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  1. Cole & Son Factory Tour
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    Cole & Son Factory Tour

    Cole & Son, a London-based wallpaper manufacturer established in 1875, recently launched its collection of autumn wallpapers, including a particularly striking harlequin pattern of overlain...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Shonquis Moreno
    10.11.11

  2. Inventables: Materials Database
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    Inventables: Materials Database

    Zach Kaplan is looking out for the little guys. In 2002, he launched Inventables, an extensive library of high-tech materials from manufacturers and innovators like Dupont and 3Form. The initial...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.11.11

  3. Made Design Shop and Gallery
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    Made Design Shop and Gallery

    Canada is known for its love of hockey and its long winters but few people know of our neighbor to the north's wealth of innovative modern designers. Enter Made. The Toronto shop and gallery...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.23.11

  4. From the Show Floor: FLOR Tiles
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    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. 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

  6. Clever Creatables
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    Clever Creatables

    I was zipping about online recently and came across the sustainability-minded Swedes behind the charming product design firm Creatables. According to them, Creatables is "a network of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.09.10

  7. Hasso's iPad and Laptop Sleeves
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    Hasso's iPad and Laptop Sleeves

    As soon as a new gizmo hits—I'm looking at you, iPad—the design world races to kit it out with sleek accessories. Yes, I'm all for protecting my precious laptop or tablet or swanky...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.27.12

  8. Little Field of Flowers
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    Little Field of Flowers

    Nanimarquina—In 1987, Barcelona-based designer Nani Marquina established a textile and rug design studio. Since 1993, the company’s designs have been manufactured in northern India....

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    01.25.09

  9. Frankfurt's Blanket Store
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    Frankfurt's Blanket Store

    Nestled in behind a small glass storefront in central Frankfurt is a one-of-a-kind throw utopia. Blanket Store is a niche boutique dedicated to—yes, you guessed it—blankets, and owner...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    02.18.10

  10. Rubber Bands, Man
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    Rubber Bands, Man

    When the architecture industry suffered a massive blow due to the economy, architect Margarita Mileva turned to upcycling office supplies. Her designs have garnered international attention and she...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.16.11

  11. A Look Inside V&A Pattern
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    A Look Inside V&A Pattern

    London's Victoria and Albert Museum has opened up its extensive archives and published the fantastic V&A Pattern volumes. The first four hardcover editions in the series are William Morris,...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    01.30.10

  12. Made in America: 7 Products from the Midwest
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    Made in America: 7 Products from the Midwest

    In our Modern Across America issue, we rounded up the best American-made products from across the country. Here's a look at some of the best products from the Midwest.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    06.18.14

  13. Taikamylly Fabric

    Taikamylly Fabric

    Chances are your bedside reading doesn’t include Finland’s national epic, The Kalevala, but that should not preclude you from tucking...

  14. Worth Wallpaper

    Worth Wallpaper

    This nontoxic, washable wallpaper was custom created by Anita Modha and Jonathan Nodrick for the Canadian boutique Worth. You can create your own wall covering using the pattern of your choice.

  15. Shanghai Togo

    Shanghai Togo

    Playing with the scale of pixels is a specialty of Spanish-born designer Cristian Zuzunaga, and the diminutive digital unit gets its due on Shanghai. The fabric—a Ligne Roset exclusive&mdash...

  16. Stephanie Odegard: Business, Artisanal Design and Social Responsibility

    Stephanie Odegard: Business, Artisanal Design and Social Responsibility

    Stephanie Odegard, founder of Odegard rug company, will share her thoughts on her involvement in assisting developing countries through business, the promotion and preservation of traditional...

    03.01.09

  17. Fashioning Felt

    Fashioning Felt

    This exhibition will explore the varied new uses of felt—an ancient material, believed to be one of the earliest techniques for making textiles. Made by matting together wool fibers with...

    03.01.09

  18. Fresh Flowers—The Evolution of Floral Design in 20th-Century Textiles

    Fresh Flowers—The Evolution of Floral Design in 20th-Century Textiles

    Throughout the centuries, flowers have been an important source of inspiration for western textile designers. The twentieth century was a particularly fertile period of innovation and change in...

    03.01.09

  19. Tufenkian Showroom Sale

    Tufenkian Showroom Sale

    Tufenkian's annual sale, in which rugs from Clodagh, Barbara Barry, Keven Walz, and other designers will be available for up to 75% off. A range of sizes from 2’x3’ to 10’x14...

    04.17.09

  20. Odegard Flagship at the San Francisco Design Center

    Odegard is hosting an opening party on May 14th, 2009, which will showcase carpets from the recently launched Mughal Collection, inspired by the unsurpassed design legacy of 17th-century India....

    05.13.09

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