October 31, 2008 § 2 Comments
After a month of not posting I expected very little activity on the ol’ statistics page. But two posts later there appears to be more viewers than ever.
I honestly have no idea who reads this but feel free to say hello and make yourselves known in the comment box below and cheers for looking in!
October 28, 2008 § 2 Comments
I read with interest today that two areas of my wee world have collided in wonderful style.
Graven Images is a Glasgow based design company who have been responsible for the interior design work at my place of work for a good long number of years. For random work reasons, I have worked with one of the chaps there, Jim Hamilton, on a couple occasions and can think of no better interiors company to be collaborating with Harris Tweed Hebrides to launch a new range of products in Japan.
Working with Harris Tweed Hebrides, Graven have created a new range of products and fabrics for interior designers and architects. The new collection, designed and manufactured to meet contract specifications, will be launched at 100% Design at Jingu Gaien-mae, in the heart of Tokyo in October 2008.
The new capsule collection of tweed fabrics extends the reach of Lewis-based Harris Tweed Hebrides’ hand woven pure wool textiles – with its unique protected provenance – into contract interiors. About time too.
The innovative product range includes a sumptuous capsule collection of contemporary tweeds, upholstered furniture, lampshades, bed throws and soft furnishings. Further products, including heavier weights of fabric with enhanced performance characteristics and a more extensive range of colourways, are already in development.
Ross Hunter, Director of Graven Images said…
“Harris Tweed Hebrides is a Scottish success story. These hand woven, 100% pure wool products have a fabulous depth of colour that’s far superior to piece-dyed fabrics. The blend of colours used to make each strand of yarn mimics nature in its complexity and gives designers the option to coordinate each fabric in the collection with many other colours – making them perfect for interior designers. We plan to use them in our hotel designs worldwide”.
Our venue used Bute Fabric for all the upholstery work when we refitted a few years ago. Next time I’ll make sure it’ll be Harris Tweed! Anyway the stuff looks great and hopefully I’ll get a chance to drop into the Graven offices and see their work. Meantime you can feast your eyes on their products by clicking the link below
PS: Should Calanish have two L’s?
October 28, 2008 § Leave a Comment
It’s been over a month since my last post. The hiatus has mainly been down to workloads here in Glasgow and a lack of inspiration.
Truth be told, the infamous credit crunch, the complete dry up of the housing market and falling house values have all pretty much put the kybosh on my plans to return home in the near future and I’m trying not to think about the island very much at the moment.
While half of the Home Counties seems able to up sticks and live on Lewis, it seems that I can’t.
Maybe when I retire.