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Zadar Throw Blanket
When extended to its full five feet length, two things become evident about textile artist Savannah Hayes' Zadar Throw Blanket. First, the bold graphic patterning is balanced (in this instance) by the subtle pewter and white coloration and the light...
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Colette Jaffe's Colorful Home Collection
"There are no rules in the bedroom," says designer and entrepreneur Colette Jaffe. After 20 years working in the exquisitely detailed, luxury end of the bedding and bath market for Pratesi she found herself craving things that weren’t being made. Everything...
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North Home's Melville Island Collection
In only a handful of months, Australia's North Home has moved beyond their debut collection of homewares and released a striking new line of textiles for upholstery. The Melville Island collection does more than take inspiration from indigenous artists;...
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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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Emdal Studio Tapestry Blankets
One look at Signe Emdal's contemporary scarves and it's clear that they're artwork as much as vehicles for warmth; the emotion-based color choices and nature-inspired patterns scintillate with an energy. In our interview with the artist back in...
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Monica Hofstadter Textiles and Homewares
There are a lot of attributes that immediately drew us to Monica Hofstadter's debut textile collection: 100% all natural textiles (except for one shimmering exception), un-dyed fibers, all designed and handmade in NYC, cozy-looking, comfortable...
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North Home Textiles
With a focus on celebrating Aboriginal Australian artists and the diversity of their skills and crafts, new Australian homewares company North Home offers striking products that not only look beautiful, but also empower and support indigenous communities...
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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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Art Brand BFGF
Lilian Martinez calls her creative endeavor BFGF an "art brand" since her ingenuous yet lush and compelling designs can be found on almost anything. From T-shirts to digitally printed rugs, Martinez's creations draw from pop culture (Nike swooshes...
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Atlantic Textile
A stand-out from design duo Saint Atma's Fall/Winter 2015 collection, the large Atlantic Textile is a versatile piece that can be wrapped around the shoulders, set on the table or bed, even hung on the wall. We love the unique rough softness of the...
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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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HANDMADE
City Quilt Throw
Haptic Lab is reinvigorating the age-old tradition of quilting with its intricate City Quilt Throws. The Brooklyn-based studio hand-stitches roadways, rivers and city blocks onto plush 60" x 72" cotton blankets, resulting in stunning quilts perfect...
DESIGN
Arro Home Kids' Collection
Melbourne-based homewares company Arro Home (helmed by Beci Orpin and Adam Rogers) has just launched its first children's collection—and it's just as bright, playful and spirited as their designs for grown-ups. Evoking concepts like exploration...
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Olga Metallic Teepee
Wolfum's eye-catching printed textiles and wallpaper are created with sustainability in mind, from fabric made of recycled PET bottles combined with organic cotton. All made in the USA, this black and gold teepee reaches six feet tall and becomes a...
DESIGN
The House of Tai Ping Carpets
In light of the forthcoming "Anthology" collection—which draws from and revitalizes some of Tai Ping's most renowned designs—we met with the company's Global Creative Director, Jean-Pierre Tortil. The brand, which was formed in 1956 and owns its...
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Sketches to Textiles: Rouda
by Chérmelle D. Edwards Doodling is the root of all of Rouda's final products. While sketches to textiles to wearable pieces might not seem to be a stretch in terms of process, the brand's founder—Melbourne-based Megan McNeill—certainly has an adventurous...
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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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550 Contemporary Textile and Surface Designs
To demonstrate the sheer creativity and vision of over 150 designers across the globe, Kristi O'Meara and Audrey Victoria Keiffer—founders of Chicago's The Patternbase design studio and online archive—have partnered with publisher Thames and Hudson...
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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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One of a Kind byBorre Quilt
When Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek—who is fond of using scrap material in his works—came across a former tie factory in Milan, he discovered a large trove of unused silk necktie fabrics. In a collaboration with textile designer Borre Akkersdijk, he...
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Art Pillows by Aelfie
In the two years since opening her eponymous studio in Brooklyn, Aelfie Oudghiri has expanded from her remarkable handwoven rugs to create pillows, bedding and an especially dreamy collection of hand-dyed sheepskin decor. Now Oudghiri has trained...
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Cool Hunting Video: A Tour Of New York City's Rarities
When thinking about our video series inspired by The Macallan Rare Cask, we started speaking about some other rare treasures that we love, many of them in our hometown of NYC. For our final video in the series we visited a number of special spots...
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