COLORS & PATTERNS
Explore the history of global textiles and decorating as you journey through the Cabana kaleidoscope of colors and patterns. Here you’ll find plentiful inspiration for your own home decorating.
Meet Valeria Cotoner
Madrid-born New York-based florist turned fashion designer, Valeria Cotoner, tells Camilla Frances about the challenges of breaking into a new industry during the pandemic, and the unusual inspiration behind her exclusive capsule for Cabana.
The Fabric of Friendship
"Our collections are a reflection of the kaleidoscope of colorful feelings and experiences [we carry with us]": RIANNA + NINA founders, Rianna Kounou and Nina Knaudt, speak to Violet Caldecott about theirquest for the extraordinary.
The Poetry of Paper
For centuries, artisans have elevated paper making - a material many take for granted - to an art form far beyond functionality. Sara Pierdonà discovers the potential and poetry of paper, from tea ceremonies in Japan to marbling in Venice.
Decoding Chinese Carpets
Sara Pierdona travels through rural China, decoding the mysterious, mythological symbols in classical Chinese carpets and visiting one of the country's last remaining traditional workshops.
Martina's Holiday Entertaining
With the festive season nearly upon us, and holiday events in our diaries, preparations are underway at Cabana HQ. Editor-in-Chief, Martina Mondadori, shares her hosting essentials and styling tips to inspire your festive entertaining.
A Hand-Blocked History
As Clarence House unveils a new collection of fabrics inspired by an early example of block printing, Rosanna Falconer explores the history and evolution of the ancient technique - from the first print, more than 1000 years ago, to the craft’s development throughout India.
Texas in Textiles
In celebration of Dallas Design Week 2023, and Vervain’s new collection of fabrics and papers inspired by memories of Texas, Cabana gets under the skin of the Lone Star State, discovering its unique seasons, colors and culture.
Into the Archives: The Benaki Museum
At the Benaki Museum in Athens - a repository for Greek decorative arts where one can find some of the world’s greatest treasures - Jamie Sharp examines Greek textiles, discovering stories of civilisation stitched through time.
Made in Italy
In celebration of a sumptuous new book, Italian Textile Design, Sara Pierdona explores the development of Italian textiles in the 20th century, discovering the people who shaped trends and taste that continue to influence designers today.
Blaze of Glory
From Rowing to Runway: The classic blazer has always been a wardrobe staple, but where did it come from, and when did it become such a unisex favorite? As Cabana unveils an elegant collection of garments with blazer-queens, Blazé Milano, Sarah Hyde explores the history of the blazer.
The Queen of Kimonos
As Sotheby's prepares to unveil the Freddy Mercury Collection, Sarah Hyde discovers the kaleidoscopic colors and exquisite patterns of the Queen frontman's 50 vintage kimonos, gathered over many years of visiting and falling in love with Japan.
Cosmo Brockway meets US-born New Delhi-based textile designer, Peter D'Ascoli, and discovers how Peter's enduring fascination with the artisan heritage of the Indian subcontinent led to an exciting collaboration with UNESCO India. From the Cabana Magazine archives.
Renowned photographer Miguel Flores-Vianna travels to the foothills of the Taurus Mountains in search of the distinctive floral patterns that adorn the mosques surrounding Denizli.
Peru's Woven Story
Discover the ancient heritage of Peruvian textiles as Rebeca Vaisman explores the rich history and symbolism of Peru's ancient crafts, uncovering hidden treasures of the Sacred Valley and one man's extraordinary textile museum.
Immerse yourself in our edit of perfectly pink rooms, from deep hues in the home of Dries Van Noten to punchy, playful patterns by David Hicks and restful, dusty shades in Tangier and Gran Canaria.
Living in Pattern
Inspired by David Hicks’ masterful use of pattern, we’re revisiting some of the most extraordinary patterned interiors from the World of Cabana and Cabana Magazine. From grand palazzos with silk-adorned walls to artist’s cottages draped with fabric and Mexican haciendas with kaleidoscopic floors, it's time to get inspired.