Friday, May 20, 2011

Jonathan Adler warehouse sale happening right now!

Someone pinch me! I feel like I just got a great birthday present, even though that dreaded date is in December. I went to Jonathan Adler's warehouse sale which is being held in Bushwick, Brooklyn. This was the first day, and I went there 15 min before the opening time, thinking I would be there like a lone bird waiting in front of the gate, but there were almost 50 people already in line when I got there. When they let us in, everyone rushed in. There were so many things on display; pottery, furniture, lighting, etc, but I used my laser eyes to quickly scan the setup and went for what I came for, and lucky me because the faces vase (Dora Maar vase) and the rhino box were only one each on display, which means I was lucky to grab them as early as I did, because they are such sought after pieces.

And this is the awesome craziness of it all: had I bought them all at retail value in store, the cost would have been $ 800, but I only paid $ 120. Another way to look at it is what I paid for all of them is less than half of the store price for the Dora Maar vase.

The sale will continue until the end of May 22. It is at 513 Irving avenue, Brooklyn, NY.

Here is a picture of everything I got today all together:

I am editing this post to add that I went to the sale again, because there were a few things that I had passed yesterday, as they were not on my immediate to-buy list, but after re-considering  (especially keeping in mind the price, which is a great value), I decided to go get them. So here they are in the picture below. The store value for all those in the picture below is $ 170, while I paid only $ 25 for all of them.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Affordable industrial pieces

I found these really affordable industrial furniture by Moe's Home Collection on sale on Hautelook today.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Petunia Pickle Bottom bags

These bags by Petunia Pickle bottom are quite cute, and they reminded me of Orla Kiely bags a bit.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Some acrylic and some nature

I would not normally go for a straight-up, classic baroque chair, but this acrylic version  by Acrila gives it a modern twist; and I am a sucker for a fusion of old & new.

Love this earthy chandelier by Bastien Taillard & Frank Lefebvre. For me pebbles in the ceiling is always a welcome change.

Speaking of pebbles, these KISIMI table lamps and side table/stool by Bleu Nature, that are made from acrylic and pebbles/wood are just beautiful.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Interior space designed by Ghislaine Viñas

I came across pictures of this six-story town house that is designed by Ghislaine Vinas. Very creative and whimsical. Since it is along the lines of my design sensibilities, I want to share a few pics from the space.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Glass keepsake boxes

These glass keepsake boxes by J. Devlin are on sale on OneKingsLane today. They are $12-$15. I think they have vintagey adorableness.

Also cute and on sale on Onekingslane is this tiny sterling silver clock with wood back.