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Wanderlust with John Robshaw

It is the time of year when blus­tery blue Winter ever-so-slowly recasts her­self into the green-breath of Spring.… a moment when we might feel the pull to run off to an exotic land and rein­vent our­selves as well. New York-based designer John Robshaw has a knack for inhab­it­ing this type of fan­tas­tic life trans­form­ing adven­ture on a reg­u­lar basis while devel­op­ing and pro­duc­ing his exquis­ite hand-printed tex­tiles. One minute he is block print­ing his designs with local arti­sans in Japuir, India, or per­haps sip­ping Turkish cof­fee in Beyoglu, the next he is danc­ing in the Philippines with T’boli Sikat Schoolchildren — teach­ing them paint­ing tech­niques and donat­ing books to encour­age read­ing.  Robshaw’s keen eye mixes and matches multi-cultural influ­ences to cre­ate block-printed bed­ding and tex­tiles that are mod­ern in spirit and glob­ally soul­ful. So if you can’t get away from your office dead­lines for a few months, no wor­ries. India need not wait. Robshaw brings the breadth of his traveler’s lifestyle beau­ti­fully into your home. And, of course, we carry a lovely array of his adven­tures in gor­geous­ness right here at your favorite store, HighStreet.

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