I always look forward to seeing what Jim Thompson reveals in each new fabric collection. Like Cole and Son, they execute their spark of inspiration beautifully in everything from their presentation and window display to their marketing in how to use their brilliant textiles in a variety of interiors.
For their DecoOff 2017 reveal, Jim Thompson surprised spectators with Chinese Lions doing a brilliant dance celebrating the new line “Leo Dejenero.” Stunning window displays created by branding visionary Douglas Little included a menagerie of fantastic beasts all set in a silk velvet jungle. Click on the image to see the lions come to life!
Gong Xi Fa Cai! Happy Chinese New Year and Welcome to 4710- the Year of the Dragon. According to the Chinese Zodiac, the Dragon is a symbol of good fortune and intense power. Those born in the year of the Dragon (birth years of 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964, 1952, 1940, 1928) are to be honored and respected. They are characterized as being strong, self assured, free spirited, eccentric, intelligent and passionate. Makes me wish I had not been born during the Year of the Pig!
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This colorful creature has inspired artists and designers for centuries; from ancient porcelain makers to contemporary interior and fashion designers. Adding any dragon drama to an object or interior can transform it from ordinary to extradordinary.
|18th Century Chinese Export Bowl
Courtesy of The Asian Arts Society
| Reinterpretaion of Chinese Export Porcelain
with a Contemporary Tea Cup
Courtesy of Meissen
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Commemorating the Year of the Dragon
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