Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Essential Accessory: Bags, Purses, and Totes

Inhabit Living Kennedy Mum Plum & Cornflower

There's no trying to hiding it: women love purses, handbags, and totes. They are versatile vessels for a multitude of personal accessories, and are expressive of their owners' sense of fashion. Today we invite you to explore some selections from our collection of bags. Check this out!
Inhabit Living Nixon Leaf Grass & Butterscotch

Inhabit Living's new idea: you can now take Inhabit style everywhere you go! These handbags are proudly made in the USA using recycled materials. These fashionable handbags were created keeping with Inhabit's trademarked style; color, pattern and bold graphics.  Check out the Nixon Leaf Grass & Butterscotch Handbag ($189).

Flowie Saki Zipper Bag

Flowie is true to their name with their collection of floral-themed bags. Their Bouquet Messenger Bag ($74 - $78) looks lavishing and is available in two colors. The Sweet Candy Market Tote ($88) is a nice alternative for those who prefer a tote design instead. If you're looking for something more compact, check out the Bouquet Swing Purse ($42).

Satchel by Aaron Barak
We're not leaving any guys out of the loop. Aaron Barak has a great collection of luxury bags that are great for men. The Messenger ($725), Tote ($675), and Briefcase ($825) are appropriate accessories for the busy 9-to-5 man who means business. Prefer something a little brighter? Check out this Satchel ($875) in their tan-colored Monticello series.
Blue Blood Martha's Vineyard Tote

Last but not least, Blue Blood has a small series of totes that are very impressive. In addition to the Martha's Vineyard Tote ($125) that you see above, we also have a Capri Tote ($125) and a Santorini Tote ($125). Check out our entire collection of bags on our website!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Never Going Out of Style: Ikat

DwellStudio Batavia Dove Duvet Set

Modern-day polyester is okay, but there is something warm and inviting about traditional Ikat weaving and dyeing that makes it absolutely amazing, which is why it's currently the new hotness in the world of home decor. This month, we have some fun ikat-style selections that will add a touch of native spirit to any home.

Ikat Duvet Set in Ash
DwellStudio is the leader behind the recent ikat trend, and they are representing the style with pride. Their Ikat Dot Duvet Set ($90 - $340), available in Ash and Indigo, is crafted from 100% woven cotton jacquard. The set also features a simple and contemporary design pattern that complements the material.
Batavia Citrine Pillow

DwellStudio's vast pillow collection has a few outstanding ikat selections as well. Check out the Batavia Citron ($58). Crafted with a linen/cotton blend and hand-printed in Lithuania, the bright yellow pattern is reminiscent of traditional ikat dyeing methods. Also available in Azure ($58).

Diamond Ikat Azure Pillow

Want something that's even more traditional? Check out the Diamond Ikat Pillow ($58), available in Azure and Citrine. These two feature a bright and exotic design that truly invokes an old-world traditional feel.

For more selections, check out our dedicated ikat section on our website!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Old-School Is The New Cool

Normann Copenhagen BIKE

Retro seems to have built an everlasting legacy for itself. In a world where people are always on the lookout for new trends, that old 60's and 70's aesthetic never goes out of style. Never mind sleek and modern. Revel in bright colors, simple patterns, and classic designs. Here are some highlights from our new Retro section.

Aimee Wilder Analog Nights Wallpaper

Aimee Wilder has a wide assortment of old-style wallpapers that will appeal to the retro enthusiast. Up top is Analog Nights ($140), whose patterns are true to its name. Also available as a  pillow ($50). If you prefer something simpler and brighter, the Baby Wallpaper ($140) is your calling.

Haskell Series 9 Chaise Lounge

Newcomer Haskell has some very groovy outdoor additions of their own, all of which are eco-friendly and totally cool. Check out the Series 9 Occasional Table ($2,574) or the Series 9 Sultan ($282 - $1,176). Imagine laying back on the Series 9 Chaise Lounge ($528 - $1,844) by the ocean on a warm summer day.

Our new dedicated Retro page is now up and running, so head over to our website and have a look at our full line of retro wares and furnishings!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

No Time Like The Present

Giles Miller Grandfather Clock

The creative minds of modern design are always working around the clock to come up with some improvements to the average timepiece. Here are some timeless picks from our collection that will bring a smile to your face.

Nanda Tocky in Orange

Nanda is known for their quirky designs. Tocky ($69) comes in several fun colors and looks great on any nightstand or desk. Prefer analog? His twin brother Ticky ($59) will take care of that! If you're stubborn when it comes to waking up the morning, meet cousin Clocky ($45). He rolls around the room beeping madly, and the only way to stop him is by getting out of bed to silence him.
Jonas Damon Number LED Clock

 Modern timepiece designer Jonas Damon invented the Number LED Clock ($80) as a deconstructed and minimalistic version of the 80's analog clock, also available in Translucent Red ($80). For the modern art enthusiast, check out the sleek and sexy Twice Clock ($95), inspired by railroad station clocks.

Decoylab Birds and Branches Clock

Decoylab has an imaginitive selection of wall clocks that will especially appeal to nature and animal lovers. The eco-friendly Kirie 01 ($84) has a gorgeous flower design that was inspired by the Japanese art of paper cutting. Check out the 02 ($84) and the 03 ($84) as well. The Modern Baby Hedgehog Clock ($48) is a hit for nursery decor, and is one of several animal-shaped clocks in their collection.

Era Wall Clock White

Last but not least, Blomus has a stainless steel timepiece of their own. Check out their Era Wall Clock Black ($53 - $88), also available in White ($53 - $88). Like all of their wares, it has their signature modern metal aesthetic.

That's all the time we have for today. For more selections, head over to our dedicated Clocks page!