Thursday, July 28, 2011

yo holmes smell ya later

i'm en route to LA with keila and nick to do some general empire expanding. we're going to scout out some new stuff for furbpartdeux and look for some inspiration on bringing a little california cool to raleigh-town. praise martin lawrence bullard i get a break from the 105 degree heat in NC for a few days. furbish will be closed tomorrow and saturday, but it looks like it will be too hot to leave the house anywho.

and done!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

i made a music video

no, just kidding.

but i did try and shoot a little tour of the shop -- since we're moving, and lots of you will never get the chance to see my humble beginnings, here's a little romp around the store for you.

off my radar

i never think to look at lands' end for much of anything (sorry LE marketing dept, just being honest).
but today i did. and look what i found. i think that coral linen bedding would be pretty delicious.

cocktails anyone

have you seen the new matchbook mag that came out this morning?  so much eye-candy, including our pink ikat cocktail napkins, topped with a blue macaroon!
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donkey of the day

such a coy donkey.

Monday, July 25, 2011

tap tap :: is this thing on?


young people, furbish is moving.

we have rented a tremendous old industrial warehouse in downtown raleigh and we're going to attempt something that is so fabulous in scale and donkeytastic in scope that it's likely to change the entire ballgame.  (if i was a rapper, this would be lyric worthy)

in the fall, we're moving into 3500 square feet of concrete floors, brick walls, wooden beamed ceilings and turn of the century windows.

we hope this flagship store becomes a mecca for design lovers and trend setters all over the country.

we're going to have art installations, inspiration boards bigger than a whale, pink sofas, glitter on the floor (literally! ke$ha - do you really have glitter on your floor?), crazy wallpaper you've only dreamed about, awe-inspiring vignettes, walls and walls of custom pillows, artwork that might complete you, so much more loved up vintage furniture, lucite goodness, golden nuggets hanging from the ceiling, lacquer, chrome, bamboo, spots and flecks and stripes and velvet sofas.  there will be more jewelry, we're adding a carefully edited selection of clothing, a pink silk dressing room, whole walls of designer fabric, new lighting must-have accessories for your home and yummy old rugs.  plus we'll be able to most more events, classes and general get togethers where we could just waller in piles of pillows.

possibly not as exciting for you, but positively THRILLING to me: i'll have an office of my own, a huge organized storage room, a wireless printer!, a full time furniture painter, a KITCHEN!, a parking lot with 25 spaces, and rowdy can romp from one end of the space to the other in sheer dog delight.

i'm putting every ounce of myself into this endeavor and i hopehopehope you'll make a plan to come visit once we open the new doors this fall!

here's how the painting is working out

with chopsticks.
i don't know. maybe.

(i also painted the couch but i'm not going to show that quite yet b/c brian meares is out of town and he might bring the wrath --- ooops!)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

this weekend

i've been painting with chopsticks.

it's worked out fairly well.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

today's pillow situation

i like how the spot on the right is like WHOA!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

in my closet

i keep the bulletin board of fashionable things and notables.  here's where we stand with that.
and highlights
i am mesmerized by khloe kardishan.  i apologize upfront.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

mmmmmmwaahhhhh i want!

i need you to go buy these for yourself, or for me, so i don't buy them for me. 
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beach abstracts by sally benedict king.  absolutely perfect.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

beach essentials

brian meares and i try to make it to the beach at least every other weekend - these days it's about the only time we get to spend together b/c i'm busy putting pink glitter on things.  i throw together a bag every weekend, and i'm always sure to pack these essentials: a great coverup that you can throw on for lunch, or to jaunst down to the beach (out of stock unfortunately), my pendleton towels always make me happy, roberta roller rabbit pillows are the perfect punch for the beach, my floppy hat keeps my freckles from multiplying any faster, a good book, the bag that holds it all, a tervis to keep my beach beverages frosty, we use mexican serapes for bedspreads - they're the perfect light weight for the summer nights, this moisturizer is so great after a day in the sun, reef leather flip flops are a chic alternative to rainbows.

Friday, July 15, 2011

donkey of the day

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i think i have pink eye

normally pink is good.  not in my eye though.
keila made me an eye patch.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Saturday, July 9, 2011

on my radar


teal lamp from arteriors or me, cozumel tote from jcrew, rachel guest artwork from ugallery, egg chair in pink from kardiel, kiva platters from, greek key bolster from your girl, lulu book from amazon, pinata necklace from betsy johsnon, azure sofa from crate and barrel, gold metal lamp coming soon at furb, flamingo pillow from outerbanks trading group, stripe notecards from etsy, dvf tunic from net-a-porter, throw from dwr, laptop sleeve from eley kishimoto, china cabinet from furbish

just the tip

without pinterest, i would never know about this fabulous new trend of dying just the tips of your hair a bright color.  mayhaps trying this tonight myself.
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i mean, if LC can pull it off, surely it's not too lowbrow for this old donkey.

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hope you're having a good weekend.  it's hot as hamster balls here.

oh ps.  lookit.  new pink silk lumbars.

Friday, July 8, 2011

one small step for furbish

today is a landmark day.  we got water cooler service.  surely next step is a line for qvc, yes?

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additionally, look at this hot piece of tail i just ordered for a client.  he'll get this over him, and two big glorious lamps on either side.

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finally, here's your deal of the day

$320 for two, from overstock.

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