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Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Staff Profiles: Meet Karlie

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Name: Karlie Paschall

Title: Customer Service Rep

How long have you been with Design Public? 8 months

Where do you live? Who else lives there? Rathdrum, Idaho. Right now it’s my husband, our dog Maggie, our cat Tito, and in four more weeks, our son Dylan : )

Favorite city or town? What do you love about it? My favorite city would probably have to be Paris. I just watched Midnight in Paris the other night. The colors and sights of the city are incredible. It has an old time theme to it and I think the city was just right with its designer flair.

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A Design Public product that’s on your wishlist? I really like the Inhabit Jackson Pendent Lamp 14 X 8.

Which reality show are you the most ashamed of watching? I only watched it one time but it was Jersey Shore and I didn’t even finish the show. I think I might have watched like two minutes of it. I just couldn’t get past the drama : )

Describe your dream vacation. My dream vacation would have to be one that included my entire family. I would love to take a cruise to an island or just a cruise itself would be fun. I would love to be able to just get a way and relax and have some fun. Maybe be able to sip on a strawberry daiquiri or two!

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Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Design Public Staff Profiles: Meet Michelle

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Title: Customer Service

How long have you been with Design Public? Since August 2009.

Where do you live? Who else lives there (including pets)? Coeur d’Alene, ID (try and say that one out loud). Husband (Tim), daughter (Eden), dog (Buckley), cat (Bandit).


A Design Public product that’s on your wishlist ? The Lux-Us Lighted Cube. Newly added to our site and I’m already in love!

What’s your place like? How would you define your style? Local and Vintage. We love decorating our home with pieces made by local friends/artists (and people we have met along the way). We have an awesome painting hanging on our wall done by a dishwasher from a restaurant that I worked at in Chicago.  We have a variety of photographs hanging on the walls taken by friends. We also have a collection of very old books handed down from grandparents and great-grandparents. I love designing/decorating with pieces that have a story.

Favorite designer on the planet? I am fascinated by 3D graffiti artist: Kurt Wenner and the mysterious graffiti artist: Banksy. Kurt Wenner does some pretty insane stuff with chalk. I’m pretty much just able draw my name on the sidewalk. Banksy is this elusive graffiti artist who sneaks around the UK, stenciling buildings with his rad and edgy street art. Nowadays, people pay thousands for a piece of his artwork.

Worst design mistake you ever made? When I got my first apartment many moons ago – I thought it would be super fabulous to hang that FAKE Ivy around high places. Do you know the stuff I’m talking about? Don’t judge me. *Sigh*

Favorite city or town? What do you love about it? Top 3 (in no particular order):

1. Couer d’Alene, ID (where I live now) – I love the location, the people, the small town feel, the lake, the local festivities (farmers markets, Art On The Green, CAR d’Alene, Ironman Triathlon) – there’s always something to do in the summer!

2. Savannah, GA – I love the history, the old buildings, the Spanish Moss, the “Squares”, the art, and the awesome peeps.

3. Chicago, IL – I lived there for 4 years and loved every minute. Even though it’s a big city, it’s broken up into little hubs/neighborhoods, so you really get to know your community. Such a diverse place and there is always something to see and do (and EAT!). Go Cubs!!

Movie you think has the best set/location eye candy? Danny Deckchair. I loved the location so much – I had to find out where they filmed it. Bellingen, New South Wales, Australia.

Which reality show are you the most ashamed of watching? The Biggest Loser.

What technological advance can you not live without? The iPhone. All things Apple really. I don’t even know how to navigate around a PC anymore.

Favorite App of the moment? Kingdom Rush. Yes – I am a nerd.

Describe your dream vacation? Somewhere tropical. I’ve never been anywhere tropical!! Can you believe it?? Open for suggestions (and also free plane tickets).

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Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Design Public Staff Profiles: Meet Vic!

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Name: Vic Ayers

Title: Customer Service Rep

How long have you been with Design Public? Almost a year now

Where do you live? Who else lives there? In Austin, Texas with my insane kitteh, Lola.

What’s your place like? How would you define your style? I have a Dalek wall clock, designer plates from New Zealand, and an IKEA bed… eclectic.

Favorite city or town? What do you love about it? Either Seattle, WA or Nelson, New Zealand – both were just so metropolitan and free thinking.

A Design Public product that’s on your wishlist? Thomas Paul’s Ship Duvet CoverLove this!

