A painter turned textile artist, Robshaw has an eye for color and an appreciation for history, having studied traditional fabric-making techniques throughout Asia and India. His linen and cotton-voile bedding, fabrics, clothing, and dog beds are a riot of hues and styles, with patterns block-printed and silk-screened by hand. Robshaw’s aim is to revive textile traditions and frame them in new terms. But he’s also interested in giving back, too. As a former ambassador to nonprofit Aid to Artisans, he’s passed on his business expertise, helping textile workers in developing countries set up their own shops.
We've gone through our coffers and picked some hidden gems in a huge range of categories — from furniture to accessories — to serve as a little design inspiration for 2012. Now's your chance to pick these items up at wallet-friendly prices.
Designer Barclay Butera is known for his non-adherence to rules. He’s not afraid of pairing toned-down gray with a pop of orange, for instance, or of mixing paisley, animal print and stripes. His latest collection, Park Avenue, features bench-made fabrics and textiles; it also takes men's suiting as its inspiration. To that end, Butera curated this special selection of sartorial home goods that women will love just as much as the guys will.
Soothing while adding visual interest, geometrics are the oldest decorating pattern in the book. Incorporate them into your interior via accents like Angela Adams’ embroidered Shimmer pillows or with statement-makers like Missoni Home’s Dadi rug, whose confetti-like white squares punctuate its black background.
A painter turned textile artist, Robshaw has an eye for color and an appreciation for history, having studied traditional fabric-making techniques in Thailand, India, China, and Indonesia. Shop the sale for his block-printed quilts, duvet covers, and decorative pillows. Each handmade piece features a not-quite-uniform pattern that not only renders it unique, but also purposely reveals a human touch.