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Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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Mother’s Day is fast approaching. Have you figured out what you’re doing for Mom this year? Here are just a few of our favorites for a wide range of busy modern Moms.

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Mom deserves  fashionable tote. Whether she’s out running errands or needs a sturdy bag to tote her laptop to work, the Flowie Lily Tote with black pecan trees and a leather bottom will chic up her outfit.

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Planting with Mom is a fun way to spend some time together, and she’ll love having plants like basil, lavender, rosemary or whatever she chooses at her fingertips, artfully held by this modern rectangle planter, the Boskke Cube Triple.

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Sometimes Mom just wants to cozy up and relax. Give her some “me time” for herself today with this gorgeous throw from Area, the Theo Blanket in Multi.

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I don’t know about your Mom, but mine always had a phone that looked a lot like this wedged between her ear and her shoulder. While the Native Union Pop Bluetooth Phone  doesn’t have the curly phone wire, it will make modern technology feel more familiar.

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If your Mom loves to spend time cooking in the kitchen, help her keep her clothes splatter free in a fashionable way with this Triangle Apron from Ferm Living.

 

 

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Moms love some bling. We love the simple and modern look of this smaller circle within a larger one; you can infer your own symbolism but we think it’s perfect for Mother’s Day. The Inner Circle Necklace by Vanessa Gade Jewelry is made of hand-fabricated sterling silver with a 14K gold overlay.

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Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

iittala on Sale at Design Public

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Some of the most iconic and beautiful modern items available today, both old and new, are available through the wonderful folks at iittala. Items include classic Aalto vase or other glassware, gorgeous and durable cookware and a special limited edition birds by Oiva Toikka. Now through April 7, 2015, save 20% on all iittala at Design Public.

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This is just one of the lovely Toikka bird friends currently on sale. If you’re looking to add to your collection or to start one, now is the time to scoop up this beautiful piece of art and save.

 

 

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If you’re a serious chef looking for more functional pieces, check out iittala’s cookware. This pot is part of the iittala Tools Cookware line, designed by Björn Dahlström. The line includes other pots, pans, saucepans and casseroles. that are so lovely you’ll want to install a pot rack or leave it out on display on the stove all the time.

 

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Alvar Aalto’s classic vases are my go-to gift for anyone who loves modern architecture and design. Stock up now while you can save.

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Speaking of go-to gifts, this cast iron casserole with the wooden handle is one of my all-time favorites, and remains the favorite of anyone I’ve ever given it to. It brings the best simplicity, beauty and function of modern style to the stovetop.

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Carina Seth-Andersson’s wooden Salad Servers are another great way to add superior Finnish style to your table. They go with a formal dinner just as well as they suit a casual picnic.

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Corral all your candles with Norwegian simplicity in Andreas Engesvik’s Allas Large Round Candleholder.

Go ahead and browse all iittala. You’ll have to act fast as this sale ends on April 7, 2015.

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Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Last Day to Save Big at Design Public!

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One last temptation for you — here are just a few of our favorite things you can buy on sale through the end of the day today (March 19, 2015).

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The OFFI Perch Lounge Chair. A modern-day classic, this super cool chair is one you’ll pass down through generations. Shop all OFFI

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Louis Poulsen PH50 Pendant. A Danish modern classic, this beauty delivers big light without any glare.  Shop all Louis Poulsen

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mater Bar Height Stool — Dark Stained Hardwood. Graceful subtle curves and beautiful materials compose this simple, sleek and sustainably manufactured stool. Also available in other heights. Shop all mater

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Pablo Link Task Lamp. Playful, super high-tech and functional, this lamp will make you want to keep a more efficient office. Shop all Pablo

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Versus Pump 3-Seater. This minimalist sofa is dangerous — it’s so comfy you may never get out of it. Shop all Versus

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Panton Classic Chair. MoMA has one, and so can you. From dining rooms to dressing tables, nurseries to patios, this chair works everywhere. We’ve never seen it fail. Shop all Vitra

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Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

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Top o’the afternoon to you all and happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Today’s got me feeling very green. Not with envy, just happy with all things kelly, chartreuse, lime, apple and pine. Today’s a great day to give yourself a St. Patty’s break and enjoy some Irish eye candy.

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It’s also causing a craving to see the beautiful green hills of Ireland. Today on our Facebook page, we joked that you should not visit this sublime spot in County Kerry if you’ve been drinking green beer (do people in Ireland even do that, or is that just a crazy American thing?)

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And certainly stay away from the edge if you’re at the  Cliffs of Moher.

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The Hexagons are where thousands of basalt columns meet.  Again, a visit is recommended before you hit the pub.

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OK, OK, I promise to stop giving you vertigo after this one, it’s just too good. This is the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

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Let’s have an Irish/Zen moment. This magically green-covered walkway at Birr Castle calms.

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Colorful buildings cheer the grayest of days in Country Cork.

Now, the break is over, but you’ve only got a few more hours to go until you can go celebrate. If you’re still in the mood for a few more minutes of distraction, shop our big sale!

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Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Highlights From Our Artek Sale — Get Your Aalto On!

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Our current sales are so big, it’s hard to keep track. Don’t let any pieces you’ve been saving up for slip through the cracks. Artek is an modern furnishing brand established by the legendary husband and wife team of Alvar and Aino Aalto, along with art promoter Maire Gullichsen and art historian Nils-Gustav Hahl in 1935. They were way ahead of their time, leading the design pack and creating beautiful modern pieces destined to become icons. Here are some of the modern icons by Artek, currently 15% off at Design Public.  

Artek_stool_60_birch.jpgArtek 60 Stool. Designed in 1933 by the great architect and home furnishings designer Alvar Aalto, this simple stool is a very early example of functional modernism. It’s look is timeless, and it’s also available in the E60 version which has lacquer and linoleum colored top options.

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Artek Siena Trays. If you have a lot of design-loving friends, I highly recommend stocking up on a few of these to use as gifts for them. This purchase will be a great bang for your buck.

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Artek A330S Golden Bell Lamp. Bring a shiny piece of the fabulous Savoy Restaurant (Helsinki) to your home. Originally designed for the establishment in the 1930s, its elegant form is timeless.

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Artek A110 Pendant. If a simpler style and finish is more your bag, try the cylindrical lines of the A110 Pendant. Available in black or white, it has just a hint of bling at the rim that helps bounce the light around.

Artek_69_Chair_birch.jpgArtek Chair 69. A straightforward birch piece, this chair is great for modern dining rooms, farmhouse kitchens or colorful playrooms alike.

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