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Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Snaps from The New York Gift Show

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Design Public hopped over to the other coast this week to check out the gift show in New York City. This is an exhilarating and exhausting trip, where we get to talk to our vendors and meet new ones.

I’ll never forget my first gift show. I was completely overstimulated and fascinated, and my feet had never throbbed so much. There were creatives from all over the world, presenting everything they had worked so hard on all year.

I couldn’t make it this year, but Todd Thedinga did. Here are just a few fun shots he’s snapped at the show as he booth-hops. We’re excited to be bringing all of the new products to you as soon as they are available. In the meantime, here’s a peek, and some links to shop all of  their current goodies.

Shop Modern-twist

Shop Pablo

Shop Area

Shop Bob’s Your Uncle

Shop iittala

Shop Ameico

Shop Chilewich

Shop Haptic Lab

Shop Fatboy

Shop Sempli

Shop Areaware

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Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Outfitting the Dorm Room

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Modcloth.com has featured some great vintage dorm rooms

Ah, many people I know are heading off to college this week. By now, you may have gotten a glimpse of the abysmal dorm room furniture and lack of personality in the room. While you or your college kiddo may already have the basics – bedding, shower shoes, bathroom caddy, shoe rack, there may be quite a few items you didn’t realize you could squeeze in there or they may discover they want after settling in a little bit. Here are a few ways to help make the room your own.

1. Customize your bed. Often times, your bed serves as your sofa, your chair, your desk. Fill it up with extra throw pillows to prop up and/or create more of a daybed when you’re not sleeping in it. Add an OFFI overlap tray for doing a little work on your lap. Also, add a rug, even a tiny 2×3 one, so you can step onto something soft in the morning and give them a little wipe off before hopping into bed.

2. Create a better lighting scheme. Overhead light is such a bummer. Gain some softer light and versatility with a desk lamp. We love the modern lines and metallic finish on the Flos Archimoon K Lamp.

3. Gain some comfy seating beyond the bed. We love all of the fun colors offered up by the Fatboy Original. It’s the ultimate bean bag; you can actually sit upright in it if you choose.

4. Add a small side table. By now, you may realize that a desk somewhere behind that weird headboard is not the best place for your water glass, glasses, book or other stuff next to your bed we won’t mention here. Grab a portable table like this snazzy little number that also serves as a tray. This is a piece you’ll take to every home you live in for the rest of your life; but if you’re short on dough, those milk crates will do. Shop all side tables/nightstands

5. Wake up! You can add great design detail via a happy colored clock that is also a dock for your iPhone.

6. Keep charged. In addition to your clock dock, you’ll want to keep your tech accessories in order. I like to keep juiced up with the Blu Dot Juice Box Digital Dock.

7. Protect your electronics. Thomas Paul’s clever Composition Book iPad Envelope cracks me up. Shop all personal accessories

Dorm Room Help

Dorm Room Help

Jonas Damon dock
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PYRUS lambswool rug
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OFFI overlap tray
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Thomaspaul throw pillow
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Mater bowl table
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Fatboy Original
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Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Spotlight On D.I.A. (Design in Action)

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We’re looking for some hot design in action, also known as D.I.A. Email us a photo of design in your home and get $10 off your next order. In addition, if your photo includes you or a friend in the shot you’ll be entered to win a monthly drawing for a $200 gift certificate. If you have a camera on your phone, there’s really no excuse not to do this; we’re not going to critique you on composition, color or cleanliness, I promise! Here are five D.I.A. shots that caught my eye this week.

Thanks to Cindy for sharing this photo of 2 Hybrid Home Limited Edition Large Print Visible Ghosts. They look especially snazzy against that dark wall:

From the awesome photograph adorable baby files, thanks to Christy for posting this picture of the Flensted Mobiles Rollephant Mobile. If I were them, I’d be begging Christy for this picture for a future catalog:

Thanks to Joe for putting his Inhabit Current Organic Throw in Orange into fashion action mode. Lookin’ good Joe!:

I am loving this cutie living large in Fatboy Junior. It’s rather genius to use this modern beanbag to make your sofa more kiddo-friendly and fun. Thanks to Laura for sending this in; I love the way the socks and the book go with the color of the Fatboy!

I love the serene and sophisticated bedroom sent in by Robert Bernard. Underfoot there’s a lovely rug that adds a big pattern to the room without overwhelming it. It’s a perfect use of DwellStudio’s Home Gate Rug in Ash and Cream:

Thanks to everyone who shared their D.I.A.!

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Monday, January 3rd, 2011

DP Customer Profile: Cyrus our Attorney!

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Yes folks, even our attorney has a house full of Design Public goodies. Actually, out of all of our customer profiles Cyrus wins the prize for having the greatest number of DP products in his home. Well done, Cyrus! Your places looks stellar.

Name: Cyrus

Where do you live? San Francisco, CA

What do you do? Attorney

DP Purchase/s: Fatboy, Flensted Mobile Airplanes Mobile, Singgih Kartono Magno Wooden Radio, Jonas Damon Numbers Clock, David Weeks Hanno the Gorilla, Hybrid-Home Spaceship Print, Wallter Slat Rack, Mod Mom Furniture Owyn Toy Box.

What’s your favorite DP product and why? The Wallter Slat Rack for sure. It’s right by our front door and we hang all our coats, hats, keys, etc. on it every day. It’s generally buried with stuff so we can’t see it, but love it anyway.

How would you describe your design style? Minimalist.  Don’t have much stuff, but take a lot of time to think about each thing that comes into the house and how it fits.

Four sites/blogs you visit daily: Apartment Therapy, Boing Boing, Fast Company Design, Twitter

Tell us about your home, office, workspace, or favorite nook and cranny. We have a two-story loft in a renovated box factory from the early 1900s in the Mission.  We use as a living space, office, workspace for my wife and me.  We recently renovated to Read the rest of this entry »

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Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

DP Customer Profile: Mindy and Her Fatboy Headdemock

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Who knew our customers were tribal belly dancers? Well, Mindy is, how fantastic is that?! There is nothing better after a long tribal dance than relaxing on a Fatboy Headdemock (at least I can only imagine…)

Name: Mindy

Where do you live? Pennsylvania [right outside Philly]

What do you do? Art Psychotherapist & Licensed Professional Counselor

What’s your favorite DP product and why? Fatboy Headdemock Hammock — This is by far, the most awesome hammock that I’ve ever “met.” It’s large enough for me & my husband [and our dog]

How would you describe your design style? Modern-eclectic, colorful, art”full.”

What was the best advice anyone ever gave you? “stop, breathe, think”….very helpful most days!

If you were a crayon, what color would you be? If I were a crayon, I’d love to be Read the rest of this entry »

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