The Complete Collection of Hideaways by Rosalie Monod de Froideville

Hideaways by Rosalie Monod de Froideville
The HideAway Adult cozy, made of soft wool

If you ever wanted to just curl up and hide, I have yet to find anything more suitable than Rosalie Monod de Froideville’s HideAways. Read more

Manga Meets Modern In The Work of Jessica Lichtenstein.

The Work of Jessica Lichtenstein

Antique chairs paired with risqué textiles and large mounted word sculptures inside of which are stylized fetishized illustrations of women frolicking in landscapes are some of the ways in which Manga and Modern are incorporated into the work of artist Jessica Lichtenstein. Read more

Sit On Knits! Custom Upholstered Sweater Chairs By Melanie Porter.

Traditional and modern chairs take on a new dimension when upholstered in the hand-knit textiles of Melanie Porter. From tub chairs to wing chairs, Chippendales to Egg chairs, Melanie painstakingly strips them of their original upholstery and then covers each chair in her hand knit panels of cable knits, patchwork, cross-stitch, and crochet. Details like hand covered buttons, pom pom accents, union jacks, painted frames and color combinations best show off the textiles.


Melanie’s chairs are cozy and inviting one-of-a-kind functional art pieces. She even gives them human names, which only add to their appeal. Here’s a look at several of her unique chairs.

Nora chair:

Lottie chair:

Olivia chair:

Bob chair:

Will chair:

Pip and Pen chairs:

Albert chair:

George chair:

Gilbert chair:

Bertie chair:

Tabby chair:

In addition to the chairs, Melanie makes and sells hand-knit cushions using Italian Merino wools.

Percy (Union jack) Cushions in two colorways:

Daffy, Honeycomb and Quod cushions:

images courtesy of Furfin, Melanie Porter and Mydeco.

About Melanie Porter:

After 10 years working as a knitwear designer for a number of international fashion brands, Melanie has turned her expertise to furniture, creating one-off contemporary designs from chairs sourced from auctions and markets across the UK.

Melanie undertakes the entire process herself and everything, from the restoration and upholstering to the individual, crocheted buttons, is done by hand. The result of this incredibly labor-intensive process is a stunning and unique work of art, destined to be a future family heirloom.

Shop for Melanie’s chairs and cushions here.
Please contact Melanie for any further details, or to enquire about bespoke commisions.
t:
07770 941305
e:
info@melanieporter.co.uk

Quiltsrÿche: Edgy Quilts By Boo Davis.

above: Cock Rock quilt from Quiltsrÿche

You gotta love a crafter who labels her textile designs with the sign-off “Made With Hate.” At least I do. On her own site she describes herself as follows:”Boo Davis is a designer, illustrator and quiltmaker living in Seattle. She spent much of her youth cozied up under her grandmother’s quilt listening to Ozzy. As a grown-up metalhead and design geek, the intersection of cute and evil is what she finds most compelling.” Read more

Eco-Friendly & Extra Funky Pillows From Heather Lins Home.

heather lins throw pillows

Located in Madison, Wisconsin, Heather Lins was trained as a graphic designer but wanted to escape the computer and get her hands dirty in the studio. As a result, Heather Lins Home was born. Read more

Poids Plume. Making Babies And The Planet Beautiful.

Montreal-based Poids Plume designs and creates beautiful, natural organic cotton clothes, hats, blankets and cotton-linen bedding for babies.

The sweet clothing for infants and babies includes swaddling blankets, Goblin hats, layettes, onezies, sleepsacks, and pajamas.

The Baby bedding has everything from plush blankets to crib bedding and pillows.

Hand-printed with water based inks, the modern textiles feature nature scenes and animals in simple, but elegant, graphic designs. The non-toxic inks and eco-friendly natural materials used in their make for both a better planet and better looking baby’s room.









You can purchase these lovely products from either their Etsy store or from the virtual online store Artefaks