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  • Your Wrists Are Showing

    Sleeves are moving up along with the warm temperatures. It's time to make a statement with a watch by Newgate, a design-forward company that has been producing clocks for years. Now they have brought those bold designs down to the wrist. We're delighted to carry these innovative, unisex styles and are sure you will be equally pleased to call one your own.

  • Holiday Gift Guides

    We'll help you make your gift giving easy and on piont this year! We have a full set of gift guides for everyone on your list up on our Pinterest page. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

    She will adore this Prairie Underground Long LeFay Hoodie, made in Seattle of organic cotton. We have it in this "Oxblood" color as well as a lovely gray. 

    Guys are expressing their style rockin' interesting socks. But these are not ordinary socks! Knitted in Fair Trade conditions, the Conscious Step gift set supports a different charity for each of the four pairs of socks included in the box. Doing good and looking good.

    These JOCO Cups are the "it" to-go cup of the year. They are "barrista approved" and available in 16 or 12oz and lots of fun colors!

  • Introducing Crossbody Bags from Highway

    Highway brand bags started as a small bags and accessories design enterprise in the Nolita fashion district of New York City. It soon found its footing with a well-received line of crossbody bags. Their signature pieces are made of nylon - perfect for both durability and style.

    Come check them out at Reverie Living. We are the only Denver and even Colorado boutique currently carrying them. These will make an excellent addition to your casual Fall wardrobe.

  • Artist Interview with Helen Peterson of Cloth+Ink

    Welcome to another post in our ongoing conversations with the artists, designers, and craftspeople behind the products at Reverie Living. Here Helen Peterson of Cloth+Ink shares the impetus behind the boutique textile company she has created here in Colorado. 

    How did you get started - how did you learn to do what you do?

    Since childhood I've been surrounded by women working with fabrics.  My grandmother ran a fabric store on the high street and my mum made all of our clothes.  In high school I began screen printing textiles and fell in love with this art, propelling me onto a path of textile studies at university in the UK.  There I gained a wealth of knowledge from fiber manufacture to store merchandising. I've worked in fiber research and clothing manufacturing and now I'm putting that knowledge and experience into my own mini textile enterprise here in Colorado.

     

    Where do you find your inspiration - how do you come up with your design ideas, for both the fabric and the products themselves?

    I love being outdoors snapping photos and most of my inspiration comes from elements in these photographs.  I look for pattern mainly in nature but also from time to time in architecture as well.  I begin a design with a watercolor or sketch and play with how an element can be worked into a repeating pattern.  Because my designs are from organic inspirations, it has become important for me to carry this element through to the fabric bases I print on, which are all organic hemp and cotton blends.  I'm obsessed with the “hand” or feel of a fabric as well as its performance factors.  The aim for my products is for them to be useful and practical whilst looking beautiful.

    What are some design elements and/or products you are particularly excited about right now - both for your own work and what you're seeing from others?

    In my own work I'm excited about my move to organic fabrics.  I feel this has completed the circle with my work and I intend to continue with this in the future.  As for the work of others, I have a crush on all things wood right now, particularly walnut, with hints of mid-century influences.  I'm drawn to things made from natural, earthy materials like wood and stoneware, products that I have none of the skills or know how to make myself. 

    What advice would you give to other entrepreneurs in creative industries? 

    Follow your vision, be clear on it but be flexible along the way.  Be open to mistakes as these are often the best learning points and listen to the feedback from others, as your work will be perceived in more ways than just your own intentions. 

  • Something from Something Else

    Remember when the thought of products made from recycled materials brought to mind gum-wrapper necklaces and bottle-cap studded picture frames?  Maybe I just wasn’t paying attention back then, but it feels like we’ve come a long, innovative way.


    Necktie Wallets made by Jetsam

    We didn’t set out to have a “recycled goods” store – nor do we exclusively have one now. But in sourcing contemporary, functional home and personal accessories for the store, we soon encountered a number of amazing design-forward artisans and producers who work with materials that had a previous life. And the results are fresh and beautiful. Here are just a few of our customers’ favorites so far.


    Wood homewares made from mango trees after they have completed
    their 20-30 year fruit bearing cycle from Enrico Products.


    Belts, dopp kits, wallets, and other recycled bicycle tube
    accessories from Alchemy Goods.


     
    Glass plates from artist Laurence made from post-industrial recycled glass
    (and she makes the beautiful boxes they come in, too!)