hunt & gather: valentine’s day gift guide

whether you’re celebrating with a significant other this year, or just want to get a fellow single friend a little gift, we have gathered up some sweet options to show them some love!

  1. venice basket in fuchsia via eliza gran studio
  2. pom pom metal clasp bracelet via shop latitude
  3. quote lumbar pillow via all modern
  4. burnin’ for you matchbox via the social type
  5. ‘play red’ eau de parfum via comme des garcons
  6. polka dot ring dish via etsy (modernmud)
  7. hamsa incense holder via free people
  8. bamileke feather headdress via safari fusion
  9. love potion #1 candle via urban outfitters

 

 

aesthetically speaking: whimsical decor

we love when rooms have elements of whimsy! it can be one thing or a group of items that can make a room standout in a special way, many times with wit and other times just over the top fascination! that’s the beauty of whimsical decor! we especially love vintage and newer pieces that don’t take design rules seriously! decorating should be fun, and you should fill your home with things that you love! so, let your personality shine through in 2016 by decorating with whimsy! it will make your rooms more warm and inviting! take a look at some whimsical inspiration below to get you thinking out of the box for the upcoming new year and let us know your favorites in the comments section!

fish light sculpture via kishani perera blog

fish sculpture over dining table via mydomaine

vintage ceramic double elephant lamp via rummage

vintage ceramic double elephant lamp via rummage

female and male illustrations via kishani perera blog

female and male illustrations via domino

surete du quebec police shooting target via rummage

surete du quebec police shooting target via rummage

 whimsical hands via kishani perera inc

vignette of whimsical hands via kishani perera inc.

ceramic rubber glove via rummage

ceramic rubber glove mold via rummage

sara gilbane interiors via kishani perera blog

whimsical end table in living room by sara gilbane interiors via savvy home

vintage style crate wood side table via rummage

vintage style crate wood side table via rummage

 parisian perch figurines via kishani perera blog

parisian perch figurines via vogue

vintage brass pagoda statues via rummage

vintage brass pagoda statues via rummage

serax cactus vase via kishani perera blog

serax cactus vase via zilverblauw

fabric palm tree via rummage

fabric palm tree via rummage

tony duquette splashing water chandelier via kishani perera blog

tony duquette splashing water chandelier via remains lighting

aesthetically speaking: home sweet zoo

if you have ever been inside rummage, you might think you’ve stepped into a zoo with the amount of animal decor that is found throughout the shop. from very small to larger than life vintage pieces, animal decor happens to be one our favorite decorating tips to give a room lots of personality and whimsy! currently, we’re having a holiday sale at the shop and many of these treasured vintage finds have been reduced to celebrate the season! many would make a great gift for someone special on your holiday shopping list who loves animals! but, don’t forget yourself, there are plenty of wonderful antique pieces to make your home more inviting and a sanctuary for all wildlife! what’s your favorite animal decor featured here? let us know in the comments!

koi fish brass sconces via rummage

koi fish brass sconces

tiger masks via rummage

paper mache tiger maskdecorative tiger mask

brass peacock via rummage

brass peacock

saint bernard portrait via rummage

saint bernard dog portrait

brass grasshopper via rummage

brass grasshopper

chalkware white dog via rummage

chalkware white dog

iron horse head via rummage

iron horse head

brass serpentine tray via rummage

brass serpentine tray

framed bird prints via rummage

framed bird prints

 

 

 

 

aesthetically speaking: mystical and vibrant morocco

have you ever wanted to bring back the style you discovered from one of your vacation getaways? we imagine that must be the case with morocco for most people who travel there! for today’s “get the look” feature, we’re sharing inspiration as well as rummage offerings for bringing a moroccan vibe into your home in small and big ways! everything from decor and architectural details, we hope this gives you plenty of ideas for replicating the feel of this mystical and vibrant destination in your design and decorating! let us know your favorite suggestion in the comment section below!

