Saturday, May 28, 2011
Friday, May 6, 2011
Over the past year we have had the pleasure of being caretakers to an original Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman in our store (consignment). Since that time I have grown attached to it's quite beauty and strength. Like a beautiful painting it draws people of all ages to it's soft seat. Don't be fooled by it's simplicity and grace. This piece commands attention. No one can walk by this chair without commenting on its beauty . Even children who have never heard of Eames fall to its powers.
Sometimes when you live with a piece you tend to take it for granted and forget how special it is. The Eames Lounge never dulls. Everyday I walked into my store I marveled at its design. Everyday I found another reason to look & love it even more. I have to be honest, when some of my customers would visit the store and sit on my chair I would get a rush of overprotectiveness like a parent with a child.
Now, since it sold, letting it go will be bittersweet. I am glad to see it go to owners that will respect its heritage and honor its name. As collectors of classic modern furniture they know of it worth and will take care of the chair like one of their own children. If I ever go to visit their house I know I will still refer to it as my Eames Lounge Chair. It will never leave me and I can only hope to one day afford a piece of my own.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
It's true. Hipster Home has been voted one of Home Accents Today Magazine Top 50 Retail Stars for 2011. Official press release:
Hipster Home is honored for retailing excellence by Home Accents Today magazine
May 4, 2011, Greensboro, N.C. – Hipster Home, owned by David Friday and Lindsay Herman, and located at 237 Bridge Street in Phoenixville, Pa., has been named one of Home Accents Today’s 50 Retail Stars for 2011 by editors of the premier trade magazine for the home accents industry. The stores selected for the list have demonstrated that they operate successfully in their marketing areas, exhibit strength in merchandising, display and/or advertising, and have a positive presence in their local communities.
“The 2011 Retail Stars represent some of the best independent stores in the country,” said Jenny Heinzen York, editor in chief. “In a harsh economic climate where mere survival has equaled success for many, this year’s Stars have faced down the challenges with innovation, creativity and fortitude. We salute these inspiring entrepreneurs, and as always, encourage everyone to support their own local businesses.”
The 50 Retail Stars feature, sponsored by Americasmart Atlanta, is published in the May 2011 issue of Home Accents Today. - Sue Dickenson (Home Accents Today Editor)
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Yes it's true. Your favorite Queen (The Queen of Love) has given birth to the Little Queen of Love Chair and man is she cute. You still get all the same detailed scroll work. You still get the same spin molded single injection seamless piece of art. And you still get FREE SHIPPING from Hipster Home direct to your door. The pint size version of our very popular Queen of Love Chair is available in 6 brilliant colors including Candy Pink, Ethereal Blue, Pure Green, Simple White, Purple Sunset and Red Passion (for now). These new pups are already very popular and there's quite a waiting list developing. If you want your Little Queen then you'll have to put your order in now to get on that mid-June shipment so you're sure to get one. The Little Queen will retail for $495 delivered. If you snooze you'll lose and we never BS you. Our free shipping is really FREE. Contact the store for details to get your name on that list NOW at 610.917.0121