Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Gus*Modern Sale (There’s a Feel-Good Catch…)


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We’re having a sale, with a catch: Support your local food bank with at least 3 non-perishable items or donate at and receive 15% off items from Gus*Modern.

So it’s easy, while you’re taking care of that cleaning out the pantry New Year’s drudgery, put a few things aside for others; after all, if you haven’t eaten it by now, you’re not going to, and it’s going to waste. Stop by a local food bank (find one in this directory) and drop off whatever you can. Remember, once the holidays are over donations tend to take a big dive, so people need your help more than ever, especially during this polar arctic blast of freezing temperatures.

Or if you don’t feel like leaving the sofa, just donate over at and then hope on over to all the Gus*Modern goodies and shop with a 15% discount.

Ossington Coffee Table from Gus*Modern

The Ossington Coffee Table is a mix of dark metal and walnut wood. Best of all, it has a clever open shelf for coffee table books, tabloids and the remotes. It also comes in stainless.

The Truss Chair by Gus*Modern

The Truss Chair has Scandinavian modern simplicity, but plays a little with geometry, giving it a contemporary look as well. It strikes me as the kind of chair the best student in furniture design class presents for his/her final review and gets a dream job from one of the jurors.

Carmichael Loft Sofa by Gus*Modern

Finally, a sale is a great time to invest in a sofa that will last for many years to come. Whether you like the unique Carmichael Loft Sofa or are in need of a low, mid-century modern style sectional sofa, Gus*Modern has an option for you.

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Monday, September 19th, 2011

Hurricane Irene Relief


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Now that the Facebook images of the aftermath of Hurricane Irene from our friends in places like The Outer Banks or the Catskills have stopped getting as much space in the stream, now that the news has moved on to the next story, let’s not forget that there are still people suffering with life as they knew it in shambles. I caught myself complaining that my dishwasher was broken the other day and then quickly realized that I am a total jackass. So I thought I’d repent by writing this post, and letting you know one of the easiest ways you can help is by donating to The American Red Cross. While these waters have receded, they left towns and families absolutely devastated.

By the way, this is a great link to keep bookmarked, as you can make a donation to whatever part of the world is most in need of help.

Image is a TwitPic from @DonMeltz.


Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Mini Area Bruno Beds at the DIFFA Dining by Design Event


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Look! Mini Area Bruno beds! Anki Spets, founder of Area, was asked to design a table for the DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) Dining by Design event held in NYC. Anki designed a table setup with 10 miniature Bruno beds with Area bedding and little figurines in the beds reading the NY Times (the table sponsor).  She used different Area fabrics to tile the background of the booth.

They also gave each diner a piece of clay to be creative during dinner (a great little ice breaker!). Nice show, Anki! Love it!


Friday, January 22nd, 2010



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Hi, just wanted to update our Haiti information. I’m watching the telethon right now, and if you are worried about giving to a charity that is legit, or that can get help there the fastest, the website is doing the job.


Friday, January 15th, 2010

Haiti: Where to Donate


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The Red Cross website must be a little overwhelmed right now, which is a good sign, but please don’t let it that stop you  from trying to make a donation to help the relief effort in Haiti. As I waited for my donation to process today, I felt badly that the only times I tend to donate to the Red Cross is after a huge, front page, horrific disaster. I need to remember to support their efforts all the time, without having to be reminded to by tragedy. Anyway, keep trying over the weekend if you haven’t already at

Jonas Camille Hector: Marine Suite – #6

Also, as Haiti is on your mind today, go over to Return to Bohemia and check out the collection of Haitian art that Kitty has posted there (image above is via Return to Bohemia).