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  1. 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

  2. Marimekko Unveils Sea-Inspired Collection
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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...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.24.14

  3. Fog Linen Work

    Fog Linen Work

    Fog Linen Work is a Japanese brand started in Tokyo by Yumiko Sekine, who had started her first business in 1993 importing used books and housewares from Europe and America to Japan. Looking for...

    09.12.13

  4. Roros Tweed

    Roros Tweed

    Røros Tweed was founded in 1939 in Norway to produce wool products.  The company has been manufacturing its products, since its inception, only in Norway – making the products 100% Norwegian...

    09.16.13

  5. Avoca

    Avoca

    Avoca was founded in Ireland in 1723 as a handweaving mill. It is still a family-run business, operating retail stores, foodhalls, and cafés. Fashion collections, homewares, and soft furnishing...

    09.17.13

  6. Kravet

    Kravet

    Kravet is an industry leader in to-the-trade fabric business, offering a wide range of colors, patterns and textures for every design style. Kravet works directly with a number of notable designers...

    10.01.13

  7. Full Swing Textiles

    Full Swing Textiles

    Full Swing Textiles, Inc., founded in the mid-1980's, makes '30's through '50's styled barkcloth fabrics and other upholstery and drapery grade fabrics, pillows, bags, totes, aprons, etc. They...

    10.01.13

  8. Yoshii

    Based in the small town of Imbari, Japan, Yoshii towels creates exceptionally soft towels and cloths. Imbari is known for its woven manufacturing industry, and Yoshii towels utilizes traditional...

    10.19.13

  9. Kurage

    Kurage

    KURAGE is a modern collection of hand printed fabrics for curtains, decorations and upholstery. The collection also boasts porcelain, hand-tufted rugs, acoustic panels and a wide range of sewn...

    10.21.13

  10. Mod Plaid

    Mod Plaid

    58 percent rayon, 39 percent cotton, 3 percent nylon

    $75.00

  11. Isoline beach towel

    Isoline beach towel

    Designer Emily Diamandis’s travels to Asia and Central America inspired the pattern on the 34-by-70-inch, 100 percent cotton towel made in South Carolina.

    $165.00

  12. Living in a Material World
    Design 101

    Living in a Material World

    Americans have always held a soft spot in their hearts for futuristic materials, from the amazing light-weight properties of titanium to the chance to conquer Superman with kryptonite.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Aya Brackett
    01.31.09

  13. PEC-MAT
    Design 101

    PEC-MAT

    As more and more Americans are quickly discovering, the land beneath our feet is not quite as solid as we thought. Houses slip down hillsides, trees float down rivers, and whole cities disappear...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Hunter Freeman
    01.31.09

  14. From Frankfurt: Heimtextil
    Travel Reports

    From Frankfurt: Heimtextil

    January in Frankfurt is pretty darn cold, so it feels fitting to be here at Heimtextil browsing all the lush materials that are changing the way we make ourselves at home. It’s the 40th year...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    01.16.10

  15. Sew Awesome
    Design 101

    Sew Awesome

    “Who we are arises directly from what our bodies can do,” writes Richard Sennett in his recent book, The Craftsman. In his spirited defense of how making material things can enlarge...

    03.26.10

  16. Bemz's Bright Idea
    A Great Idea

    Bemz's Bright Idea

    Last week I met with Lesley Pennington, a Canadian living in Sweden who in 2004 launched Bemz, one of the cleverest companies I've heard of recently. Bemz makes affordable custom-order slipcovers...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.30.10

  17. Q&A with Marimekko Designer Erja Hirvi
    Interviews

    Q&A with Marimekko Designer Erja Hirvi

    At Dwell we've always been fans of the bold prints by Finnish textile design house Marimekko and in honor of their 60th anniversary we toasted ten timeless prints and challenged you to vote on your...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    12.21.11

  18. Scandinavian Designed

    Scandinavian Designed

    Having just returned from a trip to Copenhagen, I have Scandinavian design on the brain. Though the region arguably experienced its golden era in the mid-20th century, with the work of icons like...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    12.12.11

  19. 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...

  20. Goldiehome Circle Bed Collection

    Goldiehome Circle Bed Collection

    Finding the right bedding is not an easy task. Too much busy print can take over the room, and too little can sometimes lack a little personality. The organic cotton bedding collections from...

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