Pandora Linen and Other Updates
Back in May, textile designer Lisa Fine shared with us the story behind her Malula linen, which was inspired by stylized ferns in Albert-Armand Rateau's art deco murals and the famous Lanvin bedroom in Paris but named for her dear departed, high-strung Wheaten Terrier, Malula (a dog known for running in circles like the ferns in the print).
Lisa also mentioned her affinity for deer -- creatures featured in Rateau's work -- and explained that a more-challenging-to-produce companion print with animals was in the works. Now you can see the beautiful linen, Pandora, online.
Carolina Irving's textile site has been updated, too. Patmos Stripe Reverse can currently be viewed in six different colors.
And in Atlanta, the holiday gift wrap selections are in stock at Anthropologie. Refreshingly, the store isn't yet completely decked out; it still feels like autumn, not a winter wonderland. But for those who enjoy gathering supplies on the early end, or just have fun brainstorming, the offerings are available.
Of the various papers I've recently posted, the hammered gold mesh is my favorite. Closer to a textile than paper, it has that artsier, handmade character yet also lends itself to an elegant, ethereal package. I plan to do lots of experimenting, layering it over antique gold tissue and pastel sheets. (BTW: I think the gold mesh would be an amazing option for Hanukkah presents.)