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  1. Little Field of Flowers: Weaving
    How they make it

    Little Field of Flowers: Weaving

    Depending on the size of the rug—they come in three sizes—one or two technicians at SPN operate the loom, which involves painstaking manual labor. “Every two or three lines,” Marquina explains, “we...

    01.01.09

  2. Leave it to Beavers
    Green

    Leave it to Beavers

    It’s not unusual for New Yorkers to have problems with their neighbors; after all, many a co-op brawl has started over a little late-night noise. But it is rare for the downtown crowd to have...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    01.25.09

  3. Little Field of Flowers
    How they make it

    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

  4. Eco-Friendly Carpeting
    Product Reviews

    Eco-Friendly Carpeting

    Dear Dwell: I'm not into the hard modernism of concrete floors: I miss the cushy carpet of my youth. Are there eco-friendly options for wall-to-wall? —Craig Dewey, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

    photos by: Peter Belanger
    01.28.09

  5. Architect Series Dimmers
    Design 101

    Architect Series Dimmers

    The right lighting can bring warmth and atmosphere to any room.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Hunter Freeman
    01.31.09

  6. LEEDing the Way
    Green

    LEEDing the Way

    One day last April there was great excitement on Highland Avenue, a quiet, hilly street (on which this writer happens to live) of Craftsman bungalows and 1960s apartment buildings in the Ocean Park...

    written by: Frances Anderton
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    02.01.09

  7. Teach Your Parents Well
    Profiles

    Teach Your Parents Well

    In May 2005, Susan Bodnar and David Schatsky asked architects Normal Projects to green their prewar apartment and their contemporary lives.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Martien Mulder
    02.25.09

  8. Shear Talent
    Profiles

    Shear Talent

    In the small village of Spannum, in the Dutch province of Friesland, Claudy Jongstra heads a felt-design studio whose modesty in process and material belie its overwhelming commercial appeal and...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Oliver Chanarin
    02.26.09

  9. Stumptown Rock
    Green

    Stumptown Rock

    Even before construction was complete, the Stump House was turning heads. When its green-minded future owners learned of its shining environmental résumé, they knew they’d found...

    written by: Brian Libby
    photos by: John Clark
    03.04.09

  10. Crystals Rug

    Crystals Rug

    Since temperature and water-vapor humidity determine how ice crystals take their shape, we’re guessing it was superhot when this rug formed in Angela Adams’s studio. Things will cool...

    $18000.00

  11. Home Cooking
    House Tours

    Home Cooking

    For Erik and Ivana Gonzalez, the design of their kitchen—and every other room in the house—was truly a family affair.

    written by: Allison Arieff
    photos by: Peter Yang
    07.23.09

  12. Fuller Rug

    Fuller Rug

    The difference a rug can make in a room is pretty remarkable: softening hardwood, bringing in a bit of a pattern or color, truly tying things together underfoot. San Francisco-based designer Melina...

  13. Stripe Mosaic Rug

    Stripe Mosaic Rug

    This hand-felted, hand-sewn rug from Odegard is made from 100% recycled strips of wool, with a style inspired by traditional artisan craftwork. As it's able to be bought by the square foot, you can...

    $86.00

  14. Monika Järg's Wooden Carpets
    Product of the Day

    Monika Järg's Wooden Carpets

    While wood floors are generally more elegant than carpeting, rugs and textiles can bring warmth and texture to otherwise hard and hollow spaces. Estonian designer Monika Järg has a novel...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.29.09

  15. Caramelos Rug

    Caramelos Rug

    Add a bit off floor-bound color with this 100% hand-tufted cotton rug from Gan, Gandia Blasco's home textile line. If turquoise isn't your shade, Caramelos comes in orange, red, and black...

    $300.00

  16. Snow Proofed Hillside Family Home in Austria
    Green

    Snow Proofed Hillside Family Home in Austria

    Most homeowners would avoid living within striking distance of an avalanche, but Marcell Strolz and Uli Alber embrace Alpine extremes. They built a house that could weather even the fiercest storm....

    written by: Dominic Bradbury
    photos by: Richard Powers
    12.30.09

  17. Wooden Carpet

    Wooden Carpet

    Splinter shag or timber berber it ain’t. Far more than mere decoration, the intricate geometric pattern of veneer offcuts gives this wooden textile its surprisingly flexible tactile appeal.

  18. Flora Jute Rug

    Flora Jute Rug

    Just hearing the word 'macrame' might evoke visions of groovy hemp wall decor and tasseled hanging plant holders, but not all knotty work is rooted in retro kitsch. Home decor ace Jonathan Adler...

    $495.00

  19. Peace Industry Rug

    Peace Industry Rug

    We've got floor coverings on the brain this week, and consistently find ourselves clicking back to admire the work of Melina Raissnia, who owns San Francisco-based Peace Industry with her husband...

  20. Starry Night Rug

    Starry Night Rug

    Though she started her career as an Industrial engineer, a move from Spain to New York prompted Mónica Ibáñez to trade autos for interiors. She took inspiration from her...

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