Thursday, December 4, 2008

As Seen in the November / December Main Line Magazine

It used to be, when we thought "Phoenixville",  the word "hipster" wasn't what came to mind.  But Dave Friday and Lindsay Herman at the newly expanded Hipster Home are changing that, but fast.  We love their offerings from Gus* Modern like the white leather Delano chair (pictured $895), as well as a full line of Riedel crystal wine glasses and decanters - they even have a free wine tastings each Friday - handmade XY Decor chandeliers, Parametre wall systems, and rustic pieces made of reclaimed teak.  Hipster Home is located at 237 Bridge Street in Phoenixville 610-917-0121;

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Maven Mag in Philadelphia features Hipster Home

Hardcore Decor

Written by ERICA CURTIS   

Since my last article sought to help those frightened by the “great white wall,” I decided to dedicate this month’s decor dish to the fearless -- Those that laugh in the face of a naked wall and bite back with skull sconces or a faux deer head.... why?  Perhaps the better question is why not? 

Giving traditional decorating a shot in the arm, many young women are having fun incorporating pieces that make a bold statement and get noticed.  While this style used to have somewhat of a cult following, it has since gone mainstream; and with many more demanding a little hardcore in their decor, stores are stepping up.  This is good news for those who are tired of searching high and low for something unique, and are sick of seeing the same pink fuzzy religious figurines c/o today’s hippest chain stores. 


So where can you find the edge you’re looking for?  As everyone who knows me can attest to, I am a huge fan of vintage & thrift stores and it is a no-brainer that you can find super-cool, one of a kind pieces if you just take the time to look.  However, if you’re more of an instant gratification gal, some contemporary home decor boutiques have upped the ante and can give you the bold look you want as well as peace of mind knowing that your entire Facebook network won’t have the exact same thing.  One of my favorite finds for edgy, chic decor is Hipster Home, located in downtown Phoenixville, PA.   

In the heart of this charming little town lies a pulse-quickening destination for those who want to give their pad a hip makeover, or simply add some unexpected touches to surroundings that are barely noticeable anymore.  From goth-chic glassware to retro-inspired furniture and everything in between, this store has got it’s decor-forward customers at heart and refuses to disappoint.  Mixing fun and originality with class and luxury is what these guys do best... simply put, Hipster Home is perfect for the fashionable, fearless decorator. 

So plan a trip to downtown Phoenixville (new shops, restaurants, antiques) and make a bee-line for Hipster Home.  When you’re there, mention my name... it won’t get you a discount or anything, but it might get me one and I have my eye on a few things!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Best of the Best Main Line Times

Thank you to our customers and the Main Line Times for recognizing Hipster Home as the Best of the Best Main Line Times for Best Housewares Store 2008.  This was a surprise to us and a great source of pride since we feel a connection to many of the businesses on this list since we lived on the Main Line for 7 years.  It's also good to see Phoenixville drawing a connection to the Main Line and the people who live and work in that area.  We promise to continue to inspire our customers and to be a source of unique contemporary and rustic design.  

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Tapped by Wine & Spirits Quarterly

Hipster Home is proud to say that we will be featured in the Holiday issue of Wine & Spirits Quarterly Magazine.  Of all of our accomplishments this feature is one of our proudest moments. We are a home furnishings store but we pride ourselves on our wine & spirits accessories. We choose to offer only some of the most respected lines and the wine & spirits world has taken notice of our dedication & commitment to excellence.  Come and experience our lines, such as: Modern Cellar, Riedel, iittala, Blomus, Roost & Boda Nova.  That's right,  you can experience our lines first hand because we also take pride in our willingness to let our customers use our products.  We are honest enough to offer our customers the unique opportunity to compare and contrast our crystal stemware and experience the difference proper tools (stemware) make in your wine experience.  That's our commitment to you.

The cost of the wine is free.  The experience is priceless.  Cheers!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Introducing Tivi Jewelry to Hipster Home

Tivi is an intercourse between industrial materials and intelligent designs

Two guys have done the impossible. They just may have figured out what women want... on their arm, at least! Ryan Wither and Paul Lewin are the designers behind Tivi, a new accessories company. Together they've spent hundreds (yes, hundreds) of hours researching and developing their collection. And, they've created a handbag so sexy it might even be less intimidating for your man to hold.

But these guys don't have a PhD or a Master's in Psychology. They're just keen observers with an eye for beauty. And when you combine their passion, charm and craftmanship with stainless steel, supple leather, and exotic wood, it's only natural that each piece is utterly unique - which, not coincidentally, is a lot like the women who discover Tivi.

So slide on a bracelet. Slip a purse strap over your shoulder. See how it changes your walk. We bet you'll feel the difference, and decide that some acessories are necessities.   

