Somerset Colonial Williamsburg: This design is replicated from an 18th-century crewelwork coverlet or “bed rug” in the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation collections. Embroidered by a New England woman around 1785-1810, no two flowers or leaves were stitched alike. Her “tree of life” design is as appealing in today’s home as it was by a long-ago New England fireside.
Deep Blue Bergamo: This design is inspired by the Bergamo rugs, woven in western Turkey, north of Izmir. This is the site of the ancient Greek kingdom of Pergamum, which flourished in the 2nd and 3rd centuries BC. The original carpet is woven from wool with classic terra cotta and deep blue colors derived from locally made vegetable dyes. This stunning design is reproduced by license from Arthur T. Gregorian Oriental Rugslocated “A little part of Persia in Newton Lower Falls, Massachusetts”
William Morris Carpet: One of the founders of the Arts and Crafts movement, William Morris (British, 1834–1896) designed beautiful, handcrafted household objects that elevated decorative pieces to the realm of fine art. Using nature for his inspiration, Morris sought to "turn a room into a bower, a refuge." The English countryside, with its hedgerows and native field and garden flowers, served as his touchstone and is reminiscent in the carpet from the Museum's collection on which this design is based.
Mughal Lotus: This is a gift replica of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Mughal Lotus Carpet that will be on display as part of their new Islamic collection opening in the fall of 2011. The original carpet is from India.
Indienne, Colonial Williamsburg: Symmetrical patterns and multiple borders distinguish rugs from the Oushak region of northwest Turkey. Popular in Europe from the 1500s onward, some undoubtedly made their way to the Virginia colony.
Agra Kazak: This contemporary Kazak reproduction, woven in Agra, India, was inspired by the original, which is part of the Inscribed Armenian Rug Collection that Arthur T. Gregorian donated to the Armenian Library and Museum of America in Watertown, Massachusetts. This geometric Kazak was woven by primitive mountain villagers who are noted for using vivid colors, bold designs and whimsically incorporating inscriptions and icons into their rugs.
Rosette Palmette: This is a gift replica of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Rosette Palmette Carpet that will be on display as part of their new Islamic collection opening in the fall of 2011.
Everything you can imagine is real.' Pablo Picasso
Revamp your stationery by purchasing this bright and beautiful pencil case. Featuring Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali, Frida Kahlo and Pablo Picasso you really are in superb company to start a creative journey. Watch this space!
A new Keyboard Notebook that’s perfectly sized to sit right in front of your keyboard. The Keyboard Notebook holds 72 gridded pages that are ready to be drawn or written on for note taking, list making, project planning, sketching, or journaling. The elongated notebooks can rest within reach for spur of the moment ideas without taking up valuable real estate on your desk.
This Potted Pen Stand is a fun way to bring a little nature to your desk. Stick your pens, pencils and notes in the realistic-looking blades of grass that adds a little relaxing turf to your work space. Our pen grass holder measures 4.4" x 2.7" x 2.7" and never needs watering, mowing, or weed control.