Meet Photographer Jonas Spinoy

Years (and years) ago, I was planning to shoot a new season of prints in Jaipur and needed a local photographer.  I had heard rumors about a Belgium fellow who was fluent in Hindi, a brilliant photographer, and he lived in Jaipur. My connection with Jonas Spinoy was fortunately made. From Goa to Kashmir, Jonas has shot many of our collection photos, and we have had many adventures together. I...

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Introducing John Robshaw x Cloth & Company

John with Meganne Wecker of Cloth & Company. Years ago, I met Meganne Wecker, Founder of Cloth & Company, when we were working on a collaboration for furniture for Bloomingdale’s. When she let me know her dad always wanted to go to India, I set him out on an itinerary and Meganne and I became family friends for life. She is always on the cutting edge, both in creating bespoke...

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The Pattern Farmer

20th Anniversary Poster Collaboration, Alexander Gorlizki and John Robshaw In celebration of our 20th Anniversary collection, we collaborated with my friend and artist Alexander Gorlizki to create a one of a kind poster which will be included in the boxes of all purchases July through September. I met Alex many moons ago at a run down palace hotel in Jaipur. Alex had come to study with the master Indian miniature...

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How to Mix & Match Pillows

Four tips on how to mix and match like a pro. 1. Choose one COLOR and mix up patterns, texture, scale and shapes. 2. Choose one PATTERN and experiment with different colors, sizes or shapes.   3. Choose one SHAPE or SIZE pillow and play with different colors and patterns.   4. Choose a TEXTURE (for instance, embroidered, block print, or wovens) and mix up colors, patterns, and sizes. Explore...

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Textile Legends

My wife Rachel is friends with this great couple up in Ipswich, Massachusetts who are big collectors of textiles and Asian antiques. Tom Arsenault and Paul Morse met in the blizzard of 1977 in Boston and started a lifelong relationship, as well as an antiques business. They are also good friends with designer Michael Trapp (who I profiled earlier last year) and served as the inspiration for his imaginative style....

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Creating a Cozy Nook

Why is it conversation in a nook is so engaging? A nook is defined as a right angle or a small secluded corner. We love seeing them in any room and are big believers in creating a perfect cozy spot to start the conversation. Here are our three favorite tips to create your nook. This nook uses our Vintage Stripe Coral and Mathura Lapis fabric. Photo: @nturnerdesign   This dining nook...

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John's Favorite Beaches

1) Landaa Giraavaru, Maldives Photo: The Silver Spoon Landaa Giraavaru is an island in the Baa Atoll in the Maldives (UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve). Frankly, any of the beaches in the Maldives are incredible! 2) Krabi, Thailand Photo: Nina R Krabi is on the west coast of southern Thailand at the mouth of the Krabi River where it flows into Phang Nga Bay. There are great Thai houses close to...

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Designer Spotlight: The Blue & White Room by Stiles Colwill

I met Stiles Colwill through Jonathan Gargiulo, who runs the John Roselli fabric showroom. Together, they do pop-up shops in Maryland (after running the Halcyon shop for years), and Stiles runs Stiles T. Colwill Interiors (also based out of Maryland). Jonathan suggested Stiles create a ‘blue & white’ guest room using my prints, and Stiles was up for the challenge. From lining an antique closet, to creating a one-of-a-kind quilt,...

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Mother's Day with Rachel Robshaw

It’s my wife Rachel's first Mothers Day. It’s been a wild ride of a year, and my hardworking and eccentric wife did it with aplomb. In case you didn't know, Rachel is the photographer and creative vision behind our catalog, as well as many of our interior shots. She also has an incredible knack for designing our tabletop images. She is an artist and photographer in her own right -...

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2021 Pillow Horoscopes

Astrology is quite popular in India, and since today is International Astrology Day, the first day of the astrological year, and the beginning of spring for those of us in the northern hemisphere, it seemed like a perfect time to have some fun with a pillow horoscope. Aries For the most bold and audacious of the zodiac signs, our hand painted Tiger pillow, the Madhum. Taurus Our hand woven king...

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