Posted May 22nd, 2012 by Emerald
It’s been a while since we featured nursery items here, and one look at these gentle charmers from Amenity Home was proof enough that the time had come to do so again.
California mothers Nicole Chiala and Kristina de Corpo started Amenity back in 2004. Their simple, nature-inspired designs were from the first part of an effort to bring the peaceful tranquility of their youth into the urban, adult homes. Two years later the pair realized their goal of offering their designs exclusively on organic or sustainable materials, and from there the business has only grown. Nursery items are only part of a wide-ranging selection from Amenity. Read the rest of this entry
Posted May 14th, 2012 by Emerald
We lived near the ocean back in the day. My family went to the beach often and I remember exploring the shoreline as a child, enjoying the crash of the waves, the briny smell of the water, the little joy of discovering shells.
I remember being fascinated by the wet, weathered textures and mysterious origins of the driftwood washed up on shore. Where did it come from? It was easy to imagine all sorts of stories: a wharf damaged by storms, or a pirate ship sunk with its treasure at the bottom of the sea…
Of course, there were never pirates off the coast of Los Angeles, were there? But one can dream.
And one can have the romance of that dream in one’s living room, kitchen, bedroom… anywhere in the residence, really, with these cool creations by Shipwreck Furniture. Read the rest of this entry
Posted May 9th, 2012 by Emerald
Seattle, WA may be a Mecca for coffee lovers, but there’s so much more to the city than that. It’s also a hotbed for sustainable business ethics and the development of a low-impact lifestyle, both of which mesh nicely with this week’s featured company, Viola Park.
But to tell their story it’s necessary to back up a bit. Read the rest of this entry