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Boston renovation with Fitzfelt prototype felt mural, carpet by Flor, chair and table by Jens Risom for Knoll.

Boston Renovation Accents Minimalist White with Rich Felt Murals

In Boston’s South End, a design-savvy couple creates a clean-lined home with a textural surprise.
September 13, 2015
Felt-maker Paula Leen handling felt fabrics

Sneak Peek: 'A World Apart'

Our July/August 2012 issue, on newsstands now, turns the spotlight on designers' own homes across the globe. One of my favorite projects in the issue is Paula Leen and Kees Middendorp's home in the northern Dutch province of Friesland, which I visited last winter and profiled in the magazine in "A World Apart." Leen, a felt-maker, and Middendorp, the town of Akkrum's harbormaster, showed me around their marina-side home, which they'd lived in for 16 years as renters before getting the opportunity to buy and renovate it. The resulting space has an aesthetic that is strongly influenced by their surroundings—all gray and black and white, "the colors of Friesland," as Leen puts it. It's filled with Leen's handmade felt pieces, salvaged vintage furniture, and custom iron fixtures, including an 11-foot-long kitchen island and a staircase that connects the upstairs living space with the downstairs workshop. Check Sunday to read the full story. In the meantime, here's a sneak peek and some choice quotes from Leen.
July 28, 2012
Red Felt Cocoon Chair by Felicia F. Dean

Felicia F. Dean

Felicia F. Dean (University of North Carolina, Greensboro), Cocoon Chair, 2011: From an aesthetic standpoint, the Cocoon chair carries on the torch of Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec: something basic—in this case, folds of fabric—manipulated in a highly technical way.
April 24, 2012

Organic Laptop Bag by Zaum

We've been on a laptop bag lookout and this week Zaum's Eco Portabile Media bag caught our eye. It's got all the fixing of a basic laptop carrier—padded computer section, pockets for plug-ins, and a shoulder strap—and that little extra: extra interior and exterior pockets plus fabrication from organic and eco-friendly materials.
January 12, 2011
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7 Modern Nightstand Options

Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far sweeter function—and a score of forms for holding big dreams, and small specs, till the morning light.
January 4, 2010
aguiniga felt chairs

Tanya Aguiniga Crafted Classics

I'm in the air en route to Minneapolis for the American Craft Council's annual conference, where a number of writers, artists, makers, scholars and others will gather to discuss the future of craft.
October 15, 2009
mickus relief chair

The Relief Chair and Fashioning Felt

At first glance I thought this chair was made from the rather hard and inhospitable charcoal-colored packing material that often surrounds new electronics inside shipping boxes. But upon closer inspection I discovered (to my delight) that the chair is made of felt.
March 11, 2009
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Felt Up

Felt has become the go-to material for crafters and modernists alike. And with the days turning shorter it only makes sense to cozy up to some simple felt pleasures.
December 6, 2008