Boston-based designer Taylor Perkins‘ Loop Scarves are mementos of cities she’s lived in or visited. The designs are based on the geographic coordinates of the city, which are then translated into striped patterns.
Currently Perkins has designed loop scarves for Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York, but you can contact her to inquire about others. The scarves include snaps along each end, and are handmade in the USA from wool and organic cotton.
Taylor Perkins Loop scarves debut during New York Design Week, May 18 & 19 at stopTHINKshop, a pop-up shop for conscious consumerism. stopTHINKshop, 75 East 4th Street, NYC
Following on the heels of the successful launch of their first collection with CB2, (I still LOVE that multicolor Family rug) The Novogratz duo has designed a second batch of furnishings for CB2, dubbed the Brasil Collection. Its inspired by Bob and Cortney’s tree house vacation home in Trancoso, Brasil (above). Accordingly, the pieces have a colorful, playful vibe. The collection launches at CB2 in May.
Brit design great Sir Terence Conran of Conran & Company has entered into a partnership with the very American retailer JCPenney. Obviously its following wannabe-thought-of-as-high-end collab happy Target, though this enterprise is meant to be long term. The collection is called Design by Conran for JCPenney, and the first wave of products (58 on the website) just launched in approximately 300 JCP stores (apparently monogram monikers are the way to go these days) and online. It doesn’t seem to be getting much hype, or maybe I’m just sorely out of the loop somehow, but the products are fantastic looking. So much so, I’m tempted to drive out to the ‘burbs for a touchy feel. More likely I’ll just order something. UPDATE: Many of these pieces are now on sale. Definitely time to shop; click through for the reduced prices.
Last month, San Francisco-based designer Palmer Weiss, whose work I adore, asked if would submit her work to Traditional Home for its Trad Home New Designers contest. (Trad Home is the magazine’s digital edition). The house we submitted is absolutely gorgeous, and I’m happy to say she won!
The May issue of the print magazine will feature an announcement with everyone’s photos, and the projects of the ten winners will be published in the spring edition of Trad Home online. The bloggers who nominated the designers will write the accompanying stories. I’ve already did my interviews with Palmer and the homeowner, and will be working on crafting the feature all day today.
Congrats Palmer, and congratulations to the other New Trad winners.
One year ago, in the midst of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, Diane von Furstenberg launched her DVF Home collection of textiles, bedding, and tabletop. The VIP lounge was decked out with her goods, which are sold through Bloomingdale’s and Neiman Marcus. This week, a new, lower-priced line, DVF Studio, debuted at Bed, Bath & Beyond. Scroll down for a sampling of her bold, mixed prints.
Inspired by Diane von Furstenberg’s travels to Bali. 100 percent cotton duck ‘Native River’ print in green, yellow, white, and taupe reverses to 100 percent cotton sateen ‘Hearts of Palm’ print.
Balances retro glamor with contemporary graphic punch; pure DVF. 100 percent cotton duck ‘Chain Link’ print in navy, yellow, and white reverses to 100 percent cotton sateen ‘Shibori Flowers’ print.
Florida meets India in the colors of sea and saris. 100 percent cotton duck ‘Palm’ print in aquamarine and white reverses to 100 percent cotton sateen ‘Rhombus’ print.
‘Palm’ and ‘Summer Paisley’ sheet sets.
100% cotton sateen with a 250 thread count
In case you missed them over the last year, Bloomingdale’s still stocks DVF Home bedding (and tabletop).
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Vintage DVF print duvets are available at DVF.com. I love these. The patterns are from the ’70s, and were resurrected last year in clothing and accessories. I just discovered these duvets. She’s actually introduced a another Vintage Collection for spring (dresses, pants, tops, jumpers, etc.), in a whole new crop of patterns from 1974.
Finally, for those of you who made it to the end, in DVF bedding, tabletop, and luggage happens to be on sale at One King’s Lane today! If you need an invite, email me at stylecarrot [at] gmail [dot] com.