We have been experiencing John Robshaw through his textiles for many years, but to learn about what drove him to transition from fine art painting to the invention of a totally new textile company, makes them even more meaningful and wonderful. In his book, "John Robshaw Prints," Elizabeth Garnsey introduces you to John in the perfect way when she writes that, "John has a knack for seizing a detail and making a whole scene of it. He has a way of bringing others to where he has been, whether through a postcard or through a pillow, but chances are, other people who go to places he's been would never be able to capture a scene quite the way he can."
Have you been following our series on 9 Steps to a Beautiful Night's Sleep? So far, we've covered the 1) Foundation, 2) Mattress, 3) Mattress Pad, and 4) Down Pillows and Comforters. Now it's time for the fun part, Step 5: Sheets & Pillowcases. This is positively the most tactile component of your bedding. Whether you like sheets with a soft and silky hand, sheets with a crisp, cool feel, natural fibers and textiles are the recommended way to go. Some sheeting is woven with very light, almost "airy" long-staple fibers, while other yarns might be more lush and full. All contribute to the feel and the hand of the sheets, and all are one of the first considerations when making your selection.
A fine artist turned fabric maker, John Robshaw has traveled throughout Asia and beyond, learning from local masters to develop his signature look and feel.
“I want all the colors, techniques and designs from each culture to blend. I redesign them and mix up the processes. I edit them, learn from them, make them my own, but retain their essence.” – John Robshaw
Join us at The Brass Bed for an intimate evening event with John Robshaw showcasing his artistic designs including bedding, decorative pillows, tabletop, furniture, gifts, accessories, and more.
The Brass Bed, fine linens & furnishings, is a family and woman owned business, that has been in the Cherry Creek North Shopping District for 40 years. The Saturday after Thanksgiving has become a day to celebrate small businesses around the country. Our business, is a great one to experience in person in either one or both of our two showrooms, located in Denver and Boulder. There is nothing like feeling, smelling, and touching luxurious and sumptuous fine linens, aromatherapy, candles, potions and lotions, robes, pajamas and slippers. We invite you to join us as at one of our shops this Saturday, November 25, and enjoy a treat while you do.
Private Label Sheets are not new for us, but because we are always looking for the best bed sheets and fine bed linens, we have introduced a new sateen to our offering. Called Belle Sorelle, it is so named to be the "Beautiful Sister" to our private label percale sheets, Bella Angeli. Belle Sorelle is woven from extra-long staple cotton in Italy. The end result is a 600-thread count sheet with a medium-body hand. Lovely to the touch, these sheets, pillowcases, duvet covers and shams, comprise some of the best European linens available.
Whether you choose a soft, medium or firm down pillow depends on personal preference and sleeping style. Stomach sleepers usually find soft, cushy pillows the most comfortable, medium pillows typically work best for back sleepers, and side sleepers need the support that a thicker, firm pillow provides. Another consideration is fill power which is important when selecting a pillow. Pillows that have designated fill powers above 700 are the highest quality and will typically fluff back up fully after sleeping on them.
Setting a pretty table requires thought and planning. Considerations include time of day, time of year, whether it is a birthday, anniversary, or holiday dinner, the dishes and glassware to be used, the size of the table and the number of people. At this time of year, holiday table design is top of mind. Our tabletop designers can help you create just the holiday table design that you want.