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Halloween hasn't even happened yet, Thanksgiving is still a month away, and the holidays are but a faint glint on the horizon. But stores are already gearing up for the shopping season with gift-friendly products, and well, there's just too much good stuff not to share. DWR in particular is bringing it with the newest products in Tools for Living. The home accessories section has a little something for big spenders and Secret Santas alike, with little stylish options that'll fit snuggly in lucky recipients' stockings.
What are your thoughts on the widespread omnipresence of mid-century modern home furniture? Some say the style's resurgence has run its course. To that I say, pshaw. I'm all for embracing new looks, but I don't see MCM design passing into the night anytime soon. The style's clean lines and simple, functional pieces have a timeless appeal that, in my humble opinion, is built for the long haul, not just a passing trend.
Dining sets are well and good if you want to play it safe, but we love the the look of a mix – think rustic farm table paired with modern aluminum chairs, a bench instead of several seats, mismatched hand-me-down chairs painted a uniform color – to show a little individuality. If you're thinking about swapping out your set for a few pieces with a little more personality, we suggest heading to DWR's Fillmore Street location next Saturday, September 12th, from 10 to 2 for their Mix and Match Brunch. If noshes from Boulangerie and mimosas from Vino aren't enough incentive to mosey by, perhaps 15% off on combinations of four or more select dining chairs, stools and tables can wrest you from your morning slumber.
In what may be one of the most unlikely pairings we can think of, Design Within Reach and Good Vibrations are teaming up to help you get the most out of your time in the bedroom. Stop by DWR's Potrero Studio next Thursday from 7 to 9 PM for a look at their Sonno memory foam mattresses (on sale for 15% off) and you'll find educators from Good Vibrations sharing tips and lessons on sexual pleasure and health - perhaps for putting that new mattress to work. They'll also have a selection of erotic toys for sale, and will be raffling off a gift basket during the evening. Attendees must be 18 or older to attend, and should RSVP to potrero (at) dwr (dot) com by August 11th.
One of San Francisco's most well-known and best loved furniture emporiums is having a big birthday - but you're the one getting the gift. Design Within Reach is celebrating its 10 years (can you believe it?) in the business, and to up the ante they'll be celebrating with not 10% off (as in past years), but 15% off everything, and free shipping to boot. Of course you can always just stop by one of the three stores in the city for some instant gratification, and knock out that shipping full-stop.
There's already a lot to love at Design Within Reach, but this Saturday the Potrero Hill branch is upping the ante with its Valentine's Day: A Fair event. From 10a.m. to 2p.m you can sip mimosas and nibble on breakfast noshes all while taking in new and discounted wares from Bay Area designers. Surprise a forgetful friend with these placemats from Josh Jakus - the napkin rings are built right in, so they'll never be misplaced again. What's not to love?