Brand Watch: BoConcept, Danish Furniture and Interior

Furniture is a hard thing to love, it’s a thirst that’s hard to satisfy.  Unlike a closet, it’s physically harder to acquire pieces (unless you have a big mansion, lucky you), and then of course there’s the cost.  Astronomical if you’re looking for that urban feel and pieces that are thoughtfully  designed and will stand the test of time.  I really do wish someone else would come along besides IKEA that would stray from the generic furniture and offer clever well designed pieces at non-designer prices.  But I suppose those clever designers aren’t a dime a dozen.  Oh well, a girl can dream.

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I came upon BoConcept last weekend – having never heard of them, it was one of those discoveries that brings delight and giggles.  A Danish (automatic cool points) furniture company with roots going back to the 1950s, their mission is to offer furniture that are multipurpose and will blow your mind.  Walking through the floor was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced in a furniture store; almost everything had some hidden magical function that made the boyfriend and I oohing and aahing throughout the store.  It was like adult Disneyland.

Their concepts aren’t unique – table extensions, sofa beds, clever desk cable management – but what they do that feels fresh and new is the attention to detail paid to those acts of transformations.  Most extending tables are clumsy, the moving mechanism designed for the act of latching an extra piece of flat surface to the table and nothing else.  They snap, crackle, and pop like a bowl of rice crispies.  BoConcept’s idea of an extension involves moving parts that are meant to be seen, like it’s a situation they considered you might have to do in front of your guests.  This table glides apart like magic revealing a soft handle with stitching details for you to grab as you extend the table, and just floats back together slick as ice when you wish to put it away.  No struggle, no doubt.

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I snapped a few photos of this particular location in San Jose.  Check out their website to see if there’s a location near you.

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Pretty sure this is a bluetooth speaker

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Those grey boxes are Bluetooth speakers you can purchase additionally

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Each tile is double sided (white or oak) and you can flip depending on your mood, and serves as a drawer

 

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LOVE their textiles

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They also have a range of beautiful home decor accessories from lamps to frames.  You can also find them on Houzz – check them out!

That’s it for this week’s Friday Inspo.  Is it time to get some new furniture?  Are you also an admirer of clever furniture design?  Drop me a line!

 

New Print Now Up on Etsy!!

Hi friends!! Just a quick update today on the shop; I’ve been scratching my head for awhile now trying to find ways to diversify my store and always wanted to take a dig at prints.  This little interest is fueled by the fact that while I was going to school for Fashion Design I’ve often wondered what if I chose Graphic Design instead, which I was very close to doing?

This Earl Grey tea print is just me getting my feet wet; it’s versatile as kitchen decor or for any room of the house!  The tea cup is hand sketched, and a lovely watercolor effect is added to the entire art for texture.

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This little art also makes great housewarming/wedding gift (hint hint)!  Available as a downloadable digital print (print your own! How cool is that?) or a traditional print.

Love it hate it?  Drop me a line!

 

Monochrome – My Favorite Kind of Palette

This has been one of those weeks where Tuesday felt like Wednesday, which results in the week feeling even longer.  Ack!

But you know what always make me feel better?  Looking at monochrome.  Some may find the lack of colors dull and boring, but I find it oh so soothing.  Without any 50 shades puns…I wanted to color your world (or not) with these monochromatic findings in interiors, fashion, and print.

FIGTNY: My monochromatic blogger extraordinaire

There are great fashion blogs out there.  And then there’s FIGTNY.  My heart belong to her colorless ways.

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Melinda Woods on Etsy: Printable Art

Easy beautiful minimalist art can be yours from this precious Etsy print shop by Melinda Woods.

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Brand Watch: Fine Life Co – New, Found & Made

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Fine Life Co is just about every online boutique owner’s dream.  It’s a carefully curated collection of mostly minimal new and used items at prices for every budget, styled simply and beautifully.  Everything from wearable everyday tops and dresses to chic items for the home, just one click and I’m sure you’d be hooked!

Shop them here: Fine Life Co | New, Found & Made.

Follow @finelifeco on Instagram.

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Clive Roddy

Happy Monday guys!  I’m here to cheer you up with Clive Roddy’s quirky amazing handmade objects, ranging from wall decor to delicate rings. A designer and crafter from the UK, his products are made from a variety of wood and natural objects with an emphasis on sustainability.  I love the playful yet minimalist aesthetic of his designs; a perfect balance!

Find his site here: Clive Roddy.  Shop his Etsy here: Etsy Shop

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Mid Week Pinterest Envy

So you’ve made it to Wednesday.  Now it’s time to get your Pinterest envy on.

Pinterest is so convenient; I doubt anyone in this world has the time to keep up with all the blogs and inspiration sites we’d LIKE to keep up with, life is just too short to be clicking on those bookmarks one by one.  Then there’s new ones popping up all the time, and soon you’re following 700 people on Instagram and you have no idea how it happened and you’re looking at your friend with a blank panic look on your face when she asks you “have you seen my post this morning???” with those big puppy dog eyes and you’re going to have to tell her there’s no way in hell you see anything anymore.

Wait I got off track there a bit.  Wrong social platform.  But the point is the same.  When you’re browsing Pinterest (hopefully on your desktop or laptop) you can see so much at a glance, new posts from all your favorite sites and blogs in one place.  It’s like a visual bookmark folder, but so much better!

Here are my mid week Pinterest envies.

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