Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Form and Function: Modern Art Meets Modern Design

Strida Bike 5.0 - Green

So many styles to choose from... classic or contemporary? Victorian or Dan Golden? We've given Retro plenty of attention recently, so today we're going to show Modern some love. Here are some far-out selections that will bring any home into the 21st century.

John Kelly Rho Lounge Chair

Blomus Enza Dip Bowl Set on Tray
John Kelly has recently added several new pieces to his Rho collection. Up top is his Rho Lounge ($575), whose bright colors will add energy to any patio or backyard. For the indoors, the Rho Sofa ($1,355) and Rho Loveseat ($950) have curved arms as well, and both are very sleek in their overall designs.

If you're into modern metal, then you will love Blomus. Their Ondea Bowls ($82.89 - $110.49) and CopoTeapot ($88) are simple in design but their free-flowing designs stand out in any kitchen or dining room. For the outdoors, check out the Nido Bird Feeder ($88) and the Aguo Watering Can ($87 - $150).
Magis Lyra Stool
Boskke Sky Planter

Magis has an amazing line of chairs and stools that double as eye candy for house guests. The Chair One ($840 - $868) has a polygonal design that has an oddly digital feel to it, perfect for math and computer enthusiasts. The Flower Chair ($1,092) has a translucent backing that makes it stand out. The Voido Chair ($1,082 - $2,669) is simply a work of art in itself!

As always, there's more to be had. Head over to our website and check out our entire lineup of home furnishings!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Your Dad Deserves It

Sonoro Cubo Black

It's almost Father's Day and you can definitely do better than a necktie or coffee mug. Give him something extraordinary this year. Show him what he means to you. Here are some great gift ideas that will make his day.

Design House Stockholm Block Lamp

Design House Stockholm is the brand to turn to for those hardy, industrial dads. Shown above is the ever-popular Block Lamp ($129). Simple but astonishing. The Cord Lamp ($169) and Work Lamp Silver ($120) are also great choices that would fit appropriately in a garage or workshop.
Philippe Starck Parrot Speakers in Black

Perhaps your dad is an electronics kind of guy. Philippe Starck can remedy that with their Parrot Speakers ($1,600). The speakers pack a punch and look stunning in any living space. Sonoro also has a great line of radios if you prefer something a little smaller. Check out the Eklipse Black ($399) or the Geneva Sound S ($300). The Cubo ($299) is a popular choice as well.

Gaggia Baby Class Espresso Machine

Your dad probably enjoys a good cup of joe in the morning. If so, then Gaggia has some great ideas for you. Check out their Espresso Color ($299) or the Evolution Espresso ($229 - $249).

Contextur Viktor 18k Gold Toothbrush and Razor Holder
Finally, we have bathroom accessories. Make your dad feel special with 18k gold toothbrush and razor holders ($49). Also available in real silver ($49). We have plenty of other gift ideas to choose from on our website so click on!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Dining With Gus Modern

Gus Modern is back under the spotlight this month with their Dine With Gus sale. With a 20% discount across several pieces of wares and furnishing, now is a great time to start putting together the dining room you've always wanted.

Plank Dining Table and Bench With Thompson Chair

Gus Modern has a simple and clean aesthetic that's inherent in all of their pieces, and their dining tables are no exception. The Plank Dining Table ($1,160) and Bench ($460) is a perfect example of this; their minimalistic design allows the wood grain to be the main decorative element of the two. The Stanley Dining Table ($1,276) and Stanley Dining Bench ($540) are also very minimal but is lighter in color, and feature stainless steel legs for those who prefer a touch of metal.

Stanley Dining Table Set With School Chairs

Of course, what's a dining set without additional seating for the guests? Gus's Thompson Chairs ($400) in black complements the dark walnut colors of the Plank perfectly. The Stanley has a matching set of Stools ($319.20) but Gus's School Chairs ($236) in natural wood work just as well.

Bathurst Cabinet 2 Door Slide Unit

Finally, don't forget to check out Gus's wooden cabinets while you're in the market. The Bathurst Cabinet 2 Door Slide Unit ($1,356) can be used to store pantry goods, plastic utensils, napkins, and whatnot. For more selections, head over to our website and check out our dedicated Dine With Gus Sale section!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Big Ideas For Small Spaces

Gus Modern Stanley Console Table
Urban living space is a rare commodity, and if you live in a major city like New York, chances are good that your home feels like you're living in a shoebox. Thankfully, there are ways to make the most of what you've got. We have some great home decor solutions for tight spaces that will make even the least roomiest of homes warm and cozy.

