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The Rack: Yves Delorme Celebrates 25 Years With Anniversary Sale

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Via Yves Delorme

Yves Delorme is celebrating its 25th anniversary at Green Spring Station, coincidentally on a day that also marks the anniversary of the retailer’s first-ever shop in the United States.  

Plum Blossom Kimono in Bolton Hill

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Plum Blossom Kimono from Baltimore

Today’s catch is really a catch-and-a-half. We’ve been admiring Plum Blossom Kimono’s gorgeous silk scarves for a while. Plum Blossom uses authentic vintage kimonos to create unique scarves, pillows, and even greeting cards. This is great news for those of us who appreciate the beauty of traditional Japanese textiles, but in all honesty have little occasion to don an actual kimono. For some of us, the intricate floral and geometric designs might just compliment our walls or living rooms better than our bodies.

Plum Blossom’s treasures are usually available only through their online store, but this weekend, we get a chance to see them up close and personal at the Festival on the Hill—a community festival complete with gourmet food, crafts, music, and activities for kids. That’s where the extra half-a-catch comes in. A festival where you can count on finding entertainment, activities, and treasures like those that Plum Blossom offers is a real treat, and not something that happens every day. Proceeds from the festival go to a variety of local causes.

The Festival on the Hill takes place Saturday, October 13 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the 1300 block of Bolton Street & Lanvale Streets in Baltimore. You can learn more about Plum Blossom Kimono at www.plumblossomkimono.com.

Fortuny Interiors, the book!

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There aren’t many interior design companies that elicit the same sense of high-style as Fortuny. Mariano Fortuny, a painter who was also versed in etching, sculpture and photography, developed his Venice textile company in 1921 from a genuine love of the craft — he began dying fabric for amusement as a child — and a heightened sense of color. Fortuny Interiors, by Brian Coleman and Erik Kvalsvik, brilliantly displays the venerable line and the company’s commitment to its founder’s vision.

Halcyon House and Baltimore Fishbowl Celebrate “Fortuny Interiors”

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Fortuny, famous European makers of fine, vibrant fabrics, has been decorating the interiors of the most beautiful homes in the world for over 100 years.  Now writer Brian Coleman and photographer Erik Kvalsvik show the sumptuous art of Fortuny textiles in their new book Fortuny Interiors.

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