HD Talks

Modern Women

Posted by on November 10, 2010 in Events, Products | 3 comments

Last night, I joined several members of the design industry for Mother Earth, a carpet exhibition with works from five extraordinary women in modern carpet design. The rugs were presented on the wall like artwork, with bright lights shining upon them to show the different materials, colors, and techniques used. The event was held in the new Casa showroom, the company's first U.S. showroom filled with lighting and furniture. Kanesly Castro and Rayon Black of Casa were on hand to tell everyone about the company, new space, and product offerings. 

Designers, Judy Ross, Judy Ross Textiles; Amy Helfand, Malene b, Malene b Custom Handmade Carpets; Tracey Sawyer, the Nought Collective; and Tania Johnson, Tania Johnson Design spoke about their works on display, which were inspired by recent travels, nature, and textiles.

Designer Tracey Sawyer with her work, Liliacea, part of the Etu collection.


The Casa showroom filled with furniture, white trees, and of course, the rugs.



Malene b standing beside her rug with tree branches mixed with shades of orange giving off a unique design effect.



Brooklyn-based designer Amy Helfand against her work inspired by a trip to North Carolina. 



Designer Tania Johnson plays with a combination of wool and silk for her rug design.



Judy Ross spoke about her textile background, travels, and rug design.



  1. Aimee,
    That's a great question. Being so focused on WHERE THINGS COME BACK and getting it ready for bookshelves hasn't allowed for much talk of a second novel. Because it's such a long process (usually 18 months at least from contract to shelves), there isn't any rush in seeing a second book. My agent has, however, read much of the one I'm working on and has discussed it with me. As far as their approval of my approach to writing-it isn't really something that's an issue…at least not as far as I can tell. I think they've worked with enough writers to know that we all have our own systems of getting the job done.
    I'm also happy to report that, as of yesterday, I'm back to work (slowly but surely) on novel # 2.