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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.)

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!

FMW FAVS from Rebekah!

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The New NAK NAK The Box : "I'm kind of an organization freak - or I like to think I am. I've already got big plans for these stacking boxes for my home..."

Cubby Junior Plant Stand and Planter by Ivy Muse : "I seriously can't believe we are still the one of the only US retailers for Ivy Muse. These planters are so beautiful."

 

Vintage Whistle Perfume bottle : "OK. Seriously. AMAZING."

Boxes and Planter available in-store and online. Whistle Perfume Bottle available solely in-store.

 

FMW FAVS from Victoria!

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"The Dusen Dusen Bath Towels are simple and playful. I enjoy the fact that they are made two toned and reversible. They somehow make showering seem like fun.

The HAY Pivot No. 3 Mirror brightens up any wall or living space. The polished steel creates a highly reflective surface. I would describe this design as creative and forward thinking.

Debbie Carlos creates beautiful images, the Flowers Poster is one that I'm naturally drawn towards. It appears that she effortlessly captures this peaceful moment walking about. Her printing process is unique in that it creates a rough and textured surface."

Find these and more in-store and online!

FMW FAVS from Darcy

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CERAMIC FRENCH PRESS - WHITE, BY YIELD

"This petite french press is just gorgeous. Its simple design and high quality material add a moment of serenity to your morning routine, drink up!"

GRID ZIP IT POUCH SET BY HAY

"For the adults who still love back-to-school shopping. This nostalgic pouch set comes with 5 different sizes, ready to zip away all those small belongings which are probably floating around in your purse, workspace, or bathroom (admit it)."

DINER TUMBLER BY EM GIFT

"These tumblers are magic. Ridiculously lightweight and give me totally tubular #beachvibes. These earthenware tumblers are hand-casted by Em herself, giving each cup their own swirly sky & sea effect."

FMW FAVS from Sara

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It's the Burn Edition of Forage Favorites!

"I love our new Tsubota Pearl lighters! I own the polished silver Queue stick lighter --- it's a super slick wick and flint lighter, and it stays lit until extinguished. 

We also have three styles some of my favorite candles, the newest being the Core Candle (by Andrej Urem).

And have you even seen this Wave Incense Burner by jewelry designer NEAL? It's dual purpose, suitable for sticks and cones."

FMW FAVS from Kelsie

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BALM & CO SKY MIST TONER

"I am a huge 'beauty product' fanatic and I love that skin care is having its moment right now. I have been using this toner daily for a solid month and it's such a refreshing addition to my routine. It contains yarrow, aloe, rose, and lemon. You can feel good about using this on your skin." 

WARY MEYERS SEA AIR SOAP

"I have been in love with Wary Meyers soaps lately. I know we have sung their praise before but I can't say enough about the scents! This will definitely be my next purchase." 

BAGGU MESH ZIP

"Perfect for summer essentials and tossing into a tote bag. Beach day, anyone?"

FMW FAVS from Bethany

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PIVOT BATH TOWEL BY DUSEN DUSEN

Wavy baby blue on 100% Terry Cotton + #ihavethisthingwithstripes

Q-HOOK BY NAK NAK

The Q outsmarts the S and solves the problem of the S-Hook always swinging off the bar. They're practical and the colors nudge just the right amount of accent. Plus, they come in a set of 3! See you later S's.

GATHER JOURNAL, ISSUE 09 - The 1970's

I wasn't sure if the Gather Journal could get any more clever and cool, and then they came out with this issue. It's one of very few publications that have me saying over and over 'seriously, how did they do that!?' It's so delightfully 70's: psychedelic and experimental. Give-me-more.

FMW FAVS from Rebekah

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GUS' SPENCER SOFA with WOOD BASE

This sofa has it all. It's comfy AF, handsome, and fits in almost any style of space. Plus! Take one of the side pillows and put it in between you and the person sitting next to you if you need some space. ;)

PAPER BAGS by KOLOR

I love these bags! I have a couple that I use in my daughter's room and they are perfect for tossing in stuffed animals and other toys. And they are adorable.

MINNESOTA MODERN : ARCHITECTURE AND LIFE AT MIDCENTURY

This book is AMAZING! I'm proud of the architectural heritage that we have in Minnesota. This book is the perfect combination of state pride and a drool-worthy coffee table book. Ya'll need one today!

FMW FAVS from Victoria

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Jewellery Box in Black Ash by MENU

I really enjoy the Jewellery Box by MENU. This home decor piece is simple and looks elegant open or closed. The designer intentionally created it with a 'less complicated' purpose in mind. This thoughtful design allows it to effortlessly add a lot to a space.
 

The Alle Coffee Table by HEM

The Alle Coffee Table is wonderful. The rounded edge design creates a uniqueness to the table. It's available in 3 different sizes and 8 different colors, agate grey being my favorite. Last but not least.. I appreciate that it can be assembled without tools!

