something extra cool for dad!

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dad’s deserve something special…a few suggestions below

brass bottle openers - design, heft, cool...

brass bottle openers – design, heft, cool…

MAHOGANY CHAIR

solid mahogany camp chairs…nothing ‘campy’ about it! designed + hand crafted of solid mahogany by fred rossi…tried, true, tested – they are comfortable, handsome…cool

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what dad wouldn’t like the sao paulo planter – made in the usa – mold made from architectural detailing of a palace in sao paolo (shown here with crazy grass)….original, great for herbs or floral planting…i can see lettuce growing in this too!….cool!

Cura Glasses

no dainty stemware for dad….drink from these brilliant double layered wine glasses – hand blown + cut in mexico – manly enough for bobby flay’s bbq

F+W Cura Wine Glass

JNC Decanters

decanters from the talented young nate cotterman – red wine, white wine, water…or as is!…..cool!

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the perfect chair for ‘just dad’….introducing the arnaud wing chair – cool lines – classic feel – just right

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does dad spend countless hours perfecting + admiring his lawn? the wire ball could add some focus to the yard (and dad)! cool!

other ideas: iron firepit from indonesia, terra cotta planters from campo de fiori, a big collection of servingware from montes doggett (burger time!)…..

SWIVEL!

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swivel chairs are all the rage!  and why not?  great styling + sensibility!  here are a few of verellen’s swivels

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mabel - cool comfortable crowd pleaser

mabel – cool comfortable crowd pleaser

THEO!  this was one of our favorite pieces at the spring  market - Tom Verellen says this is going to be a big hit

THEO! this was one of our favorite pieces at the spring market – Tom Verellen says this is going to be a big hit

Clarence Club Swivel Chair - just the right arms for reading, lounging

Clarence Club Swivel Chair – just the right arms for reading, lounging in leather, velvet, linen or cotton – just right!

duke swivel chair

duke swivel chair in leather with inside out stitch…not for you? the duke club swivel with a linen slip cover is ‘to die for’

HANNAH Club Swivel @HP Oct2014

Hannah Club Swivel – handsome!

HANNAH Club Swivel Chair @HP Apr2014

Hannah Club Swivel in linen slipcover…

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Jan Swivel Chair in buzzi felt!

nixon swivel chair

a different look – the nixon swivel chair!

NORAH swivel glider @HP Apr2014

not only does norah swivel…she glides too!

VICTORIA Swivel Glider @HP Oct2014

another great swivel glider from verellen – the Victoria

WELLINGTON Club Swivel Chair @HP Oct2014

CLASSIC Club – the Wellington Swivel

it’s green green green in the berkshires – just back from Trade Secrets

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it was a perfect sunday in connecticut…after a blip in our travel plans (talking so much we missed the exit for the mass pike by 20 miles) we reached the berkshires and took a left – headed for the trade secrets garden tour….it was wonderful! and green!2015-05-17 11.06.51 2015-05-17 11.11.59 2015-05-17 11.19.19 2015-05-17 11.22.45

our 1st stop was twin maple farm which, aside from a stunning georgian house, had a really cool woodland walk, stunning tree forms….and a very very round pond

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after a short stop for latte…(what pairs best with stunning gardens?  a rich latte!) we headed to the property of bunny williams (the bunny williams) and john roselli (the john roselli)….what a place….and more wonderful green2015-05-17 13.05.14 2015-05-17 13.08.20-1 2015-05-17 13.11.58-2 2015-05-17 13.20.06 2015-05-17 13.21.53-12015-05-17 13.26.55 2015-05-17 13.31.58-2

at rockwood farm…a lovely shade garden and unique vegetable corral…asparagus is so darn beautiful2015-05-17 14.13.59 2015-05-17 14.14.312015-05-17 14.18.59 2015-05-17 14.19.14 2015-05-17 14.20.51

we did not have time to take in the michael trapp gardens – i am hoping that next year will be the year….this is a tour not to be missed2015-05-17 11.08.19

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some of the reasons we start with a neutral foundation….new at the shop

