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Fragments of a Home + Kyndra

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Featured: Kyndra James

We have always been inspired by Kyndra's motivation and hustle. She has shown time and time again that working hard and sticking to your goals gets you where you want to be. Although she moved to Hawaii in 2016, we still consider her part of the Forage team (and miss her dearly.) Check out her killer taste, FMW wish list and her comments on the idea of "home" as we kick off our "Fragments of a Home" series. 

What does Home mean to you?

I've always been somewhat transient and have been single for most of my life, so my home is my sanctuary.  It's the place I go to decompress and sort through all of the thoughts and feelings I have when I was not inside these walls.  It's where I go to rest my mind and body, un-chaos my life and become inspired.

Talk about an item/items in your home that you love most and why.

Well, I just moved across the country (and the ocean) about six months ago so it's been somewhat of a slow build.  I only brought two suitcases and didn't ship any of my belongings.  At the same time I have a clean slate to start with for anything and everything.  My favorite item I've purchased so far was over craigslist from an elderly man who was practically in tears when he sold it to me because he loved it so much, I think his name was Simon.  He and his wife were moving into town into a much smaller place. I was telling him how much I loved the bench and he said "Yes, I really love it, too.".  It's this really beautiful Danish mcm bench.  I'm currently using it as a desk/vanity/bookshelf since I don't have a lot of other places to put things yet.  I love it so much and I'm so appreciative that he sold it to me.  I promised him that I'd take really good care of it.

What is your favorite source/sources for interior design inspiration? or Where do you find inspiration for your home?

I gotta be honest, I'm a tumblr maniac. I find that I'm inspired by photos of well sunlit homes with clean lines and a lot of plants.  I've become somewhat of a neat freak so I'm a nerd for organizational solves and ideas.  Nature is also a huge factor, as much as I love clean white space, I'm a sucker for a lot of plant life and natural wood.  I've also become obsessed with mauve and pink increasingly over the past year, so a pink wall with a large philodendron and I'm tingling in my bones.  Even visiting shops and restaurants that have these qualities get my gears grinding for ideas in my own home. I also cruise AirBnB and get inspired by all the beautiful homes up for short term rentals, or boutique hotels like Camp Wandewega or Urban Cowboy.  I guess I basically want my home to look like a boutique hotel on AirBnB.

What is your favorite room and why?

My favorite room is either the kitchen or my bedroom.  I always joke that if I had a kitchen in my bedroom I would probably cook a lot more.  I'm also a sucker for an awesome bathroom (however my current bathroom is not awesome so it is not my favorite room).  I work long and late hours in the hospitality and retail industry and have rarely ever not had a roommate.  My bedroom is my own space that I can go where I don't feel pressured to engage.  (It's also where I put all my favorite things.) I also find that cooking a great meal is soothing to my psyche and has a great reward (most of the time haha).

If you could move anywhere in the world, where would it be?

I'm kind of already living the dream right now but wouldn't argue about a beach front rental... I also have dreams of Greece or pretty much anywhere on the Mediterranean Sea or I want to live in a bright pink stucco house in Argentina.  I also wouldn't mind having a cozy cabin in the mountains or maybe a studio in the French Quarter. I don't know. I kind of want to live everywhere. 

Where are your favorite places to shop for home-related items?

I have yet to find a shop in Honolulu that's comparable to FMW, but I have a few boutiques I visit regularly to see what new items they get in. (Ginger 13, Owens & Co, Echo & Atlas, Olive & Oliver, Hound & Quail, Paiko). There are many brands there recognize from FMW and new ones that I've never heard of.  A lot of Australian companies have product in Hawaii as well.  Not to forget, there's plenty of thrift stores here and people are constantly moving off the island so it's a great place to find quality goods if you know what you're looking for. I've found Craigslist to be the best source for larger items at reasonable prices. 

What are some of your favorite items from Forage that you have in your home?

Like I said before I only brought two suitcases with me.  I managed to squeeze in my golden and pink rug by GUR, a beautiful golden palm throw by Happy Habitat, a vintage brass pineapple lamp (that I cannot find a shade to match for the life of me) and my Tivoli AM/FM radio. 
 

Current Forage wish list:

How do I say everything without saying everything?

Once I have somewhere to put them I'd like to grab myself some of those stackable colorful boxes Box Box by HAY. 

