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A Rum Fellow

by Joanna on September 29, 2014

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Meet A Rum Fellow, an incredible online boutique based in London. Chock full of gorgeous textiles and upholstery, A Rum Fellow “celebrates heritage craft techniques in the creation of kaleidoscopic statement pieces.” This translates into some serious eye candy. The materials range from hand-loomed Guatemalan textiles to vintage tribal trims to hand-built wooden furniture to striking ceramics. The pieces themselves are made by experts and A Rum Fellow is committed to employing world-class artisans with whom they can grow.

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 { Images from A Rum Fellow }

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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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French Press by Yield Design Co.

by Joanna on September 22, 2014

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The last time we mentioned Yield Design Co., they were improving your outdoor dining experience with their Picnic Bag. Now designers Rachel and Andrew seek to improve your daily cup of coffee with this gorgeous new French press. Available in either white or grey, this 1-liter French press is made of ceramic, perfect for maintaining a consistent temperature through the entire brewing process. Keeping in line with Yield’s restrained design aesthetic, the pull features a simple, yet refined touch of copper. The result is a functional piece that you don’t mind gracing your countertops.

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{ Images via Yield Design Co. }

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Quilts by Lindsay Stead

by Joanna on September 16, 2014

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Traditional quilts haven’t always done it for me. True, there is a nostalgic, Americana vibe that is not to be denied. But design-wise, they just didn’t excite me—that is, until I discovered these incredible quilts by Lindsay Stead. Graphic and modern, these strike the perfect balance between traditional quilting techniques and a bold new approach. I am truly obsessed with the “scale, asymmetry, negative space and the use of solid colors.” Each quilt is entirely handmade in Stead’s Toronto studio, making the process very personal and time-consuming.

Be sure to also follow Lindsey on Instagram for behind-the-scenes shots!

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images via Lindsay Stead

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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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