Desert Dust

This off-grid house rests in the vast and remote seemingly endless desert landscape of Southern Arizona. Designed by studio D U S T with borrowed cues from vernacular desert architecture with walls made of volcanic residue – known as "lava-crete".

New York-based textile artist Kiva Motnyk of Thompson Street Studio creates experimental textiles and intricate patchworks. The stunning one-of-a-kind pieces in this story are made using natural dying and vintage fabrics – reinventing the tradition of the American quilt.

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Photos courtesy of D U S T

Special Thanks to Kiva Motnyk at Thompson Street Studio

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  • Looks the most wonderful and inspiring place both inside and out on

    I just love your quilts and the environment you have created. I would love to exchange more on the plants you use to dye with, – I do a lot too for my woolfibre wall pieces and designer handknits. Julia Desch

  • Aileen Kornetsky on

    Incredible quilt!

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