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New Pillows — details

February 25th, 2016

Daniel Pontius

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Garden Avenue, Los Angeles –details.

October 12th, 2015

Daniel Pontius

The contractor and their guys were back today finishing up the punch list so I took some detail shots to avoid tools and paint containers. The Master bedroom is waiting for the closet doors that span one wall, so as soon as that is finished– I’ll do some shots in there along with the lighting being installed in the MA bath and Hallway. –Brass with crystal bead covers.


Dining Room– a found wonkey 19th C table with multiple leaves with French deco chairs reupholstered in a rose velvet with contrasting taupe welt. Loose weave blue celadon grey linen curtains with cream muslin lining to keep a consistent exterior house color when closed– Simeona Leona. A Mid C Italian Silk with embroidered dots drum pendent.


18th C Italian mirror found at an estate sale contrasts with the original crest of arms in the living room window with storybook broken-window details. Curtains same as the adjacent dining room. Custom curtain hardware with hook brackets and acorn finials by Mak Made.



Brass sconces circle the living room –assembled from standard lamp parts with mica-shades. The 1920’s bungalow had been updated in the 1970’s with a stone wall fireplace and an oversized picture window that looked out on to a concrete block fence. Once the stones were removed the remains of a small window was found opposite the larger 1970’s window.  The large window was removed and a window was added to match the original. New glass was made to repeat the storybook broken-glass motif.


Brass tortoise bibelots found in Beijing– act as door nobs for cabinet doors in the living room. The set of bi-fold doors above them are waiting for their gold leaf frame details and mirror panels.



Carrera countertops with custom kitchen cabinets in pea green. Pink tiles for the back splash–found at the Habitat for the humanity Re-store– complement the copper details of the La Canche Stove. A central island butcher block countertop table custom by Mak Made with vintage stools as found from Design Utopia.



The chimney is stainless steel and copper. A pair of brass lanterns with etched glass from the 1960’s found at a flea market.


The client’s goose neck desk lamp rewired with uno sockets and brass shades in the library with vintage wingback chairs as found from Simeona Leona in the original fabric. Linen curtain panel with 19th C french horsehair ribbon detail.


Mixing metals– unlacquered brass hardware covers mix with porcelain and crystal door nobs in brushed nickel. Living room, dining room library and the hallways are painted in Dunn-Edwards Coshise.


Guest bedroom. Vintage rattan and bamboo side tables from Design Utopia. The vintage-y Chinese jars were French wired into lamps and can be ordered from Simeona Leona as well as pillows–vintage Japanese block print and a Laotian piecework pillow.


Corner of the guest bedroom with a 19th C English bamboo dresser and mirror with a very distressed lacquer top. Linen curtain with block print band detail.


In the guest bathroom, a custom Simeona Leona 1960’s hand block print shower curtain goes with a linen curtain appliquéd with the same fabric’s medallions in a random pattern.

Miao Bronze Silk Embroidery Ribbon Pillows

September 17th, 2015

Daniel Pontius

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The Travels of an Enthusiast

September 14th, 2015

Daniel Pontius

These images are from a group of photos found with a group of recently purchased textiles.

The textiles are from the collection of Sue Goldberg of San Diego. (I also have a couple of her magazines). I was told that she used to go to China every summer to visit the Miao and to learn how to weave and embroider.  Some of her textiles along with her loom went to the Mingei Museum. Got to the Mingei in July and there is a great exhibit on American Carved and Whittled Walking Canes.


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Venezia Pillows

August 30th, 2015

Daniel Pontius

This is the first group of pillows that were inspired by trips to Venice, specifically doorways and pediments. These have been photographed without inserts to better see what is still a favorite compositional theme. All sold.


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Rich Continental Appliqué and Embroidered Silk Velvet Pillows

August 17th, 2015

Daniel Pontius

This is a pair of well worn but natty velvet pillows. The remains of the silk velvet is a rich shade of teal blue. Distressed pale yellow and red silk appliqué frame central vase panels. The side frame is composed with vintage hand woven silk ribbon made of Miao butterfly embroidery.

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Ndop Indigo with Huang Ping Embroidery Piecework Pillow

August 3rd, 2015

Daniel Pontius

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Akha Appliqué Jacket

July 17th, 2015

Daniel Pontius

This Akha women’s jacket is decorated with beautiful appliqué patterns in pinks reds and yellows. These are outlined with couched thread of contrasting colors. Also noted are embellishments of buttons and seed tassels.






Indigo Resist Dye Pillows

July 17th, 2015

Daniel Pontius

A pair of pillows made from antique indigo cottons: a selection of hand loomed pieces– depicting a floral border with hand loomed cotton from Hebei or Shandong province, China.

These have sold but click on the photo and see what other indigo pillows we have available.

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Moon Pillows

May 21st, 2015

Daniel Pontius

Made from fragments of Japanese Boro Textiles, Miao Indigos, Indian cottons- all hand sewn.



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