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“We are a collection of handmade tiles that can turn any mundane surface into a work of art”

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

John Whitmarsh’s new collection of tiles for Cle is all about breaking boundaries. He has taken the raw, authentic textures of nature and handcrafted each individual tile to create unique tiles with imperfect surafces. His inspiration comes from those surfaces which one often overlooks- telephone poles, rough wood, View More

JohnWhitmarsh

John Whitmarsh’s new collection of tiles for Cle is all about breaking boundaries. He has taken the raw, authentic textures of nature and handcrafted each individual tile to create unique tiles with imperfect surafces. His inspiration comes from those surfaces which one often overlooks- telephone poles, rough wood, street signs.  In an Q+A with the “tiles” in Interiors & Sources Magazine, they explain that “John pays homage of the beauty of our imperfections. He loves us just the way we are.” His tiles create a work of art on any surface and will give any space a completely unique look. The tile’s pet peeve? “Narrow-minded silly folks who think that tile needs to be shiny in order to be beautiful.” 

The perfect place to take a seat or rest your feet.

Monday, March 18th, 2013

The Frank Gehry left twist cube is a fun, colorful addition to any room, inside or outside. Rest your drink or take a seat- it’s perfect for anything and everything! The best part? The assortment of bright colors. The cubes are stackable and versatile, and the smooth surface View More

The Frank Gehry left twist cube is a fun, colorful addition to any room, inside or outside. Rest your drink or take a seat- it’s perfect for anything and everything! The best part? The assortment of bright colors. The cubes are stackable and versatile, and the smooth surface is easy to clean!

FrankGehry

FrankGehry

This copper table/resting place would be beautiful outside or inside.

GrandinRoad

GrandinRoad

These fun metallic chairs/tables can be used inside or out. They’re eco-friendly and will make a great statement in any space.

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This Crate and Barrell stool or table would be great in an outdoor space. The curvy lines mirror those found in nature.

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These versatile tables or seats are so fun and will look great in any space! Rest your drink or take a seat.

xoxo,

BTD team

 

Lamp-In-A-Box

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Not Your Granny’s Table Lamp “Lamp-In-A-Box wants to redfine the experience of everyday lighting. This California based company partners with talented artists to make unique, affordable, and fun table lamps. Featuring comic book-styyled art starring robots. whirly birds, and fast cars, these lampshades are beautifully designed and wildly View More

Not Your Granny’s Table Lamp

“Lamp-In-A-Box wants to redfine the experience of everyday lighting. This California based company partners with talented artists to make unique, affordable, and fun table lamps. Featuring comic book-styyled art starring robots. whirly birds, and fast cars, these lampshades are beautifully designed and wildly colorful.”

We stumbled upon this great lamps on fab.com…click here to check them out.

Talk Talk Table Lamp $29.95

Talk Talk Table Lamp $29.95

Floral Tile Table Lamp $29.95

Floral Tile Table Lamp $29.95

Autolamp Table Lamp $29.95

Autolamp Table Lamp $29.95

Birds 2 Table Lamp $29.95

Birds 2 Table Lamp $29.95

We’re seeing RED…

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

BUT it’s a good thing. HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!  Check out these RED Valentine’s Day inspired accessories that bring a little LOVE into your home.  FunkyRED plastic chairs. Light up your room with a RED lamp. Spice up your couch with a RED pillow. You will LOVE this rug. Chinese-inspired View More

BUT it’s a good thing. HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! 

Check out these RED Valentine’s Day inspired accessories that bring a little LOVE into your home. 

FunkyRED plastic chairs.

beyondhalf

beyondhalf

Light up your room with a RED lamp.

WestElm

WestElm

Spice up your couch with a RED pillow.

RuthAndOllie

RuthAndOllie

You will LOVE this rug.

OneKingsLane

OneKingsLane

Chinese-inspired RED mirror.

OneKingsLane

OneKingsLane

Amazing RED La Grolla lantern.

