Friday, November 13, 2009

Autumn Joy!

“Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place, but there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around.” ~ E.L. Konigsburg

We’ve been told that year after year, in study after study, the Danes are consistently among the happiest people on earth. Surely being surrounded by exceptionally awesome design has something to do with their joyful attitudes. These two charming little chairs are testaments to the seriously cool style of the Danes. Even though they were hidden deep within the recesses of a dark basement when we first saw them, we immediately knew they had great potential. We imagined them blissfully playing in piles of beautiful autumn leaves, and knew that our upcycled canvas banners would be the perfect fabric for them. Take one of these chairs home today, and give the excitement a settling down place. Their bright new fabric and ridiculously cool Danish style will add a little corner of happiness to any room in your home. SOLD!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Those Aren’t Pillows!

Well… in fact, yes, yes they are. They are pillows. They may look like super cool awesome works of art, but they are definitely pillows. I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “Hey, this is a blog about furniture… and life. Why are you writing a story about pillows on a blog about furniture and life?” And here’s your answer. These pillows aren’t ONLY pillows. They are sofa accessories. Think of them as sofa earrings - really cool, one-of-a-kind, fluffy, down-filled, sofa earrings. Like any great pair of earrings, they are the perfect accessory to make your sofa stand out. Sure, your sofa is pretty. Your sofa is probably wearing something beautiful, but without these accessories it just looks unfinished, naked. You know, the holiday season is right around the corner. Why not buy your sofa a cushy pair of sofa earrings?

If you are interested in purchasing one of our pillows, please visit our Etsy shop by clicking on the link below or in the side panel.

Monday, September 28, 2009


Most chairs come to fruition with a solid idea, a stereotype if you will. French Bergère chairs usually have fancy clothes, and expect to live a lavish lifestyle. They don attire fit for a French country estate and don’t often stray from this concept. Bergères LOVE the elegance of living in a chateau…always en granite tenue. Émile loved the French countryside; but he was not satisfied with the status quo. He was conflicted. Though he felt like a nobleman inside, the froufrou fabric that covered his frame was uncomfortable and confining. Émile wanted to travel the world. When this wanderer arrived at our door, he expressed to us that he was trying to “find himself.” He was tired, and his fine clothes were a little worn, but his genteel lineage was still apparent. We told him of our favorite quote from George Bernard Shaw: “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” This became his battle cry, and his gaudy fabric was ripped off faster than a “Nigerian prince” can accept a fund transfer. Although Émile has a new rugged exterior, he’s just a big softy inside. Now that he has been recreated, he is ready to settle down with a new family… and some incredibly strong coffee. SOLD!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


“Just a small town girl, livin' in a lonely world. She took the midnight train goin anywhere”…
If this blog had sound effects, right about now you’d be hearing that weeeeeek sound of a record scratching. That song starts out right, but unless Journey added a verse about going to art school, getting tattoos, and falling in love with textiles, that’s where the similarities end. To describe Twyla, we were tempted to use words like, imaginative, creative, offbeat,… maybe even quixotic, but we found that we only needed one word. It’s a simple one. It’s just fun. Twyla = fun.

When you bring Twyla home, you’ll be bringing home some happy. SOLD!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Lucille (aka Lovely Lucy)

Tom Jones may have said it best when he sang, “she’s all you’d ever want, she’s the kind I like to flaunt and take to dinner…she’s a lady, oh, whoa, whoa, she’s a lady,” and this lady has a spunky new attitude! This once ugly duckling has turned into quite a swan. Her drab, schoolmarm attire just didn’t come close to matching the sassy sophisticate inside. Believe me when I tell you she is no wallflower. This gal is yearning to kick up her heels and quickstep across your living room floor. So, go ahead. Take her home, and finish the song… “talkin’ about that little lady, and the lady is mine.”

If you are interested in purchasing Lucy, please visit our Etsy shop by clicking on the link below or in the side panel. For more photos of Lucy please visit us on flickr.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Two Ladies From Boca

These two sisters spent their whole lives in Boca Raton. They spent endless hours fundraising for the Boca Junior League, selling cookbooks and being doting wives while their husbands enjoyed long days at the club. And let’s face it; they also spent more than their share of time at the beach. In fact, the sun had begun to take its toll and their deadbeat husbands were the first to notice. After receiving their substantial divorce settlements, these young women decided to pamper themselves for a change. They went to the preeminent cosmetic surgeons in the country, spent time at the best spas, found an outstanding personal trainer and now they are back on the market. In fact, Midge has already snared a fine young thing that swept her off her feet. Madge is still enjoying all the new found attention, but understand this fellas, a sexy divorcee like her won’t be around for long. Her social calendar fills up faster than a Grizzly bear at a salmon buffet. Better step up your game boys (or ladies – Madge doesn’t discriminate), and snatch this doll up while you still can. SOLD!

Frank and Zooey

Most of the other Gunlocke chairs were quite content with their 9 to 5 lives. Attending meetings in crowded smoked-filled conference rooms discussing wheat and corn, and coexisting with the noise of hundreds of telephones and typewriters at the Department of Agriculture was their way of life. Most of them pounded the clock each day and waited for the coveted 20 year watch, looking forward to retiring to an overstuffed storeroom someday. Most were content, but not all. Not Frank and Zooey. Frank and Zooey couldn't wait to shed their drab, government issued uniforms and strike out on their own. They knew there was more to this world than the inside of an office building and they were determined to have it all. One night, after hours, they made their escape, throwing off the vestiges of their old life along the way. Now, reinvented and invigorated they are ready to start their second life. SOLD!