I just came across a new to me company that I thought was worth drawing your eye. Have you heard of SOAPBOX?
This company offers a variety of coffee tables, side tables, and wall mounted boxes in a mix and match sort of format. You can pick from three different wood veneers options and five different metal end pieces that work as connectors. The pieces arrive in the mail, as they only sell online, and then you assemble them - sans tools! I think I'm most tempted by the green and walnut color combo!
This line certainly speaks to the neon trend we talked about here. And just to continue the juxtaposition we talked about here, I wanted to show you a feminine version of this same idea.
I like the concept of the contrasting material on the end. I'm working on a version of this for my dining room table, it's in need of a upcycle. Stay tuned!
Two weekends ago my husband and I found ourselves in the South End of Boston with a few hours to kill. The South End has a lot of great design and furniture shops that I'm still discovering, so I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I proposed window shopping with the promise that we would find some cool kitchen gadgets, Spencer is the cook in our house. First we started with a consignment shop called, Garage Sale. I liked this particular shop a lot as it is well edited. There were some great pieces, everything from jewelry to HUGE dining room tables. I also liked that they worked as a gallery, they had a lot of original art work on the walls that was not ridiculously priced. I guess they have some artists that are exclusive to Garage Sale, so if you like the pieces but don't have the money currently, you could always go back when you've saved your pennies and find similar art.
We turned the corner and found two other new to me stores. Lekker Home and Addo Novo. At Addo Novo I thought I might get to keep my kitchen gadget promise as we stumbled upon this cool rolling pin, but Spencer wants a tapered handle instead.
I however was drooling over this desk. So so so great. I love the small profile, I love the pops of color, I just love it.
They also had some really great speakers for ipods and such. I didn't know how bad ours were until I heard their crystal clear tunes.
It's not inexpensive, but for all of you with $1200 to burn, you should totally get this. My favorite find of the day was at Lekker Home though. Check out this statement piece. It makes me want to sew. I love the color combination, the shape, I love how geometric and unabashedly bold it is. Nice work Lekker.
So we went home empty handed, but totally inspired.