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Peace Industry

Thanks to decor8 reader, Scott from LA, for suggesting his favorite San Francisco based rug gallery, Peace Industry.

Here’s a glimpse of their storefront:
…and showroom:

Peace Industry offers oodles of fantastic modern and traditional style rugs that are as affordable (considering how they are made), as they are head turning beauties. My favorites are from their Melina Raisnnia felt collection, a collaboration between master Iranian felt-maker, Asghar Aliyari, and painter, Melina Raissnia. Each rug is handmade using natural shades of wool and vegetable dyes.

If you’d like to view a 15 minute documentary all about the felt making process, you can do that here. I found it extremely fascinating to see how much labor really goes into these beautiful creations.

Here’s some of my favorites. What do you think?

sun spiral, $590
butterfly, $1,480.
pile, $1,435.
fallen palm, $1,375.
brake, $615
spill, $615


(photos from peace industry.)

Posted in uncategorized on February 14, 2006
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Dwell Baby via Design Public

Something to drool for!

I recently witnessed the birth of Olivia, the firstborn baby girl to proud parents and good friends of ours, Audrey + Greg. Have you ever witnessed a birth? If not, add it to your “things to do before leaving this planet” list. It was amazing, made me think about how precious life really is and how we all begin naked, crying, and needing… It’s one of those OH WOW moments. The whole process of watching someone give birth is very spiritual, extraordinarily moving. Experiencing the entire nine months of pregnancy, from the time they first heard the news to seeing the baby via ultrasound, planning the baby shower, shopping, and packing the suitcase for the hospital, I felt like I was having a baby – what a process it is! I received such a thorough education about breast milk and pumping that I’ll never look at my own breasts the same. Ever!

Amidst all the excitement, there was a downer. At least for me. I kept circling back to the fact that there’s a real lack of quality modern baby bedding and furniture out there. Standing in the middle of Babies R Us and Pottery Barn, I felt like I was dropped on an alien planet of pink and powder blue. Fortunately for Audrey + Greg who have a traditional style home with cherry Ethan Allen furniture and cabbage roses everywhere, it was easy to find something to fit their space. For me, on the other hand, I would have had a nervous breakdown if I was having a baby and forced to decide between gingham, roses, or bold primary colors with a swinging monkey motif. Oh. My. Gawd.

Thankfully, Design Public has come to the rescue of parents and parents-to-be everywhere with refreshingly modern baby bedding from Dwell and furniture from Nurseryworks. Now that’s an irresistible treat worth going ga-ga over.

For the bigger babies, Design Public + Dwell offers great bedding for us, too.

dwell garden crib bedding, $35-320

dwell robin crib bedding, $35-295
dwell bells pear baby bedding, on sale! $28-216


(photos from Design Public.)

Posted in uncategorized on February 14, 2006

Pop Life Magazine #5

Pop Life would like us to have a sneak preview of their upcoming issue #5, “The Entertainment Inspired Issue”, hitting newstands soon. I’ll let you know when I start seeing them pop up at my local Barnes + Noble!

A special thanks to Pop Life Magazine for writing in!

Posted in uncategorized on February 14, 2006

CB2

Doesn’t this room totally speak to you? Extreme clean all the way. The airiness of the table, the window seat chairs with peek-a-boo cut outs, the minty fresh walls…so uplifting. I don’t know whether I want to eat in this space or grab a plank mat and strike a pose.

Do you like the table? It’s from CB2 and is a great value at $299; I’m marking this a budget find. I think the frosty glass on top is cool without being cold. The simple shape makes it easy to seat 6 of your pals for dinner, and after they’ve left, wake up the next day to start working on your wireless laptop since the top has plenty of work space.

Here are some more CB2 finds for minimalist chic!

comma plates, $1.95 each! VALUE!
your friends will pause when they see these.

palm leaf pillows, $24.95 each
almost as good as being beneath one.
haiku serveware $4.95-14.95
white plate,
Is your platter also
cherry blossoms?
city plate, $22.95
buy a few for sets in the city
satellitte dishes, orange or ice blue, $3.95
tune in tokyo!
spring vase, was $19.95, sale $14.95
puts a spring in your step at this price.
Want more? To view CB2 sales + their online outlet, click here.
Posted in uncategorized on February 14, 2006

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