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  1. 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

  2. Fabric Focus 1: Digital Prints

    Fabric Focus 1: Digital Prints

    This season's bold fabrics can enliven even the smallest project. Three interior design experts share tips on making the most of limited yardage.

    02.04.13

  3. Fabric Focus 2: Textured Neutrals

    Fabric Focus 2: Textured Neutrals

    Black, white, and tan don't have to be boring. Choose neutral hues in raised patterns and velvety textures for maximum impact.

    02.05.13

  4. Fabric Focus 3: One-Two Punch

    Fabric Focus 3: One-Two Punch

    These Pop-inspired brights pack a double whammy of bold pattern and geometric influence.

    02.07.13

  5. Marimekko's Iconic Patterns
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    Marimekko's Iconic Patterns

    It's hard not to adore (and lust after) Marimekko's fabrics. In the early 1950s, as Finland continued its slow ­recovery from World War II, textile designer Armi Ratia seized the opportunity to...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.26.11

  6. 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

  7. Helsinki Ink
    How To

    Helsinki Ink

    Step inside Marimekko’s printing factory for a look at how its iconic textiles come to life.

    written by: Katja Lindroos
    photos by: Alex Subrizi
    07.22.11

  8. Find a Face Rug

    Find a Face Rug

    This fun rug featuring the work of photographer Francois Robert will no doubt keep a kid busy taking a closer look at the faces that emerge from doorknobs and other everyday objects. FLOR's modular...

    $179.99

  9. 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...

  10. Frankfurt's Blanket Store
    Travel Reports

    Frankfurt's Blanket Store

    Nestled in behind a small glass storefront in central Frankfurt is a one-of-a-kind throw utopia. Blanket Store is a niche boutique dedicated to—yes, you guessed it—blankets, and owner...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    02.18.10

  11. Plant Forms Pillow

    Plant Forms Pillow

    We've long been believers in the artfully placed accent pillow, and very much like the style of Midwestern design and manufacturing studio Three Sheets 2 the Wind. The collection of nature-inspired...

    $75.00

  12. Tatami Bedding

    Tatami Bedding

    Structurally sound, Tatami alludes to traditional rice straw matting used to cover floors in Japanese homes. With clean grid lines you can tidy your room just by making your bed. Sheets are solid...

    $30.00

  13. Xorel Embossed

    Xorel Embossed

    Xorel withstands a million double rubs before showing signs of wear. Now the polyethylene yarn fabric can be hot-pressed with five embossed patterns.

    $33.00

  14. Castle Textiles

    Castle Textiles

    Color us glad to have come across the lovely textiles from Autralia-based designer Rachel Castle. Her collection of bright-but-simple bedlinens, throws, cushions, and embroidered artwork is beyond...

  15. Flow Bedding

    Flow Bedding

    Gentle gray with pops of color carry the day in this set from Area, Inc.  

    $35.00

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. Q&A with Marimekko Designer Erja Hirvi
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    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

  22. 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

  23. A Pop of Color at Robert Allen
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    A Pop of Color at Robert Allen

    Dwell editors Olivia Martin and Diana Budds visited San Francisco's Design Center to browse through Robert Allen's new Spring 2013 collection at the Pop of Color party. The spring collection was...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    02.08.13

  24. 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

  25. 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

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