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Guide to the World’s Largest Archive of Patterns and Textiles

Written by Rita Gomes Guide to the World’s Largest Archive of Patterns and Textiles– Every season, designers from fashion, home furnishings, textiles, graphic arts, and paper-product industries seek inspiration from patterns to bring their collections to life. Many of these designers – including Beacon Hill, Boden, Calvin Klein, Clinique, Colefax & Fowler, Lululemon, Nike, Oscar de la Renta, Pottery Barn, and Target – look to the Design Library, the world’s largest archive of surface design. This one-of-a-kind book, drawn from the Design Library’s archive, is an exclusive and ultimate sourcebook of pattern and ornament. Peter Koepke is the owner and director of the Design Library, located in Hudson Valley, New York, and London. He joined the company in 1990, after fifteen years as a collector and dealer, during which time he created seminal art collections for museums, universities, corporations, and individuals throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, and Japan. Peter now travels extensively in search of coveted collections to expand the Design Library’s archives. “There are plenty of enviable archives in the world, but here’s one that had escaped our gaze… Patterns: Inside the Design Library offers a behind-the-scenes peek into New York State’s Design Library,the world’s largest archive of pattern and…

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Walking Through Milan Bookshops

Walking Through Milan Bookshops  – While we’ve covered international events before, my friend Eleanora is our first ever international Guest contributor! Hooray! Eleanora lives in Italy and she recently has created Spazi di Lusso a blog through Italian design world. This month she will be reporting back from her month at Milan Design Week 2013. It is going to be a brilliant month – trust me, you will love every single day! We want to begin suggesting you the most amazing book shops in Italy, have a look: 10 CORSO COMO Adjacent to Galleria Carla Sozzani, the bookshop opened in 1991. New and classic publications on art, architecture, literature, design, graphics and fashion, with a strong emphasis on photography and a selection of music from all over the world can be found here. Browsing is encouraged. Via Rosales, 5 DESIGN LIBRARY is a bookshop entirely dedicated to Italian design. Located in the Tortona area and designed by James Irvine. It is a design buff’s dream: a white room lined with back issues of design bibles ”Domus”, ”Abitare” and ”Ottogono”; Phaidon design monographs; company catalogues and more. There is a cafe inside. Via Savona 11 L’ARCHIVOLTO  The shop specializes in books on architecture, town planning, landscaping, design,…

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