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at artefact home|garden we start with a neutral pallet (soothing flax linens + porcelain cottons, smoky grey velvets and rich quartz leathers…select woods + finishes, undyed wool rugs…) so when a ‘color-that-can-not-be-denied’ comes along….well it’s easy to mix it right in

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we love texture – this season we have new pillows in soft grey, natural + flax weaves – woven linen throws in soft grey2015-05-14 10.23.11

hand thrown + glazed - vessels of substance

this bowl is a new addition to our creamy + natural vessels collection – a very substantial piece

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vegan racks – every home should have at least one!  cast in resin with a generous dash of golden glamour – on a dark grey wall….vavavoom

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seat cushions + pillows – natural dyes, 100% woven wool, organic cotton back – designed with an oh-so-modern flair in the usa, hand dyed + woven in turkey…find a ‘neutral’ spot for these…it will no longer be neutral!

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one of our favorites…red chevrons highlighted in yellow

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crackled celadon glaze in low bowl – soothing, neutral, beautiful

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new additions to our cream vessels collection – handglazed in china

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japanese maple – chinese vessels – a great combination of contrasting texture + color2015-05-14 10.35.44 2015-05-14 10.35.53

expected late this week or early next week: aged terra cotta planters, iron embracers (think peonies, hydrangea), wood bowls + troughs, woven lighting, cool neutral fringed linen tea towels|dinner napkins, a select collection of drink + small plate + bowlware from a local ceramicist, the much discussed green leather + suede pouf, Stella Chair from Verellen, antique vessels in charcoal, black + cream….the list goes on!  here’s a sneak peak:

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REMINDER

our spring garden sale ends may 31st – 20% off planters from campo de fiori + pennoyer newman (including special orders) – and the amazing mahogany camp chairs by Rossi Custom Woodwork – an Artefact Home|Garden exclusive!

“buy a bowl” for hunger relief

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porcelain05it’s that simple – visit ARTEFACT on sunday, may 3rd and buy a bowl….any bowl

we will donate a percentage of the profits to PROJECT BREAD http://www.projectbread.org/

what a wonderful day to purchase mother’s day gifts, wedding gifts…or a special item you have been coveting

some of our bowls – including artisan blown glass, japanese hand crafted wood, montes doggett, caskata + many more – buy a bowl – support hunger relief

new at the shop

MAHOGANY CHAIRmahogany chairs have arrived – designed + handcrafted by local artisan + friend alfred rossi – solid mahogany, perfectly sized camp chair (more glamping than camping) – picture around a firepit, on a dune for a sunset spectacular…or right on the back patio – separates to 2 intermingled pieces (that’s a whole chair leaning on the back) for easy storage – remember: handcrafted!  if you want these, get your order in now!

a little blue + white – getting ready for summer

cotton pillows with very cool mushroom print - 3 sizes - designed, printed + finished locally awesome linen 'long pillow' in blue strip - fun for camp cots, loungers or the back of a sofa 'roll beds' - linen - throw it down on a sofa, lounge chair, over an adirondack...just about anything - washable!

cotton pillows with very cool mushroom print – 3 sizes – designed, printed + finished locally |  awesome linen ‘long pillow’ in blue strip – fun for camp cots, loungers or the back of a sofa  |  ‘roll beds’ – linen – throw it down on a sofa, lounge chair, over an adirondack…just about anything – washable!

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linen scarves – blue-black, chambray + denim weave

new from pennoyer newman - the alpine bowls - we can not wait to get these planted up (I'm seeing it on an old new england stone wall with moss + small alpine plants...but since the shop is full sun I will need to carefully consider that vision)

new from pennoyer newman – the alpine bowls – we can not wait to get these planted up (I’m seeing it on an old new england stone wall with moss + small alpine plants…but since the shop is full sun I will need to carefully consider that vision)

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rustic canape fork, spreader + spoon, salad servers – pair beautifully with the charcoal bowls + plates

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coming soon – linen napkins, ‘the duke’ and ‘the stella chair’ from verellen, cementitious planters – an amazing ‘just for Artefact Home|Garden’ light fixture and 2 new lines of tableware

 

 

SALE – “don’t get caught with your plants down”

