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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Robin Crib On Sale


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The Robin Crib by Oeuf is one of those white whales of the furniture world – hunting down a discount is about as difficult as hunting Moby Dick. However, there is a rare opportunity happening right now; this fabulously modern, sustainable crib is on sale for $499 in the birch/white and espresso/white options. If you’ve been hemming and hawing over which crib to buy, stop it and start clicking “add to cart” right now!

Well, take a few minutes; I understand, this is a big lifetime purchase for you! Here are some compelling reasons to choose this bed:

1. Space in a nursery is very tight; you need all the space-saving help you can get. The Robin Crib is set up so that the Robin Changing Station (sold separately) will fit right on top of it.

2. Your babe will only need a crib for so long, why invest hundreds of dollars in something you may only use for two or three years? Oeuf knows this, so they’ve designed the crib to grow with you. It converts  into your child’s first big-boy or big-girl bed!

This conversion capability is not only sustainable for the environment, but sustainable for your budget!

3. Oops, did I mention safety yet? The Robin Crib meets and exceeds all European, Canadian, Australian and US safety standards. Also, the low height makes it easy to lift child in and out; the mattress height can be adjusted to three positions.

4. Finally, and most superficially, this crib is gorgeous. It has clean and modern lines and it is sleek yet warm. It’s the perfect crib for discerning parents who prefer contemporary style.

Convinced? Hop on over to the sale and pick one up today! The sale will only go on while supplies last!


Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Spot On Square: Modern, Sustainable, and Generally Awesome {A Giveaway!}

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I have a confession: working in the modern design industry has turned me into a complete design snob (I mean this in a very positive way, of course).  I used to wander into a furniture store and have no clue what the various pieces of wood, metal, and plastic staring back at me were saying.  However, being that I come from a background in fashion, I could tell you all about clothing – and pinpointing the standout items, brands, and trends was second nature to me.  Now that I’ve been in this world for almost a year I’m beginning to feel the same way about modern design – I can tell you all about the industry and about standout items and brands.

Which is why I’m so excited to share my passion for Spot on Square – this is a brand that truly stands out – it shimmers with awesome.

In the sea of modern design, Spot on Square’s line of simple, eco-conscious, quality products truly shine.  The company was started by husband and wife team, Bob and Nicole Springer (an industrial designer and teacher, respectively) who used their combined knowledge to break into the world of modern furnishings. Spot on Square began their line specifically for children but it has morphed into a line that is fitting for folks at any point in their lives – the products are so well-designed that they can carry you through a number of life stages – from bringing home a new baby all the way to retirement!

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Pictured are the Spot on Square Roh Credenza and the Spot on Square Roh Bookshelf

Spot on Square Modern bedroom

Pictured are the Spot on Square Roh Dresser and the Spot on Square Roh Nightstand

I’ll be honest – chances are that there are no babies in my future.  I already have two kids and well, my clock is quickly running out of time over here.  But when I look at the Spot on Square Roh Crib, I have to say that it almost makes me reconsider my decision. Almost.  Then I remind myself that having the opportunity to design a really cool, modern nursery is simply no reason to bring a child into this world.  And I almost convince myself.  Almost.  And let me just tell you – I’ve spent a lot of time shopping for cribs and other nursery decor (it’s a sickness, really) and I can tell you without hesitation that Spot on Square makes some of the coolest modern cribs on the market.

And don’t just take my word for it.  I have proof.

Spot on Square Roh Crib

Pictured is the Spot on Square Roh Crib

Spot on Square Eicho Crib

Pictured is the Spot on Square Eicho Crib

Spot on Square Hiya Crib

Pictured is the Spot on Square Hiya Crib, converted to a toddler bed

See what I mean?

If you are expecting, or know someone who is expecting, I encourage you to check out Spot on Square. Their furniture would make an awesome addition to anyone creating the perfect modern nursery.  It’s also your lucky day because we here at Design Public haver partnered with our friends at Spot on Square to give away one of their gorgeous Eicho cribs to one of our readers here on Hatch!  Use the form below to enter – we will draw a winner sometime after July 1, 2012.  Please share with your family and friends – we would love for one of our awesome fans to win!

Thanks for entering, and good luck!

