Posts Tagged ‘Home Decor’

Hanging Succulent Garden

Crafty people. Don’t you hate them?

Aw, just kidding. Mostly, I admire the (quietly) crafty, but I like to purchase my housewares because I’m lazy and I love to shop. That said, these macramé succulent hangers from Skinny Laminx are really cute and actually look pretty easy to do. If you make one, let me know how it turns out. But if you’re lazy like me, Skinny Laminx has an online shop too. The macramé hangers are not up for sale yet, but there’s lots of other great stuff too.

Make Your Own Fabric With Spoonflower

spoonflowerIf you’ve ever had the urge to create your own fabric for curtains, clothes, furniture, pillows, or whatever your crafty heart desires, but didn’t know where to begin, Spoonflower.com has your answer. The site allows you to upload your designs and prints them onto fabric. It’s super easy to use and perfect for small-scale projects since you can order as little as a quarter of a yard.

Those who upload designs can choose to make it public (and earn a 10% commission anytime someone buys it), so it’s also a great place to peruse the vast creativity of others. The site has a huge community of users–currently at 70,000–and the database of prints is pretty amazing.

Spoonflower uses large-format, inkjet, digital textile printers that are specially modified to run on fabric. Unlike conventional textile manufacturing, digital printing entails very little waste of fabric, ink, water, or electricity. They use eco-friendly, water-based pigment inks on natural fiber textiles.

Fabric choices include: quilting weight cotton, organic cotton sateen, organic cotton knit, upholstery weight cotton twill, linen-cotton canvas, cotton voile, and silk crepe de chine. Prices range from $18/yard to $38/yard, but users get a 10% discount off their own designs–20% if you order 20 yards or more off your own single design.

Winter White Out


Pieces is having a Winter White Out Sale from now until 6pm this Friday. 20% off all white, for three days only! Here are some of my favorite pieces from Pieces…

  1. Owl Umbrella StandWhooo can resist an owl umbrella stand?
  2. Custom Double Scalloped Chandelier – This unique handmade chandelier is shown here in white lacquer, but is also available in black, chocolate, French gold, platinum, bronze, and pewter.
  3. Oak End Grain Topped Drum Table – I love these drum tables–they could be used as stools in a pinch! They have a white painted maple base and natural oak top and come in small, medium, and extra large.
  4. Savon de Marseille Extra Pure – Luxurious fragrance-free bar soap that’s extra mild and gentle. Made from pure vegetable content and gorgeous enough for displaying.
  5. Custom Chippendale Side Chair – Jonathan Adler Chippendales are handcrafted with a lacquered faux bamboo frame. Shown in upholstered Adler Natural fabric, but available in black, white and green too, as well as a variety of fabrics for special order.
  6. Parchment Books – Each of these unique books is rebound using handmade parchment paper, which gives the appearance of old vellum. They vary in size and covers are covered in script. Bindings come in an assortment of styles and gold and silver bound books are hand-laid with real gold and silver leaf.
  7. X-Base Driftwood Console – This handmade table with a driftwood base would be perfect for a beach house. Custom sizes are available and it’s offered in natural, white wash, grey, and white.

Arne Jacobsen: Swan Chair


The Swan chair was designed by Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobson in 1958 for the Jaconson-designed Blu (SAS) Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, along with the Egg, the two-seat Swan sofa, and the Series 3300 sofa and chair. Jacobsen partnered with Fritz Hansen to manufacture the Swan chair, and they still produce them in Denmark today.


The Swan chair is upholstered in a wide range of fabric or leather. It spins at its chrome base and is available with an automatic return mechanism.

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Gift Oddities


With Christmas Eve only a week away, it’s crunch time for present buying. But before you grab a bunch of gift certificates and call it a day, think for a second. Do you really want to go the predictable route, when you could give an odd (yet charming!) gift instead? For example, everyone need socks, but wouldn’t you rather have a clutch that resembles a classic book, like the Lolita Book-Clutch by French designer Olympia Le-Tan? Yes, of course you would! And if not, your wife or girlfriend certainly would. This limited edition clutch is the very same one that Natalie Portman carried to the Black Swan premier.


Or how about a Bank in the Form of a Pig (that died of natural causes, of course) cast in resin and marble, designed by Harry Allen. It holds up to $10,000 in dollar bills, for the penny saver who’s all grown up.


Perfect as a stocking stuffer, creepy little Hand Soaps cast from recycled doll hands. Created by artist Marie Gardeski, each bag contains 10-12 mini hands in a variety of shades with a lovely light scent.


And if someone made your naughty list this year, you know what to do.

