Thursday, January 23, 2014

Madeline Weinrib + Project Mala

Madeline Weinrib just launched a new design called the Mala Carpet for Project Mala, a nonprofit organization that builds schools in the carpet weaving regions of India with the hopes of eliminating child labor.  They also provide meals, health care, clothes, shoes and school supplies for the children. 100% of the proceeds of the rug will go to the charity. The rug design was inspired by vintage Moroccan carpets with plush textures and graphic patterns. It's a fabulous rug for an even more faboulous cause.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Carl Auboch

I was recently searching for some brass accessories when I was reminded of one of my favorite industrial designers, Carl Auboch. He was the second of five generations of Aubochs associated with the Werkstatte Auboch and one of the leaders of Austrian Modernism. He trained at the Bauhaus School and is best know for his work with brass. The family company is still in operation today producing many of his designs.

Polished brass and coiled cane bookends

  Glass pitcher with cognac leather brace and brass handle

Brass and wicker four piece coffee service, c. 1950
Leather safari chair

Brass key bottle opener

Black leather sling and brass magazine rack, c.1950