Pillow sale!

I often make my clients the finish decorative pillows for their interiors. I love that my handiwork is part of their homes. At the end of the day, I have lots of leftover fabrics (plus, I keep buying more!). I usually spend a weekend a month whipping up some cute pillows and I’d like to … Read more

Kaaya – Natural and sustainable pillows and accessories

California based Kaaya is a home décor and textiles firm, created by Vinitha Watson, that specializes in high-quality hand crafted materials for the home using only natural fibers and sustainable methods of production. How pretty are these pillows. The embroidery and crewel work is such a classic touch! Almost all the items in the collection … Read more

Happy Creative New Year!

Well, it’s 2008 at last. I’m always ambivalent about the New Year, what with all the resolutions and taking stock. Sometimes, it all feels too much! 2007 was a busy year, that’s for sure. This blog really started taking off and I was dedicated to doing near daily posts. I mostly made that happen, but … Read more

Meet the artist: Kim Parker, textile artist

Spode, that bastion of English country style has released a fresh new pattern, create by textile artist Kim Parker. I just love this whimsical set called Emma’s Garland. So light and breezy!Kim also designs for The Rug Company: …and has a line of cute pillows available on her website:These wall panels are available through Horchow.Beautiful … Read more

Welcome New Sponsor: Donna Elle Seaside Living

I wanted to take a moment to welcome a new sponsor of ::Surroundings::. Donna Elle Seaside Living is based, fittingly, on Nantucket. Surrounded as she is with such natural beauty, its not wonder that Donna, an interior designer, was inspired to create a collection of beautiful textiles, pillows rugs and more. Life’s a Breeze™ began … Read more

Pillows by Artemisia

Artemisia Inc. is a new Brooklyn-based company specializing in textiles, pillows and home accessories.  The company was founded by Rosemarie Padovano, a sculptor and video artist and Marcello Marvelli, a contemporary art dealer and art historian.  Together they share a mutual love and a deep knowledge of art and design that gives them a unique … Read more