Posts from the ‘Design’ Category
November 2nd, 2012
I do all sorts of custom work. Most of it is not photographed. This pillow is for a client who had this needlepoint stashed away in a closet for several years. She had seen some of my other work and gave me a call. I had free reign to do whatever I wanted. I had thought, fleas. French knots. Another swarm. I like swarms. See here and here.
I do custom pillows and some other more unsual jobs. Recently completed jobs are 8 pairs of white linen curtains appliqued with 200 black bird silhouettes . Another was a 9′ tall sheer linen tent with appliqued flowers and scallop details.
August 6th, 2012
These are two exquisite Fez embroideries I found in Paris. They are unique because of their dark blue color and that they are larger complete pieces. The smaller of the two is fine example from the 19th century in tones of indigo and woad. It could be called architectural in the patterning. Several times the dealer told me it is a classic design, “It’s in books!” she said. It has very fine stitching– the front and the back being the same, and if you embroidery, you know what talent that takes.
The second piece is from the 1940’s and is unusual in that it is an all over pattern, repeating the same motif. You can see the charming –what you could call a conscious irregularity– in the middle towards the right side where the motifs interconnect. This could be considered a mistake, but it is most likely following the idea the only God is perfect. If you create a perfect textile you are saying you are like god. Therefore there is a conscious irregularity in the pattern to not be perfect.
Check out some previous custom fez pillows I have made in the past.
For these two new Fez the question is…to cut or not to cut? I think for now these will be going up for sale as is at PontiusSHOP later in the week.
June 16th, 2012
June 5th, 2012
Pacific Palisades Junior Women’s Club 24th annual Holiday Home Tour. More about the house at THE HOME SHOW.
May 25th, 2012
This is a quote that I came across reading The Sun King, by Nancy Mitford. Read about it in the archives.
This is done with a vintage cotton thread on linen–the quote is from Nancy Mitford’s book, The Sun King.
In spite of being one of history’s most famous sodomites, Monsieur had two wives, a mistress and eleven legitimate children…the Grandfather of Europe every Roman Catholic royal family has him among its ancestors. All the kings of France after Louis XIV as well as Marie Antoinette and the son of Napoleon.
May 18th, 2012
May 14th, 2012
February 16th, 2012
February 15th, 2012