|[Image courtesy Rizzoli]|
From rugged to refined, two businesses admired for their finely crafted made-in-the-USA wares are the subjects of two upcoming posts: The Frye Company celebrates its 150th anniversary this year with a beautiful tome by Marc Kristal, and Rebecca Vizard, Louisiana-based designer and textile collector, talks about her passion for patinated antique metallics, life in the rural South and the mentor who introduced her to some of France's more obscure markets.
[Detail: antique Ottoman Empire raised silver metallic embroidery. B. Viz.]