Trohv, and this installation was no exception. It's simple yet striking, and until I crossed the street for a closer look, I would have never guessed what created this stunning ikat design. Can you figure it out?
If you said bakers twine and half-painted popsicle sticks, you win! Trohv happens to be one of my favorite stores in Baltimore, and honestly can contend with some of my most well-loved shops in the country. Some might say I'm biased... It's in my hood — just a stones-throw away from my house — and I happen to know and adore the delightful owners. That being said, I would be smitten regardless for their carefully chosen and ever-changing collection of goods. I also know it's a favorite one-stop shop for many, near and far. Their window displays have not gone unnoticed; they've been honored by Baltimore Magazine as having the best window displays in the city. This time around, the display was a joint effort by just about everybody that works there. Not surprising since they had a mere 10,000 popsicle sticks to hand-paint, drill and string up! It's a beautiful work of art and now my wheels are turning on how I can incorporate something like this on a smaller scale in my own home. Any ideas? For more information on Trohv, you can visit their store profile here. And for all the Washingtonians out there, no need to make the trek to Baltimore — they have a second location in the Takoma Park Historic District. (Images: Kimber Watson)