What is Ideal?

Ideal is a carefully curated shop composed of unique, design-conscious gifts and accessories. The objects we choose are creative, authentic, and refined. They are inspired by the vision of talented artists and designers from around the world.

Our store was formed with our own ideal in mind: that shopping should always be a personal and thoughtful experience.

Enjoy our blog and please come visit our shop in beautiful, downtown Bellingham. If you can't make it in, we take orders over the phone - just call (360-752-5522) or e-mail info@anidealshop.com.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Sandy Chilewich - New York, NY

In her New York based design studio, Sandy Chilewich continues to discover ways to push textiles beyond their comfortable and sometimes monotonous context. Her woven vinyl, which has become her signature textile for tabletop, floormats and bags, is currently available in a wide selection of weaves and colors. Sandy’s passion is finding underutilized, often overlooked manufacturing techniques, and from them produce fresh, modern textiles.

Designed in New York, made in the USA.

Featured Products:

Shag Indoor/Outdoor Mats

Designer: Sandy Chilewich
Materials: Vinyl
Dimensions: Doormat - 18 x 28"; Utility Mat - 24 x 36"; Big Mat - 36 x 60"
Price: Doormat - $50.00; Utility Mat - $70.00; Big Mat - $155.00

Indoor/outdoor mats are equally at home indoors or outdoors, so liven up an entryway, bathroom or deck knowing that they're washable, quick to dry and resistant to mold and mildew. Please note that stripes run horizontally on doormats and big mats, and vertically on utility mats. Available in a variety of colors and stripes - call 360-752-5522 for more information. Shown above are bold stripe, mushroom stripe, and tangerine stripe.

Bamboo Weave Placemats

Designer: Sandy Chilewich
Materials: Vinyl
Dimensions: 14 x 19"
Price: $13.00 each

These lovely placemats are easy to care for - simply wipe them clean. The bamboo weave has a well-defined simplicity within its subtle textural weave that combines modern practicality with a serene Asian sensibility. Available in a variety of colors - call 360-752-5522 for more information. Shown above are Brick, Grey Flannel, and Lawn.


  1. I bought some placemats from didriks.com and they're really nice, I love them.


  2. Great job on the blog gals!
    It looks great.

    I was just by the store, browsed the many lovely items, and chatted with Miss Trish.
    Best gift shop in town!
    Keep up the good work!

    -Tamara T.