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March 24, 2012
Have you ever thought how mother nature really inspires people to create? what get people’s attention – color? texture? form? nature’s mood?
With all her flaws (think about wind storms, hurricanes, earthquakes, lightning) mother nature is simply the perfect designer. There isn’t one day that goes by without leaving me inspired, like it or not. But lucky me – i like it. a lot.
I’m lucky to live in a state where the sun shines most days and i get to enjoy nature in bright light while drinking my morning coffee and every day my eyes are revealed to a new wonder. These inspirational images – already put an eye on and begun my new design sketches – make my fingers itch for creativity and I always marvel at inspirations that convey mood and power.
March 21, 2012
We are hard at work but our rugs work harder. Check RUG ART newest designs featured here
Thanks for the mention.
March 18, 2012
“Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work”
Been busy like a hungry dog looking for food lately designing rugs for clients. Lots of renderings, to-scale drawings (my weakest area i must admit. thank g-d for Vidal), revisions you name it.
I love doing all these not to mention designing brand new rugs but one of my favorite is to re-color a rug for a client. The beauty of it is when a client chooses one of my rugs and then changes the colors to coordinate it with a particular project. The results are WOW I’m amazed.every.time.
Many times I get fabric swatches or paint chips from clients asking me to create a color potion for the rugs of their choice and let me tell you, sometimes it’s challenging but this is first of all a treat for me – it’s like getting a box full of chocolate. And if my clients knew that i would probably get chocolate too.
This is how much I love what I do. There isn’t a moment in a day where I’m not creative or forced to think creatively. Aren’t we all? and I’m not doing only rugs here. On the other side of my office there is my drawing/painting table so when I feel the need to vent or been looking at the screen for too long – one push and I’m rolling myself to the drawing table to continue my painting meditation be it an insect, a flower, even a dead leaf. Whatever inspires me.
March 1, 2012
In the past few long months I’ve been working like a mad woman along with Vidal, on my new design drawings, samples, images, trying to complete and perfect our latest rug collection The Cosmopolitan. The collection involves a lot of details in design as you will see and accurate color placement so it was essential to be as specific as I could with our partners in Nepal and to make sure we are both on the same level. Sometimes it’s no easy task and patience along with a good amount of humor helped me get through it.
During the course of this process I came to a point where I put away some designs i made, thinking “it’s not working” (something I’m not so good at convincing my husband to think the same), and only to find out later on that he snuck into my office, took the drawings and submitted them for production. Imagine the surprise?
Throughout my husband’s recent travels to educate our showrooms representatives about the latest rug collection, we received many positive and enthusiastic comments about the designs that I could barely close my eyes at night from excitement. It’s a good thing.
The Cosmopolitan is a collection where I pour out my passion to travels and share this beautiful experience. It reflects my inner world hoping it will inspire you too and that you will find a rug, or a few, that will fill up your space and your world.
When I designed the collection I was completely immersed in my own thoughts playing with my imagination while trying to create one design at a time, when I noticed a couple of things that I didn’t record then but remember them now:
Every design I create takes me longer (sometimes longest) then planned. almost always. Initially I have a vision of how the rug should look like down to the last detail, but I’m always surprised at the final results when the rug is unrolled. Love that new feeling. With every new rug design I feel fortunate to have created something truly inspiring that enables me to share it with you. With every creation I noticed that I must slow down, take my time, read the story in my mind, look at my colors and pictures, re-live those moment and let my hand paint words with patterns. I also noticed that with every new design there is a new invitation to re-discover those special moments – an invitation for you my friend.
When a couple of designers came into our showroom to view at our rugs the first thing that came out of their mouth was “sexy”. I love that. And I think it is.
The seductive hand-knotted collection can be viewed on our site but better yet – visit our showroom and/or showroom representatives for details.