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Frugal Finds – great design doesn’t always have to break the bank

Gorgeous and affordable design ideas from Frugal Finds.

A great blog to check out is Frugal Finds. Most of the posts are about design elements for your house or apartment, but occasionally there are posts on accessories. They check out tons of sites and post about the best finds to beautify your living space without breaking the bank. You get info on great deals, some sneak peeks at the blogger’s own apartment and, on occasion, a really cute cat photo 🙂

So, be sure to take a peek and while you are looking for good deals, don’t forget to check out our FREE LETTERPRESS WEDDING INVITE GIVEAWAY!

– Caroline, www.pressedinbrooklyn.com

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Shopping at Dosa 818 in Los Angeles…and the perfect dress for a garden wedding.

Mexican paper art installation at Dosa.

Part art gallery, part store, Dosa 818 is located in downtown Los Angeles. Owned by designer Christina Kim, this stunning loft space houses her jewelry, textiles and home furnishings, as well as hand made items from other designers throughout the world. I spent the afternoon here and I strongly suggest that anyone else visiting LA do the same. It really is perfectly curated and the items are constantly changing. To see this space, an appointment must be made. You can call 213.489.5901 to set one up. There is also a store in NYC at 107 Thompson Street. I will absolutely be checking it out as soon as I get home.

Also, on a side note, I have to say, the natural light in this space is perfection. In fact, I would have to say that Los Angeles is like one giant light box with the most amazing lighting. We have to take photos of all of our letterpress cards and it is an absolute struggle. First, because I am a pretty poor photographer. Second, because the light in my apartment in Brooklyn just doesn’t seem to lend itself to good photos. In LA, I don’t know what it is, but the lighting in my photos looks lovely and I don’t even touch anything in photoshop. Why is this? Wish I had known, I would have brought all my cards to photo…oh well, just means I need to come back!

Also, don’t forget to check out our FREE LETTERPRESS WEDDING INVITE GIVEAWAY!

– Stephanie, www.pressedinbrooklyn.com

Fell in love with this dress. It would be perfect for a garden or beach wedding.

Clothes at Dosa.

Love these necklaces and bracelets by Christina Kim. So I just had to buy one for myself, you know, because I need a souvenir and this is so much better than a magnet!

A camouflage bag and belt with delicate beading. I liked the contrast of the rough camo fabric with the unexpected bead work.

A room showing some of Dosa's house wares. I could very happily furnish my apartment from here.

Gorgeous hand made cabinets from re-claimed wooden doors. I want these!

These pretty bracelets are made from scraps of fabric by a collective of women in India.

A wall hanging by Christina Kim. It is made of gauze and the shimmer is from small circles of mica. This was stunning, would give anything to have it on my wall!

A detail from the wall hanging.

Pieces from the Oaxacan artist, Francisco Toledo. Las plantas de los pies de Toledo are cut from mica using a pattern made by tracing his own feet. The delicate mica pieces were then hand sewn together.

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Just a few chairs…

Pascal modeling on the Hans Wegner Bull Chair.

So, I thought maybe I would do a post on some chairs that I find interesting…actually I can’t really take the credit for that. My husband is the one who introduced me to them, but I can take credit for introducing him to Pascal!

– Stephanie

The Flag Halyard chair, also from Hans Wegner.

Hans Wegner’s Flag Halyard chair’s surfaces are made of plaited flag halyard with the longhaired sheepskin softening the industrial sharpness of the steel and adding comfort.

The story behind the design is that the shape of the chair’s seat was conceived during a family holiday in Ă…rhus, Denmark. The family spent many days on the beach, and using sand Wegner spent a lot of time there experimenting with the shape of the seat.

The PK20 chair by Poul Kjaerholm.

The original idea for the PK20 was to use spare leather strips from the production of other leather furniture in order to optimize production. Due to the diversity of the leather strips, the idea was rejected and today, only the finest leather strips are used. The low back version of the PK20 is included in the permanent collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

The Baby Chair by Nanna Ditzel. (photo from cherrypatter.com)

I first spotted this great little high chair at Baxter & Liebchen, a furniture store in Dumbo, Brooklyn. I know, it doesn’t look all that comfortable for a little baby to sit in…but it just looks so amazing. Besides, life is not always about comfort, although that might be hard to explain to a crying baby! Anyway, Apartment Therapy featured this high chair a little while back. You can read more about it here.

 

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