We don't get to Boston very often, so it's great that one of the city's best design stores, Koo de Kir, has as robust a web site as it does. Koo de Kir is primarily a retail and online shop, but it also has an interior design consultancy which seems to help keep their product line fresh. Rather than propogating a signature style, they cull from the best contemporary designers and design houses, and are currently stocking (among other things) Flor carpet tiles, lighting from Pablo Pardo, rugs and textiles from Emma Gardner, and tableware from Tord Boontje.
Koo de Kir has the tabletop, the walls, and the livingroom covered: you can pick up a leather loveseat ($5,300), embellish it with Paul Thomas pillows ($65) and lay a sheepskin runner($195) at your feet. Prices go up to the mid-$5,000's, but most furniture and lighting items are way below that.
For the home office there's a delicate but stately writing desk and a great fold-out gateleg table. Their bedroom stock leaves a lot to be desired, as there's little of it.
The Lectura light, which can clip onto a bookcase, and glassware from the hills outside Prague, were among the products we haven't seen elsewhere.
This is a great place to check out for a reliable assortment of well-designed home furnishings and distinctive accessories from innovative contemporary designers and artisans. Koo de Kir's online store is here.