Monday, November 29, 2010

Gift Guide '10: THE CHEF

Dylan Gold's Chop Chop

Our next post is about gifts for the gourmand in your life. Whether your favorite cook is a seasoned professional or a beginner with a barbeque, we are the source for design-forward and inventive gifts for your in-house Colicchio. For the kitchen-saavy, it’s best to think outside of the box: Fabulous dishes or an imaginative flatware set can really make a delicious meal sing… and remember to never show up empty-handed to your holiday dinner parties! The host or hostess always enjoys a small gift in exchange for their culinary efforts.


Our personal favorite, the Jason Miller “Second” series ($89-$129) dinnerware adds elegance to any sweet or savory dish. Give your favorite Morimoto a gift that they can practice their technique with- like Dylan Gold’s Chop Chop ($190-$240) or the Swedish-designed Normann Knives ($81-$120). If your loved one is more of a sommelier than a cuisinier, Blomus has you covered with their Pawo Decanting Funnel ($25.20), which aerates and filters red wines. The Cerra Wine Vacuum Pump ($45) sucks the oxygen out of an open bottle of wine, slowing down the oxidation process, and therefore keeping the wine longer. For the professional chef, give them a trendy and chic way to carry their knives with Alice Supply Co.’s Striped Toolbox ($60).

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Gift Guide '10: THE ZEN-MINDED

We’re so excited to be posting about our favorite time of year- the holidays! Check out our product suggestions for each personality type on your long list of loved ones. Order now and beat the holiday rush!!!

Wisdom Pillow by Blissliving Home

Our post is about the yoga-going, bonsai-growing Zen-Minded folks on your gift list. While you are still purchasing something worldly, purchase thoughtfully - not things that are contributing to wastefulness. Rather than sending a bland or generic gift (bottle of wine, fair-isle sweater, whatever your knitting needles can muster up) we would recommend giving a gift that enhances their peaceful, mind-and-body lifestyle.


For the active Yogi: Plank Shag Yoga Mat ($95) and don't forget to accessorize with the Yoga Mat Carrier Tote ($205). Blissliving Home's new Harmony Comforter Set ($245-310) is particularly Eartern-influenced. Or create a global home with accessories with the Blissliving Home Wisdom Pillow ($75) or Inhabit Living River Rock Wall Flats ($119). Help your Yogi relax with Blissliving Home's Buddha Head Candle Series. The candles range in scent according to color from Black Currant (Red) to Vanilla Jade (Cream)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

BBH featured in Miami Magazine

Miami Magazine recently did a feature on Bobby's turnkey designs for swanky Miami condominium Canyon Ranch. Check out what they said about us in their November issue:
Miami Magazine's November issue

“This month, when Bobby Berk began offering turnkey design services to the residents of Canyon Ranch Miami Beach (6801 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305.514.7000), he really took the resort’s mission of relaxation to heart. The planet-friendly pads feature oversized rugs in eye-popping colors, handcrafted wood pieces and wall art that resembles vintage Americana. But Berk’s “Eco” packages go beyond d├ęcor and down to details like flatware – to the point that they practically include peace of mind. Best of all, the contemporary furniture is all FSC-certified. Translation? It’s easy on the eyes and earth.”

Model units can be viewed by appointment. Call our Miami store for more information! 305.603.7495

Friday, November 5, 2010

Curl Up With a Cold-Weather Throw

Fall and Winter are times for cozying up by the fire with a beautiful and comforting throw with a good book and a cup of coffee. Some of the best cold-weather memories are made with warm fires and warm blankets! If you are in the market for a new wrap, here are a few ideas to consider purchasing before the weather gets too cold!

The Thomas Paul Octopus Throw in Indigo is one of the most popular recent Thomas Paul products. Priced at $350, you'll love cozying up on a cool night with this throw. The Thomas Paul Octopus Throw is made of 100% baby alpaca fur, and is jacquard loomed and reversible. Not only that, but at 50” x 70”, this winter throw is big enough for you and your sweetheart to enjoy together!

The Bholu Mandala Throw is a gorgeous hand-embroidered wool felt throw that you'll grab every night while its cold outside. This one is priced at $210 and is popular for its coziness and simplicity in design. Created by Aussie company Bholu, this throw is made in India using only sustainable materials and fair-trade practices. The throws can be kept on the side of the sofa or the foot of the bed and are perfect for keeping winter toes warm!

The Inhabit Living Current Bamboo Throw is a modern, beautiful and oversized throw that is made of bamboo! It isn't made of just any bamboo, either- at only $180, it is totally certified organic. The modern oversized bamboo throws are giant, at 60” x 84” and are designed for a modern color palette with a knitted pattern. The smart Oeko-Tex certified 80% bamboo/20% organic cotton fabric blend makes this lively throw super comfortable. Easy to clean, just toss them in the washer on a gentle cycle. As if all of this wasn't good enough, the throws are also anti-microbial and they breathe beautifully!

Be sure that you get your new throw before it gets too cold!