casbah cove via kishani perera blog

casbah cove via gordon stein design

moroccan lantern with glass beads via rummage

moroccan lantern with glass beads

fassi morocann mosaic tile via kishani perera blog

fassi moroccan mosaic tile via le mosaiste

moroccan kilm runner via rummage

moroccan kilm runner

carved framed mirrors via kishani perera blog

carved framed mirrors via polka cafe

brass moroccan style lantern via rummage

brass moroccan style lantern

vivid blue staircase via kishani perera blog

vivid blue staircase via domino

antique silver dish via rummage

antique silver dish

aesthetically speaking: the photography of erik madigan heck

we have been fascinated with the vibrant photography of erik madigan heck ever since we stumbled upon the first photo below in harper’s bazaar that reminded us of frida kahlo! ever since then we have been following his work on instagram, which we highly recommend you give it a follow for inspiring images from his portfolio. below is a retrospective of some our favorite fashion photography that he has done in just the past year alone! we absolutely love the way he captures the blurring of lines between fashion and art through photography!

erik madigan heck 1 via kishani perera blog

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erik madigan heck 2 via kishani perera blog

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erik madigan heck 3 via kishani perera blog

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 erik madigan heck 4 via kishani perera blog

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erik madigan heck 5 via kishani perera blog

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erik madigan heck 6 via kishani perera blog

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erik madigan heck 7 via kishani perera blog

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erik madigan heck 8 via kishani perera blog

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aesthetically speaking: industrial style

for today’s “get the look” feature, we look at spaces which have have embraced industrial style and how you can add a bit of this decor in your home. while industrial style began as a trend a while back, it has stood the test of time and now continues to still be used when mixed with other styles to give a space a more relaxed feel. it is not just a flash in the pan trend, but one that continues to leave us inspired in how it has been adapted with the times!

one of the main things we love about industrial style is how you can find one-of-a-kind pieces that you can personalize in a different way than what it may have been originally used or intended. sometimes, the reasoning is very intentional because you want to add a vintage or aged feel to a space to give it more character. whatever your choice is, it appears industrial decor is here to stay and we love design that has longevity!

if you’re looking to bring an industrial feel to your interiors, take a cue from these wonderful spaces that embrace this style, using industrial pieces that mix with more modern and contemporary details. we’ve sprinkled in items from rummage to highlight how you can can bring an industrial feel to your interiors in smaller ways, from furniture, accessories or lighting, before committing to the look for a whole remodel. do you have a favorite space below? let us know in the comments!

line klein vanity via kishani perera blog

love this makeshift vanity shot by line klein! via sf girl by bay

industrial zinc box via rummage

industrial zinc box

loft 9b via kishani perera blog

loft 9b kitchen by dimitar karanikolov and veneta nikolova via behance

suena sconce by em fine iron works via rummage

suena sconce by em fine iron works

red magazine kitchen via kishani perera blog

industrial style kitchen via red magazine

yellow industrial stool via rummage

yellow industrial stool

decoholic bathroom via kishani perera blog

love these hollywood stage lights that have been incorporated into this bathroom! via decoholic

industrial medicine cabinet via rummage

industrial medicine cabinet

galvanized pipe bed via kishani perera blog

galvanized pipe bed via digsdigs

metal industrial tripod light via rummage

metal industrial tripod light

hot off the press: better homes and gardens

we are so excited to finally share the feature of kishani’s home in the september issue of better homes and gardens! it is always an honor to be featured in the magazine, but getting to share her own space makes it extra special. she also shares some tips on vintage treasure hunting and how to achieve an eclectic look in your own home. thank you again to better homes and gardens for the opportunity to share her home!

aesthetically speaking: think outside the box

stop putting away your jewelry and accessories! instead, think outside the box…literally! let your treasures shine and be seen! we’ve taken a few vintage items from around our shop to showcase how easily you can do this, plus added some of our favorite inspiration from around the web to give you more ideas! we think you’ll find numerous ways to have things at a perfect glance when you are getting ready before work or a night out on the town! what idea will you try? let us know in the comments!

