Malene Barnett Teams Up With Lulu and Georgia on Wallcovering Line Inspired by the Sea
Artist-activist Malene Barnett, founder of the Black Artists + Designers Guild, is an authority on cultural traditions and art practices in the African diaspora. Envisioning a contemporary Black experience rooted in these customs, she uses her art as a way to uncover, understand, and celebrate her heritage. Working with Lulu and Georgia, she debuts Kindred, a line that translates her intricate hand-built clay sculptures and vessels into standout wallpaper. Printed in York, Pennsylvania, the five patterns include Mosaic, dotty and metallic-accented, and Bequia, its ripples inspired by the Caribbean Sea settling into meditative repetition that’s as beguiling as the glint of sunlight on ocean waves.
Whimsical Home Accents Abound by These Global Makers
Artists explore conceptual and material dichotomies via disparate mediums—from soft fibers to hard ceramics, fragile glass to indestructible metal.
Bethan Laura Wood’s Latest Collection for Nilufar Sparks Curiosity and Conversation
Bethan Laura Wood’s latest collection, like much of her work to date, focuses on the boudoir (and the objects found there) as well as the dialectic between nature and the manmade.
Weaver Aleksandra Gaca Debuts Bold Upholstery Collection for Momentum Textiles & Wallcoverings
In her namesake contract upholstery collection—her first—for the California-based manufacturer, Aleksandra Gaca transforms recycled cotton, post-consumer polyester, and nylon into a quartet of high-performance, three…