PLAYFUL DINING ACCESSORIES
Dash of Whimsy
We are working with two clear themes of dining accessories here at the moment. Of course we are loving the new playful arrivals from HAY and Poketo both bringing the color and whimsy, which are elements we love for summer entertaining. Of course, leave it to HAY to provide us with reusable straws in a cool color palette. They come in a set of 6 so you can guarantee to never leave home without them.
FOR THE MINIMALIST
Just because we love color and whimsy doesn't mean we don't have time for a true minimalist vibe. The new Hawkins Confetti Bowl and Chroma Tumblers add just the right amount of color to balance out the more elegant trivets and serving spoons from Ferm Living. Oh, and hello cute new denim pot holder.
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TRENDS FROM COPENHAGEN
3 Days of Design
In May, we packed our bags and traveled to Copenhagen for 3daysofdesign. We’ve had our eye on this event as it’s a newer design event that showcases a curated selection of work from a variety of creative talents – from designers, artisans and architects to producers. In essence, it’s a three day celebration that features emerging and established design brands across Copenhagen. What I found especially delightful during our three days was the opportunity to get a first look at product launches and celebrate the best of some of our design favorites in various intimate settings.
Upon arrival, we traveled by bike (the best way to see Copenhagen) to each showroom installation. The perfect May weather added an extra feeling of joy and energy. Each location had a different vibe that felt more like a party than a design preview complete with music, drinks, nibbles and design talks. No detail was spared as we journeyed from each showroom to the next. But I’ll get right to the best part: the few trends that I am eager to share with you. Some were more abstract ideas like graphic plants and others were more obvious trends like the plated stone tables — pieces that you’ll definitely see at Nannie Inez over the next few months.
Most of these trend images are very candid shots...me just snapping a quick one so not to forget something. Only after 3DD, scrolling through images did I notice...hey...there are some themes happening here.
We’ve all come to love the impact and benefits of plants in our homes and I’m generally of the mindset that more is more but what struck me about the plant situation around Copenhagen were the minimal graphic plants. Being a huge plant fan, it strikes me as funny even as I write this that there can be trends in plants but it's totally a thing. It was not the usual jungle city vibe with every open nook filled with a plant, instead fewer plants with big graphic impact.
Pleated Lamp Shades
Also, if you haven’t noticed, this is one of my favorite trends. So much so that a few months ago I splurged on the Gravity Lamp by Gubi and am obsessed! The canvas shade so nicely illuminates our living room. It’s dimmable with a diffusing shade on both the top and bottom of shade which makes the light it provides so lovely and soft yet bright enough the be our main source of light in the evenings.
I know that winters are long and dark in Copenhagen but I imagine that spring and summer make it all worth it. If for no other reason, the light! It is so perfectly diffused and everything has a faint icy blue, light grey hue. I am convinced that anyone with a camera can point and click a perfect photo in Copenhagen. The light just begs for photography. Here are a few of my favorite moments around the city and I am thankful that even I managed a couple good ones.
Sustainability in Design
By sheer luck, I arrived at the HAY installation just in time to hear Mette Hay and George Sowden give a talk about their brand collaboration. Sowden took us through a journey of his remarkable design career beginning with his early 2D method of design where everything was designed, produced and made in-house with the process taking an eternity to bring a product to market to the present: a fast-paced operation that operates through a worldwide supply chain.
Over his career, he’s developed and launched many innovative products but what struck me most about his talk was the time he spent discussing sustainability being the responsibility of the producers and how he feels it is the designer’s job to rethink the way we use products and produce waste. The Sowden Tea and Coffee Pot being the perfect example of this ethos. The design is classic HAY and looks real good making coffee or tea, but even better, this pot reduces the need for tea bags and filters cutting down on the amount of waste produced by standard coffee and tea accessories.
Limited Edition Art Rug
Above: The limited edition hand-tufted art rug expresses a contemporary take on the classic still-life. Collect the series or hang the rug by itself and let the vibrant colorways and distinctive moods form a detailed and unique art piece in your home.
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More From Ferm Living
Ferm Living is just one of those brands that keeps evolving and getting better with each new catalog. This latest collection was our favorite at Stockholm Design Week earlier this year and we are thrilled that the new arrivals have begun to trickle in to the shop.
Your plants are going to be so happy this summer. There’s more plant goodness coming from Ferm Living in the upcoming weeks so be sure watch this space.
Bau Balcony Box
The Bau Pot has been one of our best-sellers for good reason. A versatile, yet stylish planter that looks great anywhere she is planted. The new Bau Balcony Boxes are easily mounted on a rail with the two hooks and the metal bracket makes sure all hangs steadily.
