Rag & Bone Bindery may not have written the book on the fine art of bookbinding, but it has added a vital new chapter. Using archival materials and traditional skills, the company—which began in 1991 as a one-man operation—prides itself on each and every photo album, journal, and baby book that it binds by hand in Rhode Island. With more than thirty whimsical cover designs and 100-percent acid-free paper, these keepsakes are designed to last a lifetime, and are worth treasuring for at least that long.
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.
Get graphic with these colorful textiles, furniture and tabletop goods. Kyle Bunting’s Ipanema rug is a work of art, with the hand-cut, hair-on-cowhide pieces arranged in repeating geometric patterns, while thomaspaul’s Damask throw pillow breathes new life into an old style. Elite Leather’s fire-engine-red Flores armchair is a flirty scene-stealer. And Katherine Bernhardt’s signed-and-numbered Mangocita silkscreen — an interpretation of a Mango ad featuring Penelope Cruz — is a study in strong lines and effervescent hues.
Rag & Bone may not have written the book on the fine art of bookbinding, but the Rhode Island–based company has added a vital new chapter with these photo albums and binders. The former feature 100-percent-acid-free ivory pages, while the latter have PVC-free sleeves. Both come with hand-sewn spines and a choice of beautifully patterned fabric covers. Also find greeting cards, brag books, and more.
Lighting, vases, platters, canisters, and way beyond — it’s a treasure trove of accessories, all in limited quantities and at deep discounts. Pick up a few and spruce up your home (or get a gift for the inevitable person on your list that you forgot).