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Fragments of a Home + Hannah

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Featured: Hannah Martin of It's a Mod Life 

Hannah lives in the East Town neighborhood of Milwaukee with her partner Harrison. She recently visited Montréal's Café Pista and is now obsessed with what she calls "Café Pista Green" which don the walls of this beautiful cafe. She can be found drinking coffee, having picnics and blogging on itsamodlife.com.

What does Home mean to you?

Home is a reflection of yourself. Home is you. You can take all aspects of your identity and express that in your home. Because of this, home is just a place where you can truly be yourself.

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

My plants. I don't have any pets so my plants are kind of my pets. It's a way to really make my space, mine. Caring for them is kind of a ritual and that process puts my mark on my place.

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

Without a doubt, Swantje Hinrichsen. Her Instagram account is full of endless inspiration. She's mastered the Scandinavian modern/rustic/eclectic look. When I was in Scandinavia last summer, I made sure to hit up all the local interiors and home-ware shops along with HAY. I was heavily inspired by my travels there and I think that's truly reflective in my space. My friend Solveig has an amazing flat in Oslo and here family lives lose by in a typical homey and rustic Norwegian house.

What is your favorite room and why?

Kitchen. I live in a 300 sq. ft. one bedroom that's almost just a studio and I have a kitchen to match. It may just be a glorified closet but it's where I make coffee and cook almost all of my meals. I have always loved cooking especially for others so, my kitchen is the heart and soul of my space.

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

Scandinavia. If I haven't already made that clear enough. When I arrived in Oslo last summer I was waiting on the train platform for my train and a beautiful tall woman came up to me and spoke to me in Norwegian. She assumed I was Norwegian too until I unfortunately had to tell her that I don't speak Norwegian, although I'm trying to learn. It was that moment that I knew this was probably the place for me.

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

HAY, Ikea and vintage/thrift shops. Most of my furniture and home-wares are re-purposed Ikea or thrifted/vintage. There's a lot to be said for finding something and making it your own.

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

Stationery. There's an amazing stationery selection including items from HAY which is great because it's a bit hard to get a hold of in the US. I'm a stationery and a magazine fan and Forage is a premiere supplier of my collection.

Current Forage wish list?

Michelle Rondelli Cotton Blanket in Fuji - this would be the perfect picnic blanket.

Tivoli Audio Model One Digital - to complete my record player setup of course.

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

You can find Hannah here on Instagram. Also, check out her blog, It's a Mod Life,  here.

Forage Modern Workshop + American Craft Council

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American Craft Show, St. Paul RiverCentre, April 7th - 9th

2017 marks the 75th Anniversary of the of the American Craft Council.
This year's craft show theme is titled "Space and Time." It is inspired by iconic images that celebrate the history of craft by decade from the '40s to today.

We are so excited to announce our collaboration with Hygge & West for our 2010s themed "Make Room." Working within the 2010s decade theme, we were able to mix styles and eras, blending vintage and new.

You can purchase tickets to the American Craft Council Show, which will be held at the St. Paul RiverCentre, here. OR you can participate in our Instagram giveaway on Wednesday, April 5th. We will be sharing some of our favorite design inspiration from each decade. Simply comment on the photo with your favorite designer or design inspiration from that decade. If you are a lucky winner, we will notify you and your tickets will be made available for pick up at our store beginning Friday, April 7th. Best of luck!

Below we have shared some of our decade inspired musings. Enjoy!

1940s: Walter Gropius House in Massachusetts
1950s: Josef Albers Homage to the Square
1960s: Nightclub II Grifoncino. Interior design by Cesare Casati, Gino Morotta, and Emmanuele Ponzio
1970s: Superstudio Quaderna Furniture
1980s: Glastonbury Table Lamp by George Sowden
1990s: Issey Miyake, A POC (A Piece of Cloth) runway

Inspiration : Nursery

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 Interior Design: Geremia Design Image: Matthew Millman

Interior Design: Geremia Design Image: Matthew Millman

Today's inspiration comes from this little nursery designed by Lauren Geremia. This space is minimal and neutral with the perfect amount of whimsy. We love the bursts of color scattered throughout. Also, the Sparrow Rocker from Gus Modern is the perfect glider for you and your new babe. Take a look at our Forage picks to create a similar look. 

Featured products can be found at in store and online at Forage Modern Workshop.

Inspiration: Home Office

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 Image via: Urban Blog, featuring Hannah House

Image via: Urban Blog, featuring Hannah House

 Image via:  Emmadime

Image via: Emmadime

When your home is also your office, it is important to create a space that is conducive to productivity and inspiration. We are taking pointers from Emma Brooks, (Emmadime) Oakland based graphic designer. We love Emma's taste and her space. It is warm and inviting with minimal distractions and that magazine stand!? Get this look for your work space with our Forage picks.