Leah Bingham

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Leah Bingham blogs the markets for Rug News andDesign Magazine and rugnewsanddesign.com. Find her posts at www.walkingthemarket.com.

Fells/Andes putting a Mindful Thought In at ICFF NYC

Fells/Andes was featuring a simplistic yet elegant array of rugs today. Their luxury fiber rugs are comfortable and calming, wonderful for a nice open...

Creating one of a kind Textiles with Thompson Street Studio at ICFF NYC

Thompson Street Studio was founded in 2014 by Kiva Montnyk. They are in collaboration with a few different artist and designers. Today they were...

Pushing Boundaries with Margo Selby at ICFF NYC

On display at Margo Selby today were some of their lastest designs from the Santa Fe Collection. These throws are prefect for hotel use....

Herron is Springing into Summer here at ICFF NYC

The S/S16 collection at Herron is truly a remarkable story told by founder and director, Dee Clements. For the past year she has been...

Out of this World with Woven Concepts at ICFF NYC

Always nice catching up with Woven Concepts, today they were featuring their Odyssey Collection. This collection has 8 designs, 10 color grades, and all...

Be Good and Do Good with Amy Helfand at ICFF NYC

Spoke with the son of Amy Helfand today regarding her new collection of Tibetan Rugs. Amy's rugs are hand-knotted with luxurious Tibetan wool and...

Learning all about Scandecor Rugs at ICFF NYC

We stopped in to chat with Marjatta and her daughter Alexandra to discuss the new things they have going on. The new collection, Cotton...

Now Carpets is taking Landscapes to a New Level at ICFF NYC

Now Carpets is featuring their newest collection done by Arik Levy on various landscapes. Each rug is created with one color, but with different...

Learning about the Kiwi Culture with Lucy Tupu at ICFF NYC

While talking with Lucy Tupu, designer and owner of Lucy Tupu, we learned all about her new collection, South Pacific, and even about the...

First stop at ICFF NYC: Grain 

Our first stop at ICFF was with Grain, a Washington state based design company. Today they were featuring "Pool Rug" as the main display....

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