Something about the approaching fall season gets me thinking texture and pattern. A woven knit heavier than the white, linen shirt I've been wearing all summer, and the probably should-retire-soon cut-off Levi's. The craving for sweaters is upon us, Austin.
Since it's now mid-September and temps in the mid 70s are not happening, I'm thinking we bring the pattern and texture play into the interior space... where there is air conditioning.
ONE: Maryanne Moodie has 34,035 followers on Instagram, and you should probably follow her if you don't already. In 2010 she took up weaving as a creative outlet, and since then it's taken off. Her pieces are incredibly playful, visually interesting, and most likely soft.
TWO: Ethan Cook is the artist behind woven pieces that are perfectly minimalist and beautifully executed. I love the soft use of color and the slightly off kilter geometric shapes. Its simple, but so, so perfect. The natural wood frame isn't a bad touch, either.
THREE: I LOVE THESE WOVEN BASKETS. I have been searching high and low to find the best, most wonderful, nonchalant basket to hold all of my confused objects that don't have a home. These baskets win. They come in so many different shapes, sizes, and colors. These beauties are handcrafted in Senegal, Africa by a network of 100 or so Wolorf women, and the purchase of one provides fair-trade income to those well deserving artisans.
FOUR: For your body, or for your home, this Shibori dyed silk scarf by fellow Feliz vendor Miranda Bennett. Yes, it looks great on your body and will add the perfect touch of warm color to an otherwise neutral sort of look, but I'm also thinking it would look great as a wall hanging... no? (Also I must point out, that her Everyday dress has become the IT dress for all Austin ladies.)