As if you needed another reason to hit the pool or beach this season, we're giving you one: One Kings Lane just launched a collection of limited-time-only designer beach towels guaranteed to get more head turns than the designer swimsuit you saved up for. The new series offers frame-worthy designs from fashion and home heavyweights like Celerie Kemble, Nanette Lepore, and Steven Alan, all for just $29. Plus, the proceeds from this exclusive collection will benefit each participating designer's charity of choice — winning you style and philanthropic points. While Tracy Reese is the first designer to kick off the series, we've landed you a sneak peek of the rest of the collections launching from now through August. Be sure to pin the towel you'll be waiting for, and pounce on them before they sell out!
Collecting art can be an expensive habit, but these days there are plenty of places to get amazing original art for a great price. Whether you like graphic, abstract illustrations or contemporary photography, we've got a source for you.
Attention The New Normal fans! One Kings Lane is hosting a flash sale of goods from and inspired by the show. In case you don't watch as much TV as we do, allow us to give you some background. Ryan Murphy (creator of Glee) has a new show called The New Normal, about a gay couple that are becoming parents via surrogate. Set in California, couple Bryan (Andrew Rannells) and David (Justin Bartha), reside in a Spanish Colonial house that is based on show creator Ryan Murphy's own home (which also happens to be the former home of Diane Keaton, home design enthusiast and author of California Romantica). Got it? Good. The sale goes live at 9 p.m. ET today on OKL and includes 120 pieces directly from the show, as well as items inspired by the set. We've got our eyes on those beautiful orange Bauer pots and that Edward Curtis photograph!
Martyn Lawrence-Bullard and Mary McDonald have brought their talents to the small screen with Bravo's Million Dollar Decorators, and now the duo's teamed up to create the first-ever designer collection for One Kings Lane. Available exclusively on One Kings Lane tomorrow, the Martyn & Mary Collection features chic, retro-meets-modern pieces. From gilded glassware to horn accents to delicate, colorful votives, the collection is filled with unique but timeless tabletop decor. Click through for a sneak peek at some of our favorite pieces!
Busy Philipps and Courteney Cox share a love for interior design, and now, they're selling part of their personal collections for a good cause. The actresses cocurated a sale on One Kings Lane, which starts at 6 p.m. tonight, with pieces donated from their own houses. Proceeds will go to The Art of Elysium. Yesterday, we caught up with Busy as she unveiled several of the items going up for sale, including the couch we conducted the interview on! Busy explained, "This was my husband's from his bachelor days and his adorable house by the Grove that he sold when we got married. And it just never fit in our new house together. I have really nice memories of sitting on the sofa, eating Pinkberry, watching American Idol, falling in love with him."
Busy also touched on her show's move to cable and the Cougar Town cast's funny music video to promote the upcoming season premiere. She said, "I think we were just looking for a fun way to announce our air date, say we were back. People thought we were canceled — so did we. We weren't, and now on Jan. 8 you can watch new episodes on TBS, and we're really excited." Stay tuned for more of our interview with Busy today on PopSugar Rush.
We're excited to present a post from guest writer, eco lifestyle expert, and all-around awesome guy Danny Seo.
Late last year, I had the privilege to sit down with one of the co-founders of One Kings Lane, Ali Pincus, and talk about our favorite places to shop, how I'm addicted to the home shopping site, and to talk about ways I could get involved with One Kings Lane. We came up with the idea for me to do a TasteMaker tag sale where I could collect some of my favorite vintage and antique items from my home and put them up for sale on the site. I agreed under one condition: if we could donate the proceeds to my favorite charity, Baby Buggy.
Baby Buggy, in case you aren't familiar, is the wonderful nonprofit founded by Jessica Seinfeld that has the motto "Love, Recycled." It's so appropriate because they accept lightly used baby gear, clothes, and new baby and children essentials to help families in the greatest need. They are a clearinghouse of sorts that works with a network of nonprofits who call Baby Buggy with a wish list of goods they desperately need. And like a fairy godmother, Baby Buggy always comes to the rescue. With the proceeds from this sale, Baby Buggy will be able to buy the most needed essentials to help families in need. In the spirit of Earth Day, selling vintage and antique items is green for Mother Earth since it's reusing what already exists; the sale proceeds will coincidentally help many mothers here on Earth.
In this special CasaSugar post, I'm excited to give you a sneak peek at three items for sale and the unique story behind them. I've traveled the world for work and always found time to visit out-of-the-way antique stores, flea markets, and galleries to search for beautiful things. I hope whoever buys these goodies will cherish them as much as I have over the years.
