In July the V & A published a new series of budget-friendly pocket-sized resource books for designers, artists, and all who love pattern. Rosemary Crill's Indian Florals is part of the collection and is scheduled to be released in the U.S. the first week of September. Apart from the great price (about $12 at most retailers), the terrific thing about this volume is the accompanying CD of of the book's images. Designers can redraw or rework these.
Crill, senior curator in the V & A's Asian Department, is an authority on Indian textiles and her book, Chintz: Indian Textiles for the West, is another beautifully illustrated resource.
Related past post: The Garrick Bed.
Click here for the Maiwa "Cotton Road" podcast with Rosemary Crill.
Last April for the The Lenox Hill Neighborhood House benefit, designer Thu Do layered a beautiful table using John Robshaw's Kahili red ginger tablecloth and Peacock note cards. I love how the Kahili print is reminiscent of antique Indian patterns. Images courtesy the Robshaw blog.