Archive for the ‘Fabric’ Category

Create A Summer Room With Outdoor Fabric

Monday, May 5th, 2014

The days are getting longer, the trees greener and the temperatures are not only bearable but actually enjoyable again – it’s time to start getting the deck, porch or patio ready for long, lazy summer lunches and evenings with friends. Most of us put out a few chairs, a table and often a grill. Which […]

Marimekko – The Rise And Fall And Rise Again Of One Of Finland’s Most Famous Companies

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Since Helsinki is the design capital 2012, I thought it would be extra fitting to shine the light on a few Finnish brands this year, and first out is one of the largest jewels in the Finnish design crown: Marimekko. I have always loved Marimekko, and growing up in Sweden in the 60s and 70s, […]

Himla – Gorgeous Fabrics in Linen and Cotton (And The Most Beautiful Online Product Catalogs)

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

It’s always a treat when Swedish fabric company Himla releases a new catalog, and the Fall/Winter 2011 edition, shot on Iceland, is no exception. They always choose stark Scandinavian landscapes with neutral colors as the backdrop for their product photos, and not only does this create a fairy-tale feeling, it really makes their products stand […]

All About Dachshunds – “Together” By Lisa Bengtsson

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Lisa Bengtsson is one of those designers that always manage to surprise and delight with her unexpected and unique creations. Lisa studied graphic design at Berghs School of Communication in Stockholm, and after graduating, she started her own business. She was an instant success, and today, she is able to live her dream – designing […]

Using Curtain Fabric On The Walls

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

As I mentioned in my upholstery fabric post, putting fabric on the walls helps to soften up the feel of a room, and also helps with echo and chilly walls. Just because it’s sold as “curtain” or “drapery fabric” does not mean it has to go on a window. There are tons of fun ways […]

Using Upholstery Fabric As Wall Decor

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

So you’re bored with your old white painted walls, or perhaps they’re not so fresh-looking anymore, but you don’t want to bother with wallpaper or prefer not to put nails in them to hang art. Or maybe you’re renting, or living in a dorm room, where you’re not allowed to make any permanent changes. Using […]

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