Hi+Lo Modern is an online treasure that some may be tempted to keep a secret. It’s one of those finds that you just know, the moment you gush about it to your friends, you’ll never have first dibs again. But I have to share because I’d feel guilty keeping these guys all to myself. What an amazing source for original mid-century modern items, from relief plaques to glassware, clocks, furnishings, and beyond. I must have these turquoise cork-bottomed S+P shakers shown below. They are gorgeous, aren’t they? Hmmm. Okay, you can’t have those – but I’ll share everything else, how’s that sound? :)
I love how they group each category by country of origin on their site. For instance, if you’re looking for ceramics, click on “Ceramic” and then you’re linked to a page where you can roam freely from there, clicking on exactly what type of ceramics you are interested in; German, Finnish, Swedish, Danish, Paul McCobb, California, Glidden, the list goes on and on. Same goes for other categories, art, glass, fashion, mod, metal, etc. By the way, can you tell I’ve got a serious crush on the color blue lately? Ah… Yes indeed. I do. I love it paired with candy apple red. I’m on a serious two-tone high lately. I love seeing patterns in yellow and white, or blue with white, red with, oh you get the picture.
With easy navigation, it’s easy to build yourself quite a little shopping list. Their selection is quite extensive, and you can tell the people behind the site have an amazing eye — not only are the photos crisp and clear, and can be enlarged with the click of your mouse, but the goods are selected by someone with obvious taste.
Yes, Hi+Lo Modern is a keeper, and although it’s hard to share with your friends, I couldn’t resist. You’re going to love them.
Ordering/Shipping Note: If you see something you like, don’t delay! Send them an email with the name of the object, along with your name and address including zip code. They’ll reply with your order and shipping total. orders[at]hiandlomodern[dot]com
(images from hi+lo modern)
Artist Mindy Wilson uses pen, pastel and watercolor to create images for greeting cards, textiles, and illustrations for children’s books. She also has a shop on Etsy offering prints of some of her original works, all very affordable, colorful, and for the bird and tree lovers out there – you’ve just hit the jackpot.
See how great they look framed in an AT reader’s home? I love seeing prints in an actual space. I guess if I can throw a tip out into the world of Etsy sellers, I’d like to say this: A lot of shoppers aren’t visual like you are. They can’t ‘see’ a print in their space without you showing it on display somehow, framed. It also gives customers a sense of scale, so if you want to boost your sales… Show your prints living in a home – make them come alive!
(images from mindy wilson and apartment therapy)
Anthropologie just gave you a huge incentive to spruce up your nest for Spring – 25% off of your favorite upholstered chairs, sofas, and ottomans between now and April 30th. Cha-ching! Just look at your choices… Tempting!
Psst: I know this is a total teaser because these gorgeous chinoiserie beds aren’t on sale, but oh how I wish they were because I’d scoop up the white frame in a second. Imagine it with crisp navy and white bedding, like the Windermere in navy (or even kelly green).
(images from anthropologie)
I’d like to thank Julie Avisar from Handmaid for writing in to introduce me to her prints and paintings in her Etsy store. The Circles print is my favorite, I really like the color palette and that it’s a limited edition, only 50 will be sold and that’s it. Can you believe it’s only $13? Talk about affordable art for your office or to give to a friend!
While in Littleton, New Hampshire this weekend, I stopped by this huge artist and antiques marketplace called the Tannery. This place was overwhelming, especially since I was a bit worn out from the Garnet Hill outlet where I felt like I had spent years digging through linens, clothes, and Orla Keily bags marked down 50-75%. I know, poor me. But after the Garnet Hill splurge, I wasn’t in the mood to really dig into the Tannery, but wow do I ever regret it now.
I found a gorgeous chair that looked almost like a 19th century Heywood-Wakefield Victorian wicker chair, much like this one shown in the Trina Turk NY store (in red, near the mannequin). I loved it’s fancy scroll decoration and the stick and ball ornamentation that makes it so ornate and so charming.
The chair I found was teal with a cane seat and only $115; it looked exactly like this red one over on eBay going for $650- (above)st. I think thyle is chair would look fabulous in a bedroom with a crisp white Parsons desk, textiles from India and Turkey on the bed and for window treatments, and a two-tone geometric print rug. Why I walked from the $115 chair, I’ll never know. I found one here at Ruby Lane that is more affordable, but I’d immediately have to paint it teal or bright red, the white just isn’t doing it for me. But it’s only $150, so maybe I’ll snag it and store it if anything…
But that’s not all! I didn’t simply turn my back on a Heywood-Wakefield, I also rejected a pair of 1870 Chinese ceramic elephant bookends in teal, an early 19th century embroidered peacock on linen in vibrant colors (and it was beautifully framed), a hand-painted chinoiserie lamp with these huge birds in all my favorite colors, and a large cane folding screen with fabric panels in a flame stitch pattern just like all those yummy Missoni prints we love. It would have doubled perfectly as a headboard. Most of these items were right around $100- each. What was I thinking? Why did I walk? I guess we’ve all done it… But that doesn’t ease the pain or the shame.
(images from jonathan adler, ebay, and ruby lane)