Tuesday, October 23, 2007

indian food

i told myself i wasn't allowed to write a post until i finished my "work", work today. (gritted teeth, hands balled into fists at my sides, tendons in my neck straining) but i can't i just have to write this one thing. because it's a great find.
tilonia
while i'm such a fan of that hunk of burning textile god, robshaw, sometimes his stuff doesn't fit everyone's budget. here's a great site that you can snag some beautiful textiles and home goods
for next to nothing (the fabric is 14.95 a yard)
i know some of it, may look a little like pier one circa 1983 crashed into pierre deux 1987 at a pot smoking friends, incense smelling dorm room party (only some of it though),
but if you mixed this stuff in with other pieces? i think you'd be on to something. and the back story is so heart warming: Tilonia, a small village in the desert regions of Rajasthan, India, is home of the Barefoot College. For more than 35 years, the College has worked to improve the lives of the rural poor by addressing basic needs for water, electricity, housing, health, education and income. Tilonia helps these rural artisans to market their products in India and around the world. With new markets for their crafts, their livelihood is improved and the production of the traditional crafts is continued.
this is beautiful, i think. it's appliqued. i can't imagine the amount of time that went into this. makes my finger tips hurt.
ok, i'm outta here. i need to work.

7 comments:

Cote de Texas said...

actually some of those fabrics look more like Raoul than Robshaw.

cute, funny post!!! but where is the P & L business?

beachbungalow8 said...

they do look more like raoul but i like to squeeze a little john in there whenever i can. so hot.that one.

paying reverance to these people's work....there was no room for P&L, miss cote de texas.

designdna said...

look at the good cheer all up in here! great find. i'm off to look it up.

i enjoyed my visit!

Style Court said...

That lime print top is really great. I think you and I are Robshaw's top two groupees.

Style Court said...

Oh, have you seen the video on his site? Just glimpses. But the Martha segment years ago was great.

frances said...

what is it that makes pierre deux meets potsmoke and patchouli dormroom pretty apealing...

beachbungalow8 said...

frances...that's my point. this stuff border lines on maybe not so appealing....because it is reminiscent of batiked spreads and bongs...but my point IS...if you mix this stuff up?it won't give this vibe. it can move beyond this.


believe me, pier one/ pierre deux...brrr.

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