This weekend consisted of catching up on work, catching up on emails, catching up on yoga, making red lentil soup, going to a dinner party, reading magazines, and finishing a book.  It’s amazing how the rain can keep you indoors if you live in Southern California.  The catching up on emails led me to the Cooper-Hewitt online catalog where I spent a couple of hours obsessing over textiles, mostly those by the Wiener Werkstätte collective.  I never tire of looking at those prints.  The combination of shapes and color that they used was so ahead of their time and I’m continuously in awe of the level of skill and artistry they possessed.  And aside from the Wiener Werkstätte, the Cooper-Hewitt has some remarkable textile work by both known and unknown artists; about 585 pages to be exact.  I should warn you ahead of time that you shouldn’t visit the site unless you have a couple of hours to spare.

Sample, Monte Carlo, 191012

 

Wiener Werkstätte

Textile, 2005-8-84

 

Wiener Werkstätte

Textile, 2005-8-90

Wiener Werkstätte

Textile, 2005-8-11

 

Wiener Werkstätte

Textile, 2005-8-82-a,b

 

Wiener Werkstätte

Textile, Willow, 1960

 

Sheila Hicks

Rug Or Hanging Sample, 1993-121-7, 19451965

 

Unknown

Unfinished Work, 1987-93-2, ca. 1916

 

Unknown

Sample Card Of Macram, 1987-61-1, 2nd half of 19th century

 

Macramé samples

Hanging, Weft Face, 1970

 

Weft face, unknown