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Site Spotlight: Hunter’s Alley

In late January, the team behind One Kings Lane launched a new venture, Hunters Alley. Hunter’s Alley is  an online resale marketplace that features one of a kind antique and vintage, handmade and crafted, and contemporary pre-owned items.

Individuals and professional vendors sell finds and designs which are lightly vetted. A specific seller and  his or her finds are highlighted daily up front, and users can follow sellers they like best. One can also “love” an item, causing the gray outline of a heart to fill in red, which is very satisfying. ”Top 10 Most-Loved” items are featured on the home page, pulled from the pieces with the highest number of “loves.”

Hunter’s Alley curators also pull together themed sales. Recent collections have included: “Space-Changing Art,” “Romantic Safari,” and “Handmade for Entertaining.” Prices start at $25, and new items are added every day at 10am ET. Each seller has a profile, with a bit about themselves, and the aggregate of their offerings.

The design is crisp and clean, much like OKL. The products are mostly silhouetted on a white background (though not all of them), and some tend to get a bit blurry when enlarged on the product page, but still, the good news is that it displays large enough to get a good sense of the item. There’s not a ton of items on there yet, but it’s still new, and there’s enough to make it worth a browse (and if you get lucky, a buy).

Hunter’s Alley has more personality than Dering Hall (though I love that site too), which skews somewhat closer to 1st Dibs (big fan, been browsing since its inception, though high prices means I’ve never bought). Given Hunter’s Alley more accessible price points and products, fun tone, and of course, the success of parent company One King’s Lane, it’s a definite hit.

Here are my current top picks on Hunter’s Alley:

Vintage Furnishings Decor Hunters Alley

S H O P P I N G

1. Vintage Moroccan Rug/Wall Hanging, $850

2. Møller Danish Teak Side Chair Model 78, $499

3. Danish Modern Side Chair, $199

4. French Green Sunburst Double Espresso Cup, $36

5. Handmade Stoneware Salt Spoons, $20 

6. Bliss Framed Art Print by Kristi Kohut, $64

7. Handpainted Antler, $98

8. Modernist Tripod Candlesticks, $45

9. Kaj Franck White Mushroom Bowl, $89

10. Mid-Century Blue Liquor Decanter, $85

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Site Spotlight: Handmade Jewelry from Uncommon Goods

Around this time last year, I posted a roundup of jewelry handmade by jewelry designers in Boston. Today, I also pulled together a selection of delicate handmade jewelry, all sourced from UncommonGoods. The occasion? The site is hosting its 2014 Jewelry Design Challenge, which will be judged in part by the site’s Assistant Jewelry & Accessories Buyer, Jackie Udden.

The grand prize is $1000, along with the opportunity to work with UncommonGoods. Runners-up will receive a critique of their work, as well as tips for marketing and growing their businesses. Additionally, UncommonGoods’ buyers will review each entrant’s portfolio, and consider offering submitted  work for sale on UncommonGoods. You can enter Uncommon Good’s Jewelry Design Challenge here.

They’re looking for intelligent designs that tell a story, show your individuality and be responsibly produced from animal-friendly materials (that means no leather, feathers, or pearls). I chose a dozen pieces from UncommonGoods’ handmade jewelry collection that I really like, including pieces from San Francisco-based artist Vanessa Gade; Emilie Shapiro, who creates entwined vines of recycled rose gold; and Susan Harbourt, who makes necklaces from aged copper wire she removed from the walls of her Edwardian-era house in Illinois.

Study them… perhaps the designs will provide some insight in case you’re interested in entering the contest.  

