Made in (and of) New York.

This simple, rustic line lives up to its collection title, Made of New York. Each unique piece is crafted out of recycled material that has been garnered from former industrial buildings in Manhattan. The furniture is also formed with as little machine work as possible. We admire the eco-conciousness and ingenuity of the designers behind these creative pieces!


01.07.11 / interior design, stuff we love, uncategorized / Author: / Comments: (1)
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how do dripless tapers work?

If you have never tried burning dripless taper candles, you would be surprised that, given the correct conditions, they work!

There are many ways dripless taper candles are made; some have thick wax on the outside and faster burning wax on the inside that evaporates as it burns. Although this type of construction is effective, it has chemical additives that may affect your air quality.

There is a more natural and method that is just as effective. Our European dripless taper candles are made with a thick, precisely centered wick that absorbs the wax as it liquifies while burning. The melted wax is absorbed into the wick, then burns off as the flame heats it. The added advantage of this high quality dripless taper is that as the taper absorbs the wax, the burn time increases. That is why our 12″ dripless taper candle will burn closer to 14 hours, that’s 2 hours longer than average!

Remember, that for any quality dripless taper candle to truly be dripless, there should not be any draft or wind near the candle. It is also important to keep the wick trimmed and the candle level. Order your favorite colors, burn and enjoy!

For more information on our dripless tapers, read our entry, dripless taper candles.


02.15.10 / furniture care, gift ideas / Author: / Comments: (1)
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woven modern resort placemats


woven modern resort placemat

woven modern resort placemat


A favorite of top resorts and spas around the world, these commercial grade place mats are woven of UV resistant poly, but resemble woven natural fibers.

Modern, low maintenance and durable,  our resort woven place mats can be used indoors or outdoors. Fade resistant and easy to wash or clean, they protect  beautifully and add color and texture to your tabletop.  Cleaning is as simple as a wipe or wash. Stubborn stains can even be bleached!

Try layering your mats in crossed or overlapping shapes or alternating the colors for fun. Dress up your setting with colorful napkins and coordinating napkin rings. Available in several colors and weaves. Mention this update to receive 10% off a set. Placemats: 12×18, $12.99 each


06.06.09 / gift ideas, interior design, new arrivals / Author: / Comments: (0)
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dripless taper candles


high quality european dripless taper candles with a 14 hour burn time and great colors

high quality european dripless taper candles with a 14 hour burn time and great colors

These high quality European dripless tapers are 12″ long and burn 14 hours.

New colors have arrived for summer including sea glass blue, violet, black and white.

Our dripless tapers are unscented, which is perfect for dinner parties when you don’t want any scents to compete with your food. If you don’t have candelabra for them, try placing them in the mouth of various size bottles, or an oblong tray with enough sand to sink them into to hold them up. Short tealight holders can be interesting holders as well with sand or rice inside to anchor the tapers or by melting some wax at the bottom of the tealight or votive holder like glue and holding the taper in the melted wax until it dries and the taper stands upright. 

The best sellers have been trios of colors: aqua, chocolate and orange. Light sage, sea glass and sand or bordeaux, violet and caramel. Wrap a bundle in raffia or ribbon and present as a hostess or housewarming gift anyone would be delighted with.

As with all candles, exercise caution by never leaving open flames unattended and keeping away from drafts.


06.04.09 / gift ideas, interior design, new arrivals / Author: / Comments: (7)
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5 wedding gift ideas: the “art of the detail”

With June being the most popular month for weddings, most of us may have a wedding or two to attend. Although most brides have a bridal registry, if you feel you know the couple better than to gift them a blender, here are some unique wedding gift concepts that would be treasured by the future bride and groom to be.

We compiled this list from years of feedback from customers of what gifts were a hit (and which ones were not when brought back for exchange!) Our top 5 wedding gift ideas:

  1. Candle Holders
  2. Photo Frames and Vases
  3. Servers
  4. Table Settings
  5. Aroma


When thinking outside of the registry box, think of how you can share “the art of the detail” with the future newlyweds.  It seems that the reason the top 5 wedding gift categories are so popular are because they are not items of necessity but add a bit of beauty, quality or elegance to their everyday new life together.

What do we mean by the “art of detail”? We can all eat off a bare table or spray grocery store air freshener in a room (if anything), or we can use colorful place settings and quality scented candles or room diffusers for ambiance.  Adding some beauty to everyday experiences reminds us to slow down and enjoy the moment.  Is there a special friend or family member with a talent for “the art of the detail” in your life?  Does a wonderful scent reminds you of someone’s home? Are the lovely table linens and taper candles they use make your meal feel special? If this reminds you of someone, then the answer would be yes. Take that inspiration and pass “the art of the detail” on to someone you know and love!

Be sure to check back. We will be listing the top selling items in each category throughout the month.


05.11.09 / gift ideas / Author: / Comments: (0)
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