After spending years as a salesman for top mattress lines, Steve Shore needed a new mattress himself. Rather than opt for a steep employee discount on one of the mattresses he sold, the enterprising Mr. Shore collected various natural materials and had them assembled into a mattress that met his exacting specifications: a comfy sleep cushion made with no potentially toxic components. The result was such an improvement over the big-name mattresses he sold that Mr. Shore and his son eventually decided to produce a line of organic mattresses based on the prototype, on which Mr. Shore slept soundly for more than a decade.
Now, the Shore men sell their mattresses under the Eco-Cloud name in The Natural Mattress Store. Made from high-quality steel coils topped with natural latex, Eco-Cloud mattresses resist accumulating allergens and nightmare blueprints and retain their shape and support for years. Organic wool and cotton covers help keep sleepers cool and snug in bed by deflecting body heat and wicking away moisture. Each Eco-Cloud mattress comes with a 12-year, nonprorated warranty. In addition to the Eco-Cloud line, The Natural Mattress Store carries more than 20 organic mattresses, as well as eco-friendly, solid wood bedroom furniture from Pacific Rim Woodworking, Bedworks of Maine, and Vermont Furniture Designs.
Porcelanosa’s journey from mom-and-pop design firm to world leader in kitchen and bathware began in 1970 on the Mediterranean coast of Castellon, Spain. Today, the company’s founding family oversees more than 400 showrooms in 70 different countries, exporting the latest in European home design to the rest of the world. Its minimalist, modern designs play on clean lines and muted colors, incorporating elegant accents such natural stone bathtubs or rectified porcelain tile, which mimics the Carrara marble used to build the Pantheon, sculpt Michelangelo's David, and construct the world's first paperweight. Its engineered hardwood flooring draws eyes to smooth planks of white oak in a spectrum of stains, vying for attention against tiled mosaics made of stone, ceramic, or brick.
In addition to turning kitchens and bathrooms into walk-in works of art, Porcelanosa adheres to its founding principles of care for the environment and reducing ecological impact throughout its production chain, using water recycling and gas-burning technologies at its plants to reduce its carbon footprint.
With more than 30 years in the furniture industry, Jonathan Kaye's staff expertly curates the best brand-name furnishings, bedding, and décor for infants and children. Specializing in furniture built from ash, birch, maple, and pine, the shop presents parents with a variety of all-natural sitting, storing, and sleeping fixtures to match with existing décor or the species of tree native to their nurseries. Beyond hard goods, Jonathan Kaye outfits shoppers with blankets and clothing woven from natural sources such as organic cotton and bamboo.
Nomad Rugs specializes in fine, hand knotted, naturally dyed oriental rugs. We collaborate directly with the best producers and weavers of new oriental rugs. This allows us to offer unique rugs not found elsewhere. We are committed to eco and social responsibility. Our goal is to offer outstanding rugs of high integrity.
Bae opens its doors on a bazaar setting of international decorations and house wares. The influence of the city itself works its way into hand-selected crafts, many of which are designed and constructed by local artists. A tremendous stock of game-changing accents that are well suited to a variety of tastes can give any home a winsome makeover. While today's deal is only good for in-store purchases, the online shop provides curious customers with a look into what populates the live shop's shelves and tables. A wealth of eye-catching knick-knacks is available for less than $45, such as elegant and punctual small black sand hourglasses ($24.95) and natural basswood cheeseboards to lend a forester's touch to elegant cheddar carving ($22).
Tasteful gourmets load up on offbeat wares from Pot + Pantry's charming collection of new and vintage kitchen knick-knacks. The store's stock changes frequently, as necessitated by its items' often one-of-a-kind nature. Current finds include a handy stainless steel cake server, complete with a slider for ejecting stubborn slices ($12). Javaheads can sip brimming cups of bean-juice in a midcentury Franciscan Discovery modern coffee-cup set ($20), and then sweeten their joe with a corresponding pinch from a tiny teak scoop ($5). The vintage Dansk fondue pot ($46) confines cheesy concoctions so guests can get their fill. For chic chefs looking for something more stylish than their "Kevin Bacon for President 1988" barbeque apron, Pot + Pantry offers a vibrant and vintage half apron ($19) and pink-gingham oven mitt ($12).