Summer Fridays: John Robshaw


John Robshaw’s exquisite textiles decorate the homes of many of New York’s most stylish and for good reason. John travels the globe, with regular trips to India, Asia and other far-flung locales to create the handprinted textiles that make his collections so sought after.
We asked John to share his weekend plans with us in part of our ongoing series, Summer Fridays.




  • Escape – Where are you travelling to?

I have a small farm house in Sharon, CT where I take local hikes every weekend and try not to get too lost. I also stop at local pals workshops to see whats new – DBO home is always making fun painted ceramics.




  • Playlist – What will you be listening to?

Usually, I am listening to Taj Mahal, Style Council and Howlin Wolf.




  • Menu – What are you looking forward to cooking or eating?

I am always hopping around from house to house attending dinner parties, but when I host skirt steak is pretty easy. Only cook it two minutes per side with chimichanga sauce then adding a bitter, local arugula salad plus dates with cream cheese and candied nuts. Of course, completing the meal with prosecco so it feels like we are in Italy.




  • Book – What do you hope to read?

Donna Leon’s A Noble Radiance, an Italian detective novel set in Venice where they talk about food as often as the recent murders.




  • Look – What will you be wearing?

I take with me block printed voile shirts that are super light and fun, painfully bright shorts, K Swiss sneakers, and bleeding Madras blazers from the Bargain Barn, the local thrift shop in Sharon.





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