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Paradise Palms April 05 2017, 0 Comments

There's no secret that we love palms here at ecru.  Our first palm was the print of the "Palm" leaves and then we introduced the "Deco Palm" for our Africa collection.  This year we are continuing our love affair by etching palm trees on glass.  The first products we etched with these lovely palms were the Carafe and Glasses, our latest Cloche has etched palms on them too.  

All glass products can be found here.  

Hussah 

(Images courtesy of Printrest and ecru) 


ecru Eats Pantry Bee January 16 2017, 0 Comments

I love to cook, but I get too busy to actually do it.  Pantry Bee solves this problem for you by sending you a box filled with delicious ingredients and an easy recipe to follow.  I've tested 4 of the recipes and loved them all.  It takes less than an hour to make any of their recipes.  Here is one of their latest recipes, Lemon Caper Tilapia, made and served on our tableware.  

(Images courtesy of Pantry Bee) 

Hussah


Accessorizing Your Home November 23 2016, 0 Comments

Putting art and photos up in your space is just like accessorizing your outfit.  It can be bold, eclectic, or modern depending on your personality.  My favorite walls are the ones that have different sizes, colors, textures, and objects. However, sleek and uniform walls can also add an elegance to a space.  Whether you like to pile on necklaces or just emphasize your statement earrings, the same can be done to your walls.  

(Images courtesy of Pintrest)

Hussah


Bright Ikats November 21 2016, 0 Comments

Ikat is a beautiful form of resist dying that has had a long history in Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and Japan.  The pattern is created by binding yarns in a tight wrapping. Bindings are altered to create new patterns and then the yarns dyed in different colors.  This amazing technique inspired us in ecru to imitate it but by using embroidery.  Using three different colors of thread, we created a collection of Ikat Embroidered Charms.

(Images courtesy of ecru)

 


Nimbu August 31 2016, 0 Comments

The first thing I do when I set foot in Jaipur, I have a refreshing Nimbu Pani.  An Indian version of lemonade.  Just some water, lemon juice, and sugar.  Yum!  This season ecru created an ode to the beloved lemon in an oversized Nimbu print. Here's a peek into our latest Table Linens series in the Nimbu Print arriving online and instore soon. 

Hussah

(Images courtesy of ecru)


ecru's Soundtrack, Isley Borthers' Twist and Shout August 03 2016, 0 Comments

"Twist Me, Dip Me, Dye Me" has put us in the mood to twist and shout.  The best way to do that is to the Isley Brothers' "Twist and Shout".  

 

Hussah


The Multicolored Tulips May 31 2016, 0 Comments

One of my favorite prints being developed for "Twist Me Dip Me Dye Me" is the tulip print.  It combines two of my favorite things: tulips and polka dots.  

Tulips have a symbolic significance in different cultures throughout the world.   In the thirteenth century the tulip was a popular subject in Persian poetry.  Eventually tulips became popular garden plants in East and West.  In Turkish culture it is a symbol of divine status and in the Netherlands the briefness of life.   

Hussah

(Images courtesy of ecru, Etsy, and Google Images) 


Color Saturation May 25 2016, 0 Comments

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Growing up I was obsessed with old movies, not black and white movies, but technicolor movies. The bright saturated colors drew me in. The colors used in our latest collection "Twist Me Dip Me Dye Me" reminded me of all these great bright movies.  

Technicolor is a motion picture color process that was invented in 1916.  It was widely used in Hollywood between 1922 and 1952 for it's highly saturated color.  At the beginning it was used for musicals and costume pictures, but eventually it was used in more movies.  

Watching these movies make me want to dive into the screen!  

 

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Hussah

(Images courtesy of Flavorwire


Mother of Pearl May 23 2016, 0 Comments

There is something quite fantastical about mother of pearl.  Its iridescence is what makes it so special.  Nacre, or mother of pearl, is the organic composite material that is produced in the inner shell.  It is also the material is that makes the outer coating of pearls.  Mostly found in the pearl oyster and freshwater mussels, it is used in many decorative arts and clothing.  We recently used it to adorn our marble and brass flower vases.  They add that touch of luminosity to the product.  

Hussah

(Images courtesy of ecru) 


Twist Me, Dip Me, Dye Me May 22 2016, 0 Comments

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