monica lauren jewelry via kishani perera inc

if you love to layer several pieces of jewelry, our vintage dress form floor lamp allows you to see their stunning beauty before you put it on yourself!

vintage les lunettes sunglasses via rummage

our vintage robert filoso mannequin was the perfect eye wear model for us! it helped us visualize how these vintage les lunettes sunglasses in our shop would frame the face. vintage mannequins can also model your hats and bracelets just as easily!

body sculpture via kishani perera blog

if a mannequin is too big to have in your space, consider a sculpture to adorn your jewelry! via design sponge

hand of buddha jewelry stand via kishani perera blog

sometimes all you need is a good hand! via brunette braid

animal decor via kishani perera

we’ve found that animal decor is a creative and unexpected way to display jewelry! this brass bird’s neck works great, but other ideas are elephant trunks, deer antlers and giraffe necks! via pop sugar

shadow boxes via kishani perera blog

shadow boxes make your jewelry into wall art! via better homes and gardens

vintage cake stand via kishani perera blog

vintage cake stand via inbal designs

glass cloche jewelry storage via kishani perera blog

glass cloche jewelry storage via pottery barn

antique wood spanish chandelier via rummage

we happen to think that a chandelier is a great place to showcase jewelry from above! via rummage

vintage tea cups and saucers via kishani perera blog

vintage tea cups and saucers via broke and healthy

vintage shoe molds via kishani perera blog

we thought these shoe molds were such a novel idea for holding large amounts of necklaces! via french by design

and don’t forget to follow us on instagram, twitter and facebook to stay abreast of the sales, new inventory and more wonderful inspiration from our shop!

aesthetically speaking: double duty bar carts

bar carts aren’t just for holding liquor and bar items these days! they can do double and sometimes even triple duty in a variety of rooms as chic and functional solutions for storage and displaying items. anytime an item can do that is something we can all celebrate, especially if you live in a small space! we’ve rounded up some creative ways that you can use a bar cart around a home. do you have an idea not shown here? let us know in the comments!

bar cart as side table via kishani perera blog

bar cart as side table via apartment therapy

bar cart as side table via kishani perera blog

bar cart as side table via hgtv

bar cart as nightstand via kishani perera blog

bar cart as nightstand via apartment therapy

bar cart as nightstand via kishani perera blog

bar cart as nightstand via rue magazine

bar cart as bookcase via kishani perera blog

bar cart as bookcase via better homes and gardens

bar cart for kitchen storage via kishani perera blog

bar cart as kitchen storage via design sponge

bar cart for kitchen storage via kishani perera blog

bar cart as kitchen storage via better homes and gardens

 bathroom bar cart via kishani perera blog

bathroom bar cart via house to home

bathroom bar cart via kishani perera blog

bathroom bar cart via pink peonies

art deco bar cart 1 via kishani perera inc.

this art deco bar cart via rummage can certainly do double duty, but there is also a bonus feature!

art decor bar cart 2 via kishani perera inc.

…it has a removable serving tray, which makes it great for entertaining in any room of your home! cheers to that…make it a double for me!

hunt & gather: holiday gift guide for kids

one of our favorite holiday gift guides to put together every year is the one for kids, they are so much fun to shop for! we love finding ideas that help spark their imagination, sense of wonder, creativity and awakens the magic they feel during this joyous season. i hope you’ll agree that these ideas for kids are what make the holidays so much fun to celebrate with little ones around.

holiday gift guide for kids via kishani perera blog

  1. maileg rolling scooter & sidecar set via barneys new york
  2. petit pehr felted wool mobile via smitten for the wee generation
  3. babylit book set via juniper books
  4. viddy pinhole camera kit via the pop-up pinhole co.
  5. hector serrano’s finger puppets via a+r
  6. toothbrush buddies via uncommon goods
  7. a teepe to call your own via land of nod
  8. woven play star feather headband via lost & found