From leather wallets to vintage messenger bags, Whipping + Post creates works of art guaranteed to be passed on from generation to generation.
There is much to like about Whipping + Post and its founder, Ryan Barr’s story. Young man seeks fame and fortune as a musician, (we can relate.) Shot at music stardom is a bust, (we can relate to that too.) As a creative outlet for his frustrations, Barr turns to creating leather goods and as sometimes happens in life, a passion is discovered and a new company is born.
Case Study: We give this city living space the ‘Rough-Luxe’ treatment.
Using vintage key furniture pieces mixed in with a modern, mid-century-styled chair, we gave this loft living space a ‘heritage-infused’ redesign. A large, beautifully distressed leather Chesterfield couch anchors the space while a well-worn steamer trunk serves as a coffee table and vintage brass task lamp sheds a warm glow. Continue reading…
Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.
– Ludwig van Beethoven
Art, music, design, architecture… Living a creative life. That’s why A Life Designed was started; To explore and celebrate a life in the arts. Yet, as it was brought to my attention today by a longtime reader through a very thoughtful email, perhaps we’ve gotten a bit off track? Continue reading…
Unleash your inner Gerhy, Wright or Le Corbusier with this grown-up take on a childhood favorite.
Looking a little like a childhood favorite toy on steroids, the LEGO Architecture Studio will seem familiar and completely new at the same time. Hey!.. Where’s the color? Continue reading…
Own a piece of vintage history with this unique lawn tennis linesman/umpire chair.
What an AMAZING conversation piece this is! Circa late 1800s /early 1900s authentic lawn tennis lineman/umpire chair just added to the A Life Designed online store. Features a wood seat and back, painted in dark ‘Polo Green‘ with a very sturdy iron frame.
This terrific chair is beautifully aged with a fantastic patina making it a must-have for those seeking a industrial, Rough-Luxe look. This historical chair would also make an excellent photo-shoot prop or store display/staging item, (think Ralph Lauren).
Click the red ‘Store’ button at the top of this page to shop this beautiful chair and the rest of our collection of Vintage, Industrial, Rough Luxe Design furnishings and decor.
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Historical lawn tennis picture with example of a linesman chair at left.
Linesmen during lawn tennis match, circa late 1800s.
Kinfolk Magazine captures the spirit of ‘coming together’ in this short, beautifully shot video.
As a part of their Dinner Series, the creative people at Kinfolk Magazine came together in 2012 to host a gathering in Brooklyn, NY in the visually stunning Green Building. Continue reading…