wool sourced from the island…
Ciao ragazzi and welcome to the August 2013 edition of Yellowtrace Spotlight. In this month’s design news you can find out more about a beautiful residential project in Melbourne by Techne Architects; sausage & beer parlour Bestie Currywurst in Vancouver by Scott & Scott Architects; hot new gear from Poliform Australia, OWN WORLD and Design Agent; amazing exhibition at Musée des Tissus, Lyon by Moroso and Rubelli; upcoming art show by Bianca Chang at A-M Gallery; plus new art by Laelie Berzon…