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Rethink Spotlight: Salted and Styled Blog

It’s always a pleasure collaborating with the powerhouse team behind Salted and Styled. Receivers of the 2013 IACP award for Best Food Blog, Writer/Stylist Libbie Summers with partner-in-crime Photographer Chia Chong have curated a blog that goes way beyond good eats. This week they’re focusing on the many facets of coconuts, and were kind enough to ask us to pull a few of our favorite interior spaces inspired by this stunning photo of coconut: Click on the image above to be taken to the full article.  Have you met the ladies behind Salted and Styled? Libbie Summers | Creator/Writer/Stylist Libbie Summers first earned her culinary chops below deck as a chef on private yachts—honing her baking skills under extreme weather and guest conditions. Today, Summers is an award-winning producer of imaginative lifestyle content for print and film clients including Condé Nast Traveler, Bon Appétit, Huffington…

Take It Home: John Salt Style

If you’ve been browsing any one of the Rethink team member’s Pinterest boards this week, it’s no secret we’re swooning over the latest and greatest in contemporary restaurant design. While some may consider collecting (hoarding) images upon images of exposed concrete floors and rustic farmhouse tables only useful for commercial applications, we’re here to show you how these dining gems can translate into your very own kitchen at home. Today’s restaurant inspiration comes from a warm and cozy neighborhood bar in London: John Salt. We love the layered look of industrial materials mixed in with simple white walls and a few tongue-in-cheek graphic elements. To mimic the cozy yet effortless style of this UK restaurant remodel, we’ve pulled together a few of the basic design elements that will have you setting lunch dates with the Queen herself in no time. See more of John Salt at Remodelista. …

Beat The Heat

Even the shady live oaks can’t protect you against this week’s heat wave in Savannah. With record-high temperatures of 90+ degrees, it’s become unbearable to enjoy the brick-laid roads and general splendor without running for the nearest air conditioned building (historical or not).  It comes as no surprise that this crazy June weather has us dreaming of lounging by the poolside, cold drink in hand. Perhaps we wouldn’t mind the heat if we were surrounded by some of these classic outdoor furnishings: 1. Serve guests a light snack on this ceramic Moko Tray by Jonathan Adler. It has the sophisticated look of stone but at half the weight. 2. We love the smoked glass effect on these tumblers from Target’s latest Threshold collection. The best part: they’re made of plastic. Never have to worry about cleaning up after a dropped glass again. 3. Keep your festivities going…

Project Breakdown: Kid-Friendly Living Room

Remember the mid century style cocktail room we showed way back?  This is the playroom / family room, which was a design challenge as we had to accommodate the whole family.  The room is geared towards the kids overall, but we wanted to create a space equally as comfortable for adults.  This was accomplished by blending neutrals with pops of bright color and furniture that is child friendly AND has great design.  In addition to the large living and playing space, there is a small office off to the side.  Although it is an office for the parents, we carried the “fun” element into the streamlined space with a bright alphabet wallpaper, which is a nod to Architect and Textile Designer Alexander Girard.   Girard made a name for himself in the 50’s and 60’s working with designers like George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames.  His work was often vibrant in color, bold in pattern…

Flexible Flatware

Chevron paper by Belle & Union. Giving new life to old things is practically our mantra here at the studio and today we’ve lived up to our philosophy with the creation of these vintage-turned-chic powder coated silverware. Don’t let the bright colors dissuade you; this flatware works well in a variety of table settings – from traditional to poppy to rustic. Take a look at our powder coated cutlery in three completely different setting styles: From top to bottom: 1. The delicate lines of the Cake Vintage paper placemats accent the feminine chinaware. Soft blue hues found in the plate help subdue our teal powder coated spoons.  Let the blues remain the subtle splash of color and keep with a neutral napkin. 2. Our silverware gives this kid’s (or grown-up’s) setting a fresh twist. We love the playful lines of this chevron dinnerware by Target paired with the vintage-inspired…

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