I received a nice little email this morning wishing me a happy new year from ID Textile, a textile design laboratory in France led by Marion and Sonia. They have some a great collection of graphic floral textiles and I'mso happy to see that they will be having an online boutique soon.
I spent a bunch of time on their blog ... they've got lots of amazing links to some very beautiful and also very whimsical things. I went on a veritable blog-bounce and found some new favorite sites. I think I spent the most time looking at this Dutch Design House Demakersvan, thanks to ID Textile. I love the Lace Fence (above) and these wonderful Waiting Chairs (below).
I really want to start making things larger than an A4 piece of paper and a knitted monster. This is not to say that I don't love what I do, but sometimes I would really love to jump scales and work in a larger format. Being in architecture, I work at a much larger scale at 'my day job' .... but I think there is something in between for me too ... furniture?