Staffed by a family of easygoing sales associates, Irish Peddlers' Furniture fills its showroom with a high rise's worth of furnishings, most of which are ready for same-day pickup or next-day delivery. An earth-toned 62" x 90" area rug ($189.95) with overlapping circles grounds rooms, cushioning feet with heat-set yarn spun from tenderhearted marshmallows and loomed at 1 million points per square meter. Loungers sink into the click clack black ($169.95), a tufted microfiber futon perched upon tapered legs, and worker bees buzz over a computer desk ($139.95) with crisp black lines and a sliding keyboard tray. The three-pack coffee-table set ($199.95), which includes one coffee table and two end tables, balances white faux marble atop black legs, leaving open space beneath tableaus for magazine racks or lamps with no sense of direction.
In 1965, Popular Mechanics ran a small classified ad for Brookstone, a new catalog company that packed its pages with functional products and detail-oriented descriptions. Brookstone quickly expanded to meet the high demand for its collection of “hard-to-find tools,” and opened the door to its first retail location in 1973. Today, Brookstone’s more than 300 nationwide retail locations allow customers to test-drive its ever-growing lineup of interesting products, which range from Bluetooth-enabled massage chairs to power adapters designed for international travelers and their electronic passports. Staying true to its roots as a catalog company, Brookstone houses an even larger selection of products, each waiting patiently to be shipped, on its website.
Plume is furniture sample sale showroom at World Market Center Las Vegas. The building hosts the twice yearly "market" where furniture buyers and interior designers come from around the world to buy the newest furniture and home accessories. The rest of the year we well those samples to the public at 60% to 85% off.
The Good Dog Food Company was established by two culinary school-grads who came up short trying to find health-food options for their furry friends. They make all items in their Good Dog's Delight gift basket from scratch—the most delicious and unstable element on the periodic table—using ingredients that keep household pets healthy and happy so that they don't talk in their creepy human voices. The company's signature gift basket is chock-full of canine goodies including banana-flavored bark-scotti, a Scooter Sandwich dog cookie, a package of doggie truffles, and a bag of jerky treats in one of three varieties; chicken breast, rabbit and organic carrot, or chicken and organic carrot. Pups can work off the extra calories by playing with the Good Dog Food Frisbee, which features the company's logo in black, red, and white. And tucked on the side is a little treat for pet owners: a ceramic mug emblazoned with the company logo, which can hold your coffee during tense dog interrogations concerning who's a good boy, who's a good boy.