Keeping your plants health in mind, the boxes have a smart drainage system at the bottom, and the metal has a special treatment to make the boxes weatherproof.
BACK IN STOCK
We’re happy you were feeling the ceramics from Louise Madzia as much as we were. After our last newsletter those sold out almost immediately. Well guess what?? They’re back in stock!
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Featured in domino
The Art of the Concept Shop - Well thank you, domino! We are thrilled to be included in this round-up of great shops and the customer personas paired with each shop makes for a fun read too.
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A PERSONAL NOTE FROM DEEYN
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My work has had a growing archeological aspect to it: I study and reference forms from Antiquity, Ancient Mesoamerican civilizations and Renaissance painting to carve out a visual language that blends these heritages and imbues them with an iconographic modernity. I’m trying to find, through the blending, a sort of human thread. And the subject I explore in this series I see as one of the most basic of humanity: desire.
This series is about longing. How does it wear on the body? How does the longing body relate to its surroundings? In many ways desire is a conversation one has with oneself, it’s a wrestle with your own physicality. It’s an aching magnetism. at’s the focus of these works – not lovers intwined, not sexual acts outright – but the way desire is a wish and the way it colors the world around us.
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About the Artist
RF. Alvarez is a visual artist based in Austin, Texas. Using disparate historical references, his work develops motifs and compositions that address issues of identity, culture and human commonality. His arrangements reflect a growing catalogue of ideals — pride, comfort, and safety, among others — that ambivalently call on iconography as a means of mapping or documenting experience.
MAY 1-5, 2019
HAY Accessory Flash Sale
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FOR A LIMITED TIME
Mother's Day Floral Arrangements
We collaborated with local Austin floral designer Erin Knipp of Rosehip Flora to create five unique arrangements using a round up of our favorite HAY vases.
Quantities are limited and arrangements must be ordered by May 1st for pick up on May 10th. We wish we could ship these lovely arrangements but this offer is for local pick up only.
T H E M O N A R C H
Cora — $117
She is the jewel that keeps the crown together.
T H E T R E N D S E T T E R
Edith — $131
She's always on the go, but she is always there.
T H E M O D E R N C L A S S I C
Sybil — $148
She is traditional with a twist.
T H E L U M I N A R Y
Celia — $199
Her charisma is contagious.
T H E S O P H I S T I C A T E
Simone — $181
She is worldly, kind and courteous.
Each floral arrangement and vase combination will be arranged by hand to reflect these photos. Please note the arrangements may vary slightly from the styled photographs.
Either call to place your order (512) 428-6639
or please select in-store pick up when checking out online.
Arrangements will be available for pick up at
Nannie Inez on Friday, May 10th between 11AM-6PM.
TRADE NEWSLETTER Nº3
The Great Outdoors
Innovative and playful, Bend Goods specializes in wire furniture that doesn't sacrifice comfort for vanity. Using a spot welding technique called 'bending,' the wires are hand manipulated to create a unique design that provides strength and comfort.
For more than 40 years Skagerak has crafted long-lasting furniture and accessories with a modern, Nordic touch. What we love best is Skagerak's outdoor furniture offering which encompasses a classic Danish aesthetic as well as more modern collections like Mira. Email email@example.com to enquire about the full Skagerak offering.
Menu's String Chair series is available as either a dining or lounge option. We love the minimalist graphic design and not only is the price point great but these guys are part of Menu's quick ship program. We're talking 1 week lead time.
Louise Madzia Ceramics
We can't help it....we just have a major thing for illustrations, especially an illustration of the human form. You can imagine how delighted we were to discover UK based ceramicist, Louise Madzia. Her ceramics are made in the potteries of Stoke-on-Trent, UK and we love the playful design. We love them as planters but using them as a vessel for your morning coffee works just as well!
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Guys, we know we just told you about the Shelter Lamp from Normann Copenhagen but now that we are actually using the lamp and totally enjoying the super cool downcast glow, we are completely obsessed. We took a lamp from Denmark, placed it in a cool Austin home, snapped a photo and voilà...design magic.
When not doing its thing illuminating rooms in a cool way, the Shelter Lamp offers a unique and sculptural shape all on its own.
Jug by Jochen Holz for HAY is not only pretty to look at, but durable too.
Everyday Cutlery by HAY in durable stainless steel with brushed silver finish.
The Organic Dinnerware Collection by Hawkins NY is a study in fluid forms. Each piece lands somewhere between shapes; neither fully square, nor exactly circular, either. It'll keep your dinner guests guessing.