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Inhabit: Fresh Finds for Fall!

While blogging about Inhabit’s design contest, doh! I suddenly recall an email Mike sent to me on Wednesday with product shots of their new Fall wall flat designs, Braille and Industry, as well as the debut of their new quilted bedding collection, Madera (sky blue and moss shown). These items are not available yet, so this is just a teaser… I love quilted blankets, and I think these will be a great add to their collection, especially since a good strong solid fits nicely with their bold perky prints.

Has anyone installed the wall flats? What do you think? I’ve not used them yet, so I’m not sure how they work, the labor involved, etc. Anyone have any comments to share?

(images from inhabit)

Posted in uncategorized on August 04, 2006

Inhabit: The Great Pillow Design Competition

Since I promised I’d update you as soon as I heard the news… It’s official! Mike over at Inhabit just sent me a note that it’s time to make the big announcement, Inhabit’s Great Pillow Design Competition is underway!

The Great Pillow Design Competition is an opportunity for emerging designers, students or aspiring designers to stretch their creative legs. It’s an opportunity for seasoned or established designers to work in a different medium, blow off some creative steam or just design for the sake of designing.

There’s a $25 fee to enter, but they’ll throw in a free t-shirt, so that’s cool, right?

The winner will receive $1,000 and 5 sets of the award-winning pillows for their enjoyment, and the bragging rights that go along with winning the first-ever design competition for something squishy. The winning design will also be part of the 2007 Inhabit Spring line and credit the winning designer’s name. They will also receive 3% of royalties of the sales from the winning design for two years. Second place will receive $150 and 3 pillow sets of their designs. Third place will receive $100 and 2 pillow sets of their designs.

CLICK HERE to enter!

Submissions are due by Oct 15, 2006 and must be posted on their server by exactly 12:00pm EST or postmarked by this date.

(image from inhabit)

Posted in uncategorized on August 04, 2006

Bombay Duck of London

Looking for a glam chandelier (or anything else unique for that matter)? London-based Bombay Duck fits the bill, especially if it’s charming (leaning on decadent) items for your nest that you seek. Any why shouldn’t you?
We all need a little pizzazz piece to add to our space, something that is bound to strike up a conversation along with a few oos and aahs from your guests. I absolutely adore the black Lolita chandelier with jet black glass crystals, don’t you? Very dramatic. I can see this in an entryway with sky blue walls or, for more drama, black and white floral wallpaper (flocked, perhaps?). The vintage chandelier with crystal flowers is another love of mine, I’ve always wanted something like this in my bathroom, but for now, my ceilings are much to low for this. The antiqued bronze frame adorned with crystal cut blooms in vintage hues has such appeal, doesn’t it?

If its embellishments from days past that you fancy, you’ll really like this vintage mirror with its classic shape and antique charm. The best thing about mirrors, they expand your space, reflect lots of light, and become a real feature in a room without having to add much more to a wall. I mean, with a mirror like this, how much more would you need, right? Planning a tea party? Bombay Duck carries pretty pastel wares that are most proper for any Alice, in or outside of wonderland. From plates to aprons, mugs to placemats (shown), they have you fully prepared for your next spot of tea with the girls.


(images from bombay duck)

Posted in kitchen, lighting, shopping, travel on August 04, 2006

Koo de Kir: Sale Aug 5-12


Koo de Kir, voted best store for Home Accessories 2006 (Boston Magazine), and Boston’s best Home Boutique 2006 (Improper Bostonian), is unquestionably the hottest place for fresh finds. They carry all of the top lines that you love in an intimate storefront nestled off Charles Street in charming Beacon Hill. Tomorrow begins the Koo de Kir Summer Sale (Aug 5-12), with all items marked down 15%, and 20% off of all special orders.

If you can’t make it to the store, shop them online using coupon code: SUMMER to receive a 15% discount upon checkout. Have fun!

Psst: They recently launched a company blog, too. It’s fun to browse, so check it out here.

TIP: After you’ve shopped their store, head to the cafe on the corner (it faces their shop) and order the tiramisu, it’s the best I’ve ever had.


(images from koo de kir)

Posted in uncategorized on August 04, 2006

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