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Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Eight Great Ways to Light Up the Night


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Summer is the best time to spend evenings outdoors. But chances are, the spotlights on the side of your house don’t exactly give the best ambiance, and you don’t have enough lightening bugs to keep things bright enough. Here are eight unique choices to improve your outdoor lighting scheme this summer.

65032_1.jpg1. Firelight. The Blomus Orchos Gel Garden Torch. This sleek stainless steel and wood torch will add just the right amount of FIRELIGHT to your party, at a height of 60 inches.  We’ve carefully curated a handful of other contemporary torches at Design Public. conic_pot_tall2

2. Pot lights.  OFFI Conic Pots. These amazing planters pull double-duty at night; a low-voltage lamp will illuminate a modern glow at your get-together.

13740_58ff7c3dc73. Lights Up! The Beach Outdoor Floor Lamp. Bring it right out to wherever the cord can reach; this floor lamp looks like it belongs in the living room but it is IP54 rated for all-weather use.


4. Garden lights. Seletti Bellavista Garden LED Lights (set of 10) can wrap a trellis, drop from an arbor or dangle from the trees like magic. They come with either a white or black cord, your choice.


5. A ship’s lamp. The Stelton Ship’s Lamp This is no ordinary ship’s lamp, however. This is the ship’s lamp to end all other ship’s lamps. Erik Magnussen’s sleek cylindrical design keeps the wind at bay, and the minimalist design means it fits in anywhere and everywhere — I’m talking the ground. I’m talking on the table. I’m talking hung from above. If you’re not quite ready for it, it does come in a smaller size.


6. Drum lights. Cane-Line Drum Outdoor Lamps are simple cylinders that emit soft light in the shape of a drum. The proportions of these lamps are just right — cylinders that are 15.75 inches high and 9.8 inches in diameter.


7. A Candle on a Pole. That’s right. We could’t keep the candle off the pole. For those of you who don’t like to mess with newfangled gels and other flammables, I totally get it. So go old school. The blomus Atmo Candle Holder with Pole is for people like us.

CALA-L_WB_4.jpg8. Lanterns. Here’s another one for those of us who prefer lighting that requires a wick and a match. The Skargaarden Marstrand Candle Lantern is a simple hurricane that keeps the wind away, wrapped in a rich leather that adds a textural touch.

Of course if you prefer something more minimalist and not one bit fussy, we have plenty of lanterns and hurricanes for you to choose from.

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Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Blu Dot on Sale at Design Public


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I know, all of our blog posts have been about sales lately, but that’s only because we’ve had so many great discounts to offer in October! There are still great scores and we don’t want you to miss out. For example, right now Blu Dot is 20% off.

Blu Dot is one of the very first lines we carried here at Design Public, and since then many of their pieces have become well-known icons. In fifty years, design lovers will be seeking out vintage versions of Blu Dot furniture. In other words, if you buy it now, someday your grandchild will be talking about how his cool granny passed down that chair when his friends admire it.

bc1_rkrkit_wl_3_4_buttercup-rocker-walnut.jpg_1Blu Dot Buttercup Rocker. This sweet rocker is already an icon. With its playfully curved bent plywood silhouette and warm walnut, oak or ash finishes, people will fight over who gets to sit in this chair.


Blu Dot Charlie 6 x 9 Rug. Hand-woven cotton and wool-blend dhurrie will add gorgeous color to the floor.

Blu Dot Laika Medium Pendant Light. This steel-framed and wicker light adds a glow from overhead that’s an updated take on mid-century Scandinavian classics.


Blu Dot Right Round Marble Dining Table. So Eero Saarinen talked about clearing up the slum of legs, but when you’ve got great legs like this table, they are something to keep and celebrate. Available in grass green, white or black, they support a beautiful marble top. Also seen here is Blu Dot’s famous Real Good Chair.


Los Angeles 12.13 (Brooms) Framed Print by Dan Monick. If you’ve ever followed Blu Dot on social media or signed up for their newsletter, you know they have great eyes for art and interesting images. Now they are sharing some favorite framed prints.

mimapillow_black_1Blu Dot Mima Woven Pillow. The wonderful graphic pattern is hand-woven from 100% wool and embellished with a pattern of thick cross-stitching. Available in black, green, red and yellow.

Blu Dot is on sale for 20% off at Design Public through November 9, 2015. These few items are just the tip of the iceberg, so be sure to …

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Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Hurry! Design Public Has Some Great Sales Wrapping Up Tomorrow

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We have a slew of great fall sales going on at Design Public and we want to make sure that you don’t miss them. You have until just midnight tomorrow, October 22, 2105, to scoop up fresh products from these lines and save.

Bend Goods. We haven’t seen wire so skillfully used in modern pieces since Bertoia. Bend Goods offers chairs, stools, pendant lights, coffee tables, even wire faux taxidermy.


The Bend Goods Lucy Counter Stool is an architect favorite: 10908_7f944aaa0dShop all Bend Goods


Eastvold. Eastvold furniture is beautifully made in the USA. With a penchant for fine walnut and fresh takes on mid-century modern style, Matt Eastvold’s designs are classics you’ll treasure for years.

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Innit Designs. These Acapulco chairs embody everything that was Rat Pack fab about Palm Springs and bring that same relaxing feeling a Mexican vacation would to your patio or deck. Or even your bedroom — why not?

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Pablo. Whether you need a sleek new floor lamp, a funky anglepoise lamp, or a chic pendant light, Pablo has a wonderful lamp for you. Photographed above are Pablo’s Tube Top Colored Table Lamps, which are an interior designer favorite.

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And don’t forget Vitra, which also ends tomorrow night. See this post for more Vitra temptations, like the iconic George Nelson Ball Clock seen here.

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Friday, October 10th, 2014

Sale! 15% on Fantastic Modern Lighting

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It’s time for big sales at Design Public. We’ve decided that fall is a great time to help you feather your nests for the coming cold months. It’s getting darker earlier and earlier, so one big area where we’re saving you money is lighting. Take 15% off the following brands now through October 31, 2014.

Produzione Privata’s Italian mouth-blown glass light fixtures are glowing works of contemporary art.

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Cerno’s unique contemporary lights are just the right fit for those with modern tastes. Linen shades provide crisp contrast to rich wood bases, dressed with subtly industrial metal accents.

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Louis Poulsen’s fixtures are Danish modern icons, practically a part of any mid-century modern lover’s design DNA.

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Pablo’s Tube Top Table Lamps have become an icon as of late. Simple yet sophisticated silhouette, they are available in clear or tinted acrylic.

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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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