The Heart of the Home August 07 2013, 0 Comments
All the energy of the house is dictated by what is happening in the kitchen. Sometimes people forgo the comfort of a couch when visiting friends to hover around the host while they are preparing a meal. The best kitchens are the rustic ones that make you feel you are inside “the heart of the home”.
We love kitchens here at ecru, because it’s where all our meals are being made. Especially when a cake is being baked in the oven and the whole house smells divine.
(Images courtesy of Pintrest)
"The Octopus's Secret Wish" July 17 2013, 0 Comments
There is something quite magical about an octopus, almost otherworldly. With its fantastic tentacles moving swiftly in the deepest ends of the ocean. This mysterious creature is fascinating to us, and at ecru most of the inspiration came from the prints of octopuses in vintage storybooks and encyclopedias. It is the mystical essence of the octopus that we wanted to recreate in our fabric.
Octopus Table Cloth 170x250cm sold at 42 KD and 170x350cm sold at 52KD, and Anantaya for ecru Suri Platters sold at 32KD.
(Images courtesy of Img Fave, Pintrest, Vintage Printable, and ecru)
Arabesque Mysticism May 20 2013, 0 Comments
Moroccan architecture always mystifies with it’s intricate geometric shapes. Whether it’s the detailed floor tiling that was set by hand, or the amazing patterns created by the repetition of shapes in the building.
Other moving arabesque structures are the beautiful Jalis in Indian palaces. They also have a certain allure, and that comes from the meticulous work that has gone into them.
Traditional arabesque architecture and the craftsmanship that has gone into these magnificent structures has influenced us at ecru. This has led to the production of the Geo Flow Print table mat and napkin, so your mind kind wander to Morocco and dream of Mughal India.
(Images courtesy of Wikipedia, Pintrest, & ecru)
The 'Carmen' Bowls March 25 2013, 0 Comments
Fruits are always a great way to sweeten your day especially if they are exotic like a pineapple. That’s why we are happy to introduce you to the ‘Carmen’ bowls, as they are inspired by Carmen Miranda’s fruity headdress.
Our ‘Carmen’ bowls are first hand carved in wood, and lacquered in a special varnish before they are carefully silver leafed. Super thin sheets of silver are hammered, so they are thinner than paper. The leaf is then placed on the lacquered bowl so gently that one cannot breath during the process as the silver may fly away. Once these bowls are filled with fruit they are sure to freshen up your kitchen counter or table.