Wool Shawls

Former Helmut Lang designer and Parsons grad, illustrator Virginia Johnson creates her textiles using watercolor paints on paper, resulting in eco-friendly, beguiling shawls sure to liven up any outfit.

Maija Louekari Illustrations

We loved Maija Louekari's hand-drawn illustrations even before discovering that she has worked as a freelance textile designer for Marimekko. Her HO-HOI! fabric topped the Textile Design category at the Elle International Design Awards in 2006. The Finnish illustrators work is made by hand, her favorite tools being fine felt tip pens, pencils, scissors and colored paper.

Pins & Threads at London Design Festival

One of the highlights of the London Design Festival wasn't a big name or flashy product, it was a low-key installation from a young design graduate placed in a corner of Tent London. Easy to miss perhaps, but once seen it had people transfixed by its graphic beauty. Debbie Smyth was selected as one of the most promising graduates of 2008 for the Dezeen Talent …