Art, creativity, human expression all flow freely through many mediums connecting seemingly distant worlds together. Such are rugs, such is life. Our friend Fouad shares the passions for wool and song at the helm of Persian Rug Galleries in Nashua, NH as a 4th generation #ruglife stalwart.
NedTalks: Michael Christie aka The Ruggist – Tamarian presents NEDtalks
A stalwart to the industry, Michael is; promoter, reporter, connector, friend, and general pollinator for all things rugs!
Be sure to follow @theruggist and subscribe to Rug Insider magazine!
Follow the link to learn more about our company from this great article by Rug Insider! The cover rug is our design “Dwarika PW Mint”, a staple in our PW collection and a real catch-all for so many varying interiors. Available IN STOCK and in several other color ways.
Tamarian Social Playlist #14. Our Guest Curator series continues with Michael Christie AKA The Ruggist! Industry rag Editor, controversial blogger, niche rug producer, and vainglorious boaster of an unparalleled eyeglass collection, Mr. Christie wears many colorful hats and these are some of the songs that live between his ears. Featured is our design “Union” that also graces the cover of the current issue of @ruginsider, inside which you will find a GLORIOUS spread on our great company! Now I’M being vainglorious!
Shout out “bagsy” to hop in Young’s musical lorry for a Playlist that is chockablock with UK sounds! You’re sure to be chuffed by his picks that will have you knowing your onions where music is concerned! Paired with a glimpse of a KILLER custom Union Jack we did years back. Cheers Mates!
This week we shout out the sounds of the Golden State and give it to all the great tunes California has inspired. From Laurel Canyon to the Record Plant, up the PCH, over the Golden Gate, and beyond, let’s do some California Dreamin’ alongside our wildly popular design Decked PW James.
DJ Principal drops his holiday mix just in time for windows down, coffee by late morning light, the buzz of bats and bugs as the sun dips and the breeze freshens. Enjoy some time with someone and/or something you love and take a FEW days off from your OBSESSION WITH TAMARIAN RUGS!
I re-seasoned my cast iron pan a few months ago and have really been playing with it during the Covid Malaise. Its an incredible pan for its versatility and longevity. You can use cast iron on the stove top or in the oven and if properly cared for these pans last 100’s of years. I love the high heat sear you can get that I can’t duplicate with my non stick cookware. Cast iron retains heat greater than steel and aluminum because of it’s thickness and irons heat retaining properties.
It was my goal to get that REAL CRUST on my cornbread and my newly seasoned cast iron skillet signaled that THIS WAS THE DAY. Here we go!
Cornbread assembly at the ready!
There are many cast iron skillet recipes on the internet. Most are very similar. I settled on one from the food network.
1 1/4 cups coarsely ground cornmeal
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup whole milk
1 cup buttermilk
2 eggs, lightly beaten
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1.Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and place a 9-inch cast iron skillet inside to heat while you make the batter.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
Whisk in the milk, buttermilk, and eggs.
Whisk in almost all of the melted butter, reserving about 1 tablespoon for the skillet later on.
3. Carefully remove the hot skillet from the oven. Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees F. Coat the bottom and sides of the hot skillet with the remaining butter. Pour the batter into the skillet and place it in the center of the oven. Bake until the center is firm and a cake tester or toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Allow to cool for 10 to 15 minutes and serve.
A pat of butter to taste…
Be sure to keep an eye out for the next tummy-rumbling post from Chris and scroll down to view our rug pairings for this culinary inspiration.
Buttery hues can be found in several of our palettes including “Blue Mantis” and “Haze”, shown below in several stocked designs with MANY more available styles here.
Enjoy this month’s Tamarian Social Playlist with artists all born in June! An eclectic mix from a wide range of Junebugs, this mix pairs AWFULLY well with the equally as diverse CAGE design. This design marries two wildly popular designs, Planke and Inception, resulting in a textural and atmospheric play in fine wool and silk. Available READY SHIP in standard rug sizes and endless custom possibilities.
Our newly designed website is now LIVE and and will be evolving throughout the next several months with enhanced features for both Tamarian Dealers and interested buyers alike! Let’s take a quick tour of some of the premier features available now…
The Homepage offers links to featured product, but a quick click on Collections will reveal more powerful filtering tools, like selecting “current line” under “categories” to see our running line of actively stocked designs.
Links to our various social media accounts allow you to access all our content and follow the stories of our rugs. Be sure to follow @tamariansocial and subscribe to our feeds including a Spotify Playlist and Podcast!
Stock and Custom rugs
A click on a rug will reveal the stock position showing; individual pieces available in the various standard sizes, approximate delivery ETA, and a link to add a specific piece to your shopping cart to keep track of your selections.
Thumbnail links to alternate color ways for a given design are shown alongside the main image. You can also click the “customize” link to use our virtual custom tools.
Customization features include adjustments to materials, knotting techniques, and pile heights. But the most powerful feature is our 1200 color virtual pom box that is the springboard to creating the perfect palette for your next custom rug.
The color changes with a click and allows you to download your work as a rendering and submit to Tamarian so we can assist with the next steps.