a few of my favorite things – cb2 kaleidoscope collection.

So I’ve been a fan of Crate & Barrel’s little sister, CB2, for a while but I’ve never considered it a store where I could have completely outfit a home. While I love their modernist style, their collection as a whole often felt slightly too minimalist-industrial for my taste – the kind of place where I might shop a few items but wouldn’t be replicating their catalog layouts. Example below:

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That’s all recently changed though. CB2 recently debuted their Kaleidoscope Collection, in collaboration with British fashion designer, Matthew Williamson, and it’s blowing my mind. The Kaleidoscope Collection, which Williamson describes the collection as “controlled bohemia”, adds the perfect punch of vintage style and SO much color the store’s signature modern aesthetic. I love to see a brand evolving in ways that enhance their collection without abandoning their trademark style. I’ve listed a few of my favorite pieces from the Kaleidoscope Collection below.

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palm tree gold taper candle holder
$49.95


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rainbow snake pouf
$199.00


sidetables
bronze and atol bamboo bunching side tables
$329.00 – $349.00


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white teacup with rainbow snake saucer
$9.95


sofa
avec apartment sofa with brass legs
$1,999.00

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a few of my favorite things – the citizenry.

Home goods retailer, The Citzenry, sources products from artisans around the world. I recently discovered this brand and was so impressed by their mission to bring small-batch crafts to the online market and by the natural-yet-sophisticated aesthetic of their pieces. Each season The Citizenry reveals a new collection featuring goods from just one country’s craftsmen (this season’s is Ireland). Below I’ve collected my favorite piece from each of their existing collections. Head over to their site to see more beautiful products and read about their philosophy.

Argentina 

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Palermo Chair – Chrome & Grey Cowhide
$775


Ireland

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Halston Mugs – Sky
$35


Mexico

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Mercado Basket – Navy & Natural
$135


Peru

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Color Scale – Set of 3
$455


Uganda

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Kubwa Basket – Zig Zag
$195