Great Finds at Las Vegas Market 2013

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas? Not this time!

We are excited to share all the new and cool finds we discovered at Las Vegas Market 2013. It is inspiring to see the interpretation of all the designer’s creations and something to truly appreciate. As awesome as it is to discover new designers, it is also cool to rediscover some of our favorites. We always anticipate new creations from some of the classic designers. Lately, it is fascinating for us to see how technology and engineering plays a role in design.

Technology and engineering is changing so fast it allows the potential of just about everything. It’s now not only the design and how it looks that is different, but how it’s made and with what materials, textiles and technique. Here at Nathan Anthony we always like a stunning piece of furniture that is made with brilliant engineering.  Fat Boy (below image) has been one of our faves for some time… these comfy bean bags are also available for the pool – it feels like a floating couch!

Global Views is always a destination stop for us.  Our Nathan found this chair particularly perfect for Minecraft-ing while listening to Itunes…

These art pieces at Oliver Gal spoke to us…

Christopher Guy’s glamor never disappoints and he had multiple showrooms – in the temps in Bldg C and a showroom in Bldg A.

Jonathan Adler’s accessories were super colorful and playfully displayed.

Aviva Stanoff – Adore these pillows!

Designer Mina Victory in Nourison’s showroom had these great colorful hair-on-hide patched ottomans with cool patterning

Crazy about ostriches! Aren’t these fun?

Nothing but eye candy in Groovy Stuff. Makes it hard to not spend money!

We loved Global Views ombre wall too – very cool!  As you know we love that Ombre Trend.

We were excited to see Alessi on the first floor in Bldg C… for the colorful European house hold goods and home accessories only it can do.

ION Design was a really cool find. Based in Canada, the design and craftsmanship was stunning.

Las Vegas Market 2013

We are going to Las Vegas Market 2013! Are you?

Sometimes one of the most relaxing and enjoyable trips is a drive through the scenic California mountains and highways into the deserts of Las Vegas, Nevada. We take this trip to visit World Market Center Las Vegas. This show attracts an impressive blend of industry professionals and buyers to the market because of the cutting-edge innovation and ever growing efficiency that is redefining our world.

One of the most important reasons for attending these trade shows is the human connection we are making. It is vital to remember that even with what technology brings us in the most efficient ways and providing us with the option of never having to leave our home, we are all still people behind this technology and personal relations is a must in widening the channels of distribution.

We really look forward to these events and others. It is always interesting to see how designers apply the newest advancement in technology to their world of design. Come back next week when we share here on the blog all of our awesome finds and some of the cool trends at market!

Tips on How to Care for Down-Stuffed Upholstery

When it comes to maintaining the look of your furniture, it is important to know how to care for it properly. Feather and Down stuffed cushions and pillows require different maintenance than fiber or foam stuffed cushions or pillows.

Feather and Down inserts offer comfort and luxury, which is why we use the best duck feather and duck down available and manufactured to our specifications. The Feathers and Down are hypo-allergenic, having been washed and steamed-dried 8 times, this means the product is free of debris.

Caring for your feather and down stuffed furniture can be simple and quick. Because feathers tend to sink with time and can make upholstery pieces appear untidy, we recommend beating and fluffing the feather/down area or cushions to help them retain their shape. To do this, simply pat the area with your hands or – for cushions – pick up the cushions, turn them over a few times and shake them to redistribute the feathers evenly throughout. Then, fluff the cushions with your hands by bunching together. When finished, set the cushions back into place. For a smoother look brush your hands over the cushions.

When cleaning upholstered furniture that is feather stuffed it is important to remember not to get the feathers wet. It is best to use upholstery cleaner or a dry cleaning solvent. Remember also, airing out the cushions every 3 to 6 months will help remove any odors that might build up from time to time.

Learning to care for your feather stuffed furniture properly will help retain the longevity of your pieces and keep them looking fresh and new for years to come!

Ombre Trend

Merriam-Webster lists the definition of OMBRÉ  as the following – om·bré adjective \ˈäm-ˌbrā\ – having colors or tones that shade into each other – used especially with fabrics in which the color is graduated from light to dark.

Whatever the definition, here at Nathan Anthony we are digging the Ombre trend. As designers there are lots of images and sites that inspire us. Everywhere you look there is something different just waiting to make it’s appearance and strike inspiration within.

As of late, the new trend of Ombre has us itching to do something with it. We love the featured image above of an Ombre rug from The Cushion Shop. The colors are so bright and soothing and giving the rug a watercolor effect.  We are also in love with the texture and dimension Ombre brings, yet at the same time gives a room a light and airy feel. Sometimes the design creates a dance across the room like the image below from Decor-Tips. It’s almost like a row of dominoes.

And, on furniture, the Ombre effect is just as refreshing. Designer’s Guild has taken this trend to a whole new level in this very hip application of a pink/berry color combination.

In this last image below from The Decoist we are inspired by the blue drapes.

So… how about something with a little Ombré?

Habit Cosmetics ~ Creating Colors

When it comes to designing – furniture, fashion, interiors or even food –  little pops of color with refreshing hues can make all the difference. We stumbled upon Habit Cosmetics, a new environmentally-conscious nail polish product, recently while vacationing in Ventura, CA.

Habit Cosmetics is a Los Angeles based company that believes a subtle burst of color to the wardrobe can enhance an entire look and the perfect place to add these little bits of color is nail polish!

Introducing the first high-quality nail polish that is stylish and made with the environment in mind. Aja Frierson is the founder and artist of Habit Cosmetics. She began Habit in 2011 while working in the color development department for a major American shoe company. She loved the ritual of painting her nails but wanted a product that was free of harmful substances.

This language taken directly from Habit’s website explains it all… “Habit is free of Toluene, Formaldehyde, Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and Camphor, and is the first line of nail polish made in the United States to feature Myrrh extract. Myrrh extract is derived from the sap of the Commiphora myrrha tree, and it naturally strengthens nails. Myrrh has been used for millennia for beautification and as a medicine, as it has natural anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.” We were impressed with the fact also that Habit is packaged in FSC Certified paperboard produced through sustainable forestry. We love the bamboo cap too!

The green-consciousness of the product and the colors are unlike those we’ve ever seen. We can’t wait to see what other colors Habit adds to its line. For now, although we’ve ordered all the colors, our favorites are Tabou (orange) and Sweet Life (raspberry).