Thursday, August 30, 2007

pamelatang: modern quilts

modern silk quilt in bordeaux red with rust brown

quilted silk journal

with all respect to dear mrs. freda, these are not your gramma's quilts. an australian designer working out of singapore, pamelatang makes stunning handcrafted limited edition quilts (both full-size and nugget-size), runners, table linens, journals, cushions and fabric artwork. unusual color combinations and attention to detail -- slight variations in design, asymmetrical piecework -- achieve a succinct mission: to reinterpret the traditional patchwork quilt with a stripped-down, eastern simplicity.

not everyone will love the 'shininess' of dupioni silk -- it has a certain formal elegance i don't necessarily want to cozy up to (although this runner would look smashing over a crisp white duvet)...
sage green and lime silk bedrunner

...but i admit i aspire to the sort of "monastic elegance" (my friend jeanne's term) of a simple, lovely, zen-like respite rather than the vortex of jewelry-making chaos that is currently my bedroom. time to class it up, perhaps!

shipping from singapore seems fairly straightforward, and these would make sterling and original (even one-of-a-kind) gifts for that impossible-to-shop-for couple. or register for your very own (, instead of the same-old pottery barn choices. very well may be quilt nirvana:

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