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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, September 18th, 2008

DP Customer Profile: Kelly Osborne’s Magazine Ready Home

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Whoa, nelly! Boy do we have a treat in store today…Kelly Osborne (no, not Kelly Osbourne) from See Jane Work has kindly shared with us some incredible images of her home. Yes, you will feel like she ripped pages out of a magazine and sent us scanned copies. But, no! This is actually her home. I would like the bathtub and the twelve chickens and the entire kitchen and the living room and the dining room, might as well through in the kids while we’re at it!

Name: Kelly Osborne

Where do you live? Thousand Oaks, CA

What do you do? VP, Public Relations & Marketing at See Jane Work

Kelly Osborne, Living Room

DP Purchase/s: Wow, where do I begin. This is just the stuff that shows up in the pictures…Amenity Home fabric stretch print, Mod Mom Toy Box, Lights Up! Deco Pendant Lamp, Lights Up! Floor Lamp, Blu Dot Barbarella Console Table

What’s your favorite DP product and why? Definitely the Mod Mom Toy Box – it’s such a beautiful piece. I wish she would do larger pieces like buffets or coffee tables. It’s furniture that’s also art. My kids keep their Lego’s on one side and extra train tracks on the other.

Kelly Osborne Dining Room

How would you describe your design style? Modern Martha. I like to mix modern with Read the rest of this entry »

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Thursday, May 15th, 2008

DP Designers in the News

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I know, a DP designer is featured in the news nearly everyday, but upon the event that you didn’t see the latest features in the Los Angeles or New York Times…I’ll share ‘em!

First up: Looolo Textiles in the New York Times

Looolo Textiles feature in the New York Times

The folks at design*sponge also just did an awesome sneek peek into Joanna Notkin’s home (designer of Looolo Textiles).

DP Designer Feature #2: Mod Mom Furniture article in the Los Angeles Times

Mod Mom Furniture in the LA Times

This past weekend I went home to Colorado to visit the parents. While there my dad pulled out the Home and Garden section of the L.A. Times and said, “Hey Ali, look at this article I saved for you…this mom is making toy boxes in her garage!” My response: “Whoa! We just added her to our site!” My pop had no idea that Mod Mom Furniture was now part of DP, but thanks to that article we had a nice father/daughter bonding moment.

View all Looolo Textiles and Mod Mod Furniture pieces on DP.

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Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Q&A with Kiersten Hathcock of Mod Mom Furniture

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Mod Mom FurnitureThe newest addition to the DP family: Mod Mom Furniture. Mod Mom, aka Kiersten Hathcock, personally designs and builds all of her modern, mid-century inspired children’s furniture from her home garage.

Personally, I think it is hard to beat beautiful handmade furniture built by a mom with a power saw.

Enjoy the Q&A!

We know a little bit about your story…ex-TV network marketing executive turned stay-at-home mom turned self-taught furniture designer/builder. I absolutely love that you went for the power tools rather than the sewing machine or knitting needles. Now we want the full scoop. How did Mod Mom Furniture really get off the ground?

Mod Mom Furniture really came out of me needing two things: 1.) Another source of income (since we lost my salary) and 2.) An outlet to channel all the drive and creativity that surprisingly didn’t go away when I decided to stay home with the kids (then 6-months and 4-years). After leaving the corporate world, I took freelance marketing jobs and even nannied to help make ends meet but also be home with the kids. During that time, in 2005, I rekindled my love for woodworking while building a tiki bar and luau tables with a friend for my husband’s birthday party. I had forgotten how much fun it was to build and started to really think about how I could turn it into a business.

I started very slowly building toy bins and selling them to friends (who were kind enough not to point out the flaws because they wanted to be Read the rest of this entry »

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