Indian ArrowHead Collection When I was filming my TV show "Simply Green with Danny Seo" (all episodes on Hulu now), I made a point to visit a small antique store in the sleepy town of Point Pleasent, PN. Down an alley and past a blacksmith shop (of all things!), I found a little antiques store that was going out of business. Rummaging through box after box, I came across a collection of mounted arrowheads, all hand mounted on colorful felt with a hand pounded metal backing in glossy black frames. What I loved about these pieces is that clearly someone had scavenged the woods of Pennsylvania for each arrowhead, cleaned them, and displayed them in a very beautiful and interesting pattern. I also love the pop of color in the background.
Keep reading to learn about two more special items from the sale
We're excited to present a post from one of our favorite sites, Stylelist Home!
Last month, we were offered a window into the behind-the-scene workings of the flash sales site One Kings Lane with the launch of its editorial site Live.Love.Home. They've certainly been making a lot of changes it seems, and now, the sales site brings you the new permanent online shop Vintage & Market Finds, which features an expertly curated collection of antiques and classic furnishings.
Although the new Vintage & Market shop is members-only, once signed on, you'll have access to a wide selection of unique art, furniture and lighting pieces that are up to 70 percent off retail value. But, like all other places, some digging is necessary to find the best deals — price tags range from $39 for a Vintage Carved Wood Guitar Sculpture to jaw-dropping $10,999 for an Antique Agra Rug. "Before Vintage & Market Finds, there wasn't a permanent online marketplace where shoppers could find an ever changing supply of curated, premium antique and vintage treasures, delivering tremendous value," explains Andrea Stanford, the company's vice president of designer and vintage sales.
And, in curating its selections, Stanford tells us that they worked with vintage dealers from across the world "to ensure we are offering a wide variety of items that we know our members will love."
We're huge fans of vintage home finds, so we're excited there's another online shop to turn to for antiques...even if that 19th-century Louis Philippe French mirror is somewhat out of our price range. And, just remember it's first come, first serve, so if there's something you're eyeing, act quickly. To check out their latest treasures, visit One Kings Lane's Vintage & Market Finds.
I'm excited to present a post from Stylelist Home!
From home magazine redesigns to shelter web site facelifts, 2012 is looking more and more like a promising year of changes...for the home decor world, at least. Now, the flash sale site One Kings Lane is joining the ranks with a newly expanded editorial section titled Live.Love.Home.
The newly launched Live.Love.Home site will complement the shopping aspect of One Kings Lane, providing backstories to many of the products and designers featured in the sales on the site. Some highlights on Live.Love.Home so far include a peek inside co-founder Ali Pincus' stylish office (we especially love the soft gray horizontal stripes), designer and celebrity Q&As, nostalgic features on iconic decorators like David Hicks, and practical home guides on how to fold fitted sheets and choose chandeliers. There's also a daily blog called Seen & Heard, which sources favorite and inspiring finds from around the web. However, one of our absolute favorite stories on Live.Love.Home right now is a fabulous behind-the-scenes video footage of designer Thom Filicia and One Kings Lane co-founder Susan Feldman shopping in Tuscany for Thom's current tag sale on the web site, which kicked off this weekend.
It's clear that Live.Love.Home is a treasure trove of ideas for home design lovers like ourselves, and needless to say, we're already obsessed with all the inspiring articles and videos on Live.Love.Home. To check it all out for yourself, head over to One Kings Lane's Live.Love.Home.
In December, I was thrilled to attend Luxe Interiors + Design's Greystone Mansion Maison de Luxe gala in Beverly Hills, CA. Amazing interior designers were tasked with updating rooms in the mansion, to incredible effect. Now, One Kings Lane has launched its Tastemaker Tag Sale partnership with the designers of Greystone Mansion and Luxe Interiors + Design's: Maison de Luxe.
The sale, which launched today, already has many sold-out items — and it's no wonder, the picks are gorgeous! One Kings Lane members can purchase items that were on display in this renowned showhouse as part of the Maison de Luxe "Get the Look" Tastemaker Tag Sale. Take a peek at images from the gorgeous rooms, and then shop the look with my picks!
Legendary California designer and American design icon Tony Duquette designed sets for Hollywood movies and musicals, and also decorated homes of Hollywood stars, among many other accomplishments in his long and fascinating life. Many items from Duquette's personal collection as well as home décor items from Duquette's home will be going on sale tomorrow through One Kings Lane. Hutton Wilkinson, Tony Duquette’s successor on the brand, took the time to sit down and chat to me about Duquette, his favorite items from the sale, and directions for the brand. Take a peek at Duquette's home, some OKL sales pieces, and more! Want to learn more about Tony Duquette? Check out the Get Inspired section on One Kings Lane.