Great short film commissioned by Textiles Scotland on what draws the worlds top buyers and designers to Scotland for their fabrics. We have a cameo thanks to Margo Graham, our Design Director talking about the history of MYB and Scottish Lace.

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Watch This Robot Paint Delicate Watercolors
We stumbled across this project, called Turbulence, over on Prosthetic Knowledge: it’s a series of paintings, done charmingly in watercolor, by a robot. The robotic arm quickly traces three-sided polygons, over and over, creating an oddly beautiful sort of geometric figure almost like a honeycomb.
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We love this short animation of machinery painting in watercolours! Looks like a lace design too!

fastcompany:

Watch This Robot Paint Delicate Watercolors

We stumbled across this project, called Turbulence, over on Prosthetic Knowledge: it’s a series of paintings, done charmingly in watercolor, by a robot. The robotic arm quickly traces three-sided polygons, over and over, creating an oddly beautiful sort of geometric figure almost like a honeycomb.

More> Co.Design

We love this short animation of machinery painting in watercolours! Looks like a lace design too!

Our Scottish Madras fabrics have appeared on screen recently in the film adaptation of Markus Zusak’s novel The Book Thief.

The film was reviewed by Dennis Harvey of Variety in October 2013: Markus Zusak’s international bestseller “The Book Thief” has been brought to the screen with quiet effectiveness and scrupulous taste by director Brian Percival and writer Michael Petroni. This tale of Nazi Germany seen from a child’s perspective translates into solidly engaging drama …

Scrupulous taste indeed! The image above shows our beautiful Candle Rose madras fabric used as a drape with a delicate vintage lace trim. The image in the middle shows our Lace fabric Sharon being used as a Cafe Net in the kitchen.

Soucie Horner welcomes Scottish Textiles to Chicago

On MYB’s recent tour of the US, we stopped off in Chicago - our first visit to this fantastic city, we were instantly hooked! While there, we held a small gathering for designers and architects, hosted by Chicago based interior design company Soucie Horner. Scottish Textiles had invited Shea Soucie to Scotland the previous year and having enjoyed the experience so much, Shea and Martin became great advocates for Scottish textiles, spreading the word in Chicago on our behalf! Kindly they offered to host the evening in Martins home - a stunning backdrop to a great night (below).

On our return to Scotland, Martin & Shea kindly shared their thoughts on the evenings event:   

On a recent wintry eve, we had the honor of hosting an intimate dinner party to introduce MYB Textiles to some of Chicago’s most elite interior design community members. Our guests gathered around a candle lit dining table as snowflakes fell, Scottish whisky was poured, and the heritage of MYB Textiles was shared. The legacy, the lore, and the loveliness of your lace was explained, appreciated, and awed over. We were delighted to see our guests as captivated by your exquisite laces as we are – which underscored for all of us that Scotland deserves every bit of recognition it’s beginning to receive for its luxury fabrics. Our message to our guests? “Luxury Scottish textiles are among the best kept secrets of the design world – but only for the moment.” It was our pleasure and privilege to share that secret – especially since we’re quite certain it won’t remain a secret for long!

Shea Soucie and Martin Horner

Soucie Horner, Ltd.

A warm thanks to Shea and Martin for being excellent hosts, and to Venece and Mara for their help in organising all the details.

As some of you may have noticed from our twitter feed at the end of last year, we were travelling throughout the states for around 5 weeks between November and December.

We stopped off in New York, Chicago, Miami, Orlando, Dallas, Atlanta and Los Angeles and were shown great hospitality in each city by everyone we met. Thank you to all we met along the way! We have some fantastic new projects in the pipeline and have made some very good friends along the way. 

Having now had a month to recover, I thought it would be good to put together some images of our time away.

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Our Songbird fabric made an appearance in this weeks episode of Mr Selfridge on ITV!

Recently we have worked with Masters student Liz Ramsay to create Scottish Madras fabrics which complemented Liz’s collection of knitted, printed and woven samples. The results of her Masters year was exhibited at the New Design Britain stand at Interiors UK, Birmingham earlier this month. Here you can see some of the designs from development to completion.

The collection is called Cool Heat:

'A lively and versatile collection of woven textiles, exploring the baked earth and cool water of the Mediterranean in bold colours and fluid hand-worked graphics . The designs come directly from the heritage of Southern Italy - its buildings, ancient artefacts and ceramics.' - Liz Ramsay

MYB lace and madras fabrics appearing in the new Disney movie Saving Mr Banks! Very exciting! Check out the trailer for the movie here.

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Hello My Name Is Paul Smith @PaulSmithDesign is one of our favourite exhibitions of 2013. See it at the @DesignMuseum in London until March 9 2014.
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Hello My Name Is Paul Smith @PaulSmithDesign is one of our favourite exhibitions of 2013. See it at the @DesignMuseum in London until March 9 2014.

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How exciting! Paul Smith exhibition in London! Sign us up.

We will be participating in this conference in New York as part of a panel discussion on Saturday the 7th of December. 
MYB would like to invite you all to attend if you are in New York on those dates! It looks like a great line up of speakers in general. We are looking forward to hearing Michael Schmidt with Francis Bitoni, who produced the first 3D printed garment, shown above on Dita Von Teese.

We will be participating in this conference in New York as part of a panel discussion on Saturday the 7th of December.

MYB would like to invite you all to attend if you are in New York on those dates! It looks like a great line up of speakers in general. We are looking forward to hearing Michael Schmidt with Francis Bitoni, who produced the first 3D printed garment, shown above on Dita Von Teese.

Daughters of Decayed Tradesmen

Artists Christine Borland and Brody Condon’s recent exhibition Daughters of Decayed Tradesmen was installed in a derelict watchtower at New Calton burial ground as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival.  

Both Christine and Brody have visited the MYB mill on several ocassions, with Christine being from the local area. They found inspiration in the looms and makings of the lace and used our original lace punch cards to create this piece. Similar punch cards are also exhibited with the looms in the
Galleries of Technology and Industry at the Museum of Scotland.

The punch cards were laser cut with a pattern that conveys the historical stories of the Daughters of the Decayed Tradesmen.

This short film describes the fantastic story and interesting piece of history which was the inspiration for the installation. Enjoy…

Some great photographs of our recently designed logo and stationery…just because we are so proud of all the work that went into it and the final results. Still have some work to do to update other brochures which we will post on here soon!

All design and photography by Graphical House.

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Graphical House/DWS Semaphor Dominoes feature in Fast Company Magazine, May issue.

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Graphical House/DWS Semaphor Dominoes feature in Fast Company Magazine, May issue.

These photographs were sent to us this morning by Chouchou and Rene Walrus to give us a sneak preview of their collaborative fashion collection, currently being created by for the Edinburgh International Fashion Festival.

They have used MYB’s Eleanor and Petra lace in Black and deconstructed the flat colour using dyes and bleaching, which we think sits alongside the metallic leather roses beautifully!

Looking forward to seeing the finished pieces! 

Not long now until we depart for Shanghai!
This will be our first time taking part in the Intertextil Exhibition in the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from the 27 August to 29 August. 
Very excited to see the city for the first time!

Not long now until we depart for Shanghai!

This will be our first time taking part in the Intertextil Exhibition in the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from the 27 August to 29 August.

Very excited to see the city for the first time!