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Setting up for a hoe down!

Joel adjusting our pearl clad Rethink deer for Libbie’s book signing room. Our dear friend Libbie Summers just released her brand new cookbook- The Whole Hog Cookbook (which is already in it’s second printing!) and we wanted to throw her a release party that really highlighted her playful personality and overall panache.  Starting with handmade pinwheels, a couple of pigs, custom doily “wallpaper”, burlap, and gingham galore we created a Girlie Fair theme as a backdrop for Libbie’s “pork for chicks” cookbook.  More on the party later when we upload all the pics.  Just wanted to give you a little hint of what we did for Libbie’s book signing room (where there was a line all night long…I know because I stood in it).    Buy the book- you’ll be happy you did!

Oh Baby… Organic Modernism!

We recently worked with a DIY client on her new baby’s nursery and it got us thinking… Why not create a great nursery space that has all the style of a grown up room? While our client had a baby girl, we put this particular room inspiration together with a baby boy in mind.    We pulled sophisticated furniture that is appropriate for any age as well as tactile (and often handmade) accessories that bring whimsy to the space.  Overall, we were going for a young and modern take on a woodsy cabin idea and this is what we came up with: 1.  The wallpaper is a graphic wood grain print in blue on a white background.  Try papering the whole room or just make one wall a feature. 2.  The handmade patchwork birds gathered on this Etsy mobile are so sweet and whimsical. 3.  This walnut and white sideboard…

More than storage…repurposed cardboard lighting

Graypants, a company out of Seattle, is busy bringing new life to cardboard.  These pendants, better known as “scrap lights”, bring cardboard out of the realm of shipping material and elevate it to an elegant and functional source of light.  There are many different sizes and shapes available and all are made from repurposed cardboard boxes. I love that the various “grain” of the corrugated cardboard creates different lighting patterns and the inherent color of the cardboard itself only further adds to the warm glow of light.  It would be easy to go very wrong with an idea like this (good execution is everything) but the simple form of the pendants marries the casual materiality to create a perfect union.  These lights are perfect above a dining table or better yet as a large cluster in a restaurant.