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Entries from March 1, 2009 - March 31, 2009

Tuesday
Mar312009

Dior Summer 09: Sheerly Wild

Animal-inspired silk prints for Summer 2009 by Dior.

Sunday
Mar292009

Urban Outfitters' Rag Rug

Cushy and colorful, the Rag Rug, made from polyester scraps, by Urban Outfitters.

Thursday
Mar262009

Chanel's Fabric Mobile Art Pavilion

As featured in Fabric Architecture, this is the Chanel Mobile Art Pavilion, which is on a tour of 6 cities, housing an exhibition of 19 handbags by prominent artists.  Made with a PVC coated polyester exterior, with Dazian Trapeze fabrics inside, this portable structure was desinged by Zaha Hadid Architects, Arup and Architen Landrell.  Photo by John Edward Linden.

Tuesday
Mar242009

Tommy Bahama's Bahama Tote Bag

Hand-crocheted from a blend of raffia and cotton, the breezy Bahama Tote Bag from Tommy Bahama.

Monday
Mar232009

Peruvian Connection's Bamboo Forest Dress

The Bamboo Forest Dress, made from a graphically printed fabric in a silk/linen blend, is available now at Peruvian Connection.

Sunday
Mar222009

Chess Park's Illuminated Fabric Structures

Fabric-covered, illuminated forms to symbolize chess pieces, provide diffused light after dark at Chess Park in Glendale, CA.  Reported in Fabric Architecture. Photo by Tom Bonner.

Saturday
Mar212009

Billet Collins' Hand-painted Textiles

Hand-painted graphic flower on dupioni silk by Billet Collins.

Friday
Mar202009

Design Miami's Laser-cut Tent

As featured on Miami Art Zine, Design Miami's tent made from laser-cut vinyl.

Wednesday
Mar182009

Sundance Hand-Crocheted Patchwork Afghan Bag

 

Hand-crocheted in wool yarn by stay-at-home mothers in Thailand, each Patchwork Afghan Bag, available at Sundance, is a unique work of art.

Tuesday
Mar172009

Natori's Embellished Ensemble for the Home

Quilting, embroidery and applique combined with richly colored textiles to create a moody ensemble by Natori.

Monday
Mar162009

Trina Turk's Sunglasses Printed Fabric for Schumacher

Printed on acrylic fabric, and available from Schumacher, Sunglasses is a design from Trina Turk's archives.
Sunday
Mar152009

DKNY Modern Pansy Bedding

Modern Pansy Bedding, featuring a graphic floral design which is printed on all-cotton sateen, by DKNY, available at Bed, Bath and Beyond.

Sunday
Mar152009

Gensler Associates' Fabric Tension Structures at Palm Springs International Airport

Designed by Gensler Associates, cable-supported fabric tension structures, made from DuPont Teflon-coated fiberglass, greet travelers at Palm Springs International Airport.

Saturday
Mar142009

St John Rose Dress in Silk

The Rose Dress by St John features a vibrant floral print with a watercolor effect, on silk in a satin weave, by St John, available at Neiman Marcus.

Thursday
Mar122009

Dedon Chaise made from Woven and Knitted Materials

With a base woven from an exclusive polyethelene fiber, and a shading system made from knitted fabric, this Dedon Chaise provides a sleek, modern silhouette. 

Wednesday
Mar112009

Lost Art Woven Cape

Loosely woven, fringed cape by Lost Art, as featured in Los Angeles Times Magazine.

Monday
Mar092009

Armstrong Tierra Recyclable Ceiling Substrate

Tierra, a new non-woven fiber-based ceiling material from Armstrong is made from plants that grow from seed to harvest in 90 days,  provides excellent acoustics and has a Class A fire rating.

Sunday
Mar082009

PB Teen's Tropical Punch Beach Towel

Made from printed woven cotton terry cloth, the Tropical Punch Beach Towel from PB Teen is so sweet!

Saturday
Mar072009

Magenn Power's Air Rotar System (MARS), made with Vectran Tethers

Magenn Power's Air Rotar System (MARS) sits 1000 feet above the earth's surface to generate electrical power fro the wind.  Vectran is the high-performance multifilament yarn spun from liquid crystal polymer, produced by Kuraray Co.,  used by Atkins & Pearce to make the tethers that hold MARS in place. Full story in Textile World.

Friday
Mar062009

Donna Karan Collection: Satin on the Runway for Spring 2009

Satin woven silk fabric in unconstructed wrap dresses told the story for Donna Karan Collection for Spring 2009.

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