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Monday, October 20th, 2014

Blu Dot Sale! Save 20% Through November 9th

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It’s that time of year — Blu Dot is 20% off now through November 9, 2014! If you’re not familiar with Blu Dot, chances are you’ve seen their work around and just didn’t know it. Two best friends, John Christakos and Maurice Blanks founded the Minnesota company in 1997 and it has taken the design world by storm ever since. Founded on the simple concept that Good Design Is Good, creating pieces that are practical and just plain cool.

If you haven’t checked them out, Blu Dot is one of the best companies to follow on Pinterest, as they apply their discerning eyes to all good design and share their creative collaborations. They also ran a two-week swap meet, where folks could propose trades for their products. Successful fans proposed trading Blu Dot products rendered in cross-stitch, carrying a Rook Table Lamp around Boston for a week and even learning a ukelele song to in turn, dedicate to them.

Plus, their product shots always inspire and awe. This one for their Nook Bed is one of our all-time faves:

Their Strut Tables remain one of the most popular items, whether in coffee table form as seen here, dining room table size or console table:

Here is the Rook Lamp one fan was willing to take everywhere with her for a week. Sounds worth it, but personally, I’d rather just save 20%:

No deer were harmed while photographing this shot, which includes a Strut Dining Table,  a 4-Drawer Shale Credenza, a Delta Rug and a couple of Real Good Chairs in Copper:

The best thing about the philosophy that Good Design Is Good is that these pieces are timeless. They aren’t something yo’ll chuck during a move, but rather, something you’ll hang on to and treasure for decades. Blu Dots pieces slip into not only contemporary and modern rooms; they work with traditional, transitional, collected and rustic rooms too.

You have a few weeks to ponder which pieces you’d like to invest in, but do it while you have a chance to save big.

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Blu Dot photos by Dan Monick

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Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Labor Day Sale: Don’t Miss the Chance to Save!

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In case you’re not on our email list, you should know, we’re having a big fat …

(a few pesky little exemptions apply)

You have through midnight, EST on Labor Day 2014 (that’s September 1st to those of you who are having a little too much fun to keep track this weekend) to save 15% on almost everything at Design Public.

I am using this uncharacteristically big font so that you don’t miss out.

So have a fun browse now, go toast up some s’mores, catch some fireworks, sleep on it and order up your goods tomorrow. Just use the coupon code LABORDAY14 during checkout to get your discount.

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Friday, October 21st, 2011

I Heart Blu Dot. And It’s on Sale!

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Real Good Blu Dot Chair. And Real Good Blu Dot SALE! Get 20% off all Blu Dot goods now through November 8th.

I never say “I heart” as it just doesn’t fit in with my cynical and sarcastic nature. But I make an exception Blu Dot. They are one of the first vendors we carried when we started Design Public many moons ago. They are cool guys, you may remember Maurice from that show Area or spotted John’s woodsy vacation house in the woods of Minnesota that he designed himself in a cool magazine (I think it was Metropolis, but it might have been Met Home; I probably blogged about it at the time).

In fact, these dudes are one of the main reasons that the twin cities are so cool now. They send out the only retail newsletter that I bother to read and that I thoroughly enjoy, and their blog rocks. Their product shots are totally fun and crisp. They did some crazy GPS experiment thing with their Real Good chairs in NYC and they did a fun bartering/swap thingamajig awhile back. Yup, I heart them. No other company is that cool. Not even Apple. Well, maybe Nike; I saw that guy on Oprah and he was pretty awesome too. But I digress.

Wow, tell me to announce a Blu Dot sale and I gush and ramble. Here’s a look at just a few of the killer pieces you might be coveting. You have until November 8th 2011 to catch them at such good prices. Give yourself an early holiday present and just do it now, because you won’t do any better than these prices.

The Buttercup Rocker. This piece inspired one of our very first customer home features; Nanette had mixed her lovely Buttercup into a lovely room with aplomb.

The Blu Dot Diplomat Sleeper Sofa. My favorite thing about this sofa? The proportions. A thin arm without a hint of a curve (I am so over rolled arms on sofas and chairs right now; I’m craving a nice thin-armed sofa), the nice cushy yet clean-lined upholstered sofa floats atop a beautiful wood base.

The Blu Dot Chicago 8 Box Shelf. This is a classic Blu Dot piece that has been around since, well, since Area aired. It’s longevity proves how strong and classically modern its design is, and how functional its form is:

The Blu Dot Knickerbocker Stool. This stool knows just how to use curves and how to wear a tight sweater to enhance them:

The Blu Dot Splash Coat Rack. I’m a sucker for anything that reminds me of Pick-Up Stix, probably the most dangerous game to give a bunch of rambunctious children. Regardless, the tepee-like stature and dipped-in-bright-blue hue of this coat rack makes me want to buy ten of them and put them against a wall in the MoMA.

The Blu Dot Strut Table. I have always wanted one of these, I’ve simply been paralyzed by commitmentphobia as all of the colors it comes in are SO GOOD that it’s impossible to choose just one:
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