Velocity Art and Design

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The best of the West. We kept hearing so many good things about Velocity Art & Design from readers that we just had to enter them into the Stores Guide...even if they are in Seattle.

Velocity is a mid-century modern haven. With original designs from Eames, Panton and Breuer and top picks from the murders row of current fun design: Jonathan Adler, Blu Dot, Arad, Dwell, Mibo, etc.... Velocity has a big selection with no crap. There is a good, funky eye behind this shop....

Unlike many online ventures, they are not afraid to sell a really broad range, including beds, dressers, lighting, artwork, accessories, pillows, rugs, paper products.... they are like DWR, the MoMA store and Kate's Paperie thrown together.

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Our favorites are the Mibo lamps and shades, their Area Bedding (it's got more groove than Dwell), and the Modernica Case Study Bed ($1,500). They are definitely on the must-window-shop tour if this is your style. MGR

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Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.