Latest Articles in Textile

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Double Time

The last time Blake Trabulsi and Allison Orr had a party at their house in Austin, Texas, it lasted until 5 a.m. Observes Trabulsi: “People are so comfortable here, they never want to leave.”
January 14, 2009
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Hive Minded

Openshop|Studio’s design for a hivelike structure in the middle of a Brooklyn loft creates a chrysalis of comfort for a couple and their baby.
January 14, 2009
Though zeroHouse exists only in 3-D renderings and brochures, its striking appearance and “zero-impact” ambitions were enough to attract significant interest across the digital media world and beyond.

Sweet Nothing

We’re heading into an uncertain future, but two things are clear: Technology is getting better and the environment is getting worse. Fortunately, the former offers solutions for the latter, as zeroHouse sets out to prove. This prefab concept uses the tools of today to paint a digital picture of the house of tomorrow.
January 8, 2009
Toronto-based Looolo Textiles closes the loop with their "living textiles," using raw, local materials to produce fabrics free from byproducts and pollutants.

Mademoiselle Pillow

Looolo—When we think about products and their life cycles, textiles aren’t the first things that come to mind. But what went into your shirt?
January 1, 2009
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Little Field of Flowers: Weaving

Depending on the size of the rug—they come in three sizes—one or two technicians at SPN operate the loom, which involves painstaking manual labor. “Every two or three lines,” Marquina explains, “we insert a pair of die-cut flowers. They are fixed through a wool thread that is woven between the flowers and the base.” The technicians follow an intricate pattern, much like in knitting, which graphically conveys the intended location of each distinct flower pairing. They can produce one rug in a seven-hour workday. “It wasn’t easy,” Marquina remembers, “to find manufacturers willing to take on this project—it’s quite complex.” Mittal was more than willing. “I really enjoy working with Nanimarquina,” he says. “Every time they give me different kinds of designs to make, and I like the challenge. We feel proud.”
January 1, 2009
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Leah Evans Textiles

Leah Evans is in the business of quilt-making. But seeing as how her creations feature aerial photography, maps, and satellite imagery, they are definitely not your grandmother's quilts.
December 25, 2008
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Angela Adams for Architex

Angela Adams recently expanded her upbeat retro textile designs with more rugged and sustainable fabrics to help spruce up hospitals, office cubicles, and the outdoors.
November 21, 2008
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Maharam Textiles at The Shade Store

The Shade Store just launched a new collection of window treatments featuring fabrics from the archives of renowned textile manufacturer Maharam textiles.
November 11, 2008