We all know how awkward it can be when a friend wants feedback on creative output, and what a relief it is to discover they actually have talent. No such worries with our mate Mike England – we’ve been fans of his work from the moment we met him in London back in 2000. Mike commitment to his art is total, a fact that’s belied by the body of work he’s produced since he graduated from the prestigious St Martins School of Art. These days, Mike splits his time between his place in Andalusia, Spain, and London, where he likes nothing more than to terrorize pedestrians and motorists alike with the maneuverings of his trusty motor scooter. Be warned…
More great press for Morris Etc. this past month with the arrival of the October issue of New York Spaces magazine. On page 24, under a headline titled: “Rich Rugs, Captivating Designs that Add Life to Your Space,” the Morris Etc. Surrey Hills rug # 04 cuts a fine figure, more than holding it own among the half dozen products on display.
And, for those of you who’d like to see our rugs in the flesh, Morris Etc. is staging a trunk show at our Brooklyn digs on Saturday, November 05, between 12:00 & 4:00pm. The address: 96 S. Portland Ave, Ft. Greene, between Fulton & Lafayette. If you’re in the neighborhood be sure to swing by and say hello!
Wow – what a brilliant way to start the week! It’s not every Monday you awaken to find your business featured on Daily Candy! Big thanks to Jordan Blumberg and Megan Rooney from Daily Candy, who took time out a few Fridays back to come over to Brooklyn and check out our vintage wool rugs. Good news is that we’re offering a $25 discount to anyone who purchases through the Daily Candy site, so do yourself a favor and head over there now. But be warned… you could lose whole days once you’re on site devouring all the brilliant info.
All roads lead to Ft. Greene next Saturday when Morris Etc. stages its trunk show. On display will be our extensive range of vintage handwoven wool rugs imported from the Peruvian Highlands. It’s a chance to see the vivid array of colors up close, and to get a little assistance in picking out the rug that’s right for you. Head to 96 S. Portland Ave, in Ft. Greene Brooklyn, between Fulton & Lafayette – we’re right above the C train, and the Atlantic Ave stop in just four block away. Call 347.227.7244 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Amy nearly started tripping when she saw these Moroccan-made cement tiles from Kismet. Suddenly, dreams of spacious backyards and grand foyers filled her head – along way from our one bedroom apartment in Brooklyn. These tiles are crafted according to traditional materials and methods but with bold, modern motifs. And with over 50 original designs on offer, it’s a brilliant way to add a splash of color to your world.
Exciting news coming in from Austin, Texas, this week as our first wholesaler gets set to launch her pop up store in the heart of Longhorn country. Nannie Inez promises to be an eclectic mix of of stylish pieces for the home, with owner Deeyn sweeping her discerning eyes far and wide in search of inspired pieces. We had a great sit down with Deeyn a few weeks back, and to be honest it looks like she’s having a blast. The pop up runs through Nov/Dec at Kick Bleat on 12th Street in Austin. For those in the neighborhood… it’s not to be missed.
Here at Morris Etc. we understand that it’s not always easy to pick out the rug that’s clearly the best fit for you. Which is why we encourage anyone out there who struggling with indecision to send along a color swatch of their digs to email@example.com. We’ll pick out three of our vintage one-off creations to match your room. It’s all very simple – we’ll help you make the decision. Good will shall reign… What could be better?
We’ve been fans of the work of Arturo Vera for a while now. The California-based photographer has a rare gift for capturing the most surreal of elements in the everyday lives of his fellow residents, whether it’s at the local swimming pool or nearby on the dustiest of thoroughfares. It’s the kind of thing that can’t be taught – an eye that belongs to the inspired rather than the rabble. Be sure to take a look at his diverse portfolio.
The BBC has a long history of producing quality drama, so it’s no surprise then that “The Hour,” their latest offering currently airing weekly in the U.S., is so damn riveting. A six part series set in mid-fifties London, it traces the evolution of a new-look current affairs program as it tackles the burgeoning Suez Canal crisis in Egypt. This is a show with style and substance – capturing a fascinating epoch in British history – that should easily prove to be the pick of the “Madman” inspired shows currently doing the rounds.
Over the past few months we’re happy to say we’ve had increasing interest in our rugs from people all around the globe. We made our first sale to Australia (thanks Emma!) and have had outreach from Canada, France, England and beyond. So we thought it timely to let everyone know that Morris Etc. is ready and willing to export internationally. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire – I’ll sought out the shipping cost for you and from there, coordinate the sale through the Web site. No dramas, no fuss… It’ll be a breeze.