Be Your Own Marimekko

By David A. Greene / Published by Dwell
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Does the lack of Jar Jar Binks pillow shams make you want to design your own Star Wars bedsheets? Do plain ol' red-or-blue-bandanas make you crave more creativity for your hobo bindles?

Then Spoonflower is the website you've been searching for. Coming on the heels of the success (and failure) of design-your-own-book websites and the Etsy phenomenon, Spoonflower allows users to design their own high-quality fabric.



Examples of users' designs abound on the Spoonflower Flickr group and site, from the sublime to the, ahem, idiosyncratic.

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David A. Greene

@david_a_greene

Dave has contributed to Dwell since its inception. He's a CalArts dropout, a former art critic for The New Yorker, and a producer of comedies on TV. He lives in, and writes from, Los Angeles.

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