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Tuesday July 16th, 2013

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Hand Painted Florals for Textiles

This summer I promised myself that I would spend at least one weekend a month learning a new skill. July is half-way over and I still haven’t been through a full class, but I think I’ve finally found the one that will make me get off my couch and into the classroom. The incredible Helen…

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Thursday November 29th, 2012

Tuesday August 21st, 2012

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nightwood weavings

I don’t have a single piece of art in my bedroom, and to remedy that, I’ve been considering tracking down a vintage textile wall hanging. I was having trouble finding just the right thing when I stumbled upon these weavings in the Nightwood shop. They might just be what I’ve been looking for. — Amy Azzarito…

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Tuesday September 20th, 2011

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textile field by the bouroullec brothers

You know that game (which I’ll abbreviate here) FMK? If I was asked to play that game and the Bouroullec Brothers were involved, I would marry them every. single. time. These two brothers are hands down my favorite designers around. They have literally never designed something that I didn’t immediately love and want to either…

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Tuesday May 17th, 2011

Wednesday April 6th, 2011

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borders by hella jongerius

Looking back on my first jobs out of college there are things I do and don’t miss about both of them (I only had two jobs before starting D*S). One of the things I miss most about my job in PR was getting to interact with designers from some of the companies the firm represented….

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Tuesday March 29th, 2011

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plume textiles

As much as I love stripes and dots, lately I’ve found myself drawn to more subdued patterns. I typically go for the boldest print I can find, but after falling head over heels for Diva’s delicately dotted napkins, I’ve been gravitating toward prints and patterns with subtle applications and softer color palettes. These napkins and pillows…

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Sunday March 27th, 2011

Thursday March 24th, 2011

bedding, bedroom, kids, products, textiles by 21

auggie

While a big part of me is still overwhelmed that most of my friends now have children or are about to, I relish my role as the last-minute babysitter, tiny hand-holder and excited gift-buyer. While I may not delve deep into children’s design here at D*S yet, in my personal life I really enjoy getting…

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Monday February 21st, 2011

Thursday February 17th, 2011

kitchen, products, textiles by 15

city towels by brian everett

I think it’s going to be one of those mornings where I might need to break out the big guns (a large coffee) to get through these first few hours. My cats managed to crack the code (AKA, break into their automatic feeder. Doh!), so they’ve been pouncing on my face since 6am wanting more…

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Monday February 7th, 2011

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hammam stripes

I think at this point it goes without saying that stripes are pretty much my favorite design detail. Ever. Of all time. I even considered getting a striped tattoo at one point (Don’t panic, Mom. I didn’t do it.), before realizing it would end up looking like a barcode rather than a pretty group of…

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Friday February 4th, 2011

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izola shower curtains

Good morning! Man, it has been one of those weeks, and I am definitely ready to kick back and celebrate with a little TGIF fun. One of the things I need to work through this weekend are the photos and press kits we took from the weekend’s Gift Fair at the Javits Center. So before…

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Thursday February 3rd, 2011

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montgomery rag

Growing up, I really hated quilts. They smelled funny, were torn and reminded me of my Grandma’s basement. None of which were helping me cultivate what I thought was (and now realize was the opposite of) the coolest high-school room ever. But now as my thirtieth birthday grows closer and closer,* I find myself going…

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Friday January 28th, 2011

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new: mod green pod special edition pattern

It’s dreary and gray here in Brooklyn, so I thought I’d try to lighten up the mood with this beautiful new special edition version of Mod Green Pod’s “Anticipate” pattern. MGP ventured outside of their normal one- and two-color prints to try something different, a nine-color pattern printed on upholstery-strength organic cotton canvas. I’d love…

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Wednesday January 26th, 2011

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sara lee parker textiles

When I see an email that contains the phrase, “I’m writing to you from rural Georgia,” a special part of my heart opens up and I immediately want to know more. I’ve always had a soft spot for Southern artists because of my heritage, and Georgia has felt like a second home ever since our…

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Tuesday January 25th, 2011

Thursday January 20th, 2011

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mudcloth fabric

Good morning! My jet lag has me up early here in Salt Lake, so I thought I’d start the morning off with a bold, colorful pattern. This mudcloth textile is from Ananse Village, a website carrying fair-trade fabrics from Africa. A portion of Ananse’s profits helps provide medical care and educational opportunities to the African…

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Tuesday January 18th, 2011

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happy birthday, ac!

Before we get started today, I wanted to take a second to send a very happy birthday to my husband, business partner and all-around best friend, AC. He turns 34 today, and I’m so excited to share his Paul Pierce birthday with him. Happy Bday, AC! xo, grace *This tea towel ($10) seemed to fit…

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Friday January 14th, 2011