We had about three photo sessions trying to take good pictures of the new rugs. It's definitely not easy! We've tried inside a dance studio, outside in the yard, hanging the rugs on a T-stand and laying them down on the ground. Sunlight is still the best, but if it's too strong it can drown out the colours. Even with Photoshop it's hard to keep the colours consistent! So far this is what I have. We've just ordered more professional lights, so we might make another jump at the pictures....
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
A couple of days ago I got a phone call from the warehouse, that my new hand-knotted rugs have arrived from India and we had a couple of days to pick them up. Yesterday I did my importing forms (always a challenge) and checked them a million times, so nobody gives me a hard time at customs (something always screws up). With Ed's generous help we went to the warehouse to pick up the papers, then to the customs office to clear the shipment and back to the warehouse to get the rugs. Finally, they're here!
I opened the samples first, because they're small. I'll have to wait to open the big ones when Ed gets home, because my belly sort of gets in the way. I took some pictures of the small, 2x2 samples for a sneak peek. Here they are.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Recently, I became member of The Wallpaper Collective, a New York based wallpaper store. The online store is now officially open. They carry wallpapers from independent designers, like myself. Check out the wide array of designer wallcoverings from Aimee Wilder, Beware The Moon, Chato & Co, Eskayel, Grow House Grow, Jill Malek, Jocelyn Warner, Julia Rothman, Madison & Grow, Olli & Lime, Palace Papers, Paper Mills and SUM.