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NY NOW Gift Show Recap

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NY NOW Gift Show Recap

Last week, Fiona, Don and Mindie attended the NY NOW Gift Show in -- you guessed it -- New York City! During this annual event, their goal is to seek out new items for the Fall, as well as upcoming holiday season. As usual, they were in luck and discovered lots of amazing pieces and products. While reluctant to disclose everything they purchased (they enjoy the surprise factor of waiting to reveal new items in-store), they did mention a few things they are excited to receive, including new Julie Vos Jewelry, Juliska Housewares, John Robshaw Textiles and new lighting products. They look...

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Brand Focus: Bunakara

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Brand Focus: Bunakara

Featuring Q & A with Bunakara owner/designer Joana Aranha and company architect Marta Aranha. All photographs courtesy of Bunakara. For each installment of “Brand Focus,” we highlight one of the amazing manufacturers and their products offered here at Dwelling & Design. This month, we are excited to tell you all about Bunakara, a hot new company set to take the design world by storm with its current collection of home furnishings. Inspired by knowledge, traditions and emotions of the past -- combined with present inspiration and their own unique vision – they produce pieces that can’t be found anywhere else. In...

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Spring 2016 Highpoint Market Trends & Highlights - Part #2

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Spring 2016 Highpoint Market Trends & Highlights - Part #2

Spring 2016 Highpoint Market Trends & Highlights - Part #2 (Annnd we're back!  In continuation of the blog detailing our recent trip to Spring 2016 Highpoint Market, we present you with the second half, including more highlights, insights and pretty pictures... hope you enjoy!) We see a continuance of oriental inspiration from The Far East and Middle East (think India and Persia); characteristic combinations of angles and curves that convey a spirituality and mindfulness of the different earthly elements (land, water, wind & fire) and how – rather than clashing -- they instead work together, in harmonious dance and balance. We...

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Spring 2016 Highpoint Market Trends & Highlights - Part #1

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Spring 2016 Highpoint Market Trends & Highlights - Part #1

Spring 2016 Highpoint Market Trends & Highlights - Part #1 So Don, Fiona & Mindie made it back safe & sound from their trip to North Carolina and the Spring 2016 High Point Market. They gleaned quite a bit of inspiration from this year’s offerings and selected an abundance of new items to feature in-store as well as incorporate in upcoming design projects.  We have so much we want to show & tell you about, that we're breaking the blog into two parts!  One this week, and the next in a couple days.  Without further ado, here are our observations and what got us most...

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Brand Focus: Designers Guild

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Image courtesy of Designers Guild For this latest blog entry, we decided to focus on one company in particular, whose amazing fashion-forward goods we carry in-store, as well as utilize in our various creative projects -- Designers Guild. For years, having the taste and good fortune of being an exclusive regional "stockist" (as they call retailers in the UK), we have been enamored with not only their wonderfully-imaginative and extensive line of textiles and accessories, but also the way they go about crafting their products.  What is their inspiration and process?  To find these answers, it might be a good...

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