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Friday, September 19th, 2008

In Case You Missed It: Around the Web This Week


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Thanks to Elements of Style for this post about how to live a Hollywood Regency dream by renting from Room Service.

Oh My God! THE LIZA ROOM TAKES THE CAKE! If you missed SF20, you can lament your loss by perusing these fabulous images Leah posted at More Ways to Waste Time.

Oh My God Part II: Oh Patricia Gray, thank you for this. At first I thought it was a Chelsea Lately sketch, but it really is Sarah Palin’s office

Home Rejuvenation’s posts blow my mind all the time. I’m giddy over the The Next Generation House by Sou Fujimoto Architects.

I’m just nuts about Mrs. Blandings. I don’t know how I missed this charming Kansas City-based blogger’s writing for so long.

I don’t know how it took me ten days to find fellow, the new online design magazine from decor fellow blogger James Saavedra. Thanks to Habitually Chic for the tipoff.

Check out the list of the most inspiring design books of all time from O At Home magazine. I’m such a dork; I circled the ones I already have, which added up to ten. I was really excited to see Luis Barragan, Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown and J.B. Jackson included on the list, but was disappointed that landscape architecture was not represented more.

Bummer! The Farnsworth House, in spite of the plinth it sits on above the ground, is majorly flooded. To make a donation towards repairs, click here. (via AT: Chicago).

Design Bloggers in Print! The New York Times did a huge feature on design bloggers yesterday, and included some of my favorites, like Jennifer Dwyer from The Peak of Chic. Congratulations! Hey, you know what’s weird? WordPress has the word “bloggers” underlined right now like it’s not a word. It has WordPress underlined as well. What’s up with that?

  • image from fellow by James Saavedra

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Design Public News – What’s Fresh, What’s New, What’s Going On!


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Hey Everyone. I realized last week that I keep up on what’s going on here at Design Public via The Design Public Newsletter. In fact, I used to write the newsletter and then I found there was so much design information coming in from our employees, designers, and customers that it grew into this blog. The current “Design Pro Weekly” newsletter, now helmed by my pal James, product and merchandising expert extraordinaire, spolights new products and new designers as soon as they are added to our site.

If you want to keep up with what we’re up to at the company but a weekly e-mail from us is too much we also have our “Best Of” bi-monthly newsletter. Of course, we value your privacy. We will not give your email to anyone, and you can unsubscribe at any time.


Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

The DP Outlet is Open!


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Design Public OutletYeehaw! The DP Outlet is open once again! I know these are sweet words to the eyes of many a Bay Area customer so enjoy it while it lasts…

Here’s the full scoop:

*All items are returned merchandise and are sold “as-is.” The majority of the pieces are like new but if there are any flaws to an item we have made a note about the condition of the piece under the item title.

*All Outlet sales are final. No cancellations, returns, or exchanges on Outlet purchases.

*Products are available for pickup only from our office in San Francisco, CA (see map). You will be given an opportunity during checkout to choose a pickup time. No shipments or shipping arrangements.

Check out all of the mind-boggling sales!


Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Bay Area Dwell NextHouse Sample Sale!


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Dwell NextHouseAnother incentive for Bay Area folks to go to the Dwell NextHouse in Mountain View this weekend: all DP items on display will be available for purchase at 50% off retail! The chance of a lifetime to 1.) see an awesome prefab home and 2.) go shopping…all at once!

As always, these items go fast so if you see something you love, don’t hesitate.

The full scoop:

1. View all the available items at our online outlet.
2. Unless otherwise noted on our site, the products for purchase are considered “like-new” and were used in the home for staging only. All items are sold “as-is.”
3. All sales are final: No cancellations, returns, or exchanges on outlet purchases.
4. ***All outlet purchases must be picked up on April 6, 2008 between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm at the Dwell NextHouse in Mountain View (515 Mountain View Ave Mountain View, CA). This is the only day/time/location open for pickup. If you are buying something rather large (i.e. the Blu Dot Small Animal Sofa), please make sure you bring an appropriate vehicle and some extra hands to help you collect the piece.

One additional DP request: Please be courteous to Dwell NextHouse neighbors when picking up items (i.e. do not block driveways, leave a mess, cause a raucous, etc.).


Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

SF Sample Sale, Now 70% Off!


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Emeco Kong ChairYes, that header is correct: the SF Sunset House Sample Sale is now 70% off.

We only have a smattering of items available, but the stuff that is there is a steal, no doubt. How often do you come across a $1300 Matteo Cashmere Wrap for under $400? Or, an Emeco Kong Chair for under $700? I am not going to even get into the Blu Dot Modulicious Bed.

If you are not in the SF area, I might suggest booking a flight around the date of January 30th (the one and only pick up date). I have heard a few airlines have some pretty smoking deals at the moment. Just kidding (kind of).

Check out what Sample Sale deals you can’t let pass by.

Also, a friendly reminder that this is the LAST weekend to tour the home.

The Sunset Idea House is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The final day to view the home is Sunday, January 27. General admission is $20; $15 for seniors on Fridays. No children younger than 10. The house is located at 3029 25th St, San Francisco, CA 94110. Parking is extremely limited. Free shuttles will be offered from the San Francisco General Hospital parking lot. For information, call (800) 786-7375 or visit the Sunset Web site: Please be courteous to Sunset House neighbors when viewing the home (i.e. do not block driveways, leave a mess, cause a raucous, etc.).