:: DESIGNVALUE ITEM :: DELTA LIGHTING FIXTURES

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LIGHTING FAVORITE :: DELTA LIGHTING

I was invited to visit Delta Lighting in Miami, FL last summer and it was a jam-packed with showroom and factory tours, lessons in the latest lighting collections and South Beach tan times. This high-quality, French-based company offers some of the best recessed lighting out there - the photo above is from their SPY COLLECTION. These little heads pop up out of their recessed hole to be minimally obtrusive if you aren’t paying attention, but adorably cute and clever if you are into lighting and notice things like that!

:: DESIGNVALUE ITEM :: KETTAL FURNITURE

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// WICKER IS BACK //

Kettal makes beautiful furniture pieces and they maintain a long-standing relationship with my favorite furniture designer, Patricia Urquiola. I have been saying wicker is going to make a comeback for YEARS - and she did it, of course. If it was going to be anyone making it happen, it would be Patricia. I have a strong belief that if a generation didn’t see a fad, then they don’t have the negative associations of the previous generation (think the recent fad doing lighting fixtures and faucets in brass and bronze). Now wicker is modern and I feel validated that the secret’s out!

:: DESIGNVALUE ITEM :: MORE PERFECT PODCAST

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Oyez : Oyez : Oyez

The podcast landscape is vast, but not always nourishing. Not actually offering value and sometimes missing a mark. Does this sound familiar to you lately? I have the anti-venom! More Perfect is a podcast that will restore your faith in podcast production. It’s highly researched, highly detailed and packs a punch. I got so deep into constitutional law that I went on to read The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin and that just kept the high quality research train running. That’s (2) items of value for this month you might enjoy.

:: DESIGNVALUE ITEM :: QUICK MILL ESPRESSO MACHINE

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10 YEAR ::OBSESSION::

We finally bit the bullet - we bought an espresso machine for the office. As if you couldn’t tell from July’s favorite Item of Value, the Heath mug, we are quite diligent about our coffee ritual here. Quick Mill is a well-crafted, Italian-made machine with only one distributor in the USA. Our simple, single boiler machine “Alexia” is only truly designed for doppios and americanos - the perfect drink of choice to make our office life complete!

:: DESIGNVALUE ITEM :: HEATH CERAMICS

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:LONG-TERM: LOVE

Heath ceramics only does a few things and they do them well. Their dish collection is small, but  mighty. These stacking mugs in the white glaze are part of our morning coffee ritual at the office. Our collection is building slowly because these babies aren't cheap, but well-worth the extra $ for their high quality. As an item of design::value, they deserve some care and space on our shelf for the delight they bring!