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Kvadrat + Raf Simons Textiles at Avenue Road
It's almost too easy to fall in love with the work of fashion designer Raf Simons. From his otherworldly couture looks for Dior to vibrant adidas sneaker collaborations, the Belgian visionary often presents a bright vision for the future of clothing...
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Lana Crooks' Sculptural Specimens at "All That Remains"
We are in the midst of a season for bewilderment and succumbing to the bizarre (meaning Halloween, though, we suppose the election qualifies, as well). With that in mind, it's quite easy to be taken by the sculptural treasures of artist Lana Crooks...
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Turn Digital Art into Textiles with WOVNS
The barrier between personal designs and tangible textile production has been further reduced. WOVNS, recently fully funded on Kickstarter, has launched a platform for emerging designers—or anyone with a vision—to see their work come to life. One...
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Everyday Napkins
Championing the use of non-disposable products, California-based company Ambatalia crafts reusable products for all sorts of activities. Their Everyday Napkins are made from a cotton/hemp blend and measure 17 x 17 inches—the perfect size for wrapping...
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The Fabric of India
London's Victoria and Albert Museum (aka V&A) boasts an incredible collection of handmade Indian fabrics and textiles—a collection they say is the greatest in the world. Though their exhibition "The Fabric of India" is coming to a close this weekend...
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Patternity: A New Way of Seeing
There's certainly a power to patterns, and it's all on view in "PATTERNITY: A New Way of Seeing." Not just a collection of images, the book features in-depth research on how patterns shape our world. All of its fascinating insight hails from PATTERNITY...
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Factory Visit: Cotonificio Albini, Albino
Visiting the Albini Group—a glorious Italian enterprise that specializes in fabrics for shirting—is an experience of contrast. It's a facility that feels futuristic, while remaining in the tradition of its deep history. It's a busy, mechanical factory...
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Fabric-Focused Womenswear by Zii Ropa
Since moving to Mexico three and half years ago, Vancouver native Bridget Tidey has started her own unique clothing line Zii Ropa. Founded just last year, the brand's aesthetic is comfortable yet flattering, durable yet sophisticated and is "inspired...
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Luxe Summer Basics from Goodlife Clothing
Clothes aren't everything, but the right clothes at the right time can make all the difference—especially when it comes to kicking back in the summertime. NYC-based apparel-maker Goodlife comes correct just in time for the warmer months with a line...
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Eight Colorful Socks for Spring
Spring has almost entirely sprung in the Northern Hemisphere, and with the warmer weather comes the ability to show off your ankles. (Soon, legs and arms too.) What better way to celebrate cuffing season than with some fun, bold and playful socks...
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Cool Hunting Video: Knoll Remix Line
The Knoll team recently showed us a preview of their latest beautifully designed furniture line: the Remix family of chairs. Teaming up with Formway Design, Knoll produced this line of high-performance office chairs with a focus on conforming to...
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Cool Hunting Video: Sri Threads
NYC's five boroughs are full of hidden treasures. From bars concealed by phone booths to unbelievable dim sum, it is nearly impossible to chart all the magic the city creates. We recently spent some time with Stephen Szczepanek, owner of Sri Threads...
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Kathrin Von Rechenberg's Tea Silk
Tea silk considered one of the most well-preserved gems in Chinese silk craftsmanship. Originating from the Ming Dynasty, this fabric was once considered the most luxurious silk. The '30s became the gilded age for xiangyunsha (the Chinese name for...
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Marimekko Mr Roes
Designer Kirsty Anderson creates a wood nymph's fantasy world with her repurposed fabric-covered vintage pieces. Having scooped up a bounty of Marimekko fabric in Helsinki, she introduces the diminutive Mr Roe, a bright and chipper patterned bust...
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Andéol
by Emily Bihl Travel is a hugely inspirational force for textile designer Emilie Cacace, and it leads to much more than gorgeous Instagram photos of remarkable locales. Cacace’s brand Andéol utilizes natural materials picked up from her travels...
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Ruby Ruth Dolls
It's not out of the question that you'd find something familiar about Ruby Ruth Dolls; the reality is you might have already owned one (or part of one) and not even known it. Created in Cornwall, England by Jenny Mustill—a former Damian Hirst...
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Cerebella Design
If you've ever peered into a microscope, it's likely that you've been wowed by the microscopic world of colors and texture; the patterns of nature caught under a lens. That was certainly the case for Ariele Faber, founder of Cerebella Design, a Vermont...
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Outlier Minimal Backpack
Over the years many have come to expect material innovation alongside considered design from Outlier. And for their latest bag, the brand has delivered just that. The incredibly lightweight and aptly named Minimal Backpack weighs next to nothing...
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Ledbury: 31 Days of Shirts
Advertorial content: As fall begins to fully take over from summer, it's a welcome time to switch up your style and swap out your sandals and boardshorts for something a bit more formal. Fall weather lends itself to experimenting with different...
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Cool Hunting Video: Upstate
We first came across Upstate back in 2010 and were intrigued by their intricate tie-dyed run of flowing garments. Recently, we had the chance to revisit the duo behind the dye at their studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. We gained some insight into...
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Caftans
Two's one-of-a-kind caftans are perfect for stylishly padding around home or covering up at the beach. Designed by Brooklyn's Monica Patel-Cohn, the handmade caftans come in a number of colors in fabrics that were hand-loomed in India.
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Boro—The Fabric of Life
Around a month ago I had the privilege of visiting Sri, a private gallery owned by Stephen Szczepanek that houses an incredible archive of rare vintage Japanese textiles. While the experience was educational and fascinating, it did little to curb...
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Interview: Jay Sae Jung Oh
The sculptural furnishings by Korea-born designer Jay Sae Jung Oh are stop-you-in-your-tracks beautiful—a complicated, show-stopping mix of materials that references centuries-old weaving techniques and yet feels entirely unexpected. Made from discarded...
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Apparatus Studio and Zak + Fox
This weekend at ICFF the creative pair behind the lighting design studio Apparatus, Gabriel Hendifar and partner Jeremy Anderson, showed off the 15 pieces in their second collection of modern lighting fixtures made from artfully aged materials. They...
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