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You don’t know squat. Yet.

Squat is hip multi-purpose furniture designed for flexible living. Squat can be your bookcase, table, or you can sit your fine self on top of it. Stackable and available in red, black, or white with aluminum legs, each module pricing in at $149 and ready for your purchasing pleasure at re:modern. You can also plop the flip flop cushion on your squat to transform it into comfortable seating as needed. Flip flop is available in coal, tweed, fuchsia, and orange for $60, and can be tucked away until needed.
More fresh finds can be had at re:modern including the chroma floor cushion for $190, sculptural wall tiles($28, love these!), and the swoon coasters for $12.

NOW you know squat. (and all the other fun finds at re:modern.)

(Photos: TOP: Squat in white with and without flip flop. BOTTOM: Chroma floor cushion, sculptural wall tiles, swoon coasters. Photos from re:modern. )

Posted in uncategorized on January 30, 2006

Angela Adams Bedding

Have you heard that Angela Adams bedding is now being offered exclusively at Marshall Fields? Her bedding, bath and decorative accessories line kicked off on Jan. 15th, and it’s worth investigating. For now, there seems to be only one pattern, “Lulu”, but I’m sure more will follow.

Thanks Brent, a loyal decor8 reader in Minneapolis (aka our roving style reporter), for letting us know about Ms. Adams line. Brent also mentioned that out in Minneapolis, Lulu is on sale at Marshall Fields for 25% off and there is a coupon for an additional $25 off a purchase of $100 or more. That translates into the Lulu duvet costing an affordable $125!

Shop online for Angela Adams bedding. Her bath and decorative accessories should be available on soon!

And you thought the rugs were nice…
(Photos: TOP: Angela Adams Lulu bedding from

Posted in uncategorized on January 30, 2006

alphab?tique [chicago + online]

alphab?tique, located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park, was created in 2000 as an idea studio meant to inspire and add beauty; a place of “ah” for those obsessed with paper products (like me). Since many paper designers started to print their designs onto pillows, wall hangings, and ceramics, alphab?tique soon started carrying items for the home. They carry Neisha Crosland’s wallcoverings and silk pillows, items from Designers Guild, Pancake + Franks cards, Hable Construction’s pillows and tote bags, and Lotta Jansdotter’s wall hangings, ceramics and textiles. alphab?tique offers online shopping, too. However, their retail space offers a much more extensive array of products, so the next time you’re in the windy city, allow the breeze to carry you over to all that is beautiful in alphab?tique.

Now I know my alphab?tique, this time won’t you shop with me…

(PHOTOS: Various product shots from alphab?tique.)

Posted in uncategorized on January 30, 2006


Visiting Germany, I always wondered where my relatives kept their shoes since their entryways were always uber clean. No shoes scattered about or arranged on shelves along the floor. In fact, no shoes anywhere. Ah….but I was wrong. They were hiding.

IKEA offers a clever storage solution for shoes that want to play hide and seek. Before, we could never purchase these in the states, but I guess word broke out that Americans aren’t total slobs and also enjoy clutter-free spaces. I checked out IKEA yesterday in the Stoughton, MA store and I have to admit that these storage units were flying out of there to nest little shoes all over.

They had three styles in stock, my two favorites being the SANDES (available in beech or birch veneer, two sizes offered, $129.99) and the TRONES, a 3 pack plastic bin storage system for $39.99 (for budget conscious shoppers). The TRONES holds 6 pairs of shoes and the SANDES holds 12 pairs. SANDES was very sturdy and well made, and I liked how it looked – very sleek. The TRONES was also fine, but not really my style for an entryway, I’d be more inclined to put it in my walk-in closet. SANDES was also slimmer (depth) so it seemed to lay almost flush against the wall. The TRONES was a bit thicker.

Good news for America. No more stinky shoes thrown all over your entry floor. Clutter problem solved. Big high five.

(Photos: BOTTOM: TRONES + SANDES. Photos from IKEA.)

Posted in uncategorized on January 30, 2006


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