Fabric // Quercus & Co, Tapestry in Rose, Rug // 1stdibs, Vintage Moroccan Boujad Rug, Chair // 1stdibs, French 19th Century Armchair, Plates & Cup // Anthropologie, Anna Weatherly, Anna's Palette in Purple Orchid, Image // Thomas Hall, "Magenta Door"
Here at CLOTH & KIND, we're all presently obsessing over this stunning handmade silk fabric from Dessin Fournir called Papillon. Since you need designer credentials to enter their site and not everyone reading this may be able to do so, we wanted to share a bit more about it... Jean Papillon I, woodblock engraver and master domino maker, was the founder of the Paris Papillon workshop and brainchild behind this 18th Century movement. Papillon combines pencil drawing with watercolor painting and silk screen printing. It is available in four colorways. Isn't it a stunner?!
Please welcome a new and extraordinarily talented guest editor to CLOTH & KIND! Molly Velte has joined our team and will be periodically writing in our Journal as a contributor to our Hue and Fab Five columns.
Molly is a textile artist & stylist based on the east coast, by way of France & California. Her surface patterns are represented by select studios in New York, whose clients include Kate Spade, Anthropologie and Free People amongst others, and she is regularly commissioned to create custom textile prints for companies around the globe. Molly is a past contributor to Bri Emery's wildly popular and well-loved blog, Design Love Fest... check out her Patternfest posts here, and also be sure to spend time on her fantastic personal blog ROOT for a peek into her process, inspiration & creative happenings.
With a similar vibe for textiles, color & interiors, we are nothing short of thrilled to have Molly contributing to CLOTH & KIND's Journal. Welcome aboard, Molly! We hope you all dig her first Hue post below, inspired by Madeline Weinrib's Lavender Remy Ikat fabric, as much as we do.
Do you all remember the fabulous Tonal Knockouts post that Tami did on her blog a while back called Ode to Pink? I do... In fact, it was one of those posts that she did which drew me in, as so many of them did - that combo of her alluring writing paired with unique finds that I wasn't seeing elsewhere in the blogosphere - all left me wanting to know more about this talented designer. Fast forward to present and here I am, lucky enough to be partners in crime with this creative force of nature! I can't tell you all how fortunate I consider myself to be working with her on a daily basis - collaborating on everything from our client projects to our blog to our online atelier, which will be launching later this year. Good, good things are in the works, let me just tell you.
Tami's original post was inspired by someone she has long admired and now I do too - Jennifer Crenshaw, a textile artist who lives in Tami's hometown of Athens, GA - and in particular her board titled Favorite Things in Pink Minor. Trust us, you want to follow her for a glimpse of this colorful and artistic world through her visonary lens.
When my friend Zak Profera, of ZAK+FOX, recently sent me this romantic new image of some of his textiles in the beautifully subtle pink colorway named Mountbatten, I have to admit that I was transported to an amorous place. Isn't it funny how a single image, done just right, can evoke such emotion?
Just to be clear, I wouldn't classify myself as a hopeless romantic. Like so many people I know, I tend to shun holidays like Valentines Day which seem to be wholly commercial at this point. But there is definitely a side of me that is easily stirred by beautiful, thoughtful gestures, soft-spoken words and yes, most definitely by candlelight. Maybe that explains why when I look Zak's photograph I hear the whisperings of a long ago love story and imagine the passionate adventures of the woman who is politely folding her hands in her lap. I'll leave the rest to your imagination, but wanted to share a visual interpretation of mine that was born out of the Mountbatten colorway and of that stunning photograph.