300 Years of Block Printing in Jaipur

Passed generally from father to son for the last 300 years, Indian block printing involves hand-carving patterns into teak wood blocks and stamping length upon length of fabric. This family craft has been approaching extinction for almost two centuries and yet many new brands are tapping the artisans inside the chippas (castes of printers) near Jaipur, India. From the Jaipur-based design firm Anokhi to LA-based …

Studio Visit: AVO, Brooklyn

Uncut, hand-dyed leather rugs inspired by everyday items through the lens of anthropology

In the living room of a brownstone apartment on a tree-lined block in Brooklyn, designer Brit Kleinman uses non-toxic dyes to stain leather for a collection of striking rugs, which combine modern pattern-making with ancient materials and techniques. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design, Kleinman spent a decade designing bags for the likes of Samsonite, Shinola and Jack Spade. But her own …