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Our Best-Selling Storage in Weaver Fever: Vibrant Guest Essentials April 11, 2013

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GUEST BED IN A BOX, PILLOWS

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1. Serena and Lily Black Diamond Lumbar Pillow Cover

2. Jonathan Adler Pink Junior Letter Pillow

3. Serena and Lily Black Diamond Pillow Cover

4. PB Teen Punctuation Mark Pillows

5. SCOUT Rump Roost LG in Weaver Fever

GUEST BED IN A BOX, BED & BATH

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1. Ralph Lauren Home Chairman Bed Collection

2. AeroBed Classic Air Bed Single High Twin

3. SCOUT Rump Roost MED in Weaver Fever

4. Designers Guild Coniston Fuchsia Pure Egyptian Cotton Towels

 

Our Best-selling Storage Used in a Black, White and Pink Color Story April 8, 2013

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YOUR PORTABLE WRAPPING STATION IN THE HANG-10 BIN

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1. SCOUT Hang-10 Set of 2 in Inked

2. Poppin Pink Tape Dispenser

3. Poppin Pink Desk Candy Set

4. Poppin White Scissors

5. Paper Source Fuchsia Satin Ribbon

 

YOUR PORTABLE WRAPPING STATION IN THE TRASH CACHE

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1. Paper Source Wedding Sketches Wrapping Paper

2. Container Store Black Scrolls Reversible Gift Wrap

3. Nashville Wraps Hot Pink Gemstone Tissue Paper

4. SCOUT Trash Cache in Inked

 

Glam Up the Home with These 7 Purple Pieces January 18, 2013

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PURPLE-GLAM YOUR HOME

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1. SCOUT Junque Trunk in Grape Gatsby

2. DL & Company Wild Iris Scented Candle

3. Karlsson Purple Color Splash Mini Wall Clock

4. Umrao Cashmere/Merino Throw

5. Wolf Designs Stackable Jewelry Box Collection

6. Addison Ross Purple Enamel Frame

7. ABC Carpet & Home Purple Pillow

 

Wednesday Obsessions: We’re Mad for Collabs & Home Items October 24, 2012

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IN FASHION NEWS…

-There is a ton of buzz surrounding the Maison Martin Margiela for H&M collection, and we found coverage of it for those of you hoping to plan an efficient shopping trip for the day it (gasp) finally launches. NYMag’s The Cut did a write-up with some preview photos here!

IN HOME NEWS…

-We can’t get enough of the new Zara Home collection. We’ve picked out a couple useful pieces we love here, including the printed silk hanger set (more patterns available) and the clear wet bar/tray table, but click into the Zara Home site for more of the amazing selection! As Zara clothes go, the home collection is well-made and well-priced, and therefore a must-see for any fashionista who might still be living in a studio apartment with four walls and no furniture…


-The Nate Berkus x Target collection launched just this week on 10/21, but we caught an early preview of the pieces on Refinery 29. We love the mixture of moods in these two pillows, the Gold Broken Stripe Pillow and the Indigo Star Ikat Pillow – perfect next to some SCOUT storage!

IN HONOR OF THE HOME-BASED COLLABS…

We thought it would be helpful to direct you to some of our favorite home stores/boutiques!

On the Pacific Coast:

-Indigo Seas- same owner as the Ivy in LA – island life mixed with French and Asian interiors.

-Pom Pom Interiors- also in LA but the exact opposite of Indigo Seas – shades of neutral throughout the store.

-Bountiful- also in LA and features now & then romantic pieces.

On the Atlantic Coast:

-ABC Carpet & Home- for a great shopping & looking experience – they have shop-in-shops which makes for a dynamic mix of moods and styles.

-Fishs Eddy- for retro-cool at its finest, restaurant supply with a spin.

-Barneys’ Home Division, Chelsea Passage- available online, but a must-see in store – look for Yo Deb-featured brands like Fornasetti, Jonathan Adler, Smythson notebooks and passport cases.

 

A Spotlight on San Francisco: Streets, Stores and More September 5, 2012

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ON SAN FRANCISCO

“San Francisco is almost a ‘European’ city in our country; it has a quality like Paris and London with its almost arrondissement or boroughs, each of which carries distinct centers of commerce and personalities. We want to highlight for you our favorite places to eat and shop, and in turn hope you will make this sensory trip to the West coast in the future, where foodies and fashionistas are filled up with the latest unique choices.”

