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  1. Made in America: 8 Great Products from the South
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    Made in America: 8 Great Products from the South

    In the following pages, we toast American ingenuity by highlighting furniture and accessories designed and fabricated across four regions of the continental United States. Check out products from...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.25.13

  2. Textile Exhibit to Feature Picasso, Dali, Matisse Designs
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    Textile Exhibit to Feature Picasso, Dali, Matisse Designs

    A London exhibition uses works by Picasso, Dali, Matisse, and others to trace the evolution of 20th century textile design.

    written by: William Lamb
    01.15.14

  3. 5 Bags We Love from BAGGU
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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...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    07.18.14

  4. Colorful Textiles We Love for Floors or Tables
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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...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    07.29.14

  5. Valentine's Giveaway from PACT
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    Valentine's Giveaway from PACT

    As a Valentine's Day treat to our faithful readers, we're teaming up with PACT, purveyors of fine, design-minded underwear and fellow San Franciscans to give away (ooh la la) a dozen pairs of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.14.11

  6. Key Trends from 2013 London Design Festival
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    Key Trends from 2013 London Design Festival

    The annual London Design Festival attracts both emerging and established creatives, who gather each fall to present their latest creations. Here, we pull together the key shapes, themes and...

    written by: Ali Morris
    10.07.13

  7. Bright British Textiles by Wallace Sewell for Designtex
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    Bright British Textiles by Wallace Sewell for Designtex

    American upholstery manufacturer Designtex taps British studio Wallace + Sewell for a colorful, graphic collection of fabrics.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.15.14

  8. Amazing Textiles Explore the Sense of Touch
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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...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    09.04.14

  9. Best of Maison & Objet 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...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    09.09.14

  10. 2013 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Art Lover
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    2013 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Art Lover

    Shopping for the consummate art lover in your life can be a challenge, so we took inspiration from a few of the 20th century's best artworks and paired them with their modern-day gift doppelgängers.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.16.13

  11. Tendence 2012 at Messe Frankfurt: Textiles out of Africa
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    Tendence 2012 at Messe Frankfurt: Textiles out of Africa

    One of the special exhibitions at Tendence was Africa Chic, a collection of objects designed and manufactured in Africa. We rarely get a chance to feature designs from the continent, and so jumped...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.27.12

  12. Marimekko at Crate & Barrel
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    Marimekko at Crate & Barrel

    This week, Marimekko launched its fourth and fifth shops at Crate & Barrel in Los Angeles and San Francisco. The two companies have collaborated for four decades so it makes sense that...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.27.11

  13. Sheila Hicks's Sunbrella Color Riot in Paris
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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.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.07.14

  14. How To

    Mademoiselle Pillow: Pattern

    Notkin, who started her career making costume jewelry, has a knack for romantically contrasting hues and textures. In fact, her favorite part of the creative process comes before anything is made...

    01.01.09

  15. Inside the Ford Foundation with Sheila Hicks
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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.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.08.14

  16. Donna Wilson

    Donna Wilson is a Scottish-born designer who works from a London studio. Wilson began her career in 2003 when she presented hand-knitted creatures in her final show at the Royal College of Art....

    06.01.09

  17. Marianne Strengell

    Marianne Strengell

    Marianne Strengell (1909–1998) was one of the twentieth century’s most influential textile designers, executing many commissions for Hammarstrom, Breuer, and Eero Saarinen & Associ...

    03.10.10

  18. Maija Louekari

    Maija Louekari was born in Oulu, Finland in 1982. Her designs for Marimekko exhibit a marked sense of location, time, and space. She has portrayed both the crowds of metropolises as the fabric...

    01.13.10

  19. In Memoriam: Lucienne Day

    In Memoriam: Lucienne Day

    In the early 1950s Lucienne Day (1917-2010) shook the textile industry, inciting a host of copycats and transforming popular taste. Here we revisit a selection of her lively, original designs.

    02.04.10

  20. Karen Barbé

    Karen Barbé is a textile designer based in Santiago, Chile.

    03.05.10

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