Handmade Kobeiagi Kilims

Preserving a traditional craft, while bringing its design to the present day

Kilims are traditional hand-woven wool rugs from the Balkans and were once a ubiquitous feature in the homes of former Yugoslavia. But like so many other traditional items, kilims have somewhat fallen out of favor with younger generations. Designer and illustrator Nina Mršnik and architect Ivana Blaž (who met while they were at university in Italy) have made it their mission to bring back the …

Mansi Shah Printed Scarves

Inspirited silk accessories meticulously designed in NYC

Eponymous design studio Mansi Shah prides itself on creating signature prints and products. Each bright and bold print made in the Chinatown space is conceived by Shah in NYC, though she taps an “informal” team of freelancers and friends to work as consultants for the studio. Shah studied at CalArts‘ graphic design program, where she says she was always encouraged to experiment. “We were constantly …

Colorful Textiles by Arro Home

Bold patterns and playful prints for every room by this new Australian label

Arro Home—a new label from Melbourne—was founded by Beci Orpin and Adam Rogers after they worked together and realized they shared an enthusiasm for well-designed homewares. Orpin is a veteran (despite her age) of the Australian design scene. An alumna of respected RMIT, she has since freelanced and helmed various successful brands—including her clothing and jewelry label Princess Tina, kids’ brand Tiny Mammoth, a stationery …