-Deb Waterman Johns

DISTINCTIVE SHOPPING, RTW:

-Therapy, 545 Valencia Street; Mac, 387 Grove Street, 1003 Minnesota/2 locations; CandyStore Collective, 3153 16th Street; Ambiance, 1458 Haight Street; Wonderland, 2929 24th Street; Mira Mira, 3292 22nd Street; Decades of Fashion, 1653 Haight Street; Helpers House of Couture, Fulton Street/by appointment only; Wilkes Bashford, 375 Sutter Street; Susan, 3685 Sacramento Street; Britex (if you want to make your own clothes, visit this fabric store), 146 Geary Street; the Factory, 370 4th Street; Roberta Freyman, 2055 Fillmore Street *her resort line, Roberta Roller Rabbit, is due to open soon at Larkspur Landing; Azalea, 411 Hayes Street; Taylor Stitch, 383 Valencia Street; Nida, 544 Hayes Street.

DISTINCTIVE SHOPPING, ACCESSORIES & GIFTS:

-Nest, 2300 Fillmore Street; Picnic, 1808 Polk Street; the Voyager Shop, 365 Valencia Street; Lavish, 508 Hayes Street; Wishbone, 601 Irving Street; Bell Jar, 3187 16th Street; Soiree, 3676 Sacramento Street; Cliff’s Variety, 479 Castro Street; Timeless Treasures, 2175 Sutters Street; the Gardener, 1 Vallejo Street (Ferry Building); Cole Hardware, 956 Cole Street; Touchless Gifts, 444 Divisadero Street (inside the Car Wash); Jest Jewels, 1869 Union Street; Paxton Gate, 824 Valencia Street; Rare Device, 600 Divisadero Street; Ribbonerie, 3695 Sacramento Street; Bell’occhio, 10 Brady Street; the Perish Trust, 728 Divisadero Street; Needlepoint Inc., 275 Post Street.

DISTINCTIVE SHOPPING, HOME FURNISHINGS & ART:

-Sue Fisher King, 3067 Sacramento Street; Zinc, 1905 Fillmore Street; the Gardener, 836 4th Street in Berkley location; Gumps, 135 Post Street; the Curiosity Shoppe, 855 Valencia Street; Period George, 7 Clement Street; Accident and Artifact, 381 Valencia Street.

DINING:

-Mario’s Bohemian Cigar Store, 566 Columbus Avenue; Pizzeria Delfina, 3611 18th Street, 2406 California Street/2 locations; Susie Cakes, 2109 Chestnut Street; Cotogna, 490 Pacific Avenue; Blue Bottle Coffee, 1 Ferry Building, 315 Linden Street/2 locations; Chez Panisse in Berkley, still as good as it ever was; Delarosa SF, 2175 Chestnut Street; Farina and Farina Pizzeria, 3560 18th Street; State Bird Provisions, 1529 Fillmore; Canteen, 817 Sutter Street; Boulette’s Larder, 1 Ferry Building; SPQR, 1911 Fillmore Street; A16, 2355 Chestnut Street; Great Eastern, 649 Jackson Street; Yuet Lee, 1300 Stockton Street; Burma Superstar, 309 Clement Street.

SOME OF OUR FAVORITE STREETS/AREAS INCLUDE…

Valencia, Fillmore, Geary, Chestnut, Divisadero, Sacramento, Maiden, and Sutter Streets. Dogpatch, Hayes Valley, The Castro, Noye Valley, Union Square, and the Ferry Building make up our must-see areas full of shopping possibilities.

 

Wednesday Obsessions: In Rearranging Your Wardrobe, Introduce Fashion to Function August 29, 2012

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Yo Deb readers, welcome to the sixteenth installment of our weekly newsflash for all things up-and-coming, ‘Wednesday Obsessions’. We are excited to bring you the latest info on people, places and things being discussed around the world and around the world wide web. Start following us to receive an email each week when a new W.O. post is published!

 

We suggest that while you are rearranging or changing up the items in your wardrobe from summer to fall that you consider adding one or two new pieces to the area in and around your closet or bedroom… introduce a little fashion to function!

Pieces, clockwise from top left: CB2 Infinity Standing Mirror – sleek in design and it will capture your whole look! Kikkerland Sliced Grandfather Clock, available online at Mxyplyzyk - you can keep checking where you are in getting dressed as it relates to getting out the door on time… ready in less than 20 minutes? success! The Container Store Black Huggable Hangers (in black and ivory) – a must-have for any woman with a ‘delicates’ load in her washer; SCOUT Hang-10 Bins in new patterns Got Damask and Foxy Brown – they can store hangers, back-up lint rollers, shoe polish or anything of the ‘care’ kind; Alexandra Ferguson Je T’aime Pillow – for a chic black & white accent; Le Corbusier Outdoor LC8 Swivel Stool, available online at Design Within Reach - sit in front of the mirror comfortably and stylishly with this crisp white stool; SCOUT Trash Cache in new pattern Got Damask – stack blankets in this handy column, or pile up ‘dry clean only’ items for one big trip to the cleaners; Hermes Signature H Blanket in Ecru/Black – the timeless piece in your bedroom or closet, forever chic; SCOUT Junque Trunk in new pattern Foxy Brown – when you want less dialogue, stash your Alexandra Ferguson pillows in here; Alexandra Ferguson I Live for This Pillow - kitschy and just the right amount of irreverence, a Deb favorite!