 

honestly – it is almost ‘that time’!  the weather you thought would NEVER come, well, it’s ALMOST here!  get ready for late spring + summer planting

campo de fiori aged moss terra cotta planters in a variety of shapes and sizes - this is rupert (with some shapely succulents)

campo de fiori aged moss terra cotta planters in a variety of shapes and sizes – this is rupert (with some shapely succulents)

20% off all containers, urns + garden elements through May 31st

includes items at the shop + special orders

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absolutely VERELLEN

verellen

designing + creating objects of desire since 2000

happy 15th birthday

the verellen story started in antwerp – an old world city famous for modern design – “a centuries old city…the spiritual capital of just about everything that makes life more beautiful” (well said, Elle Decor).  tom + sabine verellen took the best of the place – its vaunted style, its confident, natural blending of the old + the new (think rubens + van dyck; dries van noten + axel vervoodt), its reverance for the planet earth – and emigrated their concept, their “edgy yet sophisticated belgian style” + their family to high point, north carolina…..read more http://artefacthome.com/verellen/

 

 

celebrating spring – new at the shop

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clematis + moss with birch twigs in aged terra cotta french urn (check out the Belmont Foundation for Education - Bid for Good - this urn is 'up for bid')

clematis + moss with birch twigs in aged terra cotta french urn (check out the Belmont Foundation for Education – Bid for Good – this urn is ‘up for bid’)

 it seems that new things…and replenishments are arriving everyday!

though the wintery weather persists we are celebrating spring with bright greens (ferns + frittilaria), arranging cut flowers in what will soon be an outdoor planter laden with succulents (why not enjoy now as a beautiful island or table centerpiece?)

hyacinth - both the color + scent are pure spring - cut + arranged in a small modern bowl with mood moss + ferns...check out the wall hall urn in the background

hyacinth – both the color + scent are pure spring – cut + arranged in a small modern bowl with mood moss + ferns…check out the wall hall urn in the background

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PILLOWS!  we are delighted to offer these wonderful pillows in 100% cotton + blends – made right here in MASSACHUSETTS! (that includes the fabric)…lumbar + square, cool zippers – especially fond of the sophisticated stripes + porcelaine cotton.

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love the heavier cotton lumbar pillow in porcelaine mixed with the cockatoo on linen….hoping to have more ‘birds in house’ by april!

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luxury linen throws...or try a cotton weave throws in natural....feeling ready for summer on deck

luxury linen throws…or try a cotton weave throws in natural….feeling ready for summer on deck

BACK IN STOCK – the all natural woven hemp pouf is an artefact classic piece – firm enough for a small tray, perfect for extra seating – and just right to ‘rest your feet on’

just in time for 'the season' - perfect for a beach or mountain house

just in time for ‘the season’ – perfect for a beach or mountain house

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japanese ranunculus...how cool are these...just 5 in vase

japanese ranunculus…how cool are these…just 5 in vase

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cut flower arrangements….your vase or ours –

bowl - need we say more?

bowl – need we say more? – glaze + shape are stunning

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100% linen tea towels (make fantastic oversized dinner napkins)

100% linen tea towels (make fantastic oversized dinner napkins)

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new at the shop

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heritage techniques - modern edge - czech blown glass pendants...each piece is unique

heritage techniques – modern edge – czech blown glass pendants…each piece is unique

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casual luxury...cotton throws in ivory + navyblack and a bit of white; hefty weave...gorgeous on a linen sofa, the back of an adirondack chair...perfect for chilly spring + summer evenings

casual luxury…cotton throws in ivory + navyblack and a bit of white; hefty weave…gorgeous on a linen sofa, the back of an adirondack chair…perfect for chilly spring + summer evenings

perfect for indoors now....on the porch or deck later this summer...hose off, will not fade...vibrant!

perfect for indoors now….on the porch or deck later this summer…hose off, will not fade…vibrant!

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fancy bowls are back...platinum rings

fancy bowls are back…platinum rings

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stunning pitcher from alison evans – i picture bloody marys…to go with some oysters…linen tea towels walnut bench

also in this week – turkish towels in bath + hand sizes, linen runners in a favorite client weave, mobiles, wonderful light weight linen throws