30 May 2010

"Artist's Rugs - Limited Edition": Orchid

The first of the Artist's Rugs - as once-off, signed Artist's Proofs - will soon be manufactured in Cape Town by Rugalia.

Besides Acacia (see earlier posts), Orchid will be blossoming in a sculpted wool pile original. Watch this space for the finished products....

26 May 2010

Press news South Africa May 2010

House + Leisure SA, loyal supporter of my design aesthetic since 2001, features two Sally Arnold ™ mohair products this month: the North African/Turkish inspired, sturdy floor cushions, and the Lily Ottoman - both a seat and storage space, using wood from recycled wine oak barrels.

21 May 2010

Inspiration for "Artist's Rugs - Limited Edition": Anemone

Wading in the rock pools off the Western Cape coast, I love looking at sea anemones with their wavy soft shapes and bright colours. Starfish also lie on the rocks.... an amazing watery world full of inspiration....

"Artist's Rugs - Limited Edition": Anemone

14 May 2010

Introducing "Artist's Rugs - Limited Edition"

Inspired by a clump of seaweed on the beach at my sister Lizzie's house near Gourits River mouth, I designed the Seaweed Rug. Hand tufted and sculpted to a 5mm profile, and linking back to a 1973 cement sculpture "Growth" from art college days in Cape Town, this 80% wool 20% nylon rug will warm your wintry days + comfort you with beach vibes

07 May 2010

Paintings which don't match the curtains

Ornament I + II, crylic on boxed canvas, 30 x 40 cms each. R7500 both

Flora I + II, oil and acrylic on boxed canvas, 30 x 30 cms each. R7500 both

05 May 2010

Press news South Africa April 2010

"Lily" rug, tufted and hand sculpted wool, Property Magazine/Trends Issue, April 2010

Press news South Africa Feb 2010

As a mentor in the rug category to "Design Time" school of interior design in Cape Town, I was thrilled when Cara Siegers (top) reached the top 10 fianlists in House & Leisure/Woolworths Green Design Award 2010.

04 May 2010

2009 Stock to clear at cost

Soft Seat "Euphorbia", resilient yet silky mohair flatweave over 100% cotton covered high density foam. Was R3304, now R1686, size: 40 x 50 x 50 cm

2009 Stock to clear at cost

Soft Seat "Klapperbos", pure mohair flatweave, high density foam inner covered in 100% cotton, was R3605, now R2090. Size: 60 x 50 x 50 cm

03 May 2010

2008/09 stock to clear at cost

"Lily" floor cushions, mohair flatweave with napa leather bases and sturdy foam filling, were R7615, now R4230. Sizes: 114 x 114 x 20 cm.

2008/09 stock to clear at cost

"Seaweed" + "Kelp": these sturdy ottomans, made from solid wood, foam padding and tufted wool seats with Karoo sheepskin sides are perfect for a bedroom or lounge area. Were R10470, now R5515. Size: 90 x 90 x 55 cm.

02 May 2010

News from my Karoo design lab

I'll be publishing new rug designs and art pieces for sale on this blog, instead of maintaining two separate websites. Coming next: Artist's Rug samples, silver bronzes and a selection of paintings. Sneak preview: see above