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.Read More
Our favorite furniture supplier (not including our local artisan furniture makers, of course!) is offering 15% off this month on all upholstery, beds, rugs, dining, storage, desks, accents, lighting and accessories from January 4-28! Additionally, for every piece sold this month, Gus will plant a tree. This means supporting healthy forests and bringing beauty into your home!Read More
Often the most difficult loved ones to shop for are the men in our lives. If you haven't found the perfect gift for him yet, we have a few ideas. We love the modern masculine aesthetic: clean lines paired with rustic textures and warmth. At Rò, we've developed a curated a selection of gifts for the men in your life: things that are practical, rustic, cozy, artfully simple and are sure to bring him a smile.Read More
For the culinarian in your life, offerings of handcrafted cutting boards, antique trays, and inviting ceramics personally chosen by a loved one for their kitchen will not go unnoticed and will certainly add to their cooking and hosting experiences.Read More
Love and light always and forever O
We're very excited to be attending this year Basilica Farm & Flea in collaboration with Hudson River Exchange.
A collection of quality products presented by a diverse group of regional makers, farmers, and vintage collectors. Promoting the talents and resources within our community.
Come on out and see us at booth #5 Friday November 27th, 2-9pm. Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th 10am-6pm. Hope to see you there!
I can hear the crickets chirping, my loved ones laughing, feel the wind blowing, and visually be in awe by the movement of the green landscape around me when I look at this photo. This image from a modern loft in the countryside of Sweden has me making some necessary picnic and outdoor lunch/dinner parties all planned out in my mind. I am all for clean, minimal modern design but there is something about a rustic farm table of pale aged white that brings a comfort and nostalgia of the past and future to my mind and bones. I want to replicate this scene some day in a farm/country home but in the mean time my backyard with its rickety aged wooden table and metal chairs will have to do.
Today, at this very moment, what are the tools you are you using currently in your world and the world around you? When the word "tool" is used we have a the immediate reaction to think of those metal objects in a tool box, bench, and belt. I am not speaking of those tools, I am speaking of the mug you drink out of each morning, the rug you step upon with your bare feet in the afternoon, and the chair you sit upon each evening to read a book, and all the others your mind is wandering to that I have not mentioned. Now think about where these objects came from, the effort that was put forth for these items who made them and when? This is the thought pattern us designers are always going through with these personal and beautiful life utensils. Many humans of ancient times believed that through the process of making goods, a connection and reflection of your soul in turn would forever remain within that object. As some struggle with the idea of the soul being forever trapped to a material item, I do not view it that way, I see it more as a mirror of that soul through the human touch, forever holding a place in the essence of the make and aesthetic of the object. This brings comfort when our favorite makers, designers and curators have since passed and yet their touch lives on through these necessities we use until it is our time to also go and therein our loved ones can experience the same mutual heartfelt connection through these life devices. Shown above is an image from my kitchen at home with these special tools I speak of, they all vary in make and selection ranging from being made by myself, my favorite designer, and being selected by my most near and dear.
kinetic sculptor Daniel Chadwick's Gloucesrershire mansion perched on a slope in the picturesqu Cotswold Hills some 112 miles West of London.