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Confetti Riot

by Joanna on March 16, 2015

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I have a confession to make: If I could, I’d fill my entire loft with pillows and have one giant pillow party at all times. In my imaginary world, these pillows by Confetti Riot would fit in perfectly. The prints are fantastically quirky, while the colors are just neutral enough to work in a variety of spaces.

Shop owner Kathryn creates the prints herself with hand-carved, hand-printed artwork on a cotton/linen blend fabric. Thanks to this process, each pillow is unique. She also offers hand-woven mug rugs—you know, to keep my coffee table safe from spills during my giant pillow party.

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{ Images via Confetti Riot }

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Wirely Home

by Joanna on March 9, 2015

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Now that I’ve officially taken up residence in an old loft space in Seattle, I feel like my interior design choices are becoming more and more important—almost like I have to do the space proud! I still want the space to have a boho vibe, but now I’m leaning towards a touch of the mid-century modern, too.

Enter Wirely Home.

The online shop perfectly merges those two aesthetics. The addition of tons and tons of plants to most spaces lends that bohemian note, and then placing them on MCM-inspired surfaces yields a wonderful mix. These plant stands and table tops are inspired by the wire hairpin legs of the Knoll butterfly chair and are made of powdercoated steel. The table is comprised of modular plywood and works well as a plant stand. I also like the idea of a series of the side tables that can stay put or move around as needed.

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 { Images via Wirely Home }

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Quitokeeto

by Joanna on March 4, 2015

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I feel like I am constantly on the hunt for sites to inspire me and help me figure out the vibe that I want in my new apartment. Maybe that explains why I’m so into Quitokeeto, a recent discovery for me.

Initially started as a pop-up shop, Quitokeeto has turned into a full-fledged purveyor of new and found objects, as well as collaborative pieces. The gorgeous array of items is curated by Heidi Swanson and Wayne Bremser, both of whom have an affinity for culinary accessories. (I’m also a big fan of Swanson’s cooking site, 101 Cookbooks.) True to their passion, the online shop is full of gorgeously designed ceramics, knives, textiles, and everything else you could possibly need for a handsome, functional kitchen.

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{ Images via Quitokeeto }

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Jacqueline Surdell

by Joanna on March 3, 2015

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Weavings are definitely having an “in” moment right now and I can’t lie: I love it. The idea of covering a wall with something 3-dimensional appeals to my industrial-designer-in-a-past-life side in a big way. So you can see why the work of fiber artist and painter Jacqueline Surdell caught my attention.

Los Angeles-based Surdell’s pieces are gorgeously oversized and incredibly textural. She employs macramé knotting techniques and uses thick rope to achieve the creations shown here. With her work, she seeks to explore “a combination of industrial versus domestic and tradition versus modern.”

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{ Images from Jacqueline Surdell; found via Design Milk }

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J.M. Generals

by Joanna on February 24, 2015

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The closer my new apartment comes into sight, the more I daydream about what I want to use to fill it. My latest home decor crush is J.M. Generals, purveyor of hand-woven textiles, American cashmere, scented candles, and soaps. New York-based designer Jeffrey Monteiro started J.M. Generals with the idea of designing essential products for conscious living. Each product feels totally useful, but also very minimalist as well.

J.M. Generals works closely with independent makers, farmers, and producers, and possesses a strong affinity for the use of recycled materials, as well as sourcing materials made in America and selling goods free of traditional retail markups. The result? Products that make you feel good all over. Personally, I’ve got my heart set on an American cashmere throw, something I can envision being in my family and home for many years to come.

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{ Images via J.M. Generals }

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