This weekend I visited LeClaire, IA and vintage store 4 Miles to Memphis. Danielle Colby Cushman, American Pickers, owns this small but has a nicely edited collection of vintage and custom designed clothing, cowboy boots, accessories and finds from episodes of the American Pickers. If you live in the QC Area or crossing the Mississippi, stop by 4 Miles to Memphis. I picked up a custom designed shirt and wish I could have squeezed into this size 4 beauty in mustard.
This Thursday (4/26) ASID – Illinois Outreach Partners will be hosting an industry partner networking event and museum tour at the Driehaus Museum in Chicago.
The event topic, “Guilded Age of Chicago” – will be presented at the museum to members of design groups throughout Chicago. According to their website, “The galleries, elegantly furnished with period pieces selected from the Driehaus Collection, are presented in harmony with the interiors and surviving furnishings, immersing visitors in the original splendor of this late 19th-century home.
Design Dot: Looking for a different stool for your kitchen island. Check out the new stool offering from Janus et Cie.
The Forest collection both useable in indoor and outdoor arrangements comes in 9 colors. Fun, whimsy and enchanting, the Forest collection may just be that modern touch you’re looking for and conversation piece to gather around.
I love Ikat fabric and when I saw today’s sale on Fab.com, I was so excited to see the bright vivid colors and patterns.
These fabric patterns offered by Found Object is noted on the Fab site as, “exquisite home décor from Found Object is made from velvet, silk and other fine fabrics that come to you from the dusty steppes of Uzbekistan.”
The color is great – reupholster a chair, foot stool, or make a bag. Lots of possibilites to freshen up with Ikat.
This week I read an article in the NY Times – covering nautical inspired rugs made of reclaimed nautical and mountaineering rope.
Designer Sophie Aschauer – designs her rugs under the name Serpent Sea. Inspired by a sailing trip to the coast, she mastered the nautical knots and put the rope to good use. Intriguing and cool.