 

Uncommon Goods Artisan Handmade Jewelry

S H O P P I N G

1. Copper Rays Necklace by Susan Harbourt

2. Fan Coral Wedding Band by Catherine Weitzman

3. Golden Path Earrings by Eileen Baumeister McIntyre

4. Rose Stalk Wedding Band by Emilie Shapiro

5. Baby Bird Earrings by Rhonda & Elijah Wyman

6. Aqua Raindrop Pendant by Jess Panza

7. Open Oval Sterling Silver Necklace by Cindy and Avril Joffe

8. Bullet Casing Cufflinks by Shannon Astali DeJong

9. Links of Love Bracelet by Beth Lawrence

10. Fern Frond Earrings by Katie Lime

11. Twigs Necklace by Eben Papele & Jude Rand

12. Inner Circle Necklace by Vanessa Gade

 

 

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Giveaway: $150 Certificate to LA Furniture Store

If you’re in the market for furniture (or even if you’re not), enter this giveaway for $150 to LA Furniture Store, a modern and contemporary furniture store with three locations in the Los Angeles area (including an outlet), as well as a Miami showroom and Brooklyn showroom. There are sofas (lots of sectionals, which are the store’s best sellers), bedroom furniture, dining tables and chairs, lighting, and home accessories. I’ve pulled together a few pieces of modern furniture below, all available online at LAFurnitureStore.com. See below for instructions on how to enter.

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Enter to win $150 gift certificate @ LA Furniture Store

To enter, post a link to a product from LA Furniture Store on the LA Furniture Facebook page.

Deadline: Thursday, January 123, 2014 at 12:00 noon ET

One StyleCarrot reader will be chosen at random to win a code for $150 off an order at LAFurnitureStore.com, which is good for one time use on any item(s) on the  LAFurnitureStore.com website.

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Gift Guide: Marimekko Fashions for Women, Men, & Kids

As I mentioned last Monday, StyleCarrot has partnered with Finnish design house Marimekko  with a series of holiday gift guides, among other projects. (Tomorrow evening I’ll be live blogging from the Marimekko flagship on Newbury Street in Boston—please stop by if you’re around.)

Las Monday’s gift guide, Marimekko for the Host, focused on tabletop and kitchen items. For our second installment, we bring you Marimekko fashions for your best friend, cousins, etc.— Marimekko clothing and accessories for men, women, and kids.

Marimekko Clothing Jewelry Accessories Presents

S H O P P I N G  for H E R

1 Lumimarja Scarf

2 Purkkis Necklace

3 Keinu Bangle 

4 Soiree Keilat Clutch

Räsymatto iPhone Case

6 Soma Dress

7 Ihvi Dress

8 Mini-Unikko Kinto Make-up Bag 

9 Paakkelsi Tote

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Marimekko Clothing & Accessories For Men
S H O P P I N G  for H I M

1 Kolja Socks

2 Kieppi Scarf

3 Erkki Silk Pocket Square

4 Reipas Scarf

5 Rainer Tie 

6 Tensori Sweater

7 Aikapoika Weekender

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S H O P P I N G  for K I D S 

Marimekko Clothing For Girls Boys Baby

Rekkomekko 2 Tunic

Uniasu Pyjamas

3 Nakke Coverall

Rakki 2 Shirt

Maalari Shirt

6 Pohjantähti 1 Tunic

 

 

 

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Gift Guide: Marimekko for the Host

I am excited that StyleCarrot has partnered with Marimekko again this holiday season for a series of holiday gift guides. Today’s gift guide—Marimekko presents for a host or entertainer—is the first. Pretty much anything from Marimekko is a delight. The modernist tableware silhouettes, even in plain white, hold timeless appeal, and the bold patterns effortlessly enliven a tabletop scheme.

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S H O P P I N G 

1 Unikko Tea Towel Set, $36 and Kuusikossa Tea Towel, $18

2 Black Oiva Square Small Plate, $17

3 Clear Socks Rolled Down Stemware, $45 and Dessert Bowl, $49

4 Räsymatto Bowl, $29.50

5 Kompotti Rectangular Plate, $24

6 White Oiva Dinner Plate, $32

7 Lavender Socks Rolled Down Tumblers, $39/pair

8 Unikko Plywood Tray, $62

9 Puketti and Fokus Pot Holders, $14 each

10 Socks Rolled Down Pitcher, $89


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Site Spotlight: JamieShop.com

Interior designer Jamie Herzlinger, who has offices in NYC and Scottsdale, AZ, recently launched JamieShop.com. Through JamieShop.com, anyone can order from over 400 of the top “to the trade only” manufacturers, including favorites Baker Furniture, Schumacher, Duravit, Clarence House, Stark, Henredon, Ralph Pucci, and tons more.

