Misty Water-Colored Memories...

... of GlobalShop 2012! Sing it, Babs.

It's been a month since KRS joined thousands of our retail brethren for the whirlwind of awesome that was GlobalShop and the first Design Inspiration Showcase. The KRS space was created specifically for the event as an ode to the Pacific Northwest, nodding to our roots, but with a modern edge that had our space standing out from the crowd.

Our trademark orange KRS logo table was retro-fit with vintage hardware and faux re-purposed barnwood for the space.

The 8' by 8' hanging cube featured four custom water color paintings created in-house specifically for GlobalShop.
And don't even get us started on the barcelona chairs. Everyone at KRS is officially obsessed.
For reals, GlobalShop 2012 was a non-stop good time. From the magic of Las Vegas (mechanical bull riding, hello!) to presenting in the Design Theater to meeting and greeting so many industry professionals... we truly had an amazing time. If you came by our space during the show, we sincerely thank you and hope you enjoyed GlobalShop as much as we did.

And big props/thanks to our amazing design intern, Jamie, for photographing the space! Thanks, Jamie! You are awesome!


Let There Be (Really Gorgeous) Light

Today's post is dedicated to lighting fixtures that stun and inspire. Because we're all for gorgeous.
Mass Light by Norm Architects via
Lacemaker by Tord Boontje via
Upcycled Cassette Tape Lamps by Vanessa Moreno via
Leucos Kuk by Paolo Crepax via
Hanging Light Fixture by Hartinez Design via
Lindsay Adelman Studio via
Retro Steel Industrial Pendants by Mig via 

From stark, modern industrial beauty to retro feel and even upcycled pops of fun and color... you can never overemphasize the importance of beautiful lighting in a retail space, home space, or any space for that matter. These are the fixtures that inspired us today. Hope you enjoyed the show!