La Grolla

La Grolla

Paint your stairs RED.

InteriorOriented

InteriorOriented

We hope these red accents inspire you to bring some Valentines spirit to your home. Wishing all of you a great Valentine’s Day!!

xoxo,

BTD team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lighting Inspired by Household Items

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

While at market, we saw several unique light fixtures inspired by everyday things, commonly found around the house…inspiration is everywhere!

While at market, we saw several unique light fixtures inspired by everyday things, commonly found around the house…inspiration is everywhere!

Highpoint Market Fall 2012- Light fixture made of fencing

Highpoint Market Fall 2012- Light fixture made of fencing

Highpoint Market Fall 2012- Chandelier made of spoons

Highpoint Market Fall 2012- Chandelier made of spoons

Highpoint Market Fall 2012- Light fixture made of plates

Highpoint Market Fall 2012- Light fixture made of plates

ModLoft

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Italian design, sleek price, and functionality are the foundation for this Modern Furniture Company.  Check out some pictures from their fabulous new line…

Italian design, sleek price, and functionality are the foundation for this Modern Furniture Company. 
Check out some pictures from their fabulous new line…

Introducing our new friend….Ashley of Ashley Brooke Designs!

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

While searching the web a few weeks ago, we came across Ashley Brooke Designs a.k.a one of the cutest website/shop/blogs we’ve seen! This is officially one of our new favorite blogs to follow. We loved Ashley’s creativity so much, that we just had to share her with our View More

While searching the web a few weeks ago, we came across Ashley Brooke Designs a.k.a one of the cutest website/shop/blogs we’ve seen! This is officially one of our new favorite blogs to follow. We loved Ashley’s creativity so much, that we just had to share her with our bloggers! Here is a guest blog from the one and only…Ashley Brooke!
The lovely Dina over at Beverly Taylor Design so sweetly asked me to do a fancy little guest post over on their blog, and of course I couldn’t refuse! I was wrapping gifts for my girlfriends while racking my brain for a fun topic to chat about over at Harmless Banter, then I realized… it’s staring right at me! I love buying gifts for my besties so I thought I’d just share a few of my favorite things to give this year!
1. A snazzy coffee mug… everyone likes to feel 
glamorous in the morning!
2. Something shiny, you can never go wrong with shiny!
3. Sassy holiday stickers, I’m obsessed with these!
4. Polish! When your toes look pretty, you feel pretty.
5.quirky notebook for all of those brilliant ideas!
6. Polka-dotted feet are always a win in my book.
7. These Santa Baby cards are not only très adorable, 
but extremely functional!
9. Ornaments, I LOVE a good ornament!
10. When in doubt, champagne is ALWAYS fabulous!

*Be sure to check out her shop here for adorable last minute holiday gifts!

Gifts that Give Back

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Holidays are a time of giving… Here are a few gifts that give back to people in need   TOMS EYEWEAR  ROMA BOOTS OAK BACKPACKS BLANKET AMERICA  

Holidays are a time of giving…
Here are a few gifts that give back to people in need
 
 

Check out these fabulous rugs!

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Genevieve Gorder Rugs While rug shopping for a client yesterday, we came across Genevieve Gorder’s new latest rug collection… It is fabulous, love the colors!   

Genevieve Gorder Rugs
While rug shopping for a client yesterday, we came across Genevieve Gorder’s new latest rug collection…
It is fabulous, love the colors! 

 

Add Miniature Art To Your Letters….Brilliant!

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

 These postage stamps caught my eye….well, I guess you can figure out why. Unique stamps are a fun way to make personal correspondence eye catching.  See what unusual stamps are available your next visit to the post office.  It might motivate you to rediscover the lost art of View More

 These postage stamps caught my eye….well, I guess you can figure out why. Unique stamps are a fun way to make personal correspondence eye catching.  See what unusual stamps are available your next visit to the post office.  It might motivate you to rediscover the lost art of sitting down and writing a note to someone.  We all still like getting a handwritten note! 
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