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Inviting Interiors August 16, 2013

Filed under: design,Lifestyle — Deb Johns @ 9:00 am
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Bright and Bubbly

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1. SCOUT Kate Wristlet in Paised n’ Confused

Living Room Photo Courtesy of Aaron Hartselle Creative

Room Raiders

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1. Jonathan Adler First Lady Pillow 2. Jonathan Adler Disco Lady Pillow 3. Design Within Reach Saucer Pendant Lamp 4. Design Within Reach Ball Clock 5. MoMa Plastic Armchair with Rocking Base 6. CB2 Botao Stripe Armless Chair 7. CB2 Rouge Coffee Table

 

Inviting Interiors August 13, 2013

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Blue Is The New Black

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1. SCOUT 3-Way Bag in Some Like It Dot

Rachel Ashwell Photo Courtesy of Shabby Chic

 

British Invasion

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1. I Luv Scotland Wool Blanket Throw 2. Wayfair Framed Keep Calm 3. Ralph Lauren Deauville Blossom Print 4. Zazzle Queen Elizabeth Pillow 5. Scully & Scully Herend Blue Garden Tea Cup 6. Scully & Scully Herend Blue Garden Dinner Plate 7. Ralph Lauren English Chesterfield Sofa

 

Inviting Interiors August 12, 2013

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Dazzling Decor

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1. SCOUT Packin’ Heat in The Real Houseweaves

Colony Palms Hotel Photo Courtesy of Martyn Lawrence Bullard

Interiors Photo Courtesy of Interior Find

Moroccan Madness

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1. In Living Color Rug 2. Matta Jodphur Large Pillow 3. Calypso Colour Cushion 4. Rosenberry Rooms Moroccan Pouf 5. Calypso Primrose Pillow 6. CB2 Knitted Blood Orange Pouf 7. Z Gallerie Casablanca Lantern 8. Z Gallerie Casablanca Lantern

 

Fresh Squeezed: Orange-Themed Finds from the Dallas Trade Show June 20, 2012

Filed under: design — Deb Johns @ 1:44 pm
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Reporting from the Dallas Trade Show

Fresh-Squeezed: Orange-Themed Finds

We are currently showing at the Dallas Trade Show for the upcoming Fall/Winter season. Our booth, located in the Design FINDS section, is surrounded by amazing products from all around the world. The show is just starting today and a color trend has already emerged! Orange is everywhere! Of course, Deb knew this would happen months ago, so we came prepared. Take a look at our orange-themed finds and check out even more on SCOUT’s Pinterest!

 

Concept Stores in Europe: Dover Street Market (London) March 1, 2012

Filed under: design,Travel Log — Deb Johns @ 8:21 am
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“The concept store is dominating trendsetting…

pushing the boundaries and raising the bar across categories of fashion, home, cosmetics, gifts, and dining. The most dynamic and concentrated version of a ‘department store’, the concept store takes point of view to new heights, blending established brands with rising stars. The best feature – high and low market finds side by side that offer the customer a refreshing retail experience. Fashion rises up around concept stores!”

SPOTLIGHT ON

Dover Street Market, 17-18 Dover Street  London W1S 4LT, United Kingdom
020 7518 0680

“Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garcons fame has compiled five floors of the best designers, creating a collective, fashion-forward point of view! Featured labels include Peter Pilotto, Christopher kane, Azzedine Alaia, Celine, Cutler & Gross, Marni, Comme des Garcons, Wantanabe, Alexander Wang, and Lanvin.”

NEIGHBORHOOD MUST-SEES

“While in the neighborhood be sure to check out new and old Bond Streets – luxury brand stores abound; Regent Street, which has the Liberty store, the ultimate resource for home to fashion, gifts and accessories and even fabric; Picadilly for all your silver jubilee and keepsakes you desire. Great eateries include Fortnum &  Mason for high tea; the La Duree outpost for macaroons; Rose Bakery on the 4th floor of DSM (with a sister café in Paris).”

 

Concept Stores in Europe: Corso Como (Milan) February 29, 2012

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“The concept store is dominating trendsetting…

pushing the boundaries and raising the bar across categories of fashion, home, cosmetics, gifts, and dining. The most dynamic and concentrated version of a ‘department store’, the concept store takes point of view to new heights, blending established brands with rising stars. The best feature – high and low market finds side by side that offer the customer a refreshing retail experience. Fashion rises up around concept stores!”

