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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

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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Purchase Information:

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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Purchase Information:

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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Purchase Information:

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

Forestry Wool Throws

New designs from Forestry are here just in time to keep your toes warm this winter. Made from 100% New Zealand wool, each design is spare and elegant with subdued colors that are friendly to any interior- that’ll make those modern design aficionados on your list happy as can be. Might as well get one for yourself too, while you’re at it.
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Purchase Information:

Price: €139.00
Available from: Forestry

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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Price: £200.00
Available from: Donna Wilson

Mika Barr Textiles

Origami textiles? Yes, indeed. We might have featured Mika Barr’s work previously, but right now our search isn’t working (sorry, we’re tweaking the site), so forgive the repeat if we have shown off her throws and pillows before. The throws are especially eye-catching, as the printed fabric shows off its faceted nature best when casually draped across a sofa or chair. Can you believe they’re machine washable? Pretty impressive.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $80.00 - 354.00
Available from: mikabarr's Etsy Shop

Lindsay Stead Collection Quilts

Modern interpretations of traditional quilt patterns are just one of those things that hit the perfect note between old and new, though sometimes the colors are a little too bright or the design just a tad too busy. You’ll be happy to know the Collection Quilts by Lindsay Stead are quietly modern and refrain from any garish colors or designs. Each quilt is of heirloom quality, as they are hand quilted by a group of women in rural Ontario. Pick your favorite design knowing it’ll keep you warm on chilly nights while adding a good dose of handmade charm to your home.
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Purchase Information:

Price: CAD1,400.00
Available from: Lindsay Stead

Zuzunaga’s Beach Towel Collection

An old, fraying beach towel doesn’t help you look any better, so why not upgrade to one of these smack-you-in-the-face-with-pattern towels by Cristian Zuzunaga? The upside is if you don’t have a spectacular (according to the media) body, the towel will grab people’s attention first (as in, ‘Ooo, who’s that fascinating person with that beach towel?’) and, if you do have a spectacular (according to the media) body, you’ll look like you have good taste (‘Ooo, who’s that hottie with that cool beach towel?’). You get the idea.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $120.00
Available from: A+R Store

Zuzunaga’s Zoom In + Zoom Out Blankets

More pixelated Bitmap imagery from Spanish designer Cristian Zuzunaga, and this time he’s taking cues from British painter Bridget Riley. It’s a great pairing, don’t you think? You might have seen some of Zuzunaga’s other pieces before, and I’d say this collection seems a little more quiet, though just as energetic- like a shy kid that just ate a LOT of sugar.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $265.00
Available from: A+R Store

BFGF Woven Blankets

If you’re shivering alone at night, wondering where all the other weird and wonderful people are, you need a BFGF blanket to keep you company. With simple sketches of banal objects, the blankets give a casual cartoon perspective that is both familiar and funny. The Worldwide Aura Blanket (above) is my favorite, but the others will be just as warm and will perhaps suit you and your décor just as well. BFGF also have mouse pads, bags, and apparel, if you’re in a shopping mood.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $350.00
Available from: BFGF