Gus Modern Bishop Table

Gus Modern has done an outstanding job of designing furniture that takes its surrounding spaces into consideration.

The Stanley Console Table ($575) provides a comfortable place to put functional and decorative objects without feeling like it takes up the entire room. The Bishop Table ($335) shares this same concern for spatial openness with its simple and clean-cut design. If you're looking for seating, the luxurious Delano Lounge Chair ($795 - $895) features that same open-space design.

Omni+ Orbit Media Center
Omni+ has some excellent solutions if you're in the market to find a place to keep your electronics. The Orbit Media Center ($499) provides plenty of room for a media player and a TV while keeping spaces feeling open with its elevated height. The Prism ($499) stays on ground level but manages to not detract from whatever limited spaces you may have.

temahome has a few interesting selections that may pique your curiosity as well. The Double Delta Bookshelf ($592) features a minimalistic design that leaves plenty of breathing room. The Prairie 47 Coffee Table ($620) and Prairie Niche 22 ($615) both have that same open-space aesthetic that are characteristic of the Gus Modern selections mentioned above.
The Ledge by Urbancase
Urbancase is the maker of the cleverly-designed workstation called The Ledge ($1,500). This was a GQ Favorite at the ICFF, and it's not hard to see why: the sturdy wall-mounted shelf/work surface looks great on any wall, and is a great piece for any small living spaces. It is the perfect fusion of function and form.

For more design solutions for small spaces, head over to our website!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Show Mom You Love Her

Garden Love Scarf by Flowie
Mother's Day is at our heels! Show her how much she means to you: get her something fun and out of the ordinary this year. We have plenty of great gift ideas for the coming holiday that will bring a warm smile to her face.

Gus Modern Lightbox
Gus Modern's Lightbox ($325) looks great in any modern home and has plenty of functionality in a living space. The Fruit Trough ($115) does likewise, doubling as a planting station.

Ink Dish is one of the latest additions to our collection, and they brings lots to the table with their series of designer dishware. The Japanese-inspired Cherry Ink ($55) and Irezumi Side Plate Sets ($55) have an exotic flare that any mom would love.

Flowie has an amazing series of personal accessories that will make moms happy. Check out the floral-themed Bouquet Makeup Bag ($26) and Bouquet Messenger Bag ($74). They also have a lovely Lawn Scarf ($52) and Garden Love Scarf ($52), both of which accent the spring season with the soft, bright colors.

Finally, Rouge du Rhin pillows are always great as gifts. The Bergen I ($125) and Bergen II ($125) are great for artsy moms. Home ($125) and More ($125) are good alternatives if classic typography is your thing.

For more gift ideas for mom, check out the Mother's Day collection on our website!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Party with Bobby Berk and Crew for ICFF!

Mark your calendars! We're excited to announce that along with StyleFactory.com and Design Milk,  Bobby will be hosting a party at this year’s ICFF at his NYC Showroom.
Break Down: Design In Your Hands
Break Down: Design In Your Hands” an interactive design exhibition where you can make design happen, LIVE! Party-goers can influence the products that StyleFactory will produce by voting for their favorite design using social media and mobile devices. Free drinks are provided for those who check-in to the event! It will be so much fun. Mark your calendars now and be sure to stop by and say hi!
RSVP on Facebook or email rsvp@stylefactory.com.
What: Break Down: Design In Your Hands
When: Saturday, May 14, 2011 from 7 – 10 PM
Where: Bobby Berk Home Soho, 59 Crosby Street, New York, NY

Read more at Design Milk: http://design-milk.com/#ixzz1LGSET8sF

Monday, May 2, 2011

GUEST POST: Mrs. Lilien from Mrs. Lilien Styling House

This month, we have the pleasure to post an article written by Mrs. Lilien, purveyor of playful sophistication and author of Mrs. Lilien Styling House. Mrs. Lilien applauds luxury, adores visual drama and delights in the good life. For this month's post, Mrs. Lilien has hand-picked a candy-coated home goods selection for her summertime patio- all from Bobby Berk Home! Break out the mimosas and enjoy the sunshine!

Check back often for more blog posts from esteemed members of our design community- posted the first of every month!


What's a summer patio without a posted planter explosion?! Or perhaps a collection of potted pretties to cause a glorious commotion?! Call in a daybed that's saturated in brilliant sunbrella color - and don't forget the punchy printed perches so quintessential to summer! Whether your space is large and poolside or perhaps rather intimately quaint - why not create an outdoor utopia that's happy and unrestrained?! With just a little love and some garden bling - you can transform your patio and really make it sing!