Like anyone born in 1980, I have the proper reverence for anything that changes color with fluctuations in temperature. However, I'm not entirely sure I'd like an entire dinner party to see my butt print in all its hypercolor glory.. More
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Speciality: Vintage Goods & Handmade Local Crafts
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When it comes to decor and appreciation of solid design, Coryander Friend (head curator and collector for Storefront) has defined her mission in curating design. She confesses she "became aware of an aesthetic that I wanted to pull together - a mix of primitive, modernist, off-trail stuff." She has fifteen years of experience behind her designing and decorating sets for commercials and print. It was only recently that she and her boyfriend Cory Lashever (business partner and curator) joined Raan Parton and their awesome showroom was born.
A clean, organized, and well-lit home work space is a must. And what better time to tackle this issue in your home than the fresh start of a new year! Many of us don't have the luxury of a separate home office or studio, but that doesn't mean we can't create a healthy environment for working at home. Even if you don't work from home, carving out a space for productivity is important and a smart way focus on specific tasks without distraction. More
Designer Riley Mcferrin has found a way to marry modern design with natural elements. With a background in fine art, Mcferrin's early paintings were inspired by architecture, design and nature. Along the way he started making more three dimensional designs which would eventually lead to Hinterland, his British Columbia-based design studio. More
Having just passed on November 1, Gae Aulenti is a woman worthy of retrospect. Her contributions to art and design will live on, including her transformations of old buildings into world-famous museums. Her post-war take on industrial and furniture design in glass and metal still feels modern, 30+ years later. More
I remember visiting my grandmother's house as a toddler and the monolithic TV in her living room. Encased in wood and decoratively adorned, it was massive and sturdy like an old oak desk. Saying "they don't build them like they used to" is an understatement. Long before the iPod, a stereo cabinet holding all of your hi-fi equipment and vinyl records could take up an entire wall of the living room. Electronics were as much furniture as they were media devices then, but over time we've cut away all the bulk until essentially all we were left with was the media. More
This is how it begins. Simple shapes, natural materials. Combine with a skilled craftsperson and the end result is a modern classic that, even in today's super speedy fast-forward world, involves more than 100 manual operations to create...
Rich aubergines, smokey charcoals, hand-warming espressos, and deep, luxurious blues - these are the colors I gravitate towards as winter approaches. Colors that have the ability to warm, shelter and embrace. Dark, moody hues, full of drama and mystery... More
Floral patterns are one of the original motifs in decorating with versions found in nearly every time period. They bring a bit of the natural world indoors and are a simple way to introduce the color palette of your choice. From vivid primary colors, to muted tones, to soft shades like blush, the possibilities are endless and never look out of place. Check below the jump for a few modern floral picks. More