If you aren't familiar with the name, Doris Leslie Blau (http://www.dorisleslieblau.com/) is a rug company based in the Interior Design Building on 61st Street who carries a beautiful range of antique and custom rugs. Taking in the pattern, texture, and custom possibilities there always invigorates me. I love a good old-fashioned artistic collaboration any day, and recently discovered that one occurred between DLB and Eskayel. I first was introduced to Eskayel (http://eskayel.com/) at Brooklyn Designs in 2009, and fell a little in love with owner Shanan Campanro's fresh, cool approach to something often thought of as quite traditional: wallpaper. Most of her papers have a Rorschach, watercolor/ tie dye effect that is both subtle in palette while making a bold statement in large scale and strong repeats. They make me feel like I am looking under a microscope at genetic links or something. I love them. Anyway, the collaboration has led to these stunning, totally unique rugs that could look just as good in a downtown loft space as a formal living room. See below:
I hope you enjoy! I recommend seeing them in person, as a small image simply does not do justice to a beautiful wool (or silk, or pashmina) rug.