Monday, June 30, 2008

Best Seat in the House

A design we love is currently appearing (or disappearing, as the case may be) in all its glory in this month's issue of "Seattle" magazine/"Northwest Home & Garden," selected by the lovely and just plain nice lifestyle guru Kelley L. Moore (whose first name has been unfortunately misspelled by her friends at the online version of the mag....reformed editors can't stop themselves from noticing such details).

But I digress: it's the "Magino" stool from Karim Rashid--it's got a great silhouette and, as we love all things acrylic, it remains one of our favorite pieces to mix in whenever we get the opportunity. It also comes in a slightly taller, side-table size; a rectangular coffee-table style; and a bar stool.

and check out the other styles on Umbra's Web site:

THEN come by the shop and buy one from me!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Beating a Dead Horse

I swear this is at least the second-to-last time I'm going to mention this, but I just discovered a link to the now infamous store mention on the "Elle Decor" site, so of course I was compelled to share:

On an unrelated note (can you believe I actually found one?), we've been fortunate enough to have a brisk few weeks of sales, which items are on their way. We're on the hunt for fab vintage finds and placing orders for new lighting, chairs, pillows, and more. Stay tuned!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

I Wasn't Dreaming

Thanks to the tech-savvy graphic designer extraordinaire Anne Bryant of Anne Bryant Creative for scanning these images and helping me look more professional!

Much love to "Elle Decor" for the mention... "Domino," are you listening?

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Pinch Me

Seriously, because I had a very vivid dream today that I opened my new issue of "Elle Decor" and saw a photo of my very own store next to my very own "Elle Decor"! The very same "Elle Decor" that I await with baited breath after closing the final page of the most recent issue...the one that I thought I'd have to give my right arm and/or firstborn child to appear in. That "Elle Decor."

You're probably guessing by now that it wasn't actually a dream. And you're right: Check out page 46 of the July/August issue for proof.

The cover isn't online yet, and I am too low-tech to own a scanner, but I'm working on it. Stay tuned.

(Thank you, Margaret Russell. Call me.)

--Photo of "Elle Decor" editor-in-chief Margaret Russell (and, coincidentally, author of one of the few *good* Editor's Pages...) courtesy of these fine folks:

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Sofa, So Good

Yes, we are blatantly "borrowing" our headline from DailyCandy's Seattle post today, but it was so good, we didn't dare try and top it. And yes, we have posted this photo before. But it seems appropos to repost in light of the following:

We are thrilled to be back in "the Candy" today with one of our favorite product lines, MetroSofa. As we have bragged before, MetroSofa is a top-notch company with an equally wonderful concept: repurposing vintage furniture frames into dynamic contemporary pieces through a combination of bold new fabrics and daring finishes like silver on a Louis side chair, or black lacquer on a previously stodgy wing chair.

We have a number of MetroSofa items in the store currently, and several more we're ordering in the coming days, so pop in and see what all the fuss is about. (FYI, if you see something you like on the MetroSofa Web site (, we're happy to place orders for you, too.)
If nothing else, come to see the red sofa in person. It is that fabulous.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Model Customers

Wanted to post a few pics of the lovely ladies who served as models at last month's hit event we liked to call "Style Revival." It was a fabulous night of shopping, eating, and drinking, all to support Team Diane's efforts in preparing for the Seattle 3 Day.

Read more about Team Diane (and, better yet, donate to the cause) here:

Porter (in the) House

Last week we welcomed the arrival of one of the most fabulous chairs we've seen in the flesh that *wasn't* in a Kelly Wearstler-designed property, although this one does indeed conjure shades of Wearstler.

It's a vintage leather hooded porter's chair, complete with button-tufted interior and aged brass nailhead trim surrounding the front. What is a porter's chair, you ask? Doormen of yore sat in them beside the door to escape the incoming drafts from the door opening and closing. Why must you have one, you ask? Because hardly anyone else does. Isn't that reason enough?

Georgetown... Its Reputation Precedes It

Our little Georgetown neighborhood has become quite the media darling as of late, even featured in the hallowed columns of the New York Times last week. Could a spread in "Domino" be far behind? Check out all the buzz:

And the much-anticipated Corson Building restaurant from of-the-moment chef Matt Dillon is soon opening its doors... I guess it's the next-best thing to me living there, which apparently is a dream many of us Seattle-ites share, after discussing with customers over the passing weeks. To heck with the trains, we want Spanish Eclectic homes!

Read all about it here:
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