In this ROBUST episode we talk with Michael Christie, Editor of Rug Insider Magazine as well as colorful industry blogger, The Ruggist! We try to coax BOTH of these voices to the table to see how they manage their different perspectives and learn a bit of Michael's backstory that may inform these two "characters". We cover a lot but the central themes emerge as Michael articulates his passions for the industry and his genuine love for rugs. ENJOY and be sure to visit our blog https://tamariansocial.wordpress.com for the visual companion!
Please enjoy this visual companion to our podcast as we learn the story of this custom design created in partnership with our Minturn, CO dealer The Scarab.
Creating the design from a single image.
Adjusting to desired color palette
A palette of 14 colors was created to allow for shading, outlining, and other techniques that give the design dimension. Tamarian can build these palettes from a simpler color story, even a single color concept, so designers and end users don’t have to tax themselves with all the work!
This project started with the design concept and later introduced the desired color palettes, the size and scale also evolved from the initial concept and placement/function in the room became a consideration as noted on the CADS below.
The final CAD is produced and approved to begin knotting!
A strike-off sample is produced to check colors and create a “control” to help ensure consistency.
Be sure to check back to see the progress of this and other exciting custom projects we are currently working on. And be sure to contact us or your local Tamarian dealer to begin YOUR custom rug project today!
“Memories light the corners of my mind, Misty water-colored memories of the way we were, Scattered pictures of the smiles we left behind, Smiles we gave to one another for the way we were.” Here’s our take on tunes that light the corners of our mind. Paired with a detail of our rug Shaman Blue.
Tamarian Social Playlist #6- It’s Warm Out! This week’s @spotify playlist celebrates the return of SUMMER WEATHER and provide a soundtrack for chillin’ and grillin’, sunning and funning, or the LATEST craze, outdoor Zoom meetings! Our paired rug is Florence TK Multi; an Impressionist’s palette of color with a pleasing floral motif. Available in stock in standard sizes up to 13’x18′, runners, and endless custom possibilities!
The 2nd episode of the NED TALKS #podcast is now streaming! We talk to @mougalianrugs about rugging in Portland Maine and are joined by designer and Mougalian client @tylerelizabethkaru to share insights on their working dynamic. BONUS feature is our NEW segment MAILBAG! @tamariansocial invited their own Jesse Kohler to share his expert advice on proper Trade Show footwear, NOT to be missed!
The Sequin design in our all wool “Phoenix” weave strikes the right pose with simplistic beauty combined with sophisticated textural movement. That “PW” personality just loves to cozy up to a variety of interiors making it simple problem solver that doesn’t ask for any compromises. 3 stocked colors available in all standard rug sizes and endless custom.
Be sure to visit our website to learn more about the Sequin design and the MANY companions we stock in standard rug sizes and offer for endless custom adaptations. http://www.tamarian.com
Music is a richly diverse expression of human culture just like the rugs we are devoted to. Please enjoy some sounds from around the globe from a variety of voices in celebration of our interwoven lives. Let us celebrate our close connections and replace fear and anxiety with strength and comfort!
More tunes to soothe and/or stimulate the senses from the Tamarian Social family. We’ve paired this diverse group of tracks with the expressive “Karmangie” design, which similarly corrals color and movement into a cohesive picture that still invites interpretation. A PSA to HAVE FUN!
Tamarian Director of Sales Chris Saliga shares a recipe and the steps to prepare one of his favorite Nepali dishes, Dal Bhat.
Chris: A little background on the dish; Dal bhat is a traditional meal from the Indian subcontinent, popular in many areas of Nepal, Bangladesh and India. It consists of steamed rice and a cooked lentil soup called dal. Bhat or Chawal means “boiled rice” in a number of Indo-Aryan languages.It literally means “lentils with rice”. It is a staple food in these countries and is the national dish of Nepal.Himalayan trekkers are served this dish by the Sherpa and Tibetan guides before heading off into Mountains. There is a saying, “Dal Bhat Power, 24 Hour!”
What I cooked is the simple recipe given me from one our Esteemed factory partner’s wife during a recent trip to Nepal. Styles vary; you can also serve it with curry, pickle, yogurt and meat. In Nepal and traditional Nepalese eateries ,the various items are often put in little compartments like an old school lunchtray.
2 tablespoons ghee or oil
1 yellow onion chopped finely
1 diced tomato
3 cloves of garlic minced
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds crushed
1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 cup red lentils washed
3 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 sliced red pepper
2 cups cooked basmati rice to serve with dal.
Cook Basmati rice
bring 2 cups of water to a boil
add one cup of rice
reduce, cover and cook 20 minutes.
Once rice is on begin the Lentil soup…
Put two tbsp cooking oil in a medium size pan over medium heat
Add ½ Teaspoon cumin seed, one small yellow onion chopped and a tomato diced
When the onion is translucent add:
½ teaspoon turmeric
½ teaspoon salt.
Three garlic cloves finely chopped
Cook for a couple of minutes
Add 1 cup cleaned and washed lentils and fry for 2 minutes
Add three cups of water bring to boil, reduce and cook for 15 minutes covered
There are variations of this simple recipe online so BE ADVENTUROUS and don’t be afraid to explore new ways of tapping into that DAL BHAT POWER FOR 24 HOURS! As our esteem partner overseas reminded us when we solicited this recipe:
Lentil soups are good for health too. Specially kidney.
Visit our website for even more appetizing RUG PAIRINGS like these Programmed pieces below!