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  1. Maria João Arnaud
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    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

  2. ICFF 2012: Nani Marquina on Design
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    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

  3. Swiss Design at Dwell on Design
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    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

  4. 3 Bedroom Styling Ideas and Resources
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    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

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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Blankets by Teixidors and Christian Zuzunaga
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    Blankets by Teixidors and Christian Zuzunaga

    One of our new favorite product lines spotted at this year's ICFF is from Spanish company Teixidors, a small-scale textile maker that weaves its wares in Terrassa, a city in Catalonia. Established...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.19.12

  13. Mismo Explorer Bag
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    Mismo Explorer Bag

    Should you, weary traveler, be suffering from a crippling case of rollerboard fatigue, and have either the broad shoulders or iron will needed to port your carry-on entirely on your person, this is...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.24.12

  14. Snøhetta Gets Small-Scale with Røros-Tweed
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    Snøhetta Gets Small-Scale with Røros-Tweed

    One of the best booths at ICFF this year (see a bunch more roundups onsite and offsite here) was the insidenorway set-up featuring prototypes from young Norwegian designers, all curated by Paul...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.11.12

  15. Textiles in Motion
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    Textiles in Motion

    Sydney-based embroidery designers MaricorMaricar hit our radar screen back in August with a series called Turns of Speech, weaving misheard lyrics into textile magic. We got on the horn with...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.05.12

  16. Cardigan Bay's Textile Design Revolution
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    Cardigan Bay's Textile Design Revolution

    It seems an unlikely place to come across a design revolution, but if you venture into the valleys of the Pembrokeshire coast in west Wales you will find a thriving creative community. Inspired by...

    written by: Ali Morris
    07.11.12

  17. Bedrock Images's Forgotten Maps
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    Bedrock Images's Forgotten Maps

    For the architecturally inclined—especially those with a mess of wall space—little enlivens the living room like a gigantic map. Though hip apartments the nation over are festooned with...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.06.12

  18. Maker's Mark
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    Maker's Mark

    San Francisco philanthropist Ann Hatch has long dedicated herself to the making of artful objects.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    photos by: Christie Hemm
    11.07.12

  19. Neo Knits
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    Neo Knits

    A pair of designers dream up a fresh way of knitting pixelated fabric, powered by a 21st-century sewing machine.

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    photos by: Caren Alpert
    05.18.12

  20. Christien Meindertsma: Act Local
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    Christien Meindertsma: Act Local

    Since graduating from Design Academy Eindhoven in 2003, Rotterdam-based Christine Meinderstma has carved a niche for herself exploring the stories of ordinary objects. Take her book PIG (2007),...

    written by: Jane Szita
    08.02.12

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