My most exciting new adventure is in making custom rugs. I have manufacturers in nepal and india, and can hand hook myself. All of them are made with natural materials and range in technique from casual flat woven kilims to intricately hand-knotted Silk. Custom in size, color scheme, technique, materiaL and pattern.
Since starting eloi I've been making custom bandanas and scarves for hotels, businesses, events and nonprofits.
Click the photos to read the stories behind a few of my favorites.
the Alida Hotel
Makeready Hospitality commissioned Me To create this pattern for their new hotel, the Alida, in Savannah, GeorgiA. We wove the design throughout the property To work as the color scheme, and applied it to accents in the guest rooms, pool towels, scarves and bandanas for the lobby shop. See the process video below!
ALIMENTARI ITALIAN GROCERY in TORONTo commissioned This large-scale piece (3’ x 6’), a bird’s-eye view of an Italian feast, for their dining room. www.alimentarito.com
I was approached by an ELOI collector’s interior designer about doing a hand-sewn design on the 600 square feet of drapes in their living room. I created simple, layered shapes that mimic the century plants found adjacent to the window in the yard. The soft, subtle colors of the silk cotton are ever-changing based on time of day and sunlight.
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Strap happy. This shirt design was inspired by the river that Tevas were born on and the epic campouts and festivals the shoes often attend. www.teva.com
Bower swimwear Needed a pattern for their Resort 2017 collection inspired by Bob Mackie and Cher's 1970s.
This couple approached me to use the DLB Acid scarf and digital pattern to add some color to their wedding. It peeked its way in from the "save the date" mailers to a simple knot around the brides bouquet.
The Steen/Valade wedding was held in the iconic Rivera Court at the Detroit Institute of Art. My challenge was encapsulating the feel of this once controversial 27-panel mural based on the industry of Detroit in the 1930s into one square. My research provided overwhelming inspiration, producing a design that plays with the dichotomy of the organic/human forms depicted and the hard-edged mechanical motifs. bridesmaids received the scarves as gifts and pocket squares were made for the groom and groomsmen to wear on the big day.