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Designers You Should Know: MAS Design

For the inaugural edition of our Designers You Should Know series, we wanted to showcase a design house we have had the pleasure of working with on a number of projects. Partners Carol & Dawn of MAS Design have cultivated a unique aesthetic and a successful brand in the Bay Area.  MAS Design partners, Dawn Carlson & Carol Perry.Photo by Jen Siska WHO/WHAT IS MAS DESIGN? MAS (Mood and Space) Design is an interior design firm in the Bay Area, California. What we try to create in our work is a mashup of space and style. We believe that your space should be an expression of who you are, and our focus is creating sophisticated spaces that allow our clients to live, relax and...

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15 Easy Eco-Friendly Alternatives for Every Interior Design Project

Great design is all about making smart choices. While selecting the right design elements may help you achieve your desired aesthetic; it has also become increasingly important to consider the environment while making these key decisions.From choosing a finish that will help you breath a little easier to making sure your lumber wasn't illegally clear-cut from a protected rain forest- Eco-friendly alternatives abound. Our guide to Easy Eco-Alternatives for Every Interior Design Project will help you navigate an at times confusing Eco Design industry, and prove that not all "Eco-Friendly" products are created equal.  1. FINISHES Say no to toxic fumes. (Source) HARMFUL OPTION: Lacquer and Oil Based Finishes Lacquers contain chemicals that are harmful to your health if ingested, inhaled, or come into contact...

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TOP 5 REASONS TO BUY AMERICAN MADE

Buying American made is an easy way to feel great about the choices you make as a consumer. You have the power to strengthen your local economy and protect the environment with each buying decision.¬† ¬†¬† ‚Äʬ†The Facts¬†‚ÄĘ LOCAL ECONOMY More you spend in your community the more stays in your community. Nearly double. Creates a flexible diversity of businesses in community that can better adjust to changing economic conditions/needs. Local economies become less susceptible to recession. Encourages use of local raw materials. (Wool/Wood/Produce/People) Further localizing the supply chain. Higher velocity circulation of money. In a local business less profits are made while more money goes into local acquisition of supplies/printing/talent/advertising- instead of sent out of the area as dividends....

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Things We Love Thursday

1. Things have been a little stressful around here this past week. These inspirational to-go mugs are just what we need as a reminder to always kick butt. The Everygirl also appeared last week so I'll admit we might have a little crush.  2. The Pearl Girls- Manufactured by women in Athens, Georgia and they start at only $29.00! How could you not?  3. Olga Guanabara- Custom reclaimed wood dog beds. If only Irie liked to be on a platform. 4. Juniper Ridge-   The world only wild fragrance company. These guys are hardcore, the products are amazing, and they just rebranded the packaging to make it even better!  5. Another find from our friends at The Lab- Red Raven Studios porcelain wall hanging...

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Things We Love Thursday

  Things We Love Thursday     1. Dlighted Jewelry- Our logo card maker started designing jewelry along with her custom paper products and we are so excited!  2. The EveryGirl and Interior Define collaborated to make sofas. The colors and sizer are just perfect.  3. Another find thanks to I Am The Lab.  Peg and Awl- Couldn't you spend hours soaking in this tub and have all your necessities on that tub caddy?! 4. Riva- A solid wood globe chair. Their logo is "Only Wood, Only Passion". How could you not love it?  5. Found My Animal- Ombre Leash.   These guys are American made and support adoption services nation wide. "Let your pet wear your values" 

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