Favorite city or town? What do you love about it? Either Seattle, Washington, or Nelson, New Zealand – both were just so metropolitan and free thinking.

Movie you think has the best set/location eye candy? Either The Lord of the Rings trilogy or The Fall

Which reality show are you the most ashamed of watching? I proudly can claim I’ve never watched one…ever.

What technological advance can you not live without? Are there any you wish had never been invented? The Internets!

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Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Staff Profiles: Meet Erika

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Name: Erika Lehmann

Title: Vice President, Public Relations

How long have you been with Design Public? Since October 2011

Where do you live? Who else lives there? I am a New Orleans transplant now living in sunny southern California.  I share a home with my fiance’ Morgan and our two delightful yet mischievous preschool aged-children, Banks and Audrey Grace.

A Design Public product that’s on your wishlist? I am coveting the  MASH Studios LAX Platform bed and mounted headboard set.  I visited their space in Venice a couple of weeks ago and briefly wondered if anyone would notice if I just casually started dragging pieces out to my car…turns out they are heavier than I expected. :)

What’s your place like? How would you define your style? My place is always messy (see, 2 preschool-aged children, above.  See also: 2 parents who work full-time from home)  My style is eclectic yet practical. I love the intersection of classic and modern design (or as some call it, confused), and I think it really shines through in my attempts at making our house a home.

Favorite designer on the planet? Chanel.  I own multiple biographies about her life.  She fascinates me!

Worst design mistake you ever made? I once used an old t-shirt wadded up in a lighter color paint to give “texture” to our kitchen.  It looked like a 5 year old did it – it was terrible.

Favorite city or town? What do you love about it? I am in love with the city of Nice in the south of France.  The combination of French culture with the laid-back Italian way of life is my utopia.  Plus, anyplace where I can buy candied lavender, nutella crepes, and gelato in the same town is alright by me.

Movie you think has the best set/location eye candy? Midnight in Paris (noticing a pattern?  I may have a love affair with France).

Which reality show are you the most ashamed of watching? I’m addicted to The Bachelorette.  Go Emily!

What technological advance can you not live without? Are there any you wish had never been invented? The iPhone on both counts.  I love it and can’t live without it, yet I’m often cursing the fact that it makes me so daggum accessible.  Sometimes a gal just doesn’t want to be found.

Describe your dream vacation. An overwater bungalow at the St. Regis in Bora Bora with our own waitstaff that caters to our every whim. Lots of spa time.  Lots and lots of books.

bottom images via The St. Regis Bora Bora. File that under “I want to go to there.”

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Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Staff Profiles: Meet Matthew

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Name: Matthew Lieb

Title: Co-Owner

How long have you been with Design Public? Since October 2011

Where do you live? I live in Venice, CA

Favorite designer on the planet? Bernard Brucha at Mash Studios.  I just really like the look and quality of all of his stuff.  It’s built to last.  Doesn’t hurt that he lives in my neighborhood.

Favorite city or town? What do you love about it? London.  I love the energy, the history, the architecture….and the pubs!

What’s your place like? How would you define your style? I live in the Venice, CA canals (featured in the movie Valentine’s Day) so I’m surrounded by great modern architecture.  My place is tricked out with items from Design Public of course!

Image via westland.net

A Design Public product that’s on your wishlish? MASH Studios LAX Storage Platform Bed

Movie you think has the best set/location eye candy? Easy Rider

Which reality show are you the most ashamed of watching? The Geordie Shore…English spinoff of Jersey Shore about people from Newcastle (referred to as Geordies).  Let’s just say it’s an excellent adaptation of the original.

What technological advance can you not live without? It’s either my pocket-sized time machine or my iPhone…can’t decide.

Are there any you wish had never been invented? My iPhone.  It’s a love / hate thing.

Favorite App? Hotel Tonight

Describe your dream vacation. A twelve-month trip around the world with one month in each of these places:  Rio, London, St. Petersburg, Tokyo, Hanoi, Sydney, Auckland, Portofino, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Istanbul

Describe your dream home? My neighbor lives in it, which is a bit annoying.  It’s a modern home in Venice with an outdoor living room, floor to ceiling glass, roof deck:

Image by Derek Rath

Hey, that’s actually one of the Glen Irani Architects Hover Houses I wrote about yesterday! Small world.

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