Once you sign in with your email address, you can view the list of manufacturers, linked to their site. When you know what you want, just request a quote through JamieShop, which she provides within 48 hours from acknowledgement. The fee structure is 25 percent above her designer wholesale net cost. (She provides a copy of the manufacturer’s original invoice.).

JamieShop.com has signed on as a StyleCarrot advertiser, which I am psyched about. Over the summer, I worked with Jamie on a blog post for Matouk  about setting up poolside patios, and both she and her associates couldn’t have been sweeter, not to mention enthusiastic and efficient. She’ll be my go-to buying source.

Below is a sampling of items available through JamieShop.com.

Jamie Herzlinger Interior Designer Web Shop

Jamie Herzlinger in her office.

Emma Garner Patterned Designer Rugs

Emma Gardner rugs

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Ann Sacks tile

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Newel Design Furniture Table Chest

Newell Design furniture

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Holly Hunt furniture

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MamaGreen outdoor furniture

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China Seas textiles

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Designers Guild children’s textiles

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Phillip Jeffries grasscloth wallcoverings

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Site Spotlight: LuxDeco

LuxDeco, dubbed the “Net-a-Porter of design” by The Daily Telegraph, is a recently re-launched, luxury, member shopping site  that offers an elevated, curated collection of high-end furniture and accessories from over 200 home brands. Pieces include lush rugs, colorful throws and pillows, sparkly tabletop, contemporary lighting, luxury chairs and bedroom furniture, mirrors, and framed prints, from brands that include  Nanimarquina, Gaia & Gino, Missoni Home, Calvin Klein, Designers Guild, Yves Delorme, Thomas O’Brien and Suzanne Kasler for Safavieh, and Zoeppritz.

LuxDeco’s magazine offers design editorial, and there’s also expert advice from tastemakers, who include interior designer Abigail Ahearn, former Wallpaper* interiors editor Suzy Hoodless, Erin Kleinberg of The Coveteur, and famed product designer Marcel Wanders.There’s even a concierge, not just to make shopping easy, but to offer advice, help track down specific items, and arrange for custom pieces. LuxDeco is based in Britain, but shops internationally, including to the U.S.

 Here’s a sampling of a dozen items that caught my eye, all available here.

LuxDeco Member Shopping SIte Home Decor

S H O P P I N G

All items available here.

1 Verpan Spiral SP01 Gold Pendant Light

2 Brabbu Haiku Mirror

3 Nanimarquina Do-Lo-Rez 1 Blue Rug

4 Stuart Soctt Fleure Sofa

5 Rosenthal Studio-Line Surface Vases

6 Gaia & Gino Mistic Vase & Candle Holder

7 Wewood Raia Dining Table

8 Boca Do Lobo Neapoli Mirror

9 William Yeoward Celadon Rug in Ocean

10 Moda Collection Prince Relax 3-Seat Sofa

11 Claire Malet Winter Sketch Vessel

12 Yves Delorme Tropics Hand Towels


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Site Spotlight: Ethica, Ethical Eco-Friendly Sustainable Fashion

Ethica is an online retailer co-founded by my former colleague, the ever cute and hard-working Melissa Cantor. She has sourced some equally cute fashions that are as stylish as they are socially responsible. I was reminded that I wanted to blog about it after reading “Feel Good Fashion: The New Black” in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal. They totally should have included Ethica!

All of Ethica’s designers ensure that their products are made in safe, healthy environments, free of human rights violations. This means no child labor, no sweatshop-like conditions, and no exploitation. Their workers receive fair wages in the local context for every hour worked. The designers have also taken steps to minimize their impact on the environment, give back to communities in need, and generally pay it forward. If only more designers and manufacturers would do this.  Ethica uses eco-friendly packaging and free, carbon-neutral shipping for domestic orders. The company is based in a LEED-certified green building in New York City. Finally, Ethica supports nonprofits dedicated to the development of responsible artisan businesses.

