designer's notebook - from founder Anki Spets

In this post, I share my process for designing a new product. For the current fall/winter season, I knew I wanted to create a new cotton jacquard pattern. I began my design process by establishing a few basic parameters. I wanted to: Riff on Art Deco or Wiener Werkstätte motifs (Maybe) name the pattern FRANK, if I could invent a...


By now it's no secret I'm from Sweden. While soon I'll have been a New Yorker longer than I lived back home, most of my inspiration —why I do what I do and even how I do what I do — is still rooted in Sweden. Just walking the streets of Stockholm, I find motivation in the architecture: in the...


Aside from just walking around and finding Stockholm’s quiet, tucked-away neighborhoods without shops — yes, there are still a few! — and always pausing to take in each block's hidden architectural moments, here’s my short list of places I like to visit — over and over again. #1 SVENSKT TENN. Josef Frank textiles at SVENSKT TENN in Stockholm. You can...


This May the VoyageLA staff interviewed textile designer, Anki Spets, about the how AREA got started in 1990 and how it's grown since. Anki provided some great insight into the joys and difficulties of starting a business. "Being an outsider is sometimes good, I did not second guess the idea to start a textile design company and think my informal...


Summer is nearly here and that means warm weather. Our collection of linen bedding and clothing will keep you cool.  1. BREATHABLE The weave in linen allows more airflow and won't cling to your skin. Louie linen bedding 2. LIGHTWEIGHT AND ABSORBENT Moisture is absorbed and evaporates quickly. Linen can absorb 20% of its dry weight before giving a feeling of being...



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