Western & English Today

Fall 2016

W&E Today provides retailers and manufacturers with education and ideas that provoke innovation in the Western and English markets.

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36 Western & English Today EDITOR'S PICK FALL 2016 C oral & Tusk — a collection of linen décor and gis embroidered with the narrative designs of artist Stephanie Housley — has become renowned for its fanciful depictions of woodland creatures and A-to-Z animals that seem to have jumped out of storybooks to play atop pillows and quilts. (ink Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox retold with sewing needle and thread.) Which may lead you to assume it's a children's line. But you'd be wrong. While Coral & Tusk does feature playthings and flags all too fitting for a nursery, its whimsical designs have been just as well-received by the young-at-heart adult — so much so that Housley, who cofounded the company with husband Chris Lacinak in 2007, eventually began to also apply her signature art to the likes of tea towels, table linens, and stationery. Most recently, appealing to a broader grown-up audience, Housley debuted an entirely new line of embroidered linen pillows and fabrics with a seriously stylish vibe. e new geometric Wayfarer Collection better befits the modern ranch house than the playroom, and its bold, graphic prints hint at Native inspirations, reminding us of new-age Navajo blankets. www.coralandtusk.com CORAL & TUSK WAYFARER P H OTO G R A P H Y: MA R T I N S COT T P O W E L L/CO U R T E S Y CO R A L & T U S K

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