I like a little dose of the unexpected in all my aesthetic aspirations and being playful is important when decorating. Your home is your biggest canvas and should reflect the many different elements of your personality. Generate, an online boutique with furniture, lighting, and home accessories, is a great resource for interesting pieces that can help inject some of your own identity and individuality into your decor. It also has a well organized gift section, where you can search by individual (him, her, kid), price range or personality type (the cook, techie, the rebel). It was really hard to choose just a few things to feature but I did my best to give you a good cross section of what’s available on their site, gnr8.biz:
1. Glo Chandelier by Chris Duffy $499 – This is a back-lit canvas that can be customized with your own image. I happen to like the chandelier and if you have a space that does not allow for a real, ceiling-mounted fixture, this is a great alternative. I would put it in a bedroom, at the end of a hall, or in a big dressing room (hey, a girl can dream).
2. Quad by Nauris Kalinauskas $999 – A piece of art that is also functional. This shelving unit will help turn your books, CDs, record collections and magazines into decor just by arranging them on the shelves. It is available in 3 different sizes and 6 different finish combinations. Quad would look amazing next to a low TV console, at the end of a long hallway, or in an office.
3. Garland Table Lamp by Tord Bootje $169 – Originally designed as a hanging fixture, it has been reimagined as a table lamp. The laser-cut leaves and flowers are beautiful to admire right at eye level and would look great on a bar, a dresser, or a side table.
4. Rollerstop designed by Harry Allen $99 – Who wouldn’t want a big, gold roller skate as a doorstop? It’s like a silly sculpture for your floor. And the details are incredible, from the worn out toe stop to the intricate laces. It also comes in neon green, white and silver.
5. Herb Garden $49 – A modern design and added functionality makes this the best looking herb planter I have seen. It even has a built-in scissor. Buy a few of them and start an herb garden of your own, you will certainly delight in having fresh herbs and tending to a mini garden that looks so great!
6. Zuny Animal Bookends $49 – Handmade of leather and filled with sand, these adorable bookends can hold-up your heaviest items. There are four different animals available: Boar (shown above), Sheep, White Lion, and Dinosaur. While they obviously are perfect for a kid’s room, I think adults can find great uses for them too – in an office, or on a bookshelf or bedside table. This is a limited edition series so they will eventually run out.
7. Y Grinder by DesignWright $49 – A salt and pepper mill in one, gorgeously modern unit.
Explore all Generate’s goods at gnr8.biz.