The Association for Contract Textiles hits the road

The Association for Contract Textiles (ACT) has been part of my professional life almost from its inception in 1985. When I arrived at Knoll Textiles in 1987 my employers were actively engaged in charting a course for this fledgling trade organization. Originally created to increase visibility for contract textiles, over the years ACT has taken on the mission of […]

CEU course on textiles scheduled – Los Angeles May 21, 2014

It was gratifying to have a good crowd and attentive audience for my CEU presentation in the San Francisco Fabricut showroom in March. Reviews on the IDCEC website were positive and I won’t pretend that all this validation wasn’t reassuring.

CEU Course Scheduled in San Francisco – March 20, 2014

Plans have just been finalized for the presentation of the continuing education course,  “Behind the Scenes in the Textile Industry: misconceptions, mysteries and what to do when things go wrong”, on March 20 at the Fabricut/S. Harris/Stroheim/Vervain showroom in San Francisco. This is an intermediate level IDCEC approved course which will earn .1 credits for […]

Jack Lenor Larsen – In Admiration

Reading a recent interview with Larsen in Dwell magazine made me realize that although he has created some of the most exquisite and expensive fabrics available, Larsen also has an egalitarian view of owning fine, authentic textiles and bringing them into our lives. As he suggests in the article, just one yard of his fabric could upholster 4 dining room chairs, and I might add, an ottoman, bench or even become a stand alone wall hanging.

and we’re . . . . . . . . . .Live!

How did I get here?  This is not my beautiful house. This is not my beautiful wife . . . or maybe it is. After what seemed an interminably long gestation period, and quite a bit of being dazed and confused, as The Talking Heads so entertainingly articulated, we are LIVE! This textile designer and mill […]