Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Celebrity Designer Bobby Berk designs Media Lounge for Spa Week

Check out our founder and celebrity designer, Bobby Berk as he's interviewed about the Media Lounge he designed for Spa Week Fall 2011.  Staying with the theme of the night Bobby chose comfortable yet stylish Gus Modern Atwood sofas and chairs along with the super chic Cobra Yoga Mat from Plank to make this a relaxing oasis.  Take a look at the lounge and his interview in the video above.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Our Very Own Queen of Love... in Action!

A special thanks to our Bobby Berk Home customer (and local photographer) Christopher Boudewyns for sending us these wonderful pictures of his very own Queen of Love Chair ($895) purchased from our Bobby Berk Home SoHo location! 

These fantastic Italian "thrones" are made of recyclable linear polyethylene, and are resistible to color fading, scratches, and weather! The Queen of Love Armchair is not only a luxurious choice for seating but an irresistible statement piece for any decor. 

Want to see it for yourself? Come visit us in New York or Miami, and coming soon... Atlanta!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Spa Week: Bobby Berk Home creates the Spa Week’s Lounge with Plank products…

As part of practicing awareness and education of yoga and personal growth, taking care of self, is sometimes far from reality. Peer pressures & media banter that creates today’s woman to be financially stable, uber mother, independant, home-concierge, princesses, all giving, doing epitomies of love, and to boot, multiple-orgasmic super heroines, sometimes self-indulgence does not occur to me, to be a priority at times. This week Oct 10-16th, for Spa Week many of the major spa players are offering discounts to encourage all to consider self-pampering as The Priority. Although I’ve all heard it said many times and understand the concept fully, first we need to take care of self, so that we can take care of others, the practice of this philosophy is sometimes hard to include to my lifestyle. For me time is an issue, not to mention the cost. I have no problem paying for the services, for the most part, the customer service and experience I have received are well worth the cost, however when I don’t consider self-pampering a priority, the cost, adds another reason to skip the spa this time. Thanks to Spa Week’s organisers who realize that this little fact of my life and possibly others, how nice that they have created a week-long event, for me, to go full out and pamper myself, big on the time, easy on the pocket.
I was equally honoured, that Bobby Berk, of Bobby Berk Home was invited to create the media lounge for the press night & chose to create a zenful rest place using Plank products. For the media professionals, who extend their work day to go through the plethora of information and test products to advise us, the best of the best, products and services to take advantage for Spa Week and beyond, how relaxing for them to feast their eyes on Plank’s Cobra Yoga Mat and relax their weary feet & butts on the beautifully constructed Gus furniture available from Bobby Berk Home, the go-to store for upgraded living. For much of the press, this was the first time for them to see Plank Mats live and experience it under foot.

Check out the photos and you can count on us to keep you posted of any media or opportunity developments, from a yoga, lifestyle or business perspective.
WHG, an expert in all things, shoes + heels + fitting yoga into a busy lifestyle…

Written by Doreen Hing - Founder of Plank Yoga

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Not Just Your Ordinary Fireplace

Not everyone is fortunate enough to have a fireplace in their home, and for those of us without one, there aren't many solutions. Or not that we've known of.

Too often we let good design stop at the back door, but our Modfire fireplaces ($950-$1250) are a fantastic center piece and are available as either wood or gas burning! Some spaces beg for a shock of color to lift them from ordinary to unbelievable, and the Modfire will guarantee to do just that. Or, if a splash of color isn't what you're looking for, the Natural Steel Modfire ($950) is still a beautiful accent piece!

The Steel undergoes a bluing process and is hand-waxed before leaving the studio. While aging, the natural steel patina will weather into a completely unique finish - each Modfire taking on it's own personality. All Modfires are handcrafted out of thick fourteen gauge steel and colorfully coated in hi-temp paint, designed to be an heirloom that lasts a lifetime. So, as summer comes to an end and you prepare yourself for many months of sweaters and time spent indoors, why not throw in a Modfire and enjoy that evening warmth just a bit longer?