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Furniture by Color: Purple

Because of its vibrancy, purple can be a difficult color to work into an everyday space. But whether, woven into a throw or set upon a side table, it can be a regal accent, adding richness and texture.
March 31, 2014
Carpet by Steffen Kehrle

Art You Can Walk All Over: Carpet by Steffen Kehrle

By painting on the assembly line, German designer Steffen Kehrle turns carpets into canvas.
March 25, 2014
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4 Heavy-Duty Fabrics for Indoor-Outdoor Use

Unyielding in the face of weather and backsides, the latest outdoor fabrics are as durable as they are eye-popping—in fact, each of these qualifies as heavy-duty in Martindale or Wyzenbeek abrasion tests.
March 17, 2014
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Designer Spotlight: Hiroko Takeda

Weaver and textile artist Hiroko Takeda keeps a studio on the ninth floor of an old industrial building in downtown Brooklyn, where she works on various client commissions and her own one-off art projects.
February 18, 2014
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Marimekko Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Iconic Pattern

Today, Finnish-brand Marimekko celebrates its 50th anniversary of their stylish, iconic poppy pattern officially known as Unikko. The revolutionary floral textile has made its way on to countless mediums throughout its lifetime and in honor of the sensational design we've gathered some of our favorite past articles as well as current offerings from the Dwell Store.
February 4, 2014
Artist Textiles: Picasso to Warhol

Textile Exhibit to Feature Picasso, Dali, Matisse Designs

A London exhibition uses works by Picasso, Dali, Matisse, and others to trace the evolution of 20th century textile design.
January 15, 2014
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A Look Inside Eleanor Pritchard's Textile Studio

Eleanor Pritchard’s textiles nod to British modernism and local craft. Thanks to a new upholstery line, she’s poised to become an industry name.
December 25, 2013
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2013 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Art Lover

Shopping for the consummate art lover in your life can be a challenge, so we took inspiration from a few of the 20th century's best artworks and paired them with their modern-day gift doppelgängers.
December 16, 2013
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Key Trends from 2013 London Design Festival

The annual London Design Festival attracts both emerging and established creatives, who gather each fall to present their latest creations. Here, we pull together the key shapes, themes and materials seen across Britain's capital city.
October 7, 2013
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