Decorating

Onefortythree

by Anh-Minh on September 24, 2014

onefortythree_industrialI recently visited a friend who bought her first apartment last year, and she has been slowly decorating it ever since. When I saw her bedroom, I had to ask about the sconces flanking the bed; they were from Onefortythree. As soon as I got back to my computer, I started clicking around the site and found the perfect sconce for my home office. I had a very specific list of requirements and had been searching for quite some time, so I was thrilled. (I can’t believe I hadn’t come across Onefortythree sooner!)

Onefortythree started out as a blog by Logan and his wife Roxy. In the process of furnishing their own house (the street number = 143), he was making a bunch of cool stuff and documenting them online. That eventually led to an e-store with his handcrafted designs. In addition to lighting, he fabricates chairs and small-scale storage—all fairly simple and exhibiting clean lines that would work well in pretty much any interior. The pieces are made to order, so there may not be instant gratification, but it’s worth the wait.

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{ All images from Onefortythree }

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Thing Industries

by Anh-Minh on September 12, 2014

thingindustries1Much to my neat-freak husband’s chagrin, there’s a chair on my side of the bedroom that basically gets used as a landing spot for recently worn clothes or garments that need to be hung/folded properly. It’s a shame because it’s a lovely Chippendale chair that is often obscured by piles of sweaters, skirts, and jackets. So what I could really use is Thing Industries’ Sacrificial Chair, which is described as follows: “Like a lamb to the gods, we give you this chair to sacrifice to your clothes.” (I hope it’s back in stock soon!)

I’ve also got my eye on a couple of other Thing Industries pieces: the felt Beast Rug (which is available in dark grey on their site as well as in a spotted pattern at Of A Kind), and the Indoor Stoop which can serve as both seating and storage (clever!). I’m looking forward to seeing more great designs from this New York/New Zealand-based creative studio and store.

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{ Top and bottom images from Thing Industries. Middle image from Of A Kind. }

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Mineral and Sage

by Joanna on September 10, 2014

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Just because it’s almost fall doesn’t mean you have to give up on gardening. Lately, as the temperature has dropped, I’ve been thinking of ways to bring greenery into my home. Air plants are a personal favorite, so these beauties from Mineral and Sage are at the top of my list. Not only do you receive a Caput Medusa air plant when you shop, but you also get your pick of gorgeous gems and geodes to display them with. I love how each resembles, as shopkeeper Hannah Rich puts it, “an extraterrestrial emerging from a fallen meteorite.” While I’m picturing a grouping of these on my coffee table, they’re just as lovely as solo presentations.

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Otis & Otto

by Joanna on August 11, 2014

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Always on the lookout for great online boutiques, I was a bit blown away when I discovered Otis & Otto. The shop itself offers a beautiful selection of goods, from hand-formed ceramics and baby Alpaca wool scarves to natural fiber weavings and hand-stitched rope vessels. The curation of these pieces is really quite lovely and aimed at “supporting artisans who champion intuitive objects that resonate warmth, beauty, and functionality through slow and thoughtful handmade processes.” Whether you’re in search of a gift or something special for yourself, this is a shop you’ll want to bookmark.

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{ Images via Otis & Otto }

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Lena Corwin X UO

by Anh-Minh on July 31, 2014

lenacorwin1I’ve been anxiously awaiting the launch of Lena Corwin’s collection with Urban Outfitters, and was excited to see it hit the retailer’s website this week. There are about a dozen pieces in the collaboration with the textile designer, illustrator, and author. (By the way, I love her books, Printing by Hand and Made by Hand.)

One of my favorites in the UO line is the California pillow, shown above in the middle of the bed. (Corwin grew up in San Francisco and recently moved back there from New York.) I’ve also got my eye on the Confetti throw blanket—and I love that it’s reversible! Ditto for the Ladder and Sticks + Sky floor pillows. Decisions, decisions …

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{ All images via Urban Outfitters }

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