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Jaxon Home is Hiring

by Betsy Moyer on September 5, 2014, no comments

Work with Us Jaxon Home

It’s not always easy to find great talent, but we’re on the hunt. Jaxon Home is looking to fill several key positions from product development to manufacturing administration to design savvy sales folk.

I’ve been with the company now for a little over a year and I am really enjoying the nature of the place. If you are in the Los Angeles area and you are excited by the thought of working with furniture design legacy and manufacturing, please do inquire. I’m personally fielding resumes and setting up interviews, so I’d love to know if you came our way by The Estate of Things. Jaxon Home is located in the historic Helms Bakery district of Culver City, nestled in between HD Buttercup and Trunk Club. We see an exciting bit of foot traffic, and our clients are some of the most interesting names in town. We offer in home design services as well, so if you are interior design obsessed, this is a really interesting place to get a foothold in your career. In fact, because we are in this incredible period of growth, there is room for you to come in and identify designer needs and really help us build out that aspect of the business. I’d love the help.

There is plenty of opportunity for the right candidates, and there are several creative positions to fill. Please have a look here: http://jaxonhome.com/pages/work-with-us

 

 

 

Saturday at the Flea

by Sarah on September 2, 2014, no comments

Sometimes the flea market is overflowing with great things, sometimes its a bit scant– we all know this. Here are a few notable things from our trip to the flea market at the NC Fair Grounds in Raleigh.

I’ve been to Carol Patterson’s booth at the Raleigh flea twice and both times I’ve been tempted. Carol has an eclectic mix and I like that. Carol has four spaces at the Granddaddy’s Antiques Mall in Burlington, NC if you’re ever around. Granddaddy’s says they are the “Largest in the Carolinas”, two acres of treasure. These are Carol’s pieces at the flea,

Oh, this color blue would draw anyone in to the booth, there was actually a low dresser available to match this one,

flea blue dresser

The rug is from 1960s Vietnam. The colors were vivid and it looked perfect displayed over the blue dresser.

flea vietnam rug

The industrial look still rules and there were some good stools there but no mates in sight,

 

flea stool

 

flea red stool

The only interesting pair I saw at the flea,

flea sheepdog

 

 

 

 

Globe Pendant Lighting

by Sarah on August 26, 2014, 2 comments

Like so many, I’m looking for the perfect glass globe pendant. Here’s what I’ve found.

Pendants globe set

Will you spring for the four small bulbs or stay with the single filament, Edison bulb?

 

Brika takes the Maker Movement International

by Betsy Moyer on August 25, 2014, no comments

Far and Wide Collective at Brika

Since Sarah and I are always sitting around plotting and scheming and dreaming our own future endeavors into the world of retail and ecommerce, we love to swap notes on shops that are doing interesting things.

Are you guys already familiar with BRIKA?
They have been popping up here and there in my world and I love paying attention to these new networks of artists and crafters that get together and present their wares in way that appeals to my neo-hippie sensibilities. #SHOPSMALL

BRIKA though, really caught my eye with a recent partnership with Far + Wide Collective, which supports craft production and small businesses in post-conflict and emerging economies. So, now my love for hand crafted and personalized product can extend beyond just supporting local small businesses, and now it can reach into developing communities abroad. I love shopping to support humanity!

Especially when it looks like this!

Far and Wide Collective at Brika pillows

The products are presented along with stories and insights into the craft and the crafters behind them. In a day of mass made junk and technology overload, it’s nice to settle yourself into a little story about the constellation inspired toss pillow you have your eye on – knowing it was crafted out of hand made batik in Swaziland feels special.

Here is a little more eloquent presentation of what we are looking at here:

“The founder of Far + Wide, Hedvig Alexander, has extensive experience in international development, specifically in Afghanistan, and has seen first-hand how supporting craft production and small businesses (rather than donations alone) is the most effective and sustainable way to improve quality of life.  But Hedvig also understood something many socially based businesses don’t – the end product has to be beautiful and marketable.  Far + Wide Collections’ products are that perfect intersection of modern crafts that are authentic and exceptionally made while also providing real opportunities for communities in emerging economies.”

Sounds like a win/win to me.

Shop The Far + Wide Collective at BRIKA here.

The Estate of Things picks from BRIKA Far and Wide