Textiles

Tokyo 2 and New York 1 Bitmap Blanket

Gah! I know that Cristian Zuzunaga’s Digital Sunrise Blanket might have been a little too much color and pattern, but don’t let that dissuade you from considering some of the other knitted blankets in the collection. Tokyo 2 Bitmap Blanket is the one above, and New York 1 Bitmap Blanket the one below. Both are a little less crazy with their limited color palette, yet they’ll still prove that you can be brave when it comes to textiles. Perhaps one might fit the bill for a lightweight summer blanket for your bed? You may also purchase these blankets (amongst other items) directly from Zuzunaga’s Design Studio (€240 ex.VAT), but be advised you’ll need to pay for shipping/customs.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $406.00
Available from: A+R Store

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, yet, as usual, be prepared to pay a little extra for the spot-on subtle pattern and colors. I recently purchased one, and it’s the perfect weight for summer nights. If you’d rather have a smaller size as a throw for the cooler spring/summer nights, or for a smaller children’s bed, there’s the Mini Dot Quilt for $186.00.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $186.00 - 325.00
Available from: A+R Store

Hay Pool Towels

You guessed it, Scholten and Baijings are back again, this time with towels to make sure your design sensibility is not offended while you’re poolside. After all, you wouldn’t want to be caught lounging/swimming without a fun, color blocked, 100% cotton towel made by one of our favorite dynamic duos, would you? No? I didn’t think so.
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Price: $34.00
Available from: DWR

Orion, Pegasus, Cygnus Quilts by Mary Keasler

What just happened? How in the world did these constellation quilts by Mary Keasler skip the collective radar until now? One side is white, featuring the well-known constellation, and the reverse side is solid navy. As there is no true top or bottom, you may rotate the quilts as you wish for a new perspective of the night sky’s brighter characters.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,200.00
Available from: Tanner Goods

Digital Sunrise Blanket

More pixilated textiles, though this time it’s turned all the way up to an almost obnoxious color play of red, yellow, blue, green and black. Spanish artist and designer Cristian Zuzunaga is the man behind this silk and superfine merino wool blanket, and, if you’re a fan of vivid colors and strong patterns, you’ll want to take a look at the other items in his Bitmap collection, for there’s a fair share of clothes and other textiles sure to infuse your wardrobe and home with one heck of patterned punch.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $406.00
Available from: A+R Store

Nathalie Du Pasquier Cushions

Normally, one would tend to stay away from overly bright colors and busy patterns in interior settings to avoid looking too crazy, but that’s all forgotten once one sees the printed cushions by Nathalie Du Pasquier. Yes, the patterns are bright and busy, and that’s exactly their appeal- they just make sense.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $72.50 - 90.00
Available from: AmbienteDirect

Heartwarmer Cushion

In a reluctant nod to the holiday that is Valentine’s Day, I present you with the Heartwarmer Cushion. It may be placed in the microwave or freezer to warm or cool whatever region that may need it. (Considering the very cold February we’ve been having, the warmth of a heart-shaped cushion on toes and fingers would be especially nice, wouldn’t it?)
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Purchase Information:

Price: $49.00
Available from: Fitzsu

Boh Blanket

What do we need when the temperature drops? A hot cup of tea, a good book, and a wool blanket will do just fine, thank you very much. And, if that wool blanket has a nice skewed stripe design and is made from 100% lambs wool, well, that just makes things perfect. Available in black/gray, red, or bottle green, from Merchant No. 4 or directly from the designer, Forestry, for €129.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $178.00
Available from: Merchant No. 4

Cross Blanket

Polar vortex, pshaw! No cold will bother you when you’ve got this Cross Blanket from Pia Wallén wrapped around you. Especially because in Swedish folk art tradition, the cross is a strong symbol for hope, so you’ll be doubly optimistic whenever you wrap it around yourself (note: the smaller size could be appropriate for a little one’s crib/bed). Or, if you really want to spend some dough and have the larger, wool version, the original Crux Blanket is available as well.
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Purchase Information:

Price: €72.00
Available from: Pia Wallén

Wooly Wood Throw

How about a Wooly Wood Throw to keep you warm this winter? Soft and reversible, this 100% lambswool throw is woven in Scotland and designed by Donna Wilson. Drape it nicely over a sofa or chair back or keep it at the end of the bed, and it’ll be ready to warm up your appendages at a moment’s notice.
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Purchase Information:

Price: £195.00
Available from: Donna Wilson

Lineage Pillows

Looking for a few accent pillows that don’t scream ‘HELLO, LOOK AT ME!’? Join the club. Linear patterns are always a safe bet, and stay in the neutral camp when done with simple color options like red, grey, and black. Say a quiet, dignified ‘hello’ to the Lineage Pillow collection from Cofield. The two patterns play with traditional American quilt block patterns to create a “graphic representation of an arrowhead and the whirling blades of a windmill.”
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Purchase Information:

Price: $140.00
Available from: Cofield

Pie Chart Patchwork

Does anyone have a baby I can borrow? Just for two minutes? That way I can buy this Pie Chart Patchwork, set the baby down on it, and say, “Hey, little person, how happy are you on this wonderful, rainbow, lambswool thingamajig?” After the baby smiles (because of course he/she would, sitting on a thing of wonder such as this), I would return him/her, because then my purchase would be entirely justified. I don’t know what I would do with it after that (a throw on a sofa, perhaps?) but I’ll think of something.
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Purchase Information:

Price: £262.50
Available from: Donna Wilson

Hopewell Quilts

Minimal quilts! Feast your eyes upon the offerings of Hopewell, the design workshop of Eliza Kenan and Claire Oswalt. Of course I need one of these, because when does a chill not sweep through the house on any given evening? Or, perhaps there’s a bare spot on the wall or a lonely chair that needs a a few blocks of color artistically placed… yes, there’s at least one of those in every home, for sure.
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Price: $150.00 - 395.00
Available from: Hopewell

Dots & Spots Pillows

For goodness sake, don’t get so serious with your interior accessories that you turn your nose up at polka dots. It is summer, after all, and a little bit of friendly-bright color might just do you some good. Plus, these polka dot pillows are from the lovely duo Daniel Emma, of whom we are all fans. (Trust me on this.)
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Purchase Information:

Price: £49.00
Available from: Theo

Custom Silkscreen Pet Pillow

These pillows might seem a little silly to people who don’t have pets, but if you’ve ever had a beloved four-legged friend, you’ll certainly understand. And, for anyone who’s ever considered the other way to keep their pet around, this would definitely be a less expensive (and saner?) alternative. If you don’t have a pet but like the idea of an animal pillow, don’t forget about the Fauna Pillows by Ross Menuez.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $80.00
Available from: shannon broder's etsy shop