New Mucu stationery and pens are in the shop for January. The 2013 Linen Planner is not only beautiful, but its small enough to carry with ease and allows you to keep yourself organized by both month and day. The Notebook Set contains 4 hand-stitched, plain paper notebooks – perfect for sketching or keeping your ideas all in one neat place. And the new Mucu pen is absolutely stunning in Aluminum or Stainless Steel. See new Mucu items here.Read More
Love, love, love these ‘snow globes‘ by UK designer, Neil Conley. Eerily beautiful with a powerful message. Think about it:
“A series of snow globes created in response to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, 2010.
Shaped by a number of key principles, the snow globes embody the throw-away, novel plastic gifts that have become one of the oil industries many parasites – Whilst in the same breath, act as a warped preservation of the wildlife affected by the spill and its inherent beauty.”
Happy New Year! I think 2012 is going to be a great year! I feel like 2011 was a “plan it” year, and now 2012 is the year to “implement it”. So many exciting things in the pipeline for Merchant No. 4, but today, I’m thinking about #8 on my personal ‘To Do in 2012 List’, which is….revamp the bedroom. You know how bedrooms can sometimes be that last thought in the house? The room that becomes more utilitarian above all else? So although the title of this post is quite the opposite of what I want to do in 2012, here are a few inspirational bedroom photos. Which one is your favorite?Read More
Say hello to Mr. Cooper – new at merchant4.com. Designed by Kate Stokes of Coco Flip Design Studio in Melbourne, this gorgeous copper pendant was inspired by the old tin can telephones or “lovers telephone”. Complete with antique herringbone fabric chord, this light has us reminiscing about a time when life (and design) was simple and honest.Read More