LARGER THAN LIFE had an opening reception on March 3 and will be exhibited throughout the month at Strut, 470 Castro St., San Francisco. The exhibit included 8 (48″ X 60″) tapestries made from portraits done by Joseph Abbati. Those featured included well known drag queens who have contributed to the LGBTQ community: Sister Roma, Heklina, Peaches Christ, Honey Mahogany, Juanita More!, Creme Fatale, Grace Towers, and Juicy Liu.
I was inspired after my visit to Portugal last year to create these pillows from the photos of the beautiful tiles I had taken from the building I saw. Go to DQtrs.com to order.
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Images of our universe and our space program have been an inspiration for my “Heavenly”collection at DQtrs.com. The latest is the Kepler Space Observatory which has been discovering thousands of exoplanets (a planet that orbits a star other than the Sun which may be habitable to life as we know).
This throw of 100% cotton is available in two sizes (50″ X 60″ and 60″ X 80″).
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“Repose” is the latest collection from DQtrs.com The pillows are jacquard weaves of classic master paintings showing women in repose or reclining. The affect on a sofa, chair, or bed makes for a relaxing reminder to sit back and enjoy your living quarters.
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DQtrs First Ladies have been digitally enhanced to look abstract initially but when seen from a distance their faces become clear. Much like their role in the White House, these ladies are not quite apparent to us at first. When viewed from afar they become discernible and add a contemporary backdrop to a traditional heritage.
These ladies are made of 100% cotton woven jacquard. They measure 17in. X 17in. (43cm X 43cm) and are backed with a black tweed made of a sustainable blend of 45% hemp, 45% organic cotton, and 10% wool. And yes, they are made in the U.S.A.
DQtrs has a new site. The look is similar but much easier to navigate. The collection’s landing pages allow you to view everything at once and stay on the page when ordering. More photos have been added to the “Before and After” page in the “Custom” pillow area. This provides a better understanding of how photos transform when made into a woven pillow.
If you find a bug or have a suggestion to make it even better please share.
San Francisco Chronicle’s Style section featured a spread of the “Skulls” collection this past weekend. It was also seen on their website, SFGate.com The collection is available at Propeller, 555 Hayes St., San Francisco.
It’s a limited edition of 250 each, made with a 100% cotton woven tapestry front. The entire collection can be seen at DQtrs.com
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