Bode and Microsoft’s AI-Powered Archive of Quilted Textiles

Dubbed the "Bode Vault," this system catalogs the finer details of an ever-growing collection

Emily Adams Bode‘s process favors the analog; sketching details passed along by collectors and artisans, repurposing vintage quilting textiles, enlisting skilled craftsman to replicate one-of-a-kind pieces and more instead of mass-producing her ideas. Her garments—released under her eponymous luxury brand, Bode—have won her the 2019 CFDA Award for Emerging Designer of the Year and the Inaugural Karl Lagerfeld Award for Innovation. As such, a collaborative …

The Art of Jigsaws with Four Point Puzzles

We speak with founder Lindsay Stead about her passion and attention to detail

Puzzles of the 1,000+ piece variety require patience, level-headedness and several hours of devotion. For Four Point Puzzles founder Lindsay Stead, they’ve long been a hobby. “I have been really into puzzles since I was a kid,” she says. Stead turned that hobby into something more with the recently launched company and its first product: a 1,000 piece circular moon puzzle. Toronto-based Stead has been …

Lo​u​ise Gray Quilts for Modern Interiors

Abstract and Minimalist pieces blending tradition and the modern guidelines of graphic design

Louise Gray, ​a Minneapolis-based ​homeware brand, is seeking to reinvigorate quilting with motifs designed to complement modern interiors. Co-​f​ounder Alexandra Gray Bennett invoked an old family name to bring new life​ to​ a traditional American art form. Noting that quilts are often executed in “overpowering” ways, Bennett partnered with graphic designer Jocelin Johnson to ​create​ a​ line that takes its cues from contemporary art. Each …