29 October 2014 | Comments Closed

NORTHBROOK NOTES

HAPPY HALLOWE’EN!

We wish you a Happy Hallowe’en!  Orange and black can be a tough combination on the eyes, but for the annual tradition of Hallowe’en we are big fans.  Here are some fun interior ideas and inspirations – for just the day of Hallowe’en, or for longer term if these are your colors.  Enjoy!

pumpkins from suffolkvoice.net

hanging circles from laxtovyr on etsy.com

pumpkin as ice bucket from maggy moon interiors

orange and black wallpaper interior from apartment therapy

 

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JACK-O-LANTERNS

CIRCLE GARLANDS

PUMPKIN COOLER

PRETTY INTERIOR

12 July 2014 | Comments Closed

NORTHBROOK NOTES, NORTHBROOK NOTES, OUT AND ABOUT

DWELL ON DESIGN

In the middle of June, Minta and I went to Los Angeles for one day of sourcing furniture and one day of the Dwell on Design Conference at the LA Convention Center. We enjoyed both days immensely, as well as dinner and a night’s stay at The Line Hotel.

There are so many great furniture, accessories, rugs, art and lighting sources to see and we covered a good bit of ground. Lief is a beautiful space filled with beautiful things.

The Line Hotel is in Koreatown and I got a kick out of my super urban view. In the morning I could see a reflection of the Hollywood Hills on the tall building across the street. Breakfast arrived at my door in a lovely wrapping and was delicious.

At Dwell on Design we attended an interesting lecture, saw lots of fun new products, ran into some familiar faces, marveled at the diversity of products displayed. To name a few: bicycles, hand made ceramic tiles, tomato cages, cardboard iPhone amplifiers, pre-fab houses, light fixtures, furniture, plumbing fixtures, and I am leaving out a lot!  I was very taken with the airplane carts re-purposed as furniture. We got a lot out of the action packed day and look forward to going again next year.

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LIEF

VASES

WOOD BOWL

UPSIDE DOWN

THE LINE HOTEL

VIEW FROM MY ROOM

BREAKFAST

MINTA & KATH

NEW PLYBOO

BICYCLES

SKY CART

WATER

08 July 2014 | Comments Closed

NORTHBROOK NOTES, NORTHBROOK NOTES, OUT AND ABOUT, NORTHBROOK NOTES, OUT AND ABOUT

GREAT TURN OUT AT THE PARADE RUN!

The Northbrook Design stand at the 2014 Parade Run was a great success.  We met some great people and handed out lots of colorful postcards and cups of coffee.  Several runners were surprised the coffee was free, and one person thought we were a Peets Coffee booth!  The Redwood City Education Foundation does important work and we are proud to support them.   http://www.rcef.org

After the run, we checked out the July 4 parade – always a fun display and one of the biggest in the area.  Bring in some bands, clowns, dancers and unicycles and you can’t go wrong.

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THE TEAM

COFFEE & FINISHES

POSTCARD

PARADE RUN

STANFORD BAND

FALUN GONG

SMALLEST PARTICIPANT

TALLEST PARTICIPANT