Our Favorite Things This Week

We carefully curate every object that enters our store, and we know you do the same for your home. This week we've curated design articles, art and visuals to give you a dose of inspiration for your home and lifestyle. 

 

10. Clad in white cedar, this home tour from Dwell embraces simple living concepts. A home full of light, functionality and simplicity:

 www.dwell.com

www.dwell.com


9. Sky blue and buttery smooth throw blanket:

 Ginny Rose Stewart Photography www.ginnyrosestewart.pixieset.com.  $48 at www.rohomeshop.com/textiles

Ginny Rose Stewart Photography www.ginnyrosestewart.pixieset.com.

$48 at www.rohomeshop.com/textiles


8. Mirror finishes and powerful women:

 www.dezeen.com

www.dezeen.com

Architect Tatiana Bilbao is making an impact with this vacation home in Mexico. It blends seamlessly into the striking landscape. 


7. Color pop and bold patterns:

 Sit Upholstery, Buffalo, NY www.situpholstery.com

Sit Upholstery, Buffalo, NY www.situpholstery.com

"A place for everything and everything in its place."

Sit Upholstery is Buffalo based. Fine attention to detail gives furniture an opportunity to live longer. 


6. For good reason:

 Photographed by  @stefanruizphoto . © 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Photographed by @stefanruizphoto. © 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Anges Gund, the former president of the Museum of Modern Art, "sold the Lichtenstein for a record-breaking $165 million, and earmarked the lion’s share of those proceeds ($100 million) for the fight against mass incarceration." (Vogue Mag)


 5. Delightfully dancing mushroom people:

 www.thejealouscurator.com Collage by Amy Ross

www.thejealouscurator.com Collage by Amy Ross


4. Hope...


3. Dog love:

 www.emmagerigscott.com Emma Gerigscott

www.emmagerigscott.com Emma Gerigscott


2. So delicious

 Yeah Buffalo @yeahbuffalo https://yeahbuffalo.com/ten-thousand/

Yeah Buffalo @yeahbuffalo https://yeahbuffalo.com/ten-thousand/


1. Cozy retro and Jonas Wood Lithographs:

 www.architecturaldigest.com

www.architecturaldigest.com


We hope you're inspired. Have a great week!

 

Winter Getaway Guide: Cleveland

Cleveland is reminiscent of Buffalo in many ways; a rustbelt city undergoing a Renaissance. There are several stand out gems of Cleveland that make the three hour drive south worth the trip, and perhaps even help you feel like you’ve traveled farther. 

Ohio City, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Cleveland, is a thriving neighborhood west of the Cuyahoga, home to longstanding traditions such as Great Lakes Brewing Company and the West Side Market as well as new and original startups, breweries and restaurants (a bartender referred to it as the Hangover Mile). I spent the a day on one block alone and didn’t run out of things to do. 

The West Side Market is an architectural and cultural gem of Cleveland. The bustling and lively market has been running since 1840, making it the longest standing market in the region. The current 1912 building complete with clock tower and a vaulted ceiling covered in Gustavino Tile is home to over a hundred vendors selling specialty meats, breads and pastries, international foods and sweets. Just one step inside the bustling markets feels like a transportation of time. White subway tiled walls, long lines, aromatic spices, children working alongside their parents and bright red pink of meat creates a feast for the senses. 

The neighborhood is full of micro-breweries and bars, but one establishment, Table Top, stood out to me as a particularly refreshing startup. For a five dollar cover charge you gain access to their game library. Hundreds of games line the walls (including all of my obscure strategy favorites!). Find a cozy nook amongst the couches, tables and vintage chairs while the staff brings you brunch, specialty coffees or even a wine smoothie. This was the perfect fit for me and my fellow travelers. 

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Great Lakes Brewing Company was the first brewery in the neighborhood and helped spur the neighborhood revival. This local staple opened in the 80s and has thrived throughout the modern craft beer fad. The packed pub requires a reservation to get in on a Saturday night. Meanwhile, in their Beer Symposium, Great Lakes offers tours of their brewing facilities including tastings.  

For a brief weekend getaway, Cleveland’s Ohio City fit the bill. In a city with rich history it’s a pleasure to see thriving businesses and proud locals. 

Winter Getaway Guide - Québec City

Wedged between the Saint Lawrence River sits a Canadian gem defined by its sloping streets, cobblestone allies, and colonial architecture. Québec City is an 8 hour drive from Buffalo, and its European atmosphere is hardly clouded by the below freezing temperatures experienced while visiting last week.

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A Winter Reflection

At times we find ourselves losing our own light in the winter. The days are shorter, the nights feel longer, the air is harsh and less forgiving, and the forcefulness of the holidays clashes with our instinctual inclinations to slow our lives for awhile. As much as we know its time to slow down, the stillness of the post-holiday winter season can leave us feeling restless, melancholy, and pining for warmer days.

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