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Let Suite Pieces Teach You To Transform Your Furniture + Paint Deal

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Transform old furniture into something fresh!
Transforming furniture is one of the things we love to do the most at Suite Pieces (located at 162 Huron Street)! We’re going to share with you how fun and easy it is to change the look of something you already own without the hassle of sanding and priming. We’ll be using one of our favorite product lines that we offer in the shop, Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan. By the time you do all that prep-work with traditional latex paint, you’re ready to call it quits and leave yet another unfinished project sitting around your apartment taking up precious, expensive square footage. When you use Chalk Paint® for your painting projects, you get instant gratification that keeps you going till it’s back in place ready for a photo op! Continue reading

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Featured Vendor: Green Datum

In engineering a datum is a standard, a line or point used for other measurements. Our Holiday Market, featured vendor Green Datum is a family owned public arts and crafts company that aims to be the standard for ethically and sustainably produced apparel and home decor. It searches the world for beautiful, artistically unique and functional items created by small and mid-size producers for us over here to enjoy – all at a fair price.

We interviewed Carolina from Green Datum about the sustainable collection she curates. Continue reading

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UpCycling Design Challenge Deadline 11/15

upcyclingUncommonGoods, an online retailer that specializes in handmade, eco- friendly and uniquely designed gifts and accessories, is excited to announce the Upcycling Design Challenge, offering the opportunity to a new independent designer to sell their work to millions of customers.

An open call will be held until November 15, where designers are invited to share their finished products made of upcycled and recycled materials.

The top 15 submissions picked by Home Accessories buyer Katie Giannone will be sent to the UncommonGoods voting app , where the online community can weigh in on their favorites. The top 5 voted items will then move on to a panel of judges that will include Katie; Yuka Yoneda, NYC editor of Inhabitat.com;  Jim Martin, owner of Green3, a longtime UncommonGoods vendor of upcycled clothing and accessories;  and Jamie Cornett, designer and visionary behind Instrumental Lighting.

The winning design will be introduced into the UncommonGoods assortment. UncommonGoods Design Challenges have been the source of best-selling products like the Cymbal of Love Pendant, the Birdie Mini Dish,Mathew Amey’s Jump Off and the iPhone Artist Cases.

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