Shop Talk: Mrket

Photographer / designer Peter Bagi launched Mrket after dreaming of owning his own general store. Well-edited with emerging art pieces and curated housewares, Mrket is a must-see for quality design and celebrated function. Here are a few finds I’m craving!:

1. This black walnut cheese board deserves to be displayed daily. What a beauty! ($55)
2. Made of reclaimed wood, the Sailor Sam Lamp ($160) would make a lovely industrial statement in any space.
3. A pair of old style creamers are a classic addition to every kitchen – and fit the bill indeed! ($15)
4. The Yew wood knife holder ($75) hails from the Pacific Northwest and begs to be spotlighted in a rustic-inspired kitchen.

Any beauties you see in the mix? Happy shopping!

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Craving… Schoolhouse Decor

School is just around the corner, and suddenly, I’m spotting all sorts of education-inspired decor! Here are a few of my favorites:

[a]. This Anthropologie rug reminds me of a dusty chalkboard — perfectly worn and entirely functional!
[b]. Vintage clock guards… ah, the good old gym days of kickball and parachutes.
[c]. A lot of cafeteria trays could make for a fun dinner party, yes?
[d]. Gus chairs are helplessly reminiscent of school days, but perfectly designed for the home.
[e]. I may not have listened in geography, but I sure did look at the gorgeous maps.
[f]. Ah, the beloved gym lockers. We couldn’t leave these out, could we?

Happy Back To School time!

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Color Crush: Faded Glory

Perhaps it’s the latest patriotic holiday that’s still swimming in my subconscious, but lately I’ve been gravitating toward rough, homespun red, white and blue.

Here’s a peek at my current faves!:

[a]. Striped Trash Bags ($12) at Alice Supply Co.
[b]. Industrial Stand ($650) at Canvas Vintage
[c]. Cotton Blanket ($140) at HORNE
[d]. Porcelain Boot Vase ($320) at The Future Perfect
[e]. Picnic Charcoal Grill ($60) at Bodum
[f]. Crouse Hinds Spotlight ($550) at V&M
[g]. Linen Dip Dye Cushion ($80) at TOAST

Three cheers for good old America!

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Shop Talk: Jamali Garden

I’d heard of New York-based floral & garden supply shop Jamali Garden, but until recently, I didn’t realize how expansive their decor section was. From super affordable rugs to a variety of ceramics, I never thought to take advantage of their vast selection inside my home.

A few interior-friendly items on my wish list? Read on:

[A]. Zig Zag Jute Rug ($60)
[B]. Striped Curtain Panel ($25)
[C]. Cotton Slub Pouf ($50)
[D]. Hanging Glass Vase ($5)
[E]. Textured Ceramic Vases ($25)
[F]. Buffalo Horn ($15)

Proof that outdoor products can pull double duty inside, as well. Happy shopping!

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Hindsvik Vintage

Every now and then I'll stumble on a shop that feels so very… Flor. You know the kind, yes? Beautiful patterns and textures, layers of found objects, dozens of vintage, unique furnishings begging to be discovered? All impeccably styled, of course?

Hindsvik Vintage is that shop for me. Hailing from Canada and boasting one of the best vintage selections on Etsy, I sneak a peek at this shop at least once a week — and always see something that reminds me of something I'd spot in a Flor catalog. Bonus? With prices ranging from $8 – $800, there's always a special find to be uncovered, whatever the price range. (I'm currently pining for this unusual wood rocking horse!)

What about you, friends? Any shops or sources you know of that feel very Flor to you? Share with us in the comment section below!

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