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Best of Philly

Hipster Home has been voted "Best Housewares Store in Philadelphia" for 2008 by our customers and Fox 29 News.  We are now the proud owners of this title for 2 years in a row since winning in 2007 (our first year in business).  We need to thank our loyal customers for a great 1st year and an even better start to our second year.  

We promised to bring "you" our customers some of the newest and best home furnishings in the industry and we feel we accomplished our goal.  We promise to continue offering the same contemporary and rustic pieces that separates us from our competition.  We have also increased our wine accessory line since introducing iittala to our product line and offering more Riedel Crystal (stocking up for the holidays).  We have also fully stocked our store with Modern Cellar Wine Racks which uses reclaimed walnut and farm raised bamboo to create beautiful, contemporary wine storage.

Friday, September 19, 2008


Iittala philosophy

Have you noticed how easy it is, in our shopping-oriented world, to crowd your home with meaningless things? You find yourself with short-lived items that eventually cease to function, or go out of style. So they are thrown away, adding to the growing mountains of unusable rubbish on our planet, while you keep on shopping for new things.

Was life meant to be like this? Like more and more people, Iittala doesn’t believe in throwawyism. Long ago, designer Kaj Franck’s postulated that “objects should always be appropriate, durable and functional.” Objects that can be endlessly combined in new ways, refreshing everyday life. At Iittala, we believe in lasting everyday design against throwawayism.

For a long time, Iittala has been part of an ongoing revolution. This is based on the belief that all human beings can make conscious choices in everyday life. Choosing objects that will last in design and quality will please our senses and create harmony in our everyday lives. Fortunately, this is also a choice for a more sustainable society, and against buying short-lived things destined for the rubbish bin.

The heart of Iittala’s design philosophy is formulated along Kaj Franck’s early thinking. According to Franck, “objects should always be appropriate, durable and functional.” This is why one of the most important functions of design is to make sure that objects designed for everyday use should be universally usable.

Even earlier than Franck, Alvar Aalto made waves in the 1930s when the now iconic Aalto vase was first presented at the Paris World Exhibition. With this mysterious form he made a revolutionary statement against industrial production that failed to meet human needs.

The Iittala design philosophy defines the principles behind our product development. These principles include, in addition to pure functionalism, the qualities of essentialism and emotionalism, which ensures that all objects are both highly usable and that their design will remain relevant in the long-term. For ‘lasting everyday design against throwawayism’, we create eternally relevant and contemporary design that responds to universal human needs.

It is in the natural flow of things, however, that all objects will not last forever; they might break or colours and sizes in the assortment might change. But as all Iittala objects are designed to be combinable, even though all variations might not be offered all the time, any new purchases will still fit with existing and future Iittala objects. This allows you to build and refresh your own personal Iittala collection endlessly over time.

Less is more. Mies van der Rohe’s legendary statement has become even more relevant to our planet today. Is it relevant to you? In that case, you might want to follow us and refuse throwawayism.  Shop online at

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Parametre by 3form

Hipster Home is proud to introduce our newest product line - Parametre by 3form.  Parametre is a commercial and residential partition system used to redefine space in a home or office.  Made of 100% polyester parametre has the look and feel of linen paper but with the durability and washability of polyester.  Parametre can be used in both commercial and residential applications and is available in custom sizing.  Super easy to erect, even simpler than curtains since all hardware is included and is super lightweight.  There are 8 colors and 3 different patterns and is UV stable, anti microbial and anti static (also fire rated material available for commercial use).  For a sneak peak go to   
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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Hipster Home - Who We Are

Established in the summer of June 2007:  Hipster Home is a contemporary & organic home furnishings store for people with a unique interpretation of their living style not offered at larger retailers.  Our goal is to offer unique, fashionable product that will stand the test of time both in fashion and durability.  We are against "throwawayism" that is so prevalent in our society today.  The idea that companies manufacture product that is meant to be thrown away, even if it is "green", is something we're not interested in pursuing.  We prefer to offer product that is meant to last both to our fashion sensibilities and our demand for durable product.  Of course we do offer "green" products but not with intent to throw it away.  Hence: we are against "throwawayism" - a catch word that will be a constant theme at Hipster Home.  We are offering this blog to keep you up to date on our progress and our product lines.  We also want to include you into our successes and failures by listening to your suggestions on the store, our layout, merchandising, product, events, employees and direction.  We want to hear from you and we will consider any reasonable suggestions that are constructive and forward thinking.  We also want to share our experiences both positive and negative to create a record of our journey from a small 500 sq/ft gift store into a 1000 sq/ft furnishings boutique and now into an expansive 2400 sq/ft home furnishings store. 

Please join us in our journey and follow us in our progression.  Your communication is imperative to our success!  Shop online at