With lack of storage atm, I'm obsessed with woven baskets, so yeah, pretty much all of Doug Johnstons collection.

The BOX by Naknak in PINK

Q Hooks by afteroom in PINK or the Hex Key J Hooks would also be great to hang my denim.(Basically if it's pink I probably want it.)

The Dots by Muuto

Also I have a 4 legged cohabitant now, I'm not sure if you still have but am looking for a dog bed, so the Rake Dog Bed by Dusen Dusen.

(To shop Kyndra's picks, click on the images below.)

Featured Artist: Drawings by Rachel Howe

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February 16 - March 31
Rachel Howe from Small Spells has created 2 bodies of work to show at Forage Modern Workshop. The Zodiac Series and Two Groups of Drawings.

All of her pieces from both collections are available for purchase.

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//From The Artist//

The two groups of drawings work alone and as a collective. Each drawing in some way addresses the layers of existence, the multiplicity of consciousness, when it taps into other senses around us. Listening to hidden voices, bringing underlying themes to the surface. Perception consists of moments of multi-layered consciousness: the concepts originating in the past + the sensory information of the present + assumptions about the future. And that's just linearly, there are also depths. Generational knowledge rears its head, ancestral lens come into focus.

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The Zodiac series:
Aries: The start of the zodiac, Aries always leads the way, jumping head first into whatever challenges await, especially if it's an opportunity to show off some skills.

Taurus: Down to earth, connected to the land and all who lives there. Taurus takes pleasure in being an integrated part of it's surroundings.

Gemini: The sign of the twins, there is a slight fracturing of the self in order to transmit all kinds of information. Active, dynamic, on the move.

Cancer: The pet dog symbolizes so much about Cancer, who is loyal, sentimental, protective, soft most of the time but strong when needed, affectionate, a good friend, and loves to be at home.

Leo: The shining self, who takes pleasure in showing the best to the world. The sun is always out in the Leo world.

Virgo: The loving caretaker who efficiently nurtures others. A bridge between the earth and action. Applying love to knowledge.

Libra: The sign of harmony and balance, Libras are drawn to beauty, both in form and the concept of it. Always striving for the most pleasing outcome.

Scorpio: The darkest of all the signs, but in tune with the power held there. When Scorpio enters where others fear to tread, they find their reward.

Sagittarius: The explorer, the philosopher, the adventurer. Sagittarius seeks to break the chains of limited knowledge and limited experience by searching for truth and meaning.

Capricorn: The most reality-based sign, Capricorn wants to be reassured of its existence. It finds truth in the concrete and works towards understanding its lived experience by pinning it down.

Aquarius: Aquarius is the eccentric in the group, who does things a little differently. Able to be a loner who's connected to the crowd, operating from a logic only known to them.

Pisces: Pisces often exists in the space between two contradicting impulses, pulled one direction and then the other, somehow both making sense and able to co-exist.

Follow along #FMWRACHELHOWE

Catch Cuties, Not Cooties

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Print, cut, fold, catch a cutie.

Find your dreamboat-to-be. Maybe they're a bright-eyed Leo or a 1992 Will Smith. Or maybe a Friends-era Jen An, or the cutie queen Lisa Bonet.

Don't want (or need) a cutie? Find what on-screen romance describes your actual love life. OR which dynamic duo represents you and your BFF IRL. Cutie Catchers designed in-house by our very own Kelsie.

FMW Cutie Catcher Fortune Tellers below.

<3 <3 <3

BOYFRIEND Cutie Catcher
GIRLFRIEND Cutie Catcher
ON-SCREEN ROMANCE Cutie Catcher
DYNAMIC DUO Cutie Catcher


xoxo

Cameron Wittig in the House

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We’ve got Cameron Wittig this month.

Yup. Walker Art Center staff photographer veteran, portrait-taker of artistic greats (Coppola, Chuck Close, and Poliça just to name a few), and an overall incredible talent. Plus, there’s a few Casey Deming collab pieces in the mix. The work is evocative and smart, and it’s up on our walls through February 12th.

Cameron lives and works in Minneapolis, MN.

Learn more.

HUGE Floor Model Sale

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January 6 11a-7p

January 7 11a-7p

January 8 11a-7p

All Floor Model sofas, chairs, tables, lighting, storage pieces and more will be marked down between 15-60% off. We're not kidding. SO MUCH AMAZING STUFF. Out with the old and in with the new. Follow along with updates here.