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Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Makeover Your Bedroom with Area {A Giveaway!}

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If you’re not already familiar with the amazing modern bedding from our friends at Area, then you should remedy that, pronto.  Area is a small independent company that creates products for the modern life.  They have an incredible line of furniture and bedding that is based on the modern Scandinavian concept of good design for everyday living.  Area started as a collection of screen-printed cotton duvet covers and has expanded immensely since their inception in 1990, and now they make a wide variety of products such as organic cotton sheets, linen duvets, and blankets made in baby alpaca.

I was able to speak with Area’s designer, Anki Spets, on the phone about a month ago and was struck by her dedication to a product that encompasses beauty, simplicity, modernity and practicality in design. Her talent for imbuing her products with both refined design sensibility and a human touch is what makes each collection truly distinctive.

Anki and I spoke about the most important place in the home – your bedroom.  A bedroom should feel comfortable and peaceful, and your bed is the place where that comfort begins.  I was recently researching Feng Shui for the bedroom and stumbled across an article which states “a ‘good looking’ and well-balanced bed is very important in creating a perfect feng shui bedroom. A good mattress, solid headboard and high quality sheets from natural fibers are also very important in creating harmonious feng shui energy.

What does your bedroom, and namely your bed, look like?  Are you creating a peaceful environment for your mind and body to rest and recharge or do you have a mish-mash of bedding products that just make you look, well, confused?

Area wants to help you by offering one of our very lucky readers the chance to do a little spring cleaning in their bedroom, and give their bed a complete makeover. The winner of our giveaway will receive the following from Area – 1 fitted sheet, 1 flat sheet, 1 duvet cover, 1 blanket, 2  pillow cases, and 1 body pillow with insert.  That’s a value of over $1,000.

To celebrate, we’re also offering 15% off of Area’s new EDITH & SWEA lines which are both gorgeous and decadent.  Also, don’t let the giveaway stop you from purchasing something – if you win the contest and you’ve purchased the bedding, we will fully refund your money – so make sure you snatch it up now while it’s on sale!

Ready to enter – we have lots of ways to win!  See the entry form below — good luck!

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Friday, March 30th, 2012

P’kolino Exclusive: Little Ones Art Easel in White

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One of the toys that I remember most from my childhood was the awesome art easel that Santa brought me one year for Christmas.  On one side it was a dry-erase board, and on the other it was a chalkboard (where Santa left me a note, in his famous block handwriting). It was fabulous – one of the best presents that I ever received.

So, you can imagine that when I spotted the P’kolino Little Ones Art Easel here at Design Public, I found myself overcome with a little twinge of nostalgia. I immediately added it to the list of things I was planning to buy for my kids, pronto. I mean, c’mon – how great is this?

Thanks to our friends at P’kolino, Design Public will be the only place that you can find this easel in white.  Did I mention that you can also use the easel for puppet shows?  It even comes with two “coloring book scenes” that your kids can use as backdrops for their big production!  Oh, and it’s a complete steal at $89 and free shipping.

To celebrate this exclusive product, we also have two deals going on with P’kolino that you’ll only find at Design Public.  With the first option you’ll get 10% off of the Little Ones Table and Chairs (also in white) with the purchase of the easel.  Or, purchase the special deal that includes the Pkolino Little One’s Art Easel in white, the Little One’s Play Table and Chairs set in white, AND the Clothes Tree in White and you’ll get 10% off of the Table and Chairs and the Clothes Tree.

You really can’t go wrong with any of the products from the P’kolino line – I especially love the P’kolino Storage Chest with Chalkboard lid (hey – my kids like to color on everything already, so why not beat them at their own game!), the P’kolino Elephant Wall Easel, and the P’kolino Craft Table.

Like what you see?  Check out the entire P’kolino Line at Design Public.


Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Get Personal with the MASH Studios LAX Storage Platform Bed {Video}

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Happy Tuesday DP Peeps!  Looking for some early-week inspiration?  I’ve got to say, this video from our friends at  MASH Studios totally made my day.  Remember a while back we told you about their new, awesomesauce storage platform bed?  Well, not only do they make these awesome, kick you-know-what products, but then they go and make videos like the one below. As if we needed anything to make us want this bed even more!   How great is this?

If you haven’t checked out the new MASH Studios LAX Storage Platform bed, then you definitely should.  While you’re there, check out the gorgeous LAX headboard to go with it (also pictured in the video, above).  You won’t be sorry!