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Friday
Sep122014

fall favorites: megan

elixir minibar
finally a place to keep my bar essentials in my small Chicago apartment. Now that I have a baby this is so nice as it’s hidden away.
tinsel throw
this is my favorite throw. It is incredible the work that is put into this. when I visited the factory they explained how the weavers have
to stop multiple times to change the yarns out in order to achieve the slight cream to grey ombré design.
the gold threads add just the right
hint of luxury.
gami rose gold candleholder
love these as objects in the bathroom, they add a touch of glam and warmth—LOVING GLITZ AND GLAM!!

Thanks to megan, product manager.

Thursday
Aug282014

fall favorites: david

bennie low vase planter
I love the geometry of the surface
and how all of the different facets turn the solid white surface into
tonal gradation.
rocket silver taper holder
I love how this can really add an element of fun to a room, on its own, in multiples, or mixed into existing decor.
set of 3 swarm mirrors
Fun and versatile mirrors that can be used to build diy patterns and add visual space and interest to any room—great in multiples.

Thanks to david, product manager.

Monday
Aug252014

how it's made: handwoven recycled sari rugs

The making of the handwoven recycled sari rugs and runners begins at the core of the rug—the vibrant silk fibers which come from the sari manufacturing industry. This thriving business in India reflects the richness of its culture—and its resourcefulness as it leaves little to waste.

In Bangalore, located in south India, remnants of sarees are sold to companies who segregate it as per the potential use of the materials and a buyer’s needs—and while sarees are made in various parts of India, these lots of remnants are usually a mix of all colors which allows for specific shade requirements to be met in the segregation process.

A control sample helps to guide the color separator and the remainder of the fibers are used to make the yarns of mixed colors—so just about everything is used in the end.

Once the fibers are well organized, it’s then handspun into yarn—the results of this process are yarns with varying thicknesses at random places. In order to have a level of consistency, all the highly uneven count is removed as well as any drastic shade changes.

When enough fibers are gathered and yarn spun, the weaving process begins on a regular vertical loom which is typically used to weave dhurrie or hand-knotted rugs.

During the weaving process, rows of yarns are pressed together using a wooden comb which makes the weaving tighter and more durable.

To secure the weaving and complete the look, the same yarns are used to hand-stitch all of the edges and a final washing completes the process.

Friday
Aug082014

fall favorites: sandra

wing it pillow
this subtle pattern always brings on
a smile with its sophisticated whimsy—it’ll be great in so many places.
facetta natural chair
I have a hard time sitting still to read
a book but this swivel chair’s enticing and they bring back fond memories of my mom’s kitchens—I swear I don’t remember one without them.
“sharp suits”
OH to judge a book by its cover!

Friday
Aug082014

watch: brass, copper and rose gold