Denmark 50


I just spent over an hour and a half browsing eBay and Etsy for some new mid-century furniture. That is the world’s biggest time sucker for me! But I find it difficult to discern furniture quality over the Internet, even with multiple close-up pictures. I prefer shopping for furniture in person because I get a better sense for how the piece will work in the room. Plus, you know that feeling you get when you find that one amazing chair that you just have to have? It’s furniture kismet! That’s so satisfying. And for me, it’s just not the same online, which is why I’m heading to Denmark 50 to check out their Danish furnishings in person this weekend.


Denmark 50’s showroom is well stocked with classic Danish chairs, tables and larger pieces by Hans Wegner, Poul Hennignsen, Arne Jacobsen, Finn Juhl, and many others. They get frequent shipments straight from Denmark to their 12,000 square foot showroom and warehouse space. They also carry ceramics from Saxbo, Arne Bang, Rorstrand, and more.

Denmark 50
7974 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles CA 90046

Monday – Saturday: 10:30am – 5:30pm

Gift Of Heath


Holiday shopping can be so chaotic and last minute-y, unless you’re one of those brilliant people who collects gifts for people all year long. (That always seems genius around this time, doesn’t it?) To make gift buying a little more pleasant, check Heath Ceramics‘ holiday sales: Through Cyber Monday, online shipping is free on orders over $150. And in the LA and Sausalito stores, you can take 20% off store-wide through November 28th thanks to Heath’s Annual Sale.


This would be a perfect time to pick up Heath’s new line of hand blown glassware, which is currently only available in stores.


Also perfect for holiday giving, the Limited Edition Vase Set, which comes in two hand-dipped winter-inspired glazes: Scarlet & Snow Dip. There are lots of other great gift options at Heath, including tablewares, tea & coffee sets, books, and more. Plus, you can always go the easy route and grab a gift certificate.

Heath Ceramics
7525 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Hours: Monday-Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 10-6, Thursday 10-7, Sunday 12-6

American Fashion Designers at Home


The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)’s new book American Fashion Designers at Home peeks into over 100 homes of members of the CFDA. Readers get a personal look at Donna Karan’s tranquil Turks and Caicos villa, Betsey Johnson’s girly, flower-filled flat, Randolph Duke’s California-cool pad, and more. ShelterPop spoke with author Rima Suqi about some of the homes that stood out to her and why.


Johnson Hartig – “When people can put a lot of pattern together and make it work, that’s a skill,” says Suqi of this room in Libertine‘s ’s home. Suqi notes that Hartig left the base of the room to black and white, pulling together the different styles of the furnishings and acting as a neutral base for the eclectic art collection, including the gigantic Damien Hirst spin art painting.


Randolph Duke - Duke’s architect embraced the incredible view of Los Angeles with 10-foot high retractable glass walls. “The whole thing can open up,” says Suqi. She notes that being open to nature doesn’t mean of a lack of glamor, in fact, the space is reminiscent of Randolph Duke‘s couture evening gowns for Hollywood starlets.


Cynthia Rowley – Suqi says Cynthia Rowley‘s home itself is gorgeous, but the presence of a swimming pool in the backyard of her Greenwich Village townhouse is what really stands out. “There’s always an element of play in both her fashion and her home,” she adds.

You can purchase American Fashion Designers at Home at Assoulin. Price: $65.00.

Modernica’s Annual Factory Sale


Clear your schedule for this Saturday morning because you’re going to want to be in Vernon at Modernica’s largest factory sale to date from 10 am to 4 pm at its new warehouse. All items will be 30-80% off. Get there early to score the best selection of vintage furnishings, including Eames lounge chairs, George Nelson bubble lamps, Eames fiberglass shell chairs, Case Study daybeds and tables, shelving units and much more.


Since shopping can be seriously draining, there will be food trucks on hand to keep you going. Also note, there will be cash & check express lines available for faster check out.


If you can’t make it to the factory on Saturday, Modernica has a 48-hour online sale going on right now, too.

2871 Saco St. (at 37th Street)
Vernon, CA
(323) 933-0383

EmersonMade’s New Hampshire Farmhouse


I’ve never hosted a Super Special Occasion like Thanksgiving at my home, but I’d love to someday. (Although, I’d totally WFM my turkey. I know my limits!) The best part would be setting a nice table. I love the Harvest Table Runner from EmersonMade. It’s so rustic yet still fresh with crisp white plates.


Behind EmersonMade is the ultra-adorable wife and husband duo, Emerson and Ryan. The company started as Emerson’s one woman fabric flower-making show. They now sell everything from homewares to wedding accessories to shoes to the extremely well-styled EM Clothing Line.


The couple’s expert styling seems to touch everything they do. Take a peek at their farmhouse in New Hampshire, which they bought in 2008 after moving out of New York City. The styling is spot on.


I have a feeling Emerson and Ryan cook their own turkeys.

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