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Throws from Slowdown Studios

Let’s talk throws. They’re the sorts of things that keep your legs and feet warm indoors when it’s way too cold outside. Make sure you have at least one in your sofa’s general vicinity, if not two or three in your household to have near favorite chairs and cozy beds. Slowdown Studios has a generous helping of delightful patterns from different designers that will keep your eyes happy and your toes toasty- you may have a hard time deciding which one is your favorite.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $220.00
Available from: Need Supply

Wool Throws by Arthur Arbesser

Staying warm this fall and winter is as simple as having a good wool throw in the immediate vicinity of your sofa, bed, or desk (if your workplace is casual). Hem’s wool throw collection by fashion designer Arthur Arbesser is still available, plus some designs from Sylvain Willenz thrown in to tempt you further. Dare we say that each pattern and colorway is both modern and fun, and absolutely perfect for any interior?
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Price: $119.00 - 149.00
Available from: Hem

Snowe Bath Towels

If you need to refresh your bath towels, you need to look at Snowe’s offerings. I ended up buying their Starter Bathe Bundle last year* and I can honestly say they’re the nicest towels I’ve ever owned. They’re soft and lightweight, and soo much better than the top-of-the-line towels I used to buy from you know where. I am still impressed with the quality, so much so that I ended up buying another towel bundle (plus two bath sheets) from them just now**.
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Price: $8.00 - 285.00
Available from: Snowe

HAY Quilts

More minimal/modern quits, and this time they’re from Tanja Vibe and Petra Olsson, the Danish-Swedish team known as All The Way To Paris. The quilts are cotton with polyester filling, and each one has graphic stripe patterns in softer primary colors. And, good news, they’re sized to fit a queen bed, so they can be your main coverlet/blanket for your bedroom, and not just a small throw size that you keep wishing was just a tiny bit bigger.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $299.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Cayo Beach Towel

Geez, another modern beach towel? We’re up to our eyeballs here with all the choices, and this one is very tempting price-wise. I guess it doesn’t hurt to have a stack of them ready to go whenever the mood strikes- it is summer, after all. Take note of this tidbit so you can sound smart when you get compliments: this towel is designed by Dee Clements- she was inspired by architectural stained glass from the Arts and Crafts movement.
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Price: $24.99
Available from: CB2

Mega and Mini Dot Quilt

Aside from not having more US distributers, Hay can do no wrong in my book. These reversible Mega Dot Quilts hit the target for lighter summer bedding. I recently purchased another one for my home, as it’s the perfect weight for summer nights, and was delighted to find the price has decreased quite a bit from a couple of years ago. That certainly doesn’t happen often. If you’d rather have a smaller size as a throw for the cooler evenings or for a smaller children’s bed, there’s the Baby Dot Quilt for $99.00.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $99.00 - 165.00
Available from: A+R Store

HE SHE IT Towels by Hay Denmark

Don’t let me hear you complain about the lack of decent beach towels this summer season, because you have quite a few fun designs to choose from. There’s the Dusen Dusen Towels, the Hay Pool Towels, the Fredericks & Mae Linen towels, and, now, these HE SHE IT Towels from Hay Denmark.
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Purchase Information:

Price: CAD30.00 - 88.00
Available from: The Modern Shop

Dusen Dusen Towels

Fun! Dusen Dusen Towels are just what you need by the pool or on the beach, as the prints are lively and the colors vivid- just right for the summer sun. Pick your favorite or go crazy and get one to match each of your bathing suits. Now, if they’d just make bathing suits…
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Price: $80.00
Available from: DWR

Dusen Dusen Sheet Sets

What might you pair with your new Hay Polygon Quilt? How about Dusen Dusen’s Alphabet or Objects Sheet Set? Yes, that makes for a lot of shapes and pattern, but that’s what makes a bed fun… riight? I’m pretty crazy about all the accompanying throw pillows but they’re all sold out. Sad face. The throws are so good they’ll need their own post, so stay tuned.
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Price: $110.00
Available from: Dusen Dusen

Hay Polygon Quilt

A reversible, two-tone polygon quilt? Yes and yes. I personally own the Mega Dot Quilt from Hay, and it’s the perfect weight for summer use. Now that they’ve added polygons to the mix, it’s certainly tempting… you can never have too many quilts, right? Blue, Charcoal, and Olive available from MoMA Store; Powder, Mint Green and Black available from Danish Design Store; all colors available from The Modern Shop ($CAD).
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Price: $199.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Scholten & Baijings Grid Pillows

Spring has sprung, so you might as well clean out the cobwebs and bring in a little color in the form of a Scholten & Baijings Pillow or two. With bright colors and characteristic patterned grids, any one of them will inject a little pizzazz into a tired room. Now, on to the trouble of deciding which ones to get (the blue and pink ones are my favorite).
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Price: $135.00 - 200.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Cactus Pillow

It’s a cactus pillow! Kikkerland adds to its collection of photo-realistic head pillows (see their Log Head Rest if you aren’t familiar) with this seemingly spikey option with a microbead fill and a breathable spandex cover. It isn’t the most luxurious of materials, but it will comfortably support your head, back, neck, or feet with a cheerful and slightly irreverent look.
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Price: $22.00
Available from: Kikkerland

Roswell Throw

Images of aliens and UFOs will keep you oh-so-warm and comfy when you cover up with this recycled cotton and acrylic throw. A homemade foil hat is entirely optional. Choose the black/white or the lighter white/gold.
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Price: $149.00
Available from: Bulletin

King/Queen Linen Duvet Set

Hmm, a good quality linen duvet set for $129 sounds extremely unlikely, but maybe that’s because we’re used to other brands (like Matteo) having price tags twice as much*. Is price a true indicator of quality? Or should we take a chance on one heck of a deal? This is exactly the kind of product that needs customer reviews, so that those of us biting our fingernails wondering about the quality will know what to expect**.
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Price: $129.00
Available from: H&M

Knot Pillows by Electric Feathers

This isn’t your normal pillow, and that is exactly its charm. Instead of one semi-fluffy square (so boring!), the Knot Pillow is one long tube of cotton fluffiness sewn in silk pongee fabric, hand painted and tied up in a large knot. Fun, right? And especially handy in a pillow fight, I’d think.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $250.00 - 290.00
Available from: Electric Feathers