Discoveries at Suites at Market Square Spring 2019
On April 6-10th we exhibited at the Suites at Market Square for the spring High Point Market. It was wonderful to see fellow vendors and buyers from across the country. We remained at our location at the top floor of the Suites at Market Square at T802. At every show, it's an opportunity to connect with the community. We so appreciate your feedback and your generous insights into how we can be better as a company and ways where we can innovate. Here is a recap from this market.
Trend Watch Spring 2019
We were so honored to receive news that one of our pillows was chosen to be a part of Trend Watch Spring 2019. This season there were specific themes that spoke to designers: maximalism, ore and charge. These ideas and visual motifs spoke to convey the feelings and motivations across generations. Our pink oushak rug inspired pillow made it into this maximalist room located at the IHFC lobby. Thank you to Sandra Talley and the Trend Watch team.
New Luxurious Throws
This season, we are launching a new line of throws. More photos will come, but these four were inspired from William Morris patterns, Qing dynasty blue and white porcelain silhouette and embroidery work from the far east. Each throw is printed on the front and back. The front is a silky poly fabric and that is smooth, cool and soft to the touch. The fabric chosen is reflective of the high resolution of digital printing to accentuate the colours, lines and patterns in each work. The lining is also printed in a brushed chenille velvet that is supremely soft to the touch. Edges are finished with pompoms, which were quite controversial. We are still taking surveys. While some loved the pompoms, some felt they were a bit too frilly. Each piece is made one at a time in Oakland, California from imported fabrics. Please stay tuned for more designs and photos. If you saw these at market, please DM us; we would love to hear what you thought about these new throws.
The Poetry of Sleep
As we entered into the 2019 season, we thought long and hard about our designs, and how we could evolve. Good sleep is crucial for all to start a new day and make the most of each day. It's a time for recharge and a time to dream. We started a line called Dream Catcher, The Poetry of Sleep because there were so many beautiful prints, and motifs that spoke to how we can create special spaces in the bedroom. We began with a few pillow cases, shams and throws that were delicately designed and inspired from old botanical illustrations on a white clean backdrop. In the above example, we have a collection of white vine renderings from the Coromandel region paired with our Pimpernel Morris euro to celebrate the shades of sage green. We've designed these beautiful shams in Standard and King sizes printed on the front and back and there were several vocalizations about where the matching duvets were. We also launched a jewel collection of eye pillows. These were sold out, and many were demanding cash and carry. We will be creating new designs and offering more eye pillows. Exciting things are about to come.
Bold is Beautiful
The adjacent wall to our Dream Catcher Poetry of Sleep was a collection of bright and vibrant prints that spoke to the season and the times to come. Some celebrated history while others roared with maximalism. Every pillow has a story. Take time to look through and find pieces that help tell your story.
Come Join Us at Our Next Show at NYNOW
We will be back in New York at the Jacob Javits Convention Center at Booth 2173. Get inspired with bold and bright patterns we have been working on, experience the luxury of our California handmade luxury throws, and discover The Poetry of Sleep. Live Poetically.
Jacob Javits Convention Center, Booth 2173.
Sunday, Aug 119:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Monday, Aug 129:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug 139:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug 149:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
This collection spans genres far and wide. Depictions of strong women, transformative in their beauty and grace seem to inspire those around and uplifting observers from afield. From imperial works of art in various mediums, we found beauty in the artistry of ceramics to embroidery and created patterns and colours that speak to timeless accents. Creatures from butterflies to ducklings flutter in the wind and conjure the mood for autumn and a time to gather.
Casti Lotus Bouquet| ERT-013
Morris Pimpernel | PGA-018
Maslow Lupin| CLA-038
Richmond Lady and Lions| CLA-039
Dragon Approach | SMU-036
Dragon Ready| CLA-037
Bakst Willow Greens | CLA-038
Bakst Forest | CLA-039
Richmond Fall Pasture| CLA-040
Ducklings East | PGA-022
Ducklings West | PGA-023
Morris Burgundy | MRA-017
Leighton Rouge Nap | NPA-011
Rinzu Remnient | NPA-012
Ober Floral Cora | NPA-013
Vallotton Embrace | CDA-011
Immortal Magu | ZNA-025
Qing Blue and White Quadrant | ZNA-026
Ma Quan Butterfly P1 | FMA-021
Ma Quan Butterfly Lemon P2 | FMA-022
Mustard Orchid | ZNA-028
Ober Fantasy | ZNA-027
This month, we are sorry to miss out on the winter 2019 NYNOW show.
We have been working hard the last few months to prepare a new and exciting collection.
For the first time, we will launch the collection online and share the line over our website, Instagram and email.
Please stay tuned.
Our next show will be in April at High Point Market in North Carolina at the Suites at Market Square T802.
We are excited that three of our pillows were featured in recent editions of Home Accents today. Check them out at digipub.homeaccentstoday.com/ (subscription required)
In the following four pillows, we were mesmerized by the patterns in nature. The stripes of a Bengal tiger, the spots on a leopard, the dizzying striations of a zebra and a kaleidoscopic patchwork on a giraffe captivated our attention. Patterns seamlessly continue to the back with a knife edge finish and an invisible zipper. For this season, welcome the jungle into your home.
Henri Rousseau's Jungle
Poetric Imagination - An Exhibition at the Portland Art Museum
The following pillows were inspired from art works in the Rinpa School in Japan during 1500 - 1600. In each piece, landscapes are depicted with lively calligraphy. Techniques involving the application of gold leafs were applied in panels that varied in size. Selections from the collection of Mary and Cheney Cowles are on display at the Portland Art Museum OCT 13, 2018 – JAN 13, 2019.
Artistry in Embroidery
The following two pillows are printed examples of meticulous embroidery exhibited during imperial Chinese Ming dynasty. In soft silk, the original textile works of art were laborious feats that involved several weeks of weaving and planning. Each work usually depicted an auspicious element in culture. Here a lion looks to the east and a lumbar pillow depicts flowers and bats in autumn.
Join us next week at High Point Market. These pillows along with several new designs will be shown.
High Point Market
Suites at Market Square, High Point, NC
October 13 - 17, 2018 | Booth#: T802
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