12 July 2014 | Comments Closed

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, 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

02 July 2014 | Comments Closed

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

VISIT US AT THE REDWOOD CITY PARADE RUN – JULY 4

Northbrook Design is a proud sponsor of the Redwood City Parade Run for the first time this year.  The 5K race is held on July 4 and starts at 8:45am at the corner of Arguello & Marshall Streets.  The funds raised by the event go to the Redwood City Education Foundation.  800-1,200 runners are expected, and you can still sign up!  For more information please visit paraderun.org.

We will have a booth set up in the block by the intersection of Warren and Marshall Streets from 8:00am – 10:30am.

Please stop by our booth and enjoy a Peet’s coffee with us!

The Redwood City Parade, which is also lots of fun, starts nearby at 10:00am.

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RUN FOR A GREAT CAUSE

GETTING READY!