Textures, Materials & Patterns

8 May, 2019

What We Saw at Milan Design Week 2019

Mid-April marks a shift in the design calendar. Brands begin promoting their latest campaigns. Emerging designers present new and compelling ideas to challenge the status quo. It’s Milan Design Week, the most influential design showcase of the year — a week-long spectacle overflowing with inspiration and innovation. What’s shown in Milan inspires and evolves over…

22 November, 2018

From London & Paris, With Love — Fall 2018 Trends Report

Pre-Fall, End of Summer. Whatever you call this transitional time of year, it’s a major moment for fashion, art and design. Throughout the months of August and September, fashion weeks are staggered in major cities around the globe, followed by Paris Design Week, Maison & Objet, the London Design Festival and the increasingly fascinating Frieze…

14 November, 2016

Inspired by the Art of Handcrafting

Even when craftspeople are working to a pattern, handspun or woven textiles are one-of-a-kind items — small variations make each one unique. Saori weaving, created by Misao Jo in 1968, celebrates this idea of random beauty. Unlike other handweaving techniques, Saori is completely freestyle with no rules, restrictions, or samples to follow, and where a…