The Most Searched Skincare Term Of The Year

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Activated charcoal – the secret ingredient people are using to disarm dirt, grime, and their pores. It’s now in every natural beauty, cleaning, and skincare product imaginable. The ever-popular charcoal mask was Google’s most searched skincare term in 2017 … but with so many brands how do you choose? Charcoal can be made from just about anything, including some not-so-pleasant

Beach Houses to Satisfy Your Coastal Dreams

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It’s June so naturally we’ve been fantasizing a lot about the ocean and ways to fit a getaway into one of these summer weeks. We can’t resist the temptation to let our minds wander when we have so many beautiful beaches at our disposal. For now, the next best thing to chartering off is looking at some beach house design

The Perfect Bench for Every Home

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Living in a city, we’re often hyperfocused with multipurpose furniture … we want to know what can be turned into something else even before we purchase it. If you’re like us … we’re constantly looking at pieces sideways, i.e., can we cluster those side tables to make a coffee table consortium? Can that stool be a table? Can we balance a

These designs support planned parenthood AND the environment?

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It’s easy for us to get distracted by the glitz and glamour of a butter-velvet chair or a gravity-defying pendant. The design world is tactile and demandingly captivating in every way. Once you’re immersed in it, you have to pull your head above water sometimes to get some non-aesthetic perspective. Our favorite way to do this is to reconnect with

Behind the Scenes: New York Design Week

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As soon as we took a few hazy steps off the 34th St-Hudson Yards subway, we immediately started to question if we should all be in bathing suits instead of blazers. The air was thick as the city prepared for afternoon rain and as we were mentally preparing to fend through the crowds of people headed to get a taste of

Three Ways to Style: The Margot Sofa

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It’s easy to believe that certain furniture items only work within a specific design style when choosing new items for one’s space. It can be difficult to find pieces that seamlessly translate across multiple styles and bridge the gap between vintage and modern aesthetics. A piece that does transcend styles for us and for many, is the Margot Sofa by

The Endless Winter (of Trade Shows)

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There’s no question, this winter extended its stay way past the point of being comfortable. New England is getting less ornery by the second, but no one seems to be navigating out of the seasonal woes just yet. Besides one noreaster after another, this winter included a lot of commotion for us in the form of trade shows. Our buying

Debunking Custom Upholstery

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We’re the first to admit, custom upholstery can be intimidating. Brands don’t try and make it accessible for a reason – to keep you in line with their stock offering. With a little planning and help from us, you can create that piece you’ve been dreaming of. Here are a few real tips to get you started. First, you have to

A Woman’s Place in Design

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Quite frequently in the design world, like in most industries, women are largely spoken about in their relation to men. This was “so and so’s” wife – she learned so much from him, she is grateful for his influence on her own work, etc. Sometimes it’s hard to parse what it is exactly a true partnership, and what was an

Welcome to the Lekker Creative

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It all started after a husband and wife team (Natalie van Dijk and Curt Carpenter) decided to depart the creative constraints of corporate life. They itched to recreate the experiences that Natalie had in Amsterdam growing up – art, culture, textiles, and utilitarian ideals. So they began to envision what that would look like as a business, as a store, and as