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at first it scraped then cooled the skin - invitation

 
03-08-2016By: Woven Accents
 
My personal focus in 2016 as head of Creative Business Development for Woven Accents is to concentrate on projects and people who inspire me.  Our first launch of the year has been years in the making and has grown in scope and scale from our initial intention, but I could not be prouder and more exceed to introduce our collaboration with Los Angeles based artist Cole Sternberg and LAX ART.

I first met Cole Sternberg nine years ago shortly after moving to LA from New York City.  Back then, his studio was in Beverly Hills, and on my first studio visit, I knew I wanted to figure out a way to work with him.

 All of my favorite artists use their work in a multi-dimensional way to tell a story,  and reveal truths about themselves and how they see the world.  Sternberg does this in such a beautiful way, while commenting on the effects reality TV is having on our humanity, politics in America, as well as the environment’s decline.  His canvases, sculptures, photographs and films can be as arresting as they are beautiful. 

 With the help of LAXART we now bring Sternberg’s unique point of view to a different kind of canvas.   Working with a series of antique rugs dating as far back as the 1880’s, Sternberg adds a screen printed application giving the rug the layered look of one of his paintings.  Once the screen printing process has been completed, Sternberg then adds a another layer of substance to the work in the form of a picnic in the park, a trip to the sea, and a day spent in Downtown LA being strolled over by pedestrians.  

 The result is a series of work that straddle both the old world and the new.  From circa 1900 India, to 2015 Malibu, Sternberg shows an appreciation for tradition and history while leaving his own mark of modernity to live on in the future. 

 We are look forward to sharing it with you.

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art first it scraped then cooled the skin - the book

 
03-08-2016By: Woven Accents
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 
To buy the book, please email ginna@wovenonline.com. Limited quantity available, $49.95.
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Rugs as ART, a collaboration with Cole Sternberg and LA>< ART

 
03-08-2016By: Woven Accents
 
Rugs as ART, a collaboration with Cole Sternberg and LA>< ART

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

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One Tribe marking the 1 year anniversary of the launch of our Changing the Conversation Series.

 
12-24-2014By: Woven Accents Antique Rug Dealer
 
One Tribe marking the 1 year anniversary of the launch of our Changing the   Conversation Series.
Looking back at the installations that we have collaborated on in the past year, it's difficult to articulate how fortunate we feel to have played a role in each one's conception. For us, the series embodies the values behind Woven Accents - creativity matters, inspirational design can uplift the creative process, and creative collaboration breads meaning through innovation.
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Day 3 art Basel Miami

 
12-08-2014By: Woven Accents Antique Rug Dealer
 
Day 3 art Basel Miami
In the middle of my time here at Art Basel I started to think about what being here means to me. To some people it is about the parties, to others it's the VIP passes, but for me it's about the art. I have come to depend on it, art I mean, to fill me with inspiration, point me in the right direction, and teach me something about myself that I did not already know.
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Day 2 Art Basel Miami

 
12-08-2014By: Woven Accents Antique Rug Dealer
 
Day 2 Art Basel Miami
After a good night's sleep I wake up excited and ready to see something inspiring. I decide to start my day at Design Miami, a small well curated show that almost makes me weep, every installation is so beautiful.
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Day 1 Art Basel Miami

 
12-04-2014By: Ginna Christensen, Creative Director
 
Day 1 Art Basel Miami
After a long night of travel, I finally arrived in Miami at 11am, and the second the tropical air hit my skin I am reminded all of the things I love about Miami this time of year, the sound of foreign languages filling the air, the threat of a late afternoon thunder shower, and art that has been put everywhere.
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Spark The Imagination - Celebrating The Place Where Ideas Are Born

 
10-28-2014By: Ginna Christensen
 
Spark The Imagination - Celebrating The Place Where Ideas Are Born
Last week we launched our latest window installation Spark the Imagination with the help of Mat Sanders and Brandon Quattrone of Consort Design, and throughout the process of planning, brainstorming, and installing, I've been thinking a lot about what sparks my own imagination.
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Innovation Week

 
10-28-2014
 
Innovation Week
Our Creative Director, Ginna Christensen, represented us during LA's Innovation Week earlier this month. Here is what she had to say about what the word innovation means to her...
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Spark The Imagination

 
10-21-2014
 

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Modern Marrakech, Reimagined and Authentically Moroccan

 
09-16-2014By: Woven Accents Antique Rug Dealer
 



 

New at Woven Accents, the Modern Marrakech Collection captures the organic whimsy and childlike quality found in vintage Moroccan design reimagined in a larger scale for the modern interior.

Ranging in sizes from 9x12 to 14x20, the result of tireless work by artisanal weavers, these pieces possess a natural abrash that lends a sense of wisdom while invoking the imagination with a one-of-a-kind feel.


 

        

 

        

 

        

 

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Break The Mold: A Collaboration Celebrating Bravery

 
07-22-2014By: Ginna Christensen
 
Break The Mold: A Collaboration Celebrating Bravery
Break the Mold, a collaboration celebrating bravery in design, is the fourth exhibition in our Changing the Conversation series of collaborative window installations, and the first to involve more than one member of the art and design community.
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Introducing the Shapes Collection

 
07-07-2014By: Woven Accents Antique Rug Dealer
 
Introducing the Shapes Collection
A collaboration between maison21 and 27 Ground for Woven Accents, the Shapes Collection of pieced cowhide rugs was inspired by Christian May of maison21’s life-long love of strong geometric shapes in cubism, brutalism, and hard-edge abstraction.
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Meet the Artist, Break the Mold

 
06-13-2014By: Tanya Nolan
 
Meet the Artist, Break the Mold
I’m not the greatest at writing these things, mainly because I think in moods, shapes, colors, and feelings. Words are just translation. I’ve had many epiphanies leading me to this point as an artist, each one with its own story. Thinking back, though, there is a moment when I realized how much I love art and wanted a creative life.
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Woven Accents Presents BREAK THE MOLD: A Collaboration Celebrating Bravery in Design

 
06-10-2014By: Woven Accents Antique Rug Dealer
 
Woven Accents Presents BREAK THE MOLD: A Collaboration Celebrating Bravery in Design
Our Changing the Conversation series continues as we play host to this year’s LA Design Festival closing party. In celebration of the design festival’s fourth year, we wanted to create a concept for both the party and the window that would celebrate different modalities of design and challenge the status quo while spreading bravery.
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