Archive for ‘July, 2014’

Industrial Table Sale!


SPECIAL OFFER! Two new metal Tolex chairs included with purchase of this fantastic industrial table. —$650

Love the industrial loft look?… Well then, have we got a table for you. Created by a Phoenix, AZ artisan, this all-steel beauty is crafted out of re-purposed shipping containers. And now, for a short time only we are including two new metal Tolex chairs with purchase. These chairs make the perfect complement to this industrial-chic statement piece.


Part of our Filthy Few’ collection of space defining pieces, this table with its beautiful burnished silver and blue patina would make the perfect dining table in any self-respecting urban loft or industrial-themed retail establishment. In fact, local Phoenix area residents can check out tables exactly like this one at Lola at The Yard.

Table dimensions:  30″ W x 72″ L x 30″ H    *NOTE: This item available for local pickup only at our downtown Phoenix studio. tel: 360.359.8458

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Hotel Daniel… Schön!


During your next getaway, why not book a room… or trailer!… at the ultra-chic Hotel Daniel.

Oh come on man! Just when we think we’ve seen ‘cool’, we stumble upon a site and vacation destination like this. Hotel Daniel, located in Vienna, Austria has ‘sophisticated cool’ down to a fine science. Beautifully executed minimalist design abounds from the rooms right down to the corporate website. Continue reading…

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SOLD! – Industrial Trolley Cart


We bid farewell to this gleaming piece of ‘industrial eye candy’ as it takes up residence in its new loft home in Scottsdale, AZ today.

If you had your eye and this terrific item and missed out… never fear! We have a new group of great pieces coming soon. Just click the red store button at the top of this page to preview and purchase from our collection of carefully curated Rough Luxe/Industrial furniture & decor.

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Inside the ALD ‘Look’


One part industrial-vintage + one part mid-century-modern with a big scoop of tongue-in-cheek humor… This is the A Life Designed ‘look.’

July will mark the one year anniversary of the launch of the A Life Designed online store which offers carefully curated Rough-Luxe furnishings and decor for the home and retail environment. Now, nine months into our grand adventure, we are extremely pleased to report that the response to our shop has been overwhelmingly positive!… Thank you!

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Big Daddy’s Antiques


We discover the holy grail of vintage/industrial decor and it’s in Culver, City, CA… Who knew?

In any creative endeavor, whether it be painting, composing a piece of music or writing the next great American novel, the fledgling artist is wise to look to those that have gone before them for inspiration. This is certainly no less true in the world of interior design.

It was with this goal of creative rejuvenation and fresh inspiration in mind for the A Life Designed online store and staging service that I set out for Los Angeles this past weekend intent on visiting some kindred industrial & vintage design geeks to see how the ‘big boys’ do things. Did I come home inspired?… Oh yeah! Continue reading…

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