Archive for ‘July, 2013’

Interior Design Package – Special Offer!


Special introductory discount on room design consultations for August.

As a special ‘thank you’ to our friends of A Life Designed, we are offering for the month of August, a 15% discount on our room design consultation ‘kick-starter packages.’

Just two easy steps to qualify for the discount:

1.) Work must begin in the month of August, 2013.

2.) Subscribe to our blog by entering your email address at the top of this page.

To learn more about our new room consultation services, please visit our web page here and see samples of our work here. This special offer will end August 31st, 2013.

Contact us at for more information and thank you for your interest!

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Thought for the day… Mickey Drexler


“I think the key to success is vision that adjusts on the way, but doesn’t at all falter. It’s about not compromising and following your gut to a certain degree, based on knowledge, instinct, etc. And not listing to the naysayers…. You develop strength through adversity. You have to keep moving towards your goal through huge obstacles. It’s not easy. Especially a business like this where there are so many moving parts. You have to build a good team and know who’s good and not good and you have to keep raising the bar on your life. For me it’s always, ‘I have to get up and do a little better today and go to work to learn.’” — Mickey Drexler, CEO JCrew / Madewell

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Vintage James Bond Posters


Vintage, highly collectible, 007 movie posters for the discerning Man Cave dweller.

When not just any ol’ poster will do, why not step up to the original? These vintage James Bond movie posters from two of the classics: Goldfinger and Dr. No, are guaranteed conversation starters. Printed on linen, all five in the series feature Mr Bond himself, Sean Connery and a bevy of various Bond girls. With five posters in total, there is something here for every bachelor pad!  From $1,600

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Welcome to ‘A Life Designed’, version 2.0!


We take a quick peek ‘under the hood’ of our exciting, all-new site and online store.

We are thrilled to debut the completely revamped and upgraded A Life Designed website/blog and drumroll… Online store! This marks the two-year anniversary of A Life Designed and with our newly upgraded and expanded site and offerings, the future looks very bright indeed!

We have made every effort to be sure our redesign is as easy to navigate and enjoy as possible. To that end we thought we would provide a quick guided tour through some of the new features and content you will find on the new A Life Designed; Continue reading…

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Hip Cocktails, Good Jazz & Great Friends.

Episode #2 – A Life Designed – ‘Art of the Bar’

Creativity comes in many forms… Sometimes it’s even right across the bar from you! Such is the case with Swing Wine Bar’s resident ‘mixologist guru’, Brad Knutson. In this video episode of A Life Designed, we get to sample a few of his tasty creations… Ahh the things I do in the name of art! Continue reading…

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Constructing The Perfect ‘Man Cave’


Ingredients for outfitting the ideal bachelor pad.

Like any other design project, when creating the ideal living space for oneself, the magic is in the details. Attention paid to scale and proportion, colors, lighting, fabrics and even scent can pay off in constructing a space that is both high on style and warm and inviting at the same time. Continue reading…

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1920s Light Bulb Voltage Tester Bar


Serve your guests in über-cool industrial style with this repurposed bar.

Just about the only thing better than a good drink is enjoying that drink in high style. This eye-catching bar, available through Restoration Hardware, is inspired by an early 20th-century light bulb voltage tester discovered in a factory in Germany certainly fits the ‘high style’ bill and then some. Continue reading…