• Danielle’s Living Room Re-do

      We finally had our living room repainted. A Benjamin Moore color named “Cork”, recommended by Michelle Nelson Design in Berkeley, CA. The room was too dark for MN winter so we brightened it up a bit. Now it has a warm glow all day and in the evening too. I brought in a different rug, of course. This one is Donnemara 8×10 in Harvest colors. Now I’m cozied up on the couch- Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. Renovating your living rооm: It’ѕ exciting, but іt саn bе a bit оvеrwhеlmіng, too. Where should уоu ѕtаrt? Hоw muсh саn you аffоrd to spend? Hоw do уоu…

  • CNN Series on GoodWeave’s Fight Against Child Labor

    We’re very happy to be an industry partner of the GoodWeave’s organization, which works to end child labor and improve working conditions in the rug industry. The following videos about GoodWeave’s unique market-based approach was part of CNN’s Freedom Project.  You can learn more about GoodWeave’s accomplishments on their website. Part One:   Part Two:   Part Three:

  • Rescued from child labor: One girl’s story

    Chhamu one is one of the many children rescued from slavery and currently receiving an education through the efforts of the GoodWeave organization. Read her story here. With every purchase from Guildcraft Carpets, you help to make this work possible!  Thank you for your support.

  • Arts and Crafts Movement reinterpreted

    At New York Fashion Week in February, designer Anna Sui’s show paid a stunning and creative tribute to the Arts and Crafts Movement. I was intrigued to see the values and aesthetics of the movement re-interpreted in a completely different genre. I had planned to write about this when it was hot off the press, but my blog posts, like my fashion choices, seem to be just a little bit behind the times. This slideshow from the New York Times provides a visual overview of the collection. Style.com’s review of the show sets the tone: One of the many joys of an Anna Sui collection is the intro it gives…

  • 2010 Arts & Crafts Conference

    This weekend was the 23rd annual  Arts & Crafts Conference at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC.  This is the Main Event for devotees of the Arts & Crafts Movement – antiques, reproductions, artisans, educational workshops, you name it. An eclectic bunch of people are drawn in every year by their common love of the works and philosophy of Arts & Crafts. This was the first year out of the past five that we haven’t displayed at the conference.  I wish we’d been able to attend –we missed seeing our old friends, and making new ones. The conference is always fascinating and stimulating, and the venue is gorgeous. I’ve…