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Wednesday March 10th, 2010

bedding, products, textiles by 14

rough linen + storage beds

when it comes to bedding, i tend to swing to both extremes: i really love crisp, preppy, tailored bedding, and i also love really undone, natural-feeling bedding. so i was happy to hear from tricia rose about her collection called “rough linen“. tricia based the collection on old linen from her grandmother’s house in scotland…

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Wednesday February 24th, 2010

Thursday February 18th, 2010

furniture, products, textiles by 19

darker details + TAF architects

i’m not normally one to decorate with black detailing. i tend to always want something lighter, or with more color. but lately i’ve been falling for patterns that mix in dark grey-blues and inky dark blacks. so this new arabella bedding and towel duo from anthroplogie are calling my name. thankfully my patterned headboard restricts…

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Wednesday February 17th, 2010

Monday February 15th, 2010

products, textiles by 26

new: dwellstudio bedding

i was so thrilled to hear from molly at dwellstudio this weekend about a gorgeous new collection of old-world-inspired sheets, duvets, blankets and throws from dwellstudio. starting in april, dwellstudio will be introducing new duvet sets called “etching” (image above), “peacock” (in dove and citrine, below), and “gate” (below). i’m partial to the citrine peacock…

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Friday January 29th, 2010

products, textiles by 24

new at henry road…

if i lived in los angeles i think i’d end up spending an inordinate amount of time at paula’s henry road shop (or her adorable house, if i was lucky enough to be invited). until i can get out west again, i’ll have to live vicariously through these gorgeous photos of new fabrics, tea towels,…

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Tuesday January 19th, 2010

paper, products, textiles by 23

emersonmade

happy tuesday! i could think of no better way to kick off today than with these beautiful handmade valentine’s gifts from emersonmade. i’m a big fan of handmade gifts for a holiday like this, when pricey/fancy presents often overshadow the meaning of the day- which for me, is just about taking a moment to celebrate…

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Monday January 11th, 2010

products, textiles by 9

for the love of citrus

this weekend amy and i stopped by saipua to visit d*s editors amy merrick and sarah ryhanen. being the totally oblivious person i sometimes am, i walked right past a chalkboard sign that said “flower school this way” and inadvertently barged in on sarah and nicolette’s citrus-themed flower school class. after apologizing and hightailing it…

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Wednesday January 6th, 2010

products, textiles by 6

basotho blanket

yesterday i had fun shopping around the city with julie scelfo from the nytimes for the paper’s “shopping with” column. we hopped around from store to store in brooklyn and manhattan and ended up at an old favorite, anthropologie in union square. after scouring their sale section for great deals, we wandered over to the…

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Monday December 21st, 2009

products, textiles by 6

kathryn m. ireland: tangier

back in my h&g days (man i miss that magazine), one of the things i loved about working there was being exposed to the types of companies that i wouldn’t normally find on my own. one of the ones i loved most was kathryn m. ireland. i did a story on kathryn’s textiles for the…

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Tuesday December 15th, 2009

products, textiles by 23

heather ross for kokka

if i had to choose one home design realm to focus on for the rest of my life it would easily be textiles. i love a beautifully made piece of wooden furniture, but something about textiles draw me in every time. so i was really excited to see this beautiful new collection of fabrics from…

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Monday December 14th, 2009

artwork, products, textiles by 9

janis textiles + hillary bird

i’m a big fan of block printing, so i’m loving these pretty new block printed sachets and bunting from janis anzalone of janis textiles & paper. janis fills each sachet with lavender grown at bonny doon farm in santa cruz and each line of 60″ bunting is block-printed on cotton. click here for more information…

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Thursday December 10th, 2009

Tuesday December 8th, 2009

Tuesday December 1st, 2009

products, textiles by 14

mademoiselle dimanche + young artists

good morning! i’m finishing up today’s under $25 gift guide right now, but wanted to kick things off with these beautiful fabrics from parisian designer mathilde alexandre of mademoiselle dimanche. she recently launched her web shop full of beautiful handprinted fabrics and home accessories, and i’m having a hard time deciding which pattern i like…

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Monday November 30th, 2009

products, textiles by 5

new: abigail*ryan

today i’m thrilled to congratulate designer abigail percy and her boyfriend, designer ryan bell on their new line of home textiles called abigail*ryan. working together, this designing duo combines abigail’s organic and nature-inspired illustrations with ryan’s love for colour and graphic design to create beautiful fabric and objects for the home. each piece from the…

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Monday November 16th, 2009

Wednesday November 11th, 2009

products, textiles by 25

amy sullivan quilts

d*s editor amy azzarito sent over a link to these beautiful quilts from painter amy sullivan. when i was younger i seriously hated quilts. they reminded me of damp dark basements and that mothball smell from your grandmother’s home. but as i’ve gotten older i find myself wanting to bring them into my home without…

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Monday October 26th, 2009

products, textiles by 14

new: cicada studios 2010 tea towel calendar

i don’t use calendars as much as i should, but fabric calendars are so appealing they might make me switch from digital time-keeping to something more tangible. these beautiful new designs are from michelle at cicada studio. her two new 2010 designs, queen anne’s lace ($42) and forsythia ($42), measure 16×20 inches and come with…

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