 

A Special Feature on Dorm Room Essentials: a Multicolor Story, a Black & White Story August 15, 2012

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The time has come, and back to college is here! Today we’re obsessing over redecorating our dorm rooms (since we didn’t have all this fab gear when we were in college)!

A MULTICOLOR STORY

 We started with this beautiful bedspread from Dwell Studio which has the perfect balance of white + color…and just so happens to perfectly compliment the colors of our Flashback Paisley Hang-10 and mirrors the wavey design of The Hills Junque Trunk.

We think every college girl needs to work hard and play hard. The FoFlor ‘Keep Calm and Party On’ accent rug reinforces this ideology with its easygoing machine-washable nature, ideal for a dorm room. While getting ready for a big night out, this Urban Outfitters iHome can rock the tunes (but don’t get a sound violation!). And, most important, to avoid your dorm’s fluorescent lighting, we push good lighting with this PBTeenFrayed Frond Shade. And no dorm room would be complete without an Anthropologie mirror for primping for day to night.

Sigh…we wish we were still in college! See how it came together below.

A BLACK & WHITE STORY

While we love pink, sometimes a more neutral palette can be the perfect dorm room solution as well. Again, we were inspired by a comforter! Anthropologie’s Jacquard patterned bedding is the perfect place to study or to sleep. After a good snooze in this bed, you can awake refreshed and analyze your lack of dark circles in this  West Elm lacquer vanity mirror.

While this room will be a ‘subtle sanctuary’, you still have to have a few pops of color to be negate the “Morticia Adams” effect. FoFlors Racey Lacey Runner offers you just enough color with the pink border and offers a worry-free floor covering solution being machine washable. To complement the pop of pink, we incorporated our Hang-10 bin  in Black Swan Paisley, which features a cute pink interior so black ballpoints don’t get lost so easily. O Lighting’s floor lamp is a sleek and sophisticated lamp to keep you up way after the sun goes down; to counter that we have the Mxyplyzyk bubble clock to make sure you are up and on your way to class come morning!

The last two finishes to the dorm room would be a “mother’s touch,” because no matter how old we are, we still need a mom’s advice! Can’t you hear that voice saying, “Eat Your Veggies?” Alexandra Ferguson put it perfectly on a pillow! Finally, a great mom would gift you with Jonathan Adler’s black frame to keep a picture of the family closeby!

See below what we think Morticia might have appreciated in college more than her (presumed) all-black dorm room…

 

Pattern & Color Inspiration: Vertical Stripes July 17, 2012

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CAPRI STRIPE IS ON-TREND:

We love the vertical stripes concept in SCOUT’s Capri Stripe pattern, which showcases a color-and-white combination… Now turn your eye to two and sometimes three color-and-white mixings. The direction of this stripe is what distinguishes it from being categorized as ‘nautical’ (more on that stripe to come).

CAPRI STRIPE ENCOURAGED:

Clockwise from top left: Kathryn Ireland Pink Stripe Moroccan Throw; Ralph Lauren Home Caribbean Stripe Beach Towel; 59 Seconds Striped Drop-Waist Chiffon Dress; TopShop Moto Ice Stripe Hot Pants; Motel Jordan Skinny Jean; Jonathan Adler Green and Natural Dog Bowl; Cuiora Paper Bowl; Harry Barker Small Rectangle Hemp Stripe Bed.

 

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: Merci (Paris) February 28, 2012

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Yo Deb readers and SCOUT brand fans… Today marks our 500th blog post! Thanks to all of our frequent readers, our blog subscribers, and all the shoppers ‘just passing through’ the Bungalow site. We couldn’t have reached this milestone without you!

“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

Merci, 111 Boulevard Beaumarchais 01 42 77 00 33

“From the iconic French style family who brought us Bonpoint, Bon Ton and the Swildens, this is a slightly ‘rustic’ take on the concept store. It currently features a cycling theme as well as pared down home, RTW and gift offerings. Featured labels include Isabel Marant, Edun, Comme des Garcons, Yohji Yamamoto, Wantanabe and a wide range of denim designers – the overall look is retro but so ‘now’.”

NEIGHBORHOOD MUST-SEES

“While in the neighborhood be sure to visit the Marais*, right around the corner from Merci – stops we suggest include Autour de Monde, COS, Swildens, Izrael Epicerie, Maje, The Collection, and Antoine & Lili. Great eateries include two cafes located within Merci, a number of brasseries on Place des Vosges, and also traditional falafel stands in this neighborhood that is steeped in Jewish culture…”

*Any day but Saturday – the Marais is closed Saturdays!

 

 
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