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  1. Peru Gift Show 2011
    Travel Reports

    Peru Gift Show 2011

    Greetings from Peru! I'm in Lima reporting from the showroom floors of the National Gift Show and Peru Moda, a fashion tradeshow, taking place April 27th to 30th. An estimated 5,000 people come to...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Diana Budds
    04.30.11

  2. Wanted Design & NYC Design Week
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    Wanted Design & NYC Design Week

    Design Week is upon us in New York City. Designers, manufacturers, retailers, press, and the design loving general public will descend upon ICFF, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair this...

    05.13.11

  3. Amsterdam Retail Therapy
    Travel Reports

    Amsterdam Retail Therapy

    On a drizzly afternoon in Holland's capital city, I took to the streets, armed with a map, a copy of a great little guide book, Amsterdam Made by Hand, and absolutely no problem getting lost along...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Jordan Kushins
    06.27.11

  4. From the Show Floor: FLOR Tiles
    Dwell on Design

    From the Show Floor: FLOR Tiles

    While browsing the floor at Dwell on Design I had to stop in my tracks as I noticed this brightly colored rug. I would describe this rug as completely ridiculous, as its colors are garish and the...

    written by: Bobby Solomon
    photos by: Bobby Solomon
    06.27.11

  5. Knoll Textiles
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    Knoll Textiles

    The roster of furniture designers who have graced the factories of Knoll is startling: Saarinen, Platner, Bertoia, Breuer. But the textile designers like Marianne Strengell, Evelyn Hill...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.22.11

  6. Q&A with Marimekko Designer Erja Hirvi
    Interviews

    Q&A with Marimekko Designer Erja Hirvi

    At Dwell we've always been fans of the bold prints by Finnish textile design house Marimekko and in honor of their 60th anniversary we toasted ten timeless prints and challenged you to vote on your...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    12.21.11

  7. Marimekko Designs by Erja Hirvi
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    Marimekko Designs by Erja Hirvi

    Check out more designs by Marimekko designer Erja Hirvi who designed the winning pattern Lumimarja in the Dwell and Marimekko Contest! We delve further into Erja's inspiration in this Q+A, but...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    12.21.11

  8. Maria João Arnaud
    Profiles

    Maria João Arnaud

    “At London Design Festival, I really fell for Maria João Arnaud’s hand-printed Friendship Mountains textiles.”

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.24.12

  9. ICFF 2012: Nani Marquina on Design
    Interviews

    ICFF 2012: Nani Marquina on Design

    Spanish rug design maven Nani Marquina is known for her emphasis on handcrafted wares, commitment to fair trade practices and sustainable development, and for bringing a distinctive and imaginative...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.25.12

  10. Swiss Design at Dwell on Design
    Dwell on Design

    Swiss Design at Dwell on Design

    It's coming up Swiss at this year's Dwell on Design. On Saturday, June 23rd, we'll be talking to two sets of panelists on the Design Innovation Stage, with additional Swiss handicraft shown on the...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.13.12

  11. 3 Bedroom Styling Ideas and Resources
    Product Reviews

    3 Bedroom Styling Ideas and Resources

    If your boudoir’s design lacks luster, a set of bedding can spiff things up in a cinch. Selected with comfort and style in mind, our medley of shams, duvets, and blankets will keep...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Aya Brackett
    07.13.12

  12. Knoll's Dorothy Cosonas: Fashion-Forward Textile Design
    Profiles

    Knoll's Dorothy Cosonas: Fashion-Forward Textile Design

    Those pink interiors of the 1950s can be traced—not to a prescient interior designer—but the fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli, who introduced a war-weary world to a hue she dubbed ...

    written by: Joanne Furio
    07.23.12

  13. Sneak Peek: 'A World Apart'
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    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...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.28.12

  14. Nani Marquina's 25th Anniversary
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    Nani Marquina's 25th Anniversary

    Spanish rug and textile designer Nani Marquina, whose idyllic Ibiza weekend house we featured in Dwell's July/August 2012 "Designers at Home" issue, recently marked her company's 25th...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.31.12

  15. Announcing the Material Change Finalists
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    Announcing the Material Change Finalists

    We were blown away by the caliber of the 120 textile designs received in the Material Change design competition. Partnering with Lulan, we challenged readers to submit an original modern textile...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    09.14.12

  16. Cloth and Goods
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    Cloth and Goods

    Specializing in products for the home, the textile-driven Portland, Oregon, webshop Cloth and Goods puts a spotlight on old-world fabrics and weaving techniques. Founder Melissa Newirth sources...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Lisa Warninger
    09.25.12

  17. And the Material Change Winner Is...
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    And the Material Change Winner Is...

    Now that the experts have had their say, we are pleased to announce the grand prize winner of the Material Change Textile Competition. Without further ado, the design that will be put into...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    10.10.12

  18. A Pop of Color at Robert Allen
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    A Pop of Color at Robert Allen

    Dwell editors Olivia Martin and Diana Budds visited San Francisco's Design Center to browse through Robert Allen's new Spring 2013 collection at the Pop of Color party. The spring collection was...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    02.08.13

  19. Shop Talk: 10 New Pieces from Totokaelo Art—Object
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    Shop Talk: 10 New Pieces from Totokaelo Art—Object

    Seattle-based readers (and online shoppers with a passion for fashion) may be well aware of Totokaelo, the Capitol Hill-based purveyor of avant-garde design. Last June, founder Jill Wenger opened a...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.27.13

  20. Danish Crafts Announces Mindcraft13 for Salone
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    Danish Crafts Announces Mindcraft13 for Salone

    Danish Crafts, an organization devoted to representing up-and-coming Danish designers, announced this year’s Mindcraft, their exhibition at Milan’s Fuori Salone 2013.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.21.13

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