All items are available in store and online!

FMW FAVS from Darcy

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Eyes & Nose Tote by Casey Deming

This tote makes me smile! It's so simple and playful, I can't help it.

The Great Discontent, Issue 4

The editorial design of The Great Discontent is fresh and intriguing. Combined with quality writing and ambitious people, the stories are a joy to read.

Woven Pizza Mini-Slices

I'm a sucker for textiles, and the way Kayla Mattes brings an original perspective to weaving is such an inspiration to me. They even come with a little jump ring on the back so you can show off your #PIZZA PRIDE!

All items are available in store and online!

Dad's Day #dadjokes

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It’s that time again to celebrate Dad. The man who's always been there to play some catch. To help change your oil. The dude who introduced you to The Stones, and let you borrow your favorite of his old tour t-shirts (which you still have). The guy who likes to kick back his ol' dad bod, shoot the breeze, and throw around a few puns here and there. That guy. It’s time to pay tribute to him. We’ve rounded up a collection of choice gifts to give your Pops props for being such a gosh darn good Dad and threw in some #dadjokes too, just for kicks. So, c’mon boy, make your Poppa proud!

 

"Dad, did you get a haircut?"

-No, I got them all cut.

 

I'd like to thank all of the sidewalks.

-For keeping me off the streets

 

What does an annoying pepper do?

-It gets jalapeño face

 

What did the buffalo say when his son left for college?

-Bison

 

Womp Womp.

FMW FAVS from Kelsie

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LARGE STRIPEY PLANT HANGER BY ERIN SMITH

I really love hanging planters and I have been really into primary colors lately. The red stripes look amazing with a green plant inside. 

HECTOR WOVEN THROW BY CAROLINE HURLEY

I am a freeze baby and even in the summer I like to cozy up with a blanket. This woven cotton throw is the perfect weight for summer evenings in the hammock. I also love that the pattern is block-printed by hand.

VINTAGE SCHOOL DAYS PENCIL PATCH

Unlike Jennifer Aniston, I like to talk about my flair & this vintage pencil patch is just too cute not to add to your collection.

FMW FAVS from Rebekah

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Yes, Mirror Mask by Areaware

This mirror is hilarious. It's the perfect reminder to smile and not take things too seriously.

T Line Earrings by Natalie Joy

These earrings just arrived from Natalie Joy. I live in a uniform of t-shirts and jeans and to dress it up, I like adding earrings and lipstick. These earrings will be perfect for that.

Wire Planter by Menu

I try to keep our furniture and decor in the white, black, grey, navy family, because my life feels like chaos sometimes so keeping things simple and clean in my home helps me feel grounded. Plants help, too! And these new planters by Menu fit right in to our home, adding a nice Japanese meets Art Deco look.

FMW FAVS from Darcy

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PINEAPPLE SOAP BY WARY MEYERS

The fabulous weather recently in the Twin Cities has me feeling prepped for sun-filled days and outdoor adventures. This Pineapple Soap by Wary Meyers is the perfect scent for ushering in the spring and summertime, with hints of mango and orange too! Definitely going to make a smoothie inspired by this little soap.

NATURAL LINEN TRAY BY FOG LINEN

This tray is a dream, it has so much character for such a simple piece. I love how the finish on the tray highlights the texture and beautiful irregularities of the linen weave. It's also subtle enough of a pattern and color to act as a perfect accent for any palette.

FMW FAVS from Kyndra

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CEDAR ROSE BY OLO

"I have my eye on the Cedar Rose scent for my new summer signature scent. I love that it's natural and more feminine than my usual go to. It's soft and present without overwhelming the senses and doesn't wear off throughout the day. Any time I wear OLO, people always exclaim
YOU SMELL SO GOOD, WHAT IS THAT?! It's OLO guys, and it's amazing!"

BATHING SUIT POT BY GROUP PARTNER

"My other favorite right now is the Bathing Suit Pot by Group Partner. I'm moving to Hawaii in the fall and MN summer sure is taking its time.  I'm channeling all of the beach vibes I can get."

FMW FAVS from Kelsie

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This week's FMWFAVS comes from Kelsie. See her picks below. You can also see previous staff picks here

PALO SANTO FRAGRANCE BY OLO

I am obsessed with OLO fragrances. My scent this spring is Palo Santo. It is the perfect combination of smoky and sweet.

PAPER BAG BY KOLOR

I recently purchased this Kolor paper bag for my office area. It is an unexpected compliment to all of the natural woven baskets I use for storage and fits my large sketchbooks and other items I use frequently but like to tuck away out of sight.

WAVY GRID THROW BY AELFIE

The Wavy Grid throw is another recent purchase and It has become my favorite throw. It has a nice weight to it making it very warm and cozy. I have to say, I choose this over my wool throws every time.

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.