Tuesday, November 8, 2011
|Under the Sea Comforter Set by Dean Miller|
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
The event is this Saturday, July 23rd, 2011 from 10am to 4pm. This fun family friendly event is right at the beach, and has vendor booths showing surf memorabilia, an old woody car show, Polynesian dancers, surf bands, a BBQ, and lots of fun surf product for sale. This year features an area where you can blue tarp surf, and get barreled like you were in Fiji. Probably the only barrel you will ever get at Doheny so have fun!
The only thing that sucks about this event is the State Beach charges $15.00 for parking if you don't have a State Park pass, but you could park up the street a bit, and walk which isn't to bad. For more info, check out http://www.dohenystatebeach.org
Thursday, July 7, 2011
And if you are simply looking just to add a little bit of aloha, Dean Miller also sells all the pieces individually so you can mix n match with any of our great beach bedding designs, or bring in some solid colors to give your nursery your own designer touch.
Dean Miller's Hawaiian baby bedding for newborns follows all the necessary guidelines for JPMA standards to ensure a safe night's sleep for not only your baby, but all new mother's can rest in peace too knowing their child is safe.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
The best way to compliment your Hawaiian bedding is to add some fun surf themed accessories. Dean Miller just added some great, very high quality surfboard wall shelves to display photo frames, or anything else that needs a new home.
DM412 - Paradise Point Tropical Comforter - Dean Miller has turned this Hawaiian artwork into a bedroom paradise to be forever enjoyed night after night. Grand motifs direct from the isle of Hawaii adorn this island beauty. You don't need much else in Hawaii except a ukulele, a canoe, swaying palm trees, surfboards, fragrant tropical flowers, and a thatched hut to sleep in. It's just like living in paradise with your friendly beach bum, Dean Miller. This Paradise Point beach comforter captures the mood and beauty of everything that tropical islands offer.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Dean Miller Surf Bedding has added a new line of high quality sheet sets to it's tropical bedding collection. These sheet sets are entitled "A Touch of the Beach" series. Dean Miller's new sheet sets have a 4" sewn hemline on the flat sheet, and on the matching pillowcases. The sheet set also includes an all white fitted sheet. The added aloha beach print is designed to add just the right amount of color, and tropical bedding feel to a nice cozy sheet set.
Dean Miller uses a 310 thread count, 100% high quality cotton sheeting for their Touch of the Beach sheets series to ensure a soft and relaxing night of sleep. These sheet sets have a super soft "hand" or feel to them, and are guaranteed to last a long time. Each fitted sheet has a 14" drop to stretch around the largest mattresses. Each sheet set contains an all white fitted sheet, a flat sheet with a tropical beach pattern of your choosing, and matching Hawaiian trimmed pillowcases.
The Touch of the Beach series is a great summer buy made to coordinate with any bedroom decor you currently have, or they are available to match any of Dean Miller Surf Bedding's current patterns available. Be sure to check out their online Hawaiian decor superstore at http://www.deanmillerprints.com for prices and availability.
Friday, June 3, 2011
Beach Lover launches a home decor business
You have to acknowledge that lots of creativity comes from the surf community. With clothes, shoes, equipment and special events, it's as if anyone who ever rode a wave strives to preserve his or her lifestyle by turning the hobby into a business.
Doug Smith is just such an action sports entrepreneur. Dean Miller surf-inspired bedding is a decor business launched by Smith immediately after he finished his MBA at Chapman University in Orange, in 1999. He knew exactly what he wanted to do - to make items that appealed to thousands of beach lovers like him.
Bedspreads, sheets, throws, crib sets, and duvets are not terms you're likely to discuss with gnarly surfer dudes. But Smith is all about thread count and other considerations in the home furnishings field.
The company is named after surf legend Dean Miller, whom Smith learned about on his Kauai honeymoon.
"Legend says that Dean Miller lived in the rain forest, bathed in the waterfalls and slept on beds of flowers," Smith said.
"Bed of flowers" was the "Aha!" moment for Smith. Taking inspiration from vintage Hawaiian shirts, Smith designed his line of bedding for children when all that was available was Laura Ashley and "Star Wars."
