John Robshaw’s India-inspired collection
John Robshaw and friends
Handsome globe-trotting textile designer John Robshaw crisscrosses Asia, Africa, and India, seeking inspiration for his bedding and fabric collections.
Through Saturday, May 6, his spring collection is on view in a pop-up at Mary Cates and Co. boutique on Lovers Lane. For the linens, pillows, napkins, tablecloths, and towels, Robshaw’s muse was a recent trip to Mysore, India.
While en route to Keshava Temple, he writes in his blog: “We drove through an old market town, marveling at a crumbling mansion by the side of the road, its brightly painted facade belying a faded grandeur. A fellow sat on the porch, quietly mending heaps of old gunnysacks. He let us open some, to find they were printed with fun, quirky logos and brands. Of course, we begged to buy a load of them, much to his amusement. Lovely faded linen pillows sprang to my mind.”
Mary Cates and Co., 5370 W. Lovers Lane, 214.871.7953.