Category Archives: Homegoods

NuLOOM Sample Sale

You may remember the May Flooring Solution post where Emily Gup, one of Pattern Pulp’s intrepid contributors, compiled a long list of themed options. It just so happens that the rugs posted from NuLOOM are currently on sale at One Kings Lane. Go crazy, have a ball. I did. The black and white graphic jigsaw puzzle will soon have a home in downtown Manhattan.

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Budget: Klaus Haapaniemi for Iittala

Imagine waking up every morning to a cup of coffee fit for a fairytale. Reminiscent of Nordic storytelling, Klaus Haapaniemi‘s illustrations are sweet, intricate and extremely sought after these days. Titled by WGSN as one of “the most important rising stars in illustration and design,” it’s no surprise why Iittala has chosen to adorn their tableware with his illustrations. The best part about it all? The entire collection’s on sale at Gilt Groupe today.

The Herringbone Collective

Herringbone is about as popular as plaid. That being said, the variations in execution keep it fresh from season to season. Designers are continually reinventing the wheel, breathing life into this timeless classic. Ari Heckman, a development consultant and interior designer based in New York City, uses a wide array of materials, such as carrera marble, glass and metal when tiling this pattern for various clients. “I enjoy using textured patterns that reference men’s suiting for interior settings.  There’s something about the translation from fabric to a more durable material, like marble or stone, that’s very exciting to me.” The examples above showcase glass work from Noho Star, a restaurant in New York, a piece of graffiti on 23rd Street in Chelsea, Nero Marquina marble, a leather woven Cole Haan handbag, colorful woodwork in the children’s department at Printemps in Paris and a yarn stitched pillow that’s currently on sale at Urban Outfitters.

Homegoods: Kelly Wearstler for Pickard

Kelly Wearstler is a force to be reckoned with. Carving out a stylish nook for herself in the home-goods sector, she’s managed to capitalize on Hollywood’s desire to be decadent and different. You’d be sleeping under a rock if you’ve missed all of her carefully placed press editorials over the past month. Everyone from The New Yorker to Lonny Magazine to Elle Decor in Australia has weighed in to compliment her maximalist style and make note of her new book, Hue. Wearstler is a well crafted luxury brand and has skillfully inked deals with like-minded product labels, such as Schumacher, Sferra and Bergdorf Goodman, expanding her reputation, influence and quite frankly, her appeal. This collection of Pickard China is one of her latest collaborations and a perfect example of what a style EKG can do to an otherwise stiff brand.

New Face, New Year.

It feels good to be back. The past two weeks have been filled with round ups, predictions and general anxiousness for the decade ahead. While it’s easy to rev up for the big picture, it’s important not to forget the basic qualities of life that transcend all demographics.  Everyone has sentimental moments and it’s nice to see advertising and product teams shift their focus from gimmicky animation to simplistic messaging. Both American Express and Flor have chosen to step forward and focus on the emotive quality of everyday life. The above stills are part of a captivating TV spot that nearly stopped me in my tracks while running at the gym last week, a difficult feat for a non-TV watcher.

Partnering up with François Robert, Flor’s July release of rugs showcasing graphic imagery from his book, Find a Face are dauntingly similar to Am Ex’s Take Charge Campaign. While this concept certainly isn’t a new one, it’s interesting to see the cross pollination of an idea spread over a few month period.

Flair Friendly Gift Guide, Part 2

As you can see, there are lots of creative knickknacks out there- from monogrammed tennis briefs to color coded tooth brushes. Hopefully these guides prove useful for those of you last minute shoppers who’ve let your lists slide to the very end of the month.  Stay tuned though, as we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled programming soon…

1. Men’s First Layer Polo AK Select Shirt, $90

2. Mara Hoffman’s Knit Stirrups, $110

3. Nile Perch Whalet by Sruli Recht, $248

4. Papa Bubble Personalized Candy, Price upon request

5. SixScents Cosmic Wonder Fragrance, $85

6. Lissie Trullie Album, Self Taught Learner, $9.99

7. Stubbs and Wootton Hicks Blue Needlepoint Shoes, $375

8. Acrylic Paintings by Nicolas Chevallier, Price upon request

9. Louis Quartorze Pixel Bag, $765

10. Paul Smith Rainbow Toothbrush Set, $9.90

11. Vinyl Vases by D-Bros, $26

12. Caramelaw’s Pink Pistols Eye Mask, $23

13. Sonic Fabric Neckties, $120

14. Custom Watercolor Portraits by Carter Kustera, Price upon request

15. Buzzwords Pillow, $118

16. Andre for Quicksilver Surfboards, Price upon request

17. Bjorn Borg Boxer Briefs, $28

18. Sunshine and Shadow Woven Belt, $105

19. AnOther & Colette x Peter Pilotto Mismo Bag, $450

20. Vivienne Westwood Graphic Orb Scarf, $132

Flair Friendly Gift Guide, Part 1

Today we continue with our gift recs, as Chanukah is already upon us and Christmas is quickly approaching. This is part 1 of our creative-minded gift guide. The majority of these items are gender free and just require a bit of flair and good taste on the receiving end. Have a look, get inspired and watch out for Part 2.

1. Honey Stripe Baggu Bag, $8

2. All I Want, single by Sarah Blasko, $1.85

3. Jeremy Scott Puffer Jacket for Adidas, $872

4. The Brain Shower Cap, $23

5. Pixelized Christmas Tree, $32

6. Military Themed Silk Screen Pillow by Julia Rothman, $95

7.  Vibrant + Sustainable Miro Baskets from Swaziland, $32 and up

8. Camo Needlepoint Weekender Bag from Stubbs and Wootton, $750

9. James Jean Limited Edition Bone China, $56 and up

10. Eco-Friendly Posters by Prism Pop, $25

11. Japanese Striped Masking Tape, $22

12. Pheromone: Insect Artwork by Christopher Marley, $75

13. Recycled Circuit Board Coasters, $21.50

14. 2010 Bubble Calendar, $20.10

15. Cubic Switch Plate, $8

16. Repurposed Seatbelt Pillows, $95

17. Snuggle Bundle: 2 Pillows, Organic Linen and Down Insert, $98

18. Illustrated Converse by Bruno Levy, $174

19. Postalco for Opening Ceremony, $35

20. Joker, Playing Card Deck, $9.50