Archive for ‘April, 2014’

Vintage Shot Drinking Game…
Now in the ‘ALD’ Store


Über-cool 60s era vintage shot drinking game. Fantastic conversation piece for the self-respecting gentleman’s bar. — $50

Comes with original ‘bullseye’ shot glasses. Metal with decal target.
Measurements: 9.75″ W x 13.75″ H

Click the red store button at the top of this page to shop this and all of our fantastic Rough Luxe furnishings and decor items.

This piece is vintage and although we pride ourselves in hand picking the best possible pieces, they all will show “character marks”, minor dings, and dimples acquired over years of service. Please look carefully at all photos and be sure to ask any questions you may have before purchasing. Thank You!

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Preaching the Porsche Gospel…
Benton Performance

The Porsche 901 and I were both born in 1963. I came in with it… I’ll go out with it.” — John Benton

John Benton of Benton Performance lives, eats and breathes Porsche. A throwback to old world craftsmanship, in this short video Benton shares his philosophy and approach to his craft. Definitely worth watching for anyone interested in knowing what the term “following your bliss” looks like. There is bad ass and then, there is Bad Ass. John Benton my friends is the definitely the latter.

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Industrial Hanging Lamp… Just Added to the ‘A Life Designed’ Store!


Add an ‘industrial glow’ to any room with this sweet, retro-style hanging lamp. – $65

Providing the perfect ‘utilitarian touch’ for your space, this hanging swag lamp includes a vintage black light cage plus 15ft bright red cable complete with inline on/off switch. Lamp comes with one Edison Bulb*FREE SHIPPING ON THIS ITEM

Click the red store button at the top of this page to shop this and all of our industrial/modern rustic items, perfect for the home or vintage-inspired retail environment.

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Attention All ‘Color Blind’ Bachelors!


Guys, does the above image hit a little too close to home? If you are looking to upgrade your living space but don’t know ‘Taupe’ from a ‘Tarp’, (and really, why would you?), A Life Designed is here to help!

If you have spent any time at all on this site viewing the images and reading through our blog posts you probably have a decent sense of what A Life Designed is passionate about and specializes in; Finding great furnishings and designing spaces that reflect the Modern Rustic/Industrial/Rough Luxe/Urban style. If this is your ‘look’ but you’re not quite sure how to pull it off, why not make ALD your go-to place to help you create a stunning bachelor pad that the woman in your life will love as much as you do? Here’s how: Continue reading…

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4 Great Ways To Stay In Touch With ‘ALD’


YouTube… Twitter… Facebook… Wazala; Four fun ways to ‘get social’ with A Life Designed.

Greetings faithful ‘ALD’ readers, we trust you’ve survived the winter and are ready to enjoy an AMAZING summer season!   A Life Designed has lots of great stories lined up for the coming weeks and we can’t wait to share them with you.

Until then, interested in even more ways to follow us besides our blog?… We’ve got you covered! A Life Designed is also available on our YouTube Channel as well as Twitter and Facebook. Stop by and join us, everyone’s welcome.


It gets even better! On the road and want to check out our online store full of fun vintage decor directly from your smart phone? No problem. Our Wazala store is optimized beautifully for mobile devices. Just use this direct link:

As always, thank you so much for your continued interest and support!

A Life Designed


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John Mellencamp’s Daufuskie Island Retreat… Stunning!


Creative ‘jack of all trades’ John Mellencamp clearly also has an eye for creating a stylish home.

Singer/songwriter, accomplished painter, occasional actor, Farm Aid cofounder, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp certainly is no stranger to the creative process. So it should probably come as no big surprise that his homes are visually stunning and creative expressions of art  as well. Continue reading…

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