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These are folks we love working with .... our secret weapons ... because a LOT of our success comes from working WITH great partners. Knowing who to call for the perfect lighting solution or custom sofa is half the battle. We feel extremely confident recommending these folks, they are craftsmen, artisans, designers, manufacturers, and creatives across a wide range of fields, and doing amazing and inspiring things. We are proud to call them friends and family!
Sam & Lydia run LAYLO Studio out of Chicago IL USA. Their custom works are as much art as furniture and lighting.
Welcome! to the Valhalla of purchasing a sofa. These giants (really they are giants) of furniture design might as well be Vikings because walking into their showroom felt like entering the Great Hall to gather with the gods... They (and thereby you) have complete control over the process of creating furniture- concept to delivery - you would think that all of this power has to cause a god complex ... right? But No! They are awesome and super great to work with - Who knew Heaven/Vallhala on earth was in Omaha?!
Why? Because this is coffee elevated to an art form. They support their farmers, their community, and a broad spectrum of artists and artisans.... and because every creative I know - needs a good coffee hook-up! Don't worry they ship!
These folks live to support local creatives! If you live in DC this is where to shop if you need to send a gift that says "DC" and isn't a snow globe of the white house. The shelves are stocked with goods from local creatives. Everything from Mumbo Sauce to leather goods.
ps. they have expanded to Virginia as well!
VIP Cleaning Solutions, owner Robinson - Is our ACE in the hole- he does it all - painting, wallpaper, cleaning, handyman, you name it...He and his team are always professional and show up with great energy that lifts the mood of everyone on the site! If you are in the DC area check them out.
Blankets may seem like a simple thing, but this family owned/operated Scottish company has created blankets that are basically HUGS. We particularly like the recycled wool ones. Simple things designed and made sustainably with love! When JP & I fought over who got the TBco blanket I knew they were on to something! The collection includes both traditional tartans & gorgeous new interpretations! They come beautifully packaged and at a more than fair pricepoint- they make an outstanding gift ! They are simply perfect blankets! We recommend you order multiples!