You can shop by “Ethical Qualities” if you wish, pulling a pre-sort of handcrafted or vegan items, for example. And, in addition its shopping component, the site features a blog with posts on ethical street style, eco escapes, and designer profiles. Enjoy; it’s guilt free!

 

Susatainable Organic Fashion At Ethica

 

S H O P P I N G

1 Diamond Animal Scarf by Choolips

2 Brouillard Sweatshirt by Valentine Gauthier

3 Byron Retro Biker Jacket by The Sway

4 Apricot Slip Dress by AWaveAwake

5 Kilim Shorts by Valentine Gauthier

6 Sidra Gold Ring Set by A Peace Treaty

7 Elgon Dress by Ambrym

8 Oursin Necklace by Ambrym

9 Mirage Tank by Samantha Pleet

10 Mirage Skirt by Samantha Pleet

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Site Spotlight: Idyll Home

Idyll Home is a British webshop offering a tightly curated collection of home furnishings and decor that have a vintage modern aesthetic, infused with a bit of the rustic and industrial. I hadn’t come across it until this morning, when proprietor Claire Krier sent me a note. I happened to need a quick topic to blog on this morning, so was psyched to see her darling offerings. Idyll Home is based in the Staffordshire countryside. Krier searches out things that aren’t in every shop, including ethical and recycled products. Lines include American meets Indian favorite John Robshaw, Danish brands Tine K and House Doctor, and Dutch tabletop company Jansen + Co. Below are a dozen pieces from Idyll Home that I’d love to own.

 

Idlyll Home Vintage Modern Industrial Furnishings

S H O P P I N G

1 Green Glass Pendant Lamp Shade by House Doctor, £21

2 Bamboo Towel Rail, £49

3 Nesting Box Bird House, £14.50

4 Grey Wood Stool, £79

5 My Teapot Yellow by Anouk Jansen, £40

6 John Robshaw Laal Cushion, £89

7 Shack Iron Pendant Light, £125

8 Dotty Tea Cups, £5.50

9 Storage Jar Glass with Copper Lid, £6

10 Metal Factory  Cabinet, £1250

11 Sack Cloth Arm Chair, £695

12 Open Weave Basket by Tine K, £35

 

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Site Spotlight: Novica + $75 Gift Certificate Giveaway

In association with National Geographic, ecommerce site Novica provides a platform for artisans around the globe to sell their artwork and wares. There’s sterling silver jewelry with druzy gems from Brazil and turquoise from Mexico, African masks and handwoven baskets, batik scarves and pillows from India, rugs from the Andes Mountains, Mayan hammocks, Balinese coconut carvings, Thai ceramics, and other home furnishings, fashions and accessories with an ethnic flavor. Novica gave me a $75 gift certificate to pass on to one of you. If you win, consider using it for a unique gift for your mom, seeing how Mother’s Day is not far off.

ENTER TO WIN $75 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO NOVICA: Leave a comment on this post noting in which country you’d most like to shop. And if you could “like” StyleCarrot on Facebook, that’d be cool too (though not required to enter.) Deadline to enter is Monday, April 8 at midnight ET.

Fair Trade Home Decor Accessories Global

S H O P P I N G

1 ‘White-Eyed Lotus’ pearl flower earrings by Nyoman Rena, $24.49

2 ‘Night Thunder’ beaded basket by Wayan Sukerni, $59.99

3 ‘Blue Jasmine’ silk batik scarf  by Yuni Kristina, $36.95

4 ‘Surya the Sun’ Madhubani painting journal, $27.95

5 ‘Blossom’ sterling silver + garnet pen by Dewi Putera, $89.95

6 ‘Elephant Pride’ gold-plated ring by Jantana, $67.99

7 ‘Modern Mexican Jade’  ceramic lamp by Ismael Rodriguez, $119.99

8 ‘Conquistador’ bronze sculpture by Goga, $907.95

9 ‘Dazzling Rio’ buriti palm tote by Carlos Paiva, $72.99

10 ‘Pacific Night’ Andes wool rug, $399.95 

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