Where romance meet inspiration:
The latest beautiful rug shown in go-design-go is my inspiration from one of the most romantic places on our planet: venezia, the canal…don’t you agree?
romantic and contemporary in feel, this rug illustrates twists and turns that compose a continuous pattern, resembling the twists and turns of the canal itself.
when i designed this hand-made rug i loved the idea that i was able to play with my sketch, directing my pencil anywhere i wanted on the paper, much the same way when i followed the canal turns through the streets of venice.
the truth is the picture of the rug here make no justice. you will have to stop by our showroom to truly see and feel this unique piece.
i love how the soft rich tibetan wool beautifully contrasts with the softness of the various silk fibers that are weaved into the pattern, composing a love affair feel and appeal.
thank you godesigngo.
hope you all had a great long weekend holiday. this year i didn’t work too hard but my younger daughter made me cook again, for thanks giving. i simply roasted baby chickens (cornish hens?) with lots of herbs and seasoning and a couple of side dishes. was delicious. after all, my husband is overseas and i know i will have to repeat this meal when he returns. soon.
in the meantime, while my husband is on a business trip and i stayed here to take care of everything else, he is my eyes and i got a lot of updates from him and our partners in nepal about my new rug collections. i was so excited to received images of the new designs on the loom. it’s just amazing to me, and i’ve said it many times before, how from a simple idea, a sketch or a piece of something, the concept is progressing and finally a beautiful piece of hand made art is created – in my case – a hand made rug. there are so many steps and hands involved in such a creative process you simply have to admire that, don’t you think?
i would love to post all of the images and updates but i don’t want to spoil anything. i even want to surprise myself. i will, however, tease and share with you one of my mood boards. the background in this mood board shows a cropped image of one of my favorite rug designs this year:
mood board transports feelings about a product or something you like in particular. it’s a way to communicate a direction in which you are going with your design. i love mood boards (most times they are in my head so you can imagine how many moods i have), and when i look at one of my boards and think about the design behind it, i’m immediately taken to another place…sometimes another era. many times i create mood boards for myself but often, and lately, i’ve been asked to show my mood boards beside telling the inspiration behind the design.
so here it is and please, if you have any thought…share.
sometimes the inspiration doesn’t have to wow…it is the fruit that matters.
this is one of a very few rug designs that makes me wonder every time i look at it. no matter what the settings are…it could be in a beautiful modern living room or in a luxurious dressing room (yes indeed)…or just plain laid on the concrete floor in nepal ready to be shipped…i cannot stop but marvel at the details…the feel…
the hands that meticulously and patiently weaved it.
it gives this labor of love a whole new dimension…
a recognition and understanding to the hand-made product…
and what it takes to make it happen.
cosmo made to order is a blend of himalayan wool and other luxurious fibers all weaved into a lush cut pile ground.
it’s a rug of many moods.
it can look dramatic.
from any angle this rug reveals a granular like feel resembling gravel. can you see it? that is the influence behind the design. it’s an every day kind of inspiration but the fruit is lots of labor on love.
abstract in design, the amount of fibers considered for this rug and the way in which they are integrated requires a good amount of control. otherwise, there is always the tendency to over do it.
it can look subtle…below.
when our client chose tone on tone for this rug one of the fibers used…silk…reflects light and so a beautiful glow of copper color is showing, accenting the surroundings (i need to give photography tips to our sweet and so helpful sales person in ny showroom. thank you frank).
how cool and just plain happy is this one? gotta love it.
was custom made for a very specific and gutsy taste. did i mentioned “moods”?
it’s a rug fully customizable
and can fit any
of your moods.
and the inspiration behind the new hair-on-hide rug collection
these past three weeks have been incredible…one on one time with my mom and two sisters, who came to visit me and to celebrate passover together.
listening to my mother’s stories of childhood memories…took me back to my very lucky visit…not long ago…to one of the most culturally rich countries – morocco…my parents birthplace and home.
my own moroccan experience…is nothing but a crumb compare to my mother’s…a beautiful reminder that i’m a woman proud of her cultural heritage.
with bright eyes my mother talks…in details…and lots of mix sentences in arabic, hebrew and french…about her parents…old traditions…berber rug making…rich and textured carpets that covered the floors of her home in casablanca…when she was a young bride.
vidal is checking out the rugs in one of the many factories we’ve visited in morocco during our trip.
my mother talks about the making of rich colored fabrics turned into elaborate traditional customs…worn by young brides before their wedding night…just like she did with me on my wedding…i felt like a queen. all the attention…
in details she talks about crafting leather goods…like shoes…poufs (i should have bought more than one) and rugs…the process…the colors…beautiful and gorgeous hide adorned her home. i still remember my father’s soft leather slippers…
back in the days my parents owned a leather workshop in casablanca and later in israel…they designed and crafted ladies bags and shoes. my dad never bought shoes from a store. i always had mine custom made. i know now where all this creativity comes from…
abundance of colors, textures and shapes in the souks of morocco can lift any soul.
hotel mamounia in marrakesh is filled with mosaic craftsmanship…will show more photos in future posts.
my already loaded head only got fuller with my mom’s stories and left me hungry for more…i must celebrate it…show it…we decided to design a new collection hair on hide… all done by hand…this time we are using undyed cow-hide.
turbulance of elements and design, rich history, magic and lots of texture…and always…always a touch of elegance:
this collection celebrates modern moroccan love…elegant…chic…and endless design possibilities.
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