Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Why Money Is Our Friend

Sure, money is great for a host of reasons: it allows us to buy food, pays for a roof over our head, and even funds an occasional date night with George Clooney (yes, along with 300 other people in the theater, but still....) But for today's discussion, it would have bought these beauties.


Tonight's dream: A message in my inbox tomorrow morning reading as follows: "Good news! An item you've been watching has been relisted." Fellow junkies know exactly what I'm talking about.

As you were.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Farr Out

Apologies if this topic has been covered ad nauseum in blogland, but due to an insane workload as of late, I am woefully behind on my blog reading, so this is news to me...but may not be to you.

In perhaps a fated coincidence, two different clients brought me the above image as one of their inspirational tear sheets within a matter of weeks, published on the cover of Australian Vogue Living several months ago. All I could think of each time was "CHAIRS! Must. Have. Chair. Fabric." Through some help from aforementioned client and a little digging, I discovered the fabric was by Christopher Farr. Who?

I pride myself on being something of a "fabulous fabric" connoisseur, so I was quite stumped by this discovery; I'd never heard of Christopher Farr, so imagine my surprise when I visited his fantastic Web site and saw these:

Glorious! Something like a marriage between Schumacher and Raoul Textiles, but with the adventurous color combinations that the Brits always deliver. Here are some close-ups of some of the wonderful patterns:




(...reminds me a bit of one of my favorite Florence Broadhurst patterns, "Cockatoo," now being made by Australia's Signature Prints:

...and there's also a Brunschwig & Fils pattern that's nearly identical, but I digress... back to Christopher Farr)


Part of me hates to share my fabric discovery, feeling like it's my own little secret, but I have a sneaking feeling the secret is out.

We have a big batch of Christopher Farr samples arriving at the shop this week, so come see them in person; I suspect they will be even more lovely in person.

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