Archive for ‘April, 2015’

All Hail The Mighty Sputnik!

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The Sputnik Chandelier; an iconic piece of design history that never really went out of style.

Looking like a brilliant fireworks display or an exploding star, the much-loved and written about Sputnik Chandelier has recently enjoyed a big resurgence in interior design popularity and for good reason… It’s a true classic! Continue reading…

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Vintage Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamp – Available Now in Our Store!

vintage mcm floor lamp available now @ A Life Designed www.randysloan.com

How could one floor lamp have SO MUCH style? We don’t know, but we are sure glad we have it! — $225

This vintage, 50s-early 60s Mid-Century Modern floor lamp simply oozes good looks and tasteful style. Features include an adjustable goose neck stem and an über cool shade design that would be right at home on the set of ‘Mad Men.’

vintage mcm floor lamp available now @ A Life Designed www.randysloan.com

The top metal shade, in a sophisticated ‘grayish black‘ color, compliments the brass hardware beautifully. Simply put, if you love the mid-century modern vibe with a sweet touch of decothis is your lamp!

vintage mcm floor lamp available now @ A Life Designed www.randysloan.com

Click the red store button at the top of this page to shop all of our carefully curated Rough Luxe / Industrial and MCM furnishings and decor, perfect for the home or vintage-inspired retail environment.

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*Price shown does not include shipping. Email us at info@randysloan.com to discuss and arrange shipping if outside the Scottsdale/Phoenix, AZ area.

**NOTE: 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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Another Great Review From a Happy and Satisfied New Customer!

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The peeps @A Life Designed are beaming after reading this latest feedback from another happy client that we received this morning:

“I wanted to let you know that the items have arrived and I’m really happy with them. Thank you for such fast shipment, and for great packaging. I haven’t hung the picture yet, but have just the spot for it, and am anxious to see it up. I’ve been following your page for a while now and have had my eye on a few things. I really loved the optic dial and am sad that it’s sold, but I will keep checking for any new great finds that you may come up with. I’ve also been considering the wooden mold that you have. I think it’s pretty great, but I need to find the right spot here that is beckoning just that sort of interesting piece. Thank you again, and best of luck with your business.”

— Sherri D

You know, we think the formula for creating a positive customer experience is really pretty simple; 1.) Be passionate and knowledgeable about what you offer. 2.) Be attentive to customer needs. 3.) Go the extra mile to ensure a smooth and hassle-free transaction and, 4.) Deliver on your promises!

Thank you to everyone who follows and supports A Life Designed.

We will continue to work hard to bring you more ‘cool stuff’ for the home and provide a sweet shopping experience!

more customer testimonials here >

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This Amazing, Sexy Side Table is Quite Literally the “Bomb!”

industrial repurposed stone bomb table from A Life Designed

Made by a local artisan from a vintage bombshell casing with an old stone cutters wheel as a top, this industrial side table is a truly one-of-a-kind piece! — $225

This vintage piece is full of history and exudes a fantastic rustic/industrial vibe. Why settle for a run of the mill table when you can own this unique conversation starter?

BE BOLD, NOT BORING!

Dimensions: diameter 20.5″ x height 25″

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Click the red store button at the top of this page to shop this, and all of our carefully curated Rough Luxe Decor items. Price shown does not include shipping charges. Email us at info@randysloan.com to arrange shipping if outside the Phoenix, AZ area.

A Life Designed

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NOTE: 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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Alyssa Monks – ‘Connection’

“We need to feel like we belong to this experience, we need to know our place, we need to know where we fit. We need to feel that we’re accepted for who we are. So the goal you may think is to, get a show, get press or to make money or to have fame. But it’s not, the thing we all really want is to feel connected.” — Alyssa Monks, Artist, Brooklyn NY

First profiled on A Life Designed back in 2013 in our piece Creative Spaces, we recently stumbled upon this beautifully shot film of the gifted painter Alyssa Monks. In it she expresses her thoughts on what it means to be an artist, the need to express, and the need to find one’s place in the world… one’s connection.

artist alyssa monks discusses the process of creativity

Shot by filmmaker Jesse Brass with music courtesy of Lerin Herzer, Andrew Joslyn and Podington Bear, we were immediately moved by the message and just had to share.

If you are at all interested in the process of creativity, do yourself a favor and watch. Trust us, there are worse ways to spend 5 minutes.

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SOLD! – Bel Geddes Desk Headed to Japan!

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A Life Designed lands first global sale and we say sayōnara as our Norman Bel Geddes desk wings its way to Tokyo.

Wow! We didn’t see this one coming but we are very happy it did. After a month of negotiations, multiple emails and scheduling of shipment, A Life Designed is proud to announce the completion of our first foreign sale.

This week, our collectible 1932 Norman Bel Geddes vanity desk packed its bags, stamped its passport and began a 5,800 mile journey to its new home in bustling Tokyo, Japan!

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Since the launch of our online store in July of 2013, we have had the pleasure of sending our sweet industrial and mid-century modern decor as far east as New York and west as San Francisco with points in between but this sale most definitely takes the ‘most miles’ award, hands down.

So… it’s official! A Life Designed is now able to ship worldwide.

We have sourced an excellent international shipping company here in the Phoenix area and welcome inquiries from around the world. If you are in a country outside the United States and have your heart set on a piece in our online shop, please don’t hesitate to email us at info@randysloan.com to discuss your delivery options.

And to our new client Yozo in Tokyo… Enjoy your desk my friend and Omedetō!

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