Bright Bedding from Australia’s Kip & Co

The boutique brand's bold linens are designed for the kid in everyone

Australia’s Kip & Co creates colorful, spirited and youthful bed linens—and towels, rugs and even beanbags. From cartoon pizza representations to rainbow scribbles, the prints are just playful enough without overdoing it. The team, composed of two sisters (Kate Heppell and Hayley Pannekoecke) and a friend (Alex van der Sluys) they met during their college years in Melbourne, has worked in various fields but always …

Cocoon Travel Gear

Compact travel gear to keep warm and comfy on the open road or in the sky

Whether travel plans include a redeye in economy or a night under the open sky, trying to get some sleep outside of the typical sheets-mattress combo often means a stressful following day. Rather than desperately buy the overpriced, bulky versions at the airport, I recently checked out Design Salt’s Cocoon collection of travel sheets, pillows and blankets. The lightweight “sleep gear for adventurers” squashes into …

Vík Prjónsdóttir Blankets

New Icelandic wool blankets channel mysticism, nature and Michael Jackson

by Richard Prime Causing a stir of excitement at the recent Stockholm Design Week, Icelandic design group Vík Prjónsdóttir showed its latest collection of wool blankets inspired by a mixture of myths, folklore and the lure of nature. The collective, widely known for their Beardcap, dates back to 2005 and includes the founding designers Brynhildur Pálsdóttir, Egill Kalevi Karlsson, Guðfinna Mjöll Magnúsdóttir, Hrafnkell Birgisson, Þuríður …