The Cross Decor and Design, Vancouver Canada
On my trip to Vancouver last year I came across a store called The Cross Decor and Design right on the corner of Homer and Davie St. This shop has a large variety of home goods and accessories, it's beautifully decorated and if you check online you can see an even larger range of furniture. They are known for their choice of bold colors and classic design. They carry all those pieces that will make a loud and stylish statement in your home. If you are planning a trip to Vancouver be aware of all the great boutiques, as well as the beautiful outdoors and the friendly people. For more on this great shop click here, for more on my Vancouver review click here.
Scandinavian House, Williamsburg, NYC
My last and most exciting stop in Williamsburg was the Scandinavian Design House. I found this home accessories shop on my last trip to NYC and I knew this was a place I wanted to come back to check out again.
Scandinavian Design House is a piece of heaven for any party host. This shop is filled with bright colored home accents, dishware and unique cooking tools. This is also a great place to get inspiration for contemporary patterns and color combinations.
Everything in the shop is from Scandinavian designers, which mean everything is thoughtful, with clean design lines and filled with fun details. This shop was made to make your home and better place.
If you are in the area and you love good quality home goods, THIS IS A MUST! you can view some of their products online or you can visit the shop located on North 9th st between Bedford and Driggs....
Berstein & Gold. Vancouver, Canada
This shop was such a fun treasure sitting in the middle of Yaletown, Vancouver. Berstain and Gold is a one stop boutique when it comes to interior decoration. They carry those items that makes a home unique and this is also the perfect place to find and unforgettable and original gift for friends and family. This was great shop that left me inspired to get creative at home. If you go to Vancouver you have to make stop at Berstein and Gold Interiors, I know you won't leave disappointed.
Old Faithful Shop. Vancouver, Canada.
Last week I decided it was time to visit the beautiful city of Vancouver in Canada. The city was just as I remembered it, filled with the nicest people, fantastic food and the greatest shops. I biked my way through the city to get an idea of the place before I walked it and as soon as I biked by Gastown I knew I had to go back to take a better look at some of the shops in the area. This is one my most favorite shop in Vancouver, the Old Faithful Shop had a great selection of products, an inspirational industrial decor and best of all the most welcoming staff. I could have stayed in the shop for another hour looking at all their product. I wished we had something like this right in Orange County, California.
Alaxi Outdoor Fabrics at Vertigo Home
Fabric shopping is my never-ending addiction. The search adventures for them has lead me to meet great people and learn about the limitless possibilities. These beautiful fabrics are from my favorite Orange County shop, Vertigo Home. Martin and Kris are always updating their stock of housewares and fabrics which makes every visit a fun creative surprise, I recommend everyone check out Vertigo Home because you'll see a whole lot of new in every visit.
On my last visit I found the most exciting and modern outdoor fabric I have seen so far. This elegant fabrics are soft to the touch and yet they are resistant to the sun and water, look at these colors and designs! Can you imaging the patio furniture upholstered with these fabrics? wow!!! These gorgeous textiles are made by Alaxi.
Vertigo Home is located on 1854 South Coast Highway, Bungalow 5, Laguna Beach, California and you can visit their website here....
New Arrivals at Putucos!
I just got back from my trip to China and Hong Kong and I came back with this year's most exciting finds. The Putucos shops is now filled with new prints, fabrics and a big punch of color. These fabrics are available to be made into crib sheets, crib skirts or even changing pad covers. Visit my shop to view the rest of the new arrivals I promise a good mix of fun prints!
Putucos at Unique LA this weekend!
Putucos' big debut at Unique LA was today, what an amazing turnout! The show was busy and super fun. I was able to meet so many great people and discover incredible talented designers at the show. If you are in Los Angeles tomorrow and you want to check out the work of independent desginers, try some delicious food and get crafty, you should visit Unique LA at the California Market center 110 East 9th street, Los Angeles, CA. Putucos will be there all day Sunday the 8th of May from 11am to 6pm! Click here to learn more about the show and the 300+ vendors exhibiting their work. Buy Local, bring your mom and get inspired together. Happy Mother's day!
Pei Pod Pet Beds
Check out these very stylish pet homes from Pei Pod. They are made from high density polyethylene, the same durable and safe material used on baby products. These adorable homes are available for dogs, cats and all other small pets you may have, they come in fun colors and also with a cozy cushion. If you have a pet you know how this can be a fantastic gift for your pet and home so go to Pei Pod and check them out, click here to visit Pei Pod now.
Lunares Silver Accents
Let the creative vibes come out and re-decorate that lonely corner in your home. Sometimes a little touch of fun and bling can be the perfect remedy to this problem. Take a look at these great table top pieces from Lunares. They add interest and texture to that tabletop sitting in the corner. These are some of the unique pieces from their great collection, I am in love with the pigs, the star fish and the angel wigns but I'm sure there is something for everyone at Lunares. Click here for more
Start the new year with some positive quotes and an organized home. These are the happy quote hooks from the Pennsylvania based company Blend Design. My friend Emi told me about this wonderful home accessory and I think it is a pretty great addition to any house that needs a bit of organization a frequent guest. They come in different colors and they are pretty affordable. To see what else Blend Design has to offer, click here.
This is the modern take on the traditional cuckoo clock. This fun time piece is from Momentoitalia and it's called the Albero clock. The cuckoo singing shuts off at night time due to a LED sensor but there is also the option to turn the cuckoo to low, high or off during the day if you prefer too. These beautiful wood clocks are made in Italy. For more information of the Albero Clock click here.
We all know if you stay by your fireplace this Holiday and you'll be guaranteed warmth, but If you don't have one and wished you could, you are going to love these super modern fireplaces. The Ecosmart fireplaces are available in a variety of designs and colors, these are just some of their eclectic designs. They are also eco friendly and can be found at Vastu online. Click here to shop around for fireplaces.
My Latest Collection of Winter Blankets
I am so happy to finally finish my collection of winter blankets for my shop. They are all inspired by traditional plaids and the winter season. Some of these are a combination of wool plaids with fleece and the others are a super soft cotton plaid with fleece. They are handmade in my studio in California.
These cozy blankets are available in my online store and I am giving all my readers an exclusive 15% off promo code on all items in my store until December 31st!!! All you need to do is use the promo code 15putucos at checkout. Shop for blankets, throw pillows and bedding by clicking here.
Have a great holiday!
This is the type of photo that makes me love winter and grab a cup of hot cocoa, if winter arrived in your part of town you know what I mean. I am a fan of great photography and using it as wall decor, why keep a great photo in the computer or in an album?
If you are looking to freshen up your walls with new art you should take a look at what the guys at 20x200 have in their shop. The options are almost endless and I think their quality and sensible photography will make your room an even cozier one. Click here to see more of their great photography.
This photo is courtesy of 20x200. The Sledding Hill by Joseph O. Holmes
Holiday Collection of Throw Pillows
I want to share with you part of my own collection of throw pillows released just on time for the holidays. There are a variety of prints and colors in my store. These pretty home accessories can be a great addition to your home this winter or can be a refreshing gift for your loved ones this Christmas. Most of the pillows come in sets of two and they are very affordable. Visit my shop here or click on the shop link on the right on my website.
Sang and Serena
I have so much respect for textile designers, they have the ability to bring shapes and color together for a perfect composition. These very inspiring textiles are from Sang and Serena, a textile and furniture company based in Virginia. Although the general vibe feels very traditional they colors are timeless and rich.
The company's founders, Sang Won and Serena Weaver, travel to India and find the finest textile patterns and color from the state of Gujarat and the most unique furniture pieces from the state of Rajasthan. For more on Sang and Serena click here.