We are excited to exhibit this year at The International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York where we will help you See The Other Side.
Our booth design is a fantastical reimagining of an actual event that occurred during the early travels that inspired our beginning. When we stopped to rest in the small town of Ardebil while traveling throughout Iran searching for traditional felt rugs we visited the local museum. As usual, there was a room-sized carpet. We lifted up the corner of the carpet to look at the the other side and noticed an intricately patterned felt rug underneath. It was evidence of a mysterious craft that proved impossibly elusive. Visitors will be encouraged to imagine that they are in that museum pulling back the rugs, encountering their own memories of discovery and revelation.
The idea for the new collection is designed around reversibility and flexibility. A Peace Industry rug is simply a sheet of wool felt that can be used on either side. This feature is being designed into each rug so that both sides are equally as beautiful and usable. New colors like fog and charcoal are deep and rich and are perfect as solids. Embroidered stitching and tribal remnants add one-of-a-kind details that can be removed later and redone in different colors and compositions. We hope to inspire artists and crafters to create works-in-progress during the life of the rug that evolve and act as a visual record of time and a meditation on seeing the other side.
New Arrivals are here! We are proud to introduce our new charcoal and fog blends which show off the reversible feature and offer a blank canvas on the reverse side. Have your rug artfully embroidered by us or DIY. We will show you how!
Please join us tonight at 6:00pm for a special performance by Rio En Medio and Shoko Hikage
Join us this Friday, the 7th from 5-8pm to shop Julie Cristello’s newest collection of jewelery made from leather, hand cast bronze, oxidized chain, and gold. Julie will be on hand to talk about her material selection and techniques.
Julie and I have shared our love of craft for years. I am thrilled to be able to finally have the chance to introduce her work to you. Support an amazing local artist and thrill your sweetheart with a bit o bling. Or just show up for a glass of bubbly and peruse the sale pile.
photo by Scott R. Kline
Looking for a fresh outfit for New Years Eve? Please join us this Saturday the 14th from 11-6pm to shop Lemon Twist’s newest gear all made in San Francisco.
New Paintings by Kelly Defayette
You are invited to the opening reception for Shades of Black- new works by Kelly Defayette. Please join us this Friday from 6-9pm at Peace Industry. Cocktails will be served on the deck.
Originally from the East Coast, Kelly DeFayette has been showing in the Bay Area for the past ten years. Ranging from brightly colored with a high gloss finish, to dark stains and matte surfaces, her geometric wood panels veer from tessellated formations to irregular polygons in differing depths. Each piece has the feel of a wall sculpture and the finish of an object.
Please RSVP by email to email@example.com
Who is reading?:
What happens when women – skeptics, believers, and those in between – write about religion? Readings exploring faith, from the new magazine Limina. Featuring Jen Burke Anderson, Donna de la Perrière, Melissa Hillman, Sundari Johansen, and Kaya Oakes.
Jen Burke Anderson is a San Francisco-based writer at work on her first novel.
Donna de la Perrière is author of two books of poetry. She teaches graduate and undergraduate writing in San Francisco. donnadelaperriere.net
Melissa Hillman is artistic director of Impact Theatre. Melissa holds a PhD from UC Berkeley and teaches in many places. bittergertrude.com
Sundari Johansen is a PhD candidate in Philosophy & Religion (Asian & Comparative Studies) at the California Institute for Integral Studies in San Francisco.
Kaya Oakes is author of Radical Reinvention, Slanted and Enchanted, and Telegraph, and editor of Limina magazine. She teaches writing at UC Berkeley.
Saturday through Monday all rugs in stock will be at least 30% off. Come on in.
Funny, the things you find when you google yourself. I found this very nicely written article about us by Minh Dang of Standard Magazine. Read all the nice things said here. Oh, and thank you Minh!