We Love Books

We absolutely love books at design solutions. It does not matter what the genre: whether it is for kids, men or women; cookbooks, coffee table books or books on travel; funny, serious, classics or new. There is nothing better than a great book that can transport you to imaginary lands, inspire you to become a […]

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Woven With Love

Lina Rickardsson of Sweden took her lifelong interest in weaving and turned it into a successful linen and paper placemat business. While on her journey, she discovered colorful plastic “ribbons” made of PVC that could be woven into colorful and vibrant patterns.

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pappelina, rugs, plastic rugs, handwoven rugs

Let’s Dish

A husband and wife owned business, the entire line’s pieces are one-of-a-kind and handmade, inspired by the local farming community.

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Home is New Canaan

Design solutions has called New Canaan home since its beginning, and we are excited to share a video that so accurately summarizes its beauty and style.

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home is new canaan

Authentic Canvas Stools from France

These stools are the real deal. Made from 100% cotton canvas with beech wood bases, the canvas stripes and colors find their authenticity on the Atlantic Ocean, the Pyrenees and the Southwest of France.

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Go Fly a Kite!

Set sail and soar the winds with these sailing ship kites that are exclusive to ds. Each kite is handmade by a small group of craftsmen, artists and designers in their Brooklyn, NY studio.

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Relax and Color!

Recent studies have shown that coloring is a great “prescription” for relaxation, alleviating stress and boosting mental clarity. Focusing on the coloring activity actually helps us not to focus on our worries.

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Personal Pocket Policeman

This backpack has a zipper that is fully hidden in the back of the bag, concealed pockets, and material that is cut proof. Even Houdini could not get into it!

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The 101 on Screen Glasses

We spend almost half of our day using our devices, our computers, our TV’s, our tablets and smart phones. We are living in the age of constant connectivity, and it is not going away anytime soon. Each of these devices emit a significant amount of blue light which is artificial UV back lighting that helps […]

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Tapered Candles Off the Rack

Making expertly crafted candles run deep in Denmark’s traditions since they spend almost half of the year in perpetual darkness. Danes rely on candles for a warm and inviting glow through the cold and wintery months.

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candles