HAPPY EVERYTHING SALE!

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We're not joking! In store and online line 12/17-18 we're offering 30% off storewide (a few exceptions apply). In store and online enter HOHOHOLIDAY during checkout.

Order by noon on 12/19 to guarantee 12/24 delivery. Also enter SHIPITTOME during checkout and we will ship it for free!

PLUS! We will wrap it up for you all pretty if you want us to. Now get shopping!

Candle sale!

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Candles make the perfect gift. Plus - you'll use a bunch during the holidays trying to get all hygge and stuff.

For a limited time, buy at least 2 candles (or incense, etc), and 20% off! PLUS - we'll throw in one of our super cute matchbooks! Enter CANDLEZ during checkout.

And don't forget - we do gift wrapping, totally free-of-charge. Simply let us know in the notes during checkout that you'd like us to wrap your purchase.

Gift Bundles!

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Sometimes scouring and picking out the perfect gift can take a lot of time (that frankly, you don't really have...well - maybe you do because you're reading this sentence). ANYWAY - we put together some perfect gift bundles for you! And we shaved a few bucks off. Plus! - we'll wrap it all up for you! Just make a note during check out that you want it gift wrapped and we'll do it free of charge!

Check them all out in our Gift Guide!

Forage Modern Workshop Gift Card

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Give the Gift of Forage with a Forage Modern Workshop Gift Card available in increments on $25, $40, $100, and $250. Gift cards are PHYSICAL GIFT CARDS that will be sent via postal mail.

Enter the shipping address of where you'd like it to go as prompted at checkout.

If you'd like it to be wrapped in the cutest gift card box at no additional charge, please ask us to do so in the purchase notes.

Gift cards can be used in store only at this time.

Rising Signs Prints

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As seen in the store and on (using 2 Dope Queens phrase) "soc-meds" the month of October, we are happy to announce you can now purchase the prints that were featured in the Rising Signs show!

Risings Signs was a Risograph print show curated by Maddy Nye. Each print is a 12 x 18 on cover weight paper in an Edition of 50.

Artist's Include:
Linda Aldredge
Samantha French
Isa Newby Gagarin
Emily Litjens
Lisa Luck
Maddy Nye
Erica Parrott
Crystal Quinn
Ginny Sims
Erin Lynn Smith

See more pics of the show up in the store #FMWrisingsigns

 

 

http://www.foragemodernworkshop.com/new-products-1/nothing-is-over-print?category=Art+%26amp%3B+Prints

RISING SIGNS

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We are really excited about this month's curated art show at Forage Modern Workshop, RISING SIGNS. Curated by Maddy Nye. The Risograph Print Show includes work by:

Artist's Include:
Linda Aldredge
Samantha French
Isa Newby Gagarin
Emily Litjens
Lisa Luck
Maddy Nye
Erica Parrott
Crystal Quinn
Ginny Sims
Erin Lynn Smith

Join us THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8 from 4-6pm as we celebrate the opening with There There Collective Pop-Up and DUMPLING!.

The show will be up through October.

Featured Artist: Casey Deming

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We are thrilled to have a collection of work by Casey Deming on display at Forage Modern Workshop through the month of September. Casey's hand printed, collage-based prints are interesting, thought provoking and beautiful. Through his unique printing process, he achieves beautiful textures and subtle color palettes, making each piece more intriguing than the next.

* The prints are available for purchase in-store, framed or unframed, and can be picked up at the close of the show.

Casey Deming is a Minneapolis-based artist with a focus on printmaking, design, and sound art. He has curated the Tuesday Series for Improvised Music since 2008. Casey’s visual art has been exhibited at the MN Center for Book Arts, Madame of the Arts, Art of This, Honeycomb Salon, Chicago Artists Coalition, Modern Times Cafe, and The White Page Gallery. He was a featured musician and curator at The Soap Factory’s 2013 Minnesota Biennial. In the winter of 2015 Casey received the Jerome Foundation’s 416 Commission through the Cedar Cultural Center. He will be a featured artist at an upcoming collage-based exhibition of prints at Lula Cafe in Chicago.

To see more of Casey's work we encourage you to visit his website.