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  1. Scandinavian Rag Rugs Made from Recycled Denim
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    Scandinavian Rag Rugs Made from Recycled Denim

    Nudie Jeans Co, a Swedish denim label known for producing 100% organic jeans that command a cult following, is branching into the interior design market with a line of limited edition rugs made...

    written by: Johanna Björk
    03.29.13

  2. Product Spotlight: Carpet of Life
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    Product Spotlight: Carpet of Life

    Using authentic crafting techniques handed down through generations, women from rural villages in the oasis of M’hamid El Ghizlane in the Sahara Desert transform cast-off textiles and donated...

    written by: Abigail Doan
    04.16.13

  3. Anton Alvarez
    In The Modern World

    Anton Alvarez

    Using a tool he calls the "Thread Wrapping Machine," Swedish-Chilean designer and recent Royal College of Art graduate Anton Alvarez creates furniture bound together by glue-coated thread—no screws...

    04.25.13

  4. Mohair We Love: Gorman Blankets
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    Mohair We Love: Gorman Blankets

    No matter the time of year, a well-placed throw blanket can ward off the chill or provide an immediate haven for snuggling up. Read on for one we found in the neon brights so prevalent this spring.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.08.13

  5. Product Spotlight: Schola Desk by Yota Kakuda
    In The Modern World

    Product Spotlight: Schola Desk by Yota Kakuda

    Traditional English school desks were the inspiration behind London-based Japanese designer Yota Kakuda's workstation. He used just one sheet of plywood to fashion the compact piece.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.29.13

  6. Salone Satellite Top Pick: AMPY Stool by Jerri Hobdy
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    Salone Satellite Top Pick: AMPY Stool by Jerri Hobdy

    In 2013, Salone Satellite—Salone Internazionale del Mobile’s younger companion, for which a jury led by Marva Griffin Wilshire selects exhibitors younger than 35—showcased six intrepid U.S. booths,...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.15.13

  7. American Made Design: Galbraith & Paul
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    American Made Design: Galbraith & Paul

    A trio of design studios forms a distinctly American picture of modern design: Despite their regional differences, all three produce forward-thinking products and furniture made using time-tested...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Nathaniel Wood
    06.25.13

  8. Artist Tanya Aguiñiga’s Kits for the Formerly Homeless
    Dwell on Design

    Artist Tanya Aguiñiga’s Kits for the Formerly Homeless

    Our Dwell on Design artist-in-residence Tanya Aguiñiga spent all weekend on the show floor with her team of artisans, who, along with hundreds of show attendees, created move-in kits for the...

    written by: Erika Heet
    06.25.13

  9. Sofia Design Week 2013: The Balkan Date
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    Sofia Design Week 2013: The Balkan Date

    The recent fifth edition of Sofia Design Week in Bulgaria's capital city marked a milestone for this international festival devoted to design and visual culture from Eastern Europe and beyond. The...

    written by: Abigail Doan
    07.02.13

  10. Sneak Peek: Jack Lenor Larsen
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    Sneak Peek: Jack Lenor Larsen

    Fresh from our October issue, we chat with textile designer Jack Lenor Larsen about everything from breaking into the New York design scene in the 1950s to personalizing a space on a limited budget...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    09.01.13

  11. Q&A with Textile Designer Jack Lenor Larsen
    Profiles

    Q&A with Textile Designer Jack Lenor Larsen

    We chat with the masterful weaver, textile designer, and gardener whose global aesthetic continues to reverberate and influence today’s interiors.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Jon Snyder
    09.05.13

  12. Simon Key Bertman
    Profiles

    Simon Key Bertman

    Simon Key Bertman’s textile designs are a treat for the eyes, the brain, and the fingertips. His chunky woven patterns— as seen in his handwoven Chess throw —are inspired by optical patterns that...

    written by: Tiffany Orvet
    04.03.14

  13. Aoi Yoshizawa
    Profiles

    Aoi Yoshizawa

    “I have been interested in textiles ever since my mother and grandmother taught me to sew and knit when I was small,” says breakout textile designer Aoi Yoshizawa. Born and raised in Japan,...

    written by: Tiffany Orvet
    04.03.14

  14. Introducing the Dwell Store’s Editor's Collection
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    Introducing the Dwell Store’s Editor's Collection

    Dwell Editor-in-Chief, Amanda Dameron, has shopped the Dwell Store to select her favorite products. Each piece in the collection is handpicked by Amanda to complement her life, both in the Dwell...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    04.22.14

  15. Product Spotlight: Woven Lamp and Accessory Design
    Product Reviews

    Product Spotlight: Woven Lamp and Accessory Design

    The contemporary design scene is rife with reclaimed-timber furniture and reawakened cottage industries. Now weaving is about to have its moment in the spotlight.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.22.13

  16. DecorMaison Wallpaper
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    DecorMaison Wallpaper

    In homes, restaurants and retail shops alike, it's common to see a single wall covered in loud, brightly patterned wallpaper—an easy design strategy that packs a powerful visual punch. Plenty...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    09.03.09

  17. Table Linens by Commune Design
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    Table Linens by Commune Design

    In my online wanderings this week I've come across a totally lovely set of table linens from Los Angeles–based Commune Design. They are made of 100% linen hand-dyed in LA by Matteo, and I...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.03.09

  18. The Sheep Who Made Your Pouf
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    The Sheep Who Made Your Pouf

    The stream of amazing projects that emerge from students at Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands is never-ending. This week I've come across one from an alum of the school who has spent the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    12.10.09

  19. Science Project Pillows
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    Science Project Pillows

    I got a note recently from Heather Lins of Heather Lins Home about her new eco-friendly pillows. Though the current throw pillow throwdown is certain to separate wheat from chaff, little on...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.04.10

  20. Crazy Sexy Wool
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    Crazy Sexy Wool

    I was in New York earlier this week, and stopped into the very charming and hip Bond St. bistro The Smile for lunch. In addition to a mean roast beef sandwich and some stellar pickles, they...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.04.10

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