SPOTLIGHT ON

Corso Como, 10  20154 Milan, Italy 02 654831

“Carla Sozanni has turned a former garage into a highly directional Mecca for trend-seekers from across the globe. Under her fashion umbrella is a gallery, a café and a full range of private label clothing and accessories. Featured labels include Marni, Burberry, Azzedine Alaia, Paul Smith, Prada, Pucci, Roger Vivier, Celine, Gucci, and Courreges.”

NEIGHBORHOOD MUST-SEES

“While in the neighborhood be sure to check out the Maison Moschino Hotel for a world of white and fantasy and don’t miss a stop into Clandestino Milano, the Hotel’s restaurant; visit the Corso Como Outlet, home to the most outrageous fashions from seasons past; the Brera/Solferino area, with nearby Tendenze, Glamour in Rose, Centro Botanico, and a fun flea market on Sunday mornings! Great eateries include Princi for focaccia pizza, Corso Como Café and Café Kandinsky.”

 

Concept Stores in Europe: Colette (Paris) February 27, 2012

Filed under: design,Travel Log — Deb Johns @ 7:51 am
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The concept store is dominating trendsetting…

pushing the boundaries and raising the bar across categories of fashion, home, cosmetics, gifts, and dining. The most dynamic and concentrated version of a ‘department store’, the concept store takes point of view to new heights, blending established brands with rising stars. The best feature – high and low market finds side by side that offer the customer a refreshing retail experience. Fashion rises up around concept stores!”

SPOTLIGHT ON

Colette, 23 Rue Saint-Honore, 01 55 35 33 90

“Surrounded by outposts of the top luxury brands in the world, Colette manages to stay fresh and original in its contemporary mixes of men’s and women’s fashion, accessories and must-have kitsch. Featured labels include Pucci, Azzedine Alaia, Reed Krakoff, Smythson, Nike, Lanvin, Balenciaga, Limited Edition Longchamp, Gucci and a rotating range of celebrated designers.”

NEIGHBORHOOD MUST-SEES

“While in the neighborhood be sure to check out Place de Victoires (for Hartford and Victoire), Galerie Vivienne (for Yuki Torii and Gaultier), and Palais Royal (for Didier Ludot and Maison de Vacances, Pellini Bijoux). Great eateries include Le Grand Colbert, A Priori The, le Grand Vefour, Willi’s Wine Bar.”

 

On the Streets of Paris, Milan, and London: Florals IV April 6, 2010

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Looking back never looked so good! Cabbage roses to peonies in bold to painterly styles explode for Spring/Summer RTW and accessories.  Dramatic on black grounds to feminine on pastel or neutral grounds, maxi scale florals create dramatic impressions this season.

 

Hello Scout Bags March 24, 2010

Filed under: About — Deb Johns @ 1:32 pm
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The Scout Bag was designed to fill a void in the tote market— offering style, function, and affordability in one bag with multi-uses. My husband Ben and I noticed a unique material being used by Chinese street vendors to store their goods, which remained relatively untapped in the design world.   I had come across it twice before, both times during the ‘80s in Soho, NYC—the shopping bag from Dianne B, which became my favorite tote for the summer and the other from a company called   Wolfman-Gold & Good, a high end home goods store in Soho. The bag was patterned in an exaggerated gray and white check and became the perfect schlep bag for travel.

Sketch of the Original Deano

Not long after, while working as a color and trend forecaster in New York, I traveled overseas for a color meeting with Interstoff Asia in Milan. I was on my way back to the hotel before getting on my flight to leave, and I walked by Helmut Lang and saw the plaid Chinese vendor bag in the window with a true leather bottom and a Helmut Lang insignia on the side. I was thrilled to find a bag at the upper end of the fashion market and bought it for $450. I called Ben with the news, and the Scout bag was born.

The First Original Deano

Having purchased these bags at the highest end of the market and at the very bottom end of the market, we knew there was a need for a middle ground  —  the same fabric was being used but in different styles and with different detailing.  In the states, consumers like to have proof that whatever they are buying into is going to be around for a while.  There are very few outliers in the fashion world outside of New York and L.A. so when trends appear on the street and in the designer shops at the same time, these looks are likely to meet in the middle and become directional and very commercial in the market.

The First Scout Patterns

 

 
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