Now Dean Miller Prints has developed into a line of decor items - from curtains to surfboard rugs, quilts to baby gear. Prices range from $24.99 for an infant Burp's Up onesie to $175.00 for king size comforter sheets.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Wade has served on the board of The American Institute of Graphic Arts, San Diego chapter. His work has been featured in Graphis, Art Direction, Communication Arts, Print and Novum magazines. His work has been recognized by the New York Art Director’s Club, The Houston Art Director’s Club, The Los Angeles Advertising Club and The Clios. He has been a guest lecturer at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and the Artists & Art Directors Club of Sacramento.
Wade resides in San Diego, California with his wife and two daughters. Dean Miller is proud to be carrying his hand drawn surfer signs at our shop.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
But since we are surfers here at Dean Miller, we decided to celebrate Cinco de Mayo the only way we know how, to add a great new cowboy surf sign riding waves, or "las olas", down in Mexico. We love packing up the truck and crossing the border in search of adventure and empty waves. Baja California might be a little sketchy these days, but once you punch through TJ and get a little bit further down it becomes old Mexico again. Nothing but beers and waves greet you in the Mexican desert.
Monday, May 2, 2011
It all started as a dream, and a quest to find some Hawaiian sheets. Back in 1999 this type of look didn't exist, and nobody had ever thought to make a comforter out of a Hawaiian shirt. Well 12 years later Dean Miller is still designing and bringing you new and fun beach themed products. We have expanded our line beyond just duvet covers, and now carry surfboard rugs, lamps, signs, custom pillows, and a whole lot of other fun surf themed decor.
The word surf bedding didn't even exist, the owners of Dean Miller had to call their line of bedding something, so they decided to make up their own category of home textiles. Dean Miller was the first company to bring you a bedding set covered in surfboards, and now almost every home bedding manufacter has their own version of surf bedding.
It's fun to watch, hard to compete sometimes, but considering the fact that a simple idea started out of a spare bedroom in Laguna Beach, California has influenced countless interior designers is something that Dean Miller can always look back upon.
Happy Birthday to us!
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Thread count is a measure of the coarseness or fineness of Hawaiian print fabric. It is measured by counting the number of threads contained in one square inch of fabric, including both the length (warp) and width (weft) threads. It is used especially in regard to cotton linens such as surfer bed sheets.
Thread count is a simple measure of fabric quality, so that "standard" cotton thread counts are around 150 while good-quality sheets start at 180 and a count of 200 or higher is considered percale. Extremely high thread counts (typically over 500) tend to be misleading as they usually use 'plied' yarns. i.e. one yarn that is made by twisting together multiple finer threads. For marketing purposes, a fabric with 250 yarns in both the vertical and horizontal direction could have the component threads counted to a 1000 thread count although "according to the National Textile Association, accepted industry practice is to count each thread as one, even threads spun as two- or three-ply yarn.
The Federal Trade Commission agrees and recently issued a warning that consumers 'could be deceived or misled' by inflated thread counts." Dean Miller's beach bedding has never miss-lead or tried to deceive any of its consumers, and has always clearly stated that our cotton percale surf sheets are a high quality 200 thread count.
Friday, April 22, 2011
Mike Ness Autographed my Surfboard!
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
|Hawaiian Bedding by Dean Miller Surf Bedding|
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
You have to acknowledge that lots of creativity comes from the surf community. With clothes, shoes, equipment and special events, it's as if anyone who ever rode a wave strives to preserve their lifestyle by turning the hobby into a business. Orange County certainly has more than its share of action sports entrepreneurs, and Doug Smith of Dana Point is one of them. Dean Miller surf inspired bedding is a décor business launched by Smith immediately after he finished his MBA at Chapman University in 1999. He knew exactly what he wanted to do – make items that appealed to thousands of beach lovers like him. Bedspreads, sheets, throws, crib sets and duvets are not terms you're likely to discuss with gnarly surf dudes. But Smith is all about thread count and other considerations in the home furnishings field. The company is named after surf legend Dean Miller, whom Smith learned about on his Kauai honeymoon. "Legend says that Dean Miller lived in the rain forest, bathed in the waterfalls and slept on beds of flowers," Smith said. "Bed of flowers" was the a-ha moment for Smith. Taking inspiration from vintage Hawaiian shirts, Smith designed and manufactured his line of surf-inspired bedding for children when all that was available at the time was Laura Ashley and Star Wars. Now Dean Miller Prints has developed into a full line of décor items from curtains to surfboard rugs, quilts and baby gear. Prices range from $24.99 for an infant Burp's Up onesie to $175.00 for king size comforter sets.