Teaming up with French design house Pierre Frey, Ken Fulk's new collection of wallcoverings and rugs is surreal-chic at its finest.
Plus, it's time to jeuje your home workspace with an ergo chair from one of Herman Miller's two new Bay Area stores, and shop to support the fight against breast cancer with Forever 21 x Stand Up To Cancer.
Ken Fulk shares his surreal life with new collection for Pierre Frey.
(Courtesy of Pierre Frey)
What a surprise, SF designer extraordinaire Ken Fulk's latest wallpaper, fabrics, and rugs pull no punches. Working in partnership with the storied French textile house Pierre Frey, the Surreal World Collection is, you guessed it, the best of both worlds. Fulk's eye for whimsy and flair for the dramatic comes together with the Parisian company's historical archives in a dozen-ish wondrous designs—adding instant wow to any room. Think, collage-style "stoned Romans" and regal dog faces, hand-drawn redwoods and neoclassical architecture. Fulk told Architectural Digest that he took his "weird little brain" and created a collection "almost more like fashion." His muses included the likes of Tony Duquette, Salvador Dali, and other imagined guests at a "fantastical dinner party."
// Shop online at pierrefrey.com.
Take a seat: Herman Miller opens two new Bay Area stores.
(Courtesy of Herman Miller)
Let's be real: Some people may be tiptoeing back to actual office buildings, but giving up the home office (nook, closet, or couch) is a "hella no" for most folks we know. To that end, you may be in need of a really good chair from which to conduct your biz—Google Meet-ing to Netflix-ing to, umm, online shopping. With two new stores in SF and San Jose, Herman Miller comes to the rescue. Both experiential spots are designed to help customers find ergonomically sound chairs that fit them. You know, by comparing features (like backrest adjustments), customizable finishes and stylish details.
"We understand shopping for your home office can be overwhelming, which is why we're continuing to expand our Herman Miller seating store experience," says Debbie Propst, president of global retail for MillerKnoll. "Our new locations offer the opportunity to work with one of our experts to discover the right solutions based on individual needs before making an important investment in not only one's space, but also their health."
// SF: 2108 Chestnut St. (Marina); San Jose: 356 Santana Row, Suite #1007, hermanmiller.com
Shop for good with the Forever 21 x Stand Up to Cancer collab.
(Courtesy of Forever 21)
With a couple of weeks left in Breast Cancer Awareness month, the time is now for some do-good retail therapy. The Forever 21 collab with SU2C is a great place to start. Through Sunday, October 31st, $1 of every purchase of the collection's tees, hoodies, and more will go to the charitable organization, which focuses on developing and providing the latest cancer prevention and early-detection methods. And, gentleman, the styles are not just for the ladies—we love this supportive sweatshirt.
// Shop online, forever21.com