ISSUE 80  |  The Summer Bedroom

Artful Utility Blankets from an Artist in Residence

July 12, 2013 3:00 PM

BY Alexa Hotz

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During a recent stint at The Workshop Residence, Jim Isermann, an artist based in Palm Springs and Guerneville, California, reimagined the humble utility blanket, creating a line of thick cotton duck canvas throws, custom dyed and silk screenedThe geometric pattern is a reflection of Isermann’s style, an interpretation of industrial design and fine art through the lens of popular culture.

The heavy blankets can be used for packing, picnicking, as a rug, bed coverlet, or as an outdoor throw. Measuring 70 inches wide by 80 inches long, the blankets are quilted and then sewn with a corduroy binding.  Each piece is $110 and is available from March in San Francisco.

Photography by Alexa Hotz for Remodelista (unless otherwise noted).

Above: At the Sacramento Street shop, both the blue/black and yellow/gold blankets are currently available (the black/white blankets are available for preorder); photograph via March.

Above: The unfolded blanket reveal quilted stitching in a dark-colored thread.

Above: The trio of blankets shows the graphic silk-screened pattern; photograph via March.

Above: Each blanket is bound with velvet corduroy in a corresponding color.

For more heavy-duty blankets, sift through all our favorite Fabrics & Linens in our Shop section and for more on SF’s March, see Shopper’s Diary: March in San Francisco Relaunches.