Friday, August 15, 2008

Obsessed

You might think that only having about an hour to myself for nine days I'd use it seek out something new and different.  But I didn't.  My one excursion was the Merchandise Mart in Chicago.  And once in the Mart I headed to my favorite spots.  Holly Hunt, Baker, Waterworks, Ann Sachs and, of course, Dessin Fournir.
 
Like any stalker, you could not have kept me away.  Seeing the pieces in person is always a treat.  Unlike many of the other showrooms, when asked if I could snap a few shots the answer was, "Sure, make yourself at home."  A slightly different response from another showroom that has printed signs placed in every vignette, "No photos, please."  Please.

A fun surprise was the installation of the Porter Teleo wallpaper.


Porter Teleo is a line of hand printed, hand painted wallpapers designed by Kelly Porter and Bridgett Cochran that has recently become represented by Dessin Fournir in Chicago.  

The talented duo is based, unsurprisingly, here in Kansas City.  Do check their site to see the amazing line of papers. 

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

You certainly did have a great vacation!!!!!!!!!!

Mrs. Blandings said...

It was quite an inspiration, no? I only have one more Chicago post left, I promise!

Things That Inspire said...

I would have done the same thing, Nrs. B. To me, shopping at a new and different design center is heaven. I am particularly partial to Dessin Fournir, and I enjoyed seeing the pictures from the showroom!

maison21 said...

I LOVE THAT WALLPAPER!

Patricia Gray said...

Thanks for the preview of this great wallpaper!

Anonymous said...

You're lucky we let you go. The boys and I don't like it when you're away.

Happy Birthday Mrs. B. I love you.

Mr. B.

Mrs. Blandings said...

Mr. Blandings. Wondering how long it would take you to want to "comment." What a thrill to find you here. Thanks for the b-day wishes. Love you lots, of course. pod

Carolina Eclectic said...

Oh, I love, love the wallpaper! Its wonderful:)

Dianne said...

Mrs. B, How sweet of Mr. B to miss you so! You must be the glue that holds the family happily together. Happy Birthday and thanks for many hours of reading enjoyment. We in blogland love you too!!!!

katiedid said...

What a fun day! I am in love with that wallpaper! So dramatic. And that Mr. B...what a sweetheart! Happy Birthday. :)