Recently engaged, my fiance and I are choosing our wedding registry. We are having a hard time finding stores with registries that offer modern design. We discovered these very cool Bodo Sperlein Red-Berry plates (see attached photo) at tartontheweb.com, but other than that the pickings are slim. CB2 doesn't have a registry; DWR only has a "Wish List." We know about Moss, but can't ask our friends to pay $315 for a teacup and saucer. To be honest, we are more interested in acquiring furniture than dishware or linens (though we wouldn't mind getting some of those too). We were wondering: [continued below....]
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1. If you know of any stores with registries that focus on unusual or modern design.
2. If it would be horribly tacky to register at a store that offers furniture, and instead of receiving multiple smaller items use the store credit to buy a few larger pieces. Or is that poor form?
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For the second part of your question, our answer is "no." Once given, do whatever you want with your gifts. Once the gift is given and recieved the energy that is transferred by giving is over (this does not apply to handmade gifts) and you should do whatever is best for your home. After all, that is what people who came to your wedding would want, isn't it?
* fitzsu (ultra modern home goods)
* clio home (yum, yum and yum again)
* not neutral (fun tableware and linens)
* velocity art and design (everything you could want for your modern home)
* chiasso (modern designs for the homeand garden)
* michael c fina (for those whose gifters have deep pockets)
* the magazine (high end euro designs)
* moss (for the uber design couple)
* target (fun, inexpensive!)
* sur la table and cooking.com (for the chefs)
* viva terra (viva eco friendly gifts!)
* unica home (tons of ideas!)
* relish (modern gifts for the modern couple)
* amazon (books to read on the honeymoon?)
* rei (for the outdoorsy couple)
* tiffany (fancy schmancy)
* nambe (unique gifts)
* and finally,the usual suspects: crate and barrel, william sonoma, macys and pottery barn ('cause everyone needs some good basics!)"