Community Spotlight: Disrupting The Cycle of Poverty with USES

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Today, we’ll be speaking about Lekker as little as possible. (You may be thinking, that’s sort of difficult considering this a design journal, but stick with us here.) Since the pandemic has put a hold on our regular volunteering and who knows what it will look like in the future, we want to continuously share the organizations we love, support,

How To Care for Wood Furniture

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With the heart of spring just around the corner, we’re looking forward to more consistent sunny days and blue skies. Hopefully, New England doesn’t betray us with a false spring, fingers crossed. But this fresh weather not only affects our seasonal disposition but also affects the behavior of our furniture, ironically enough. If you have wood furniture, go take a

Introducing the First Ethnicraft Outdoor Collection

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You know, or maybe you don’t, that Ethnicraft has been a staple at Lekker for over sixteen years. So we couldn’t be more excited to share that their most recent release just in time for early spring is their first outdoor collection! Like all long-lasting wood designs made for the outdoors, each piece is made from solid FSC-certified teak, containing

Two Small Space Approaches by Studio Fauve

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This week we wanted to look at two Brooklyn spaces: one apartment in Bed-Stuy and one apartment in Greenpoint, designed by interior design studio, Studio Fauve, a master of making small spaces seem open and bright. We featured another NY project by the studio last year that serves as a great introduction to designer Charlotte Sylvain’s style and approach. In

Choose The Right Carl Hansen Dining Chair For You

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If you have some design luck, a heritage piece has come into your life at one point or another. Maybe it was unique nordic dinnerware passed down from your grandma or a one-of-a-kind vintage bureau that you found at an estate sale. But with designs made by Carl Hansen trusted to last for decades, you can be the start of

How To Celebrate Design This Valentine’s Day

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Celebrating the holiday at home doesn’t need to be mundane, and hey, even if you’re not the biggest fan of Valentine’s Day we could all use the excuse to forget about the world by way of celebration. If you’re trying to share a little romance with yourself or anyone you love this year, let’s set the scene for some high-design

The Art Gallery Inspired Offices of Roc Nation

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Whatever your work reality is right now in this new year, we’re all thinking harder about what we need in a workspace right now: how it should feel, what it should offer, and where we want to be. Whether you can’t imagine being back, you love working from home, or maybe you never left – the future of co-working spaces

Artisan Gifts Made By Craftsman From Amsterdam to Boston

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Some have the gift of the DIY down. You know them well, the friends who craft artisanal candles made with organic lavender grown from their garden or insist on knitting an elaborate sweater that could easily be carried at a Brooklyn boutique. Though we wish to be those people, we don’t always have the time. It’s why we support masters