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Poufs, Pillows, and Other Threads to Touch Up Your Home

Blankets, pillows, poufs, and napkins lend a touch of tactility to rooms begging for warmth in the winter months.
March 1, 2015
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9 Young Designers to Know Now

As we begin culling our lists for Dwell's fourth Young Guns installment, in April of 2015, here's a look back at some of the emerging designers we've profiled in our pages.
December 9, 2014
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Marimekko Unveils Sea-Inspired Collection

Marimekko's spring/summer 2015 collection is the first line by Finnish artist and designer Kustaa Saksi. The characteristically bright array takes on an under-the-sea theme, and features variations of two prints—one inspired by sea anemones and the other by sea grass.
October 24, 2014
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Inside the Ford Foundation with Sheila Hicks

Textile artist Sheila Hicks returns to New York City's Ford Foundation to replace a series of sublimely modernist wall hangings.
October 8, 2014
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Sheila Hicks's Sunbrella Color Riot in Paris

Sheila Hicks creates textile art ranging from minuscule to monumental, and has made her name subverting craft techniques into a unique modern vision.
October 7, 2014
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Best of Maison & Objet 2014

We spent the week in Paris, scoping out the new designs unveiled at Maison & Objet. Click through the slideshow to see our editors' favorite finds at the show and beyond, as documented on Instagram. (Follow @dwellmagazine for more modern design favorites.)
September 9, 2014
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Amazing Textiles Explore the Sense of Touch

Five years ago, Emily Fischer launched a startup studio called Haptic Lab that designs and creates products that explore the sense of touch, including handmade kites and intricately stitched quilts. In celebration of the Brooklyn-based studio’s fifth anniversary this month, Dwell talked with Fischer about the inspiration behind her designs.
September 4, 2014
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Colorful Textiles We Love for Floors or Tables

When it comes to versatile textiles, designer Sandy Chilewich's eponymous studio creates innovative products for both domestic and industrial settings. Originally introduced to the international design community in 2000, Chilewich's woven textiles have redefined the way people cover their tables and floors. From placemats for an outdoor tabletop to floor coverings for a busy hallway, the Dwell Store features many of Chilewich's best-selling products.
July 29, 2014
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5 Bags We Love from BAGGU

When Emily Sugihara and her mom, Joan Sugihara were tired of the lack of reusable totes on the market, they launched BAGGU, producing the signature foldable nylon tote in a variety of colors. Since its inception, BAGGU has expanded, now producing bags in several fabrics and styles. Check out five of our favorite BAGGU styles, available at the Dwell Store.
July 18, 2014