Archive for ‘October, 2015’

The Death of a Blog


There is a famous quote attributed to Albert Einstein that goes something like this; “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Lately these wise words have been rattling around in my head, growing louder and louder, until finally, they can no longer be ignored.

In July of 2011, I began the blog A Life Designed as what I had hoped would grow into an active “community” where people interested in all creative pursuits, be they musical, artistic, fashion, architecture etc could exchange thoughts and ideas. Unfortunately, 4 years in, it is now sadly time to admit that my original intent has failed. Continue reading…


Voodoo Potion Decanters – Available Now


Cast a stylish spell this Halloween with these ‘goblin approved’ ceramic decanters. — $15 ea

Place on a bookshelf or coffee table to create a funky and unique vibe in any living space. Two decanters available. For decorative use only. (Top does not come off.)

Dimensions: 8″ high x 6″ base width

Click the red store button at the top of the page to shop these and all of our current selection of Rough Luxe Decor items for the home or retail environment.

A Life Designed

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Walls Looking a Little Naked? Dress Them Up in Style With One of These Fun Options!

anatomy print

Anatomy Poster Print – $15.00

Uber-cool, vintage-inspired anatomy print. Printed on Italian archival paper, this poster is ready to hang unframed or, frame it for a more formal look.

Size: 20″W x 28″H | Shipping included at checkout. (one available)


Martini Cocktail Mirror  – $32.00

The perfect accent for any self-respecting home bar! With its sleek, Art Deco style black outlined gold lettering juxtaposed against a mirrored background, this sophisticated mirror combines the perfect mix of high-style and vintage appeal… Sort of like the perfect Martini come to think of it! Metallic ink screen print on glass with mirror and black frame. One only available!

Size: 24.75”W x 7”H | Shipping included at checkout. (one available)


Ace of Spades Silkscreen  – $25.00

Hand screen-printed poster inspired by 1960’s motorcycle club flag, this retro beauty is printed on heavyweight paper stock and purposefully hand-weathered to give an “old store stock” appearance. Very cool! Printed in the USA.

Size: 24″W x 18″H | Shipping included at checkout. (one available)


Vintage Euro License Plate – $55.00

Vintage metal European automobile plate. Brilliant time-worn patina showing exquisite authentic age… A true ‘blast from the past!’

Size: 20.75″W x 5″H |  Shipping included at checkout. (one available)


Vintage Workout Poster – $150.00

The perfect finishing touch for the industrial-inspired living space! This early 1900s poster extolls the virtues of “Acquiring Strength Through Spinal Development.” Now while we can’t verify that the practice of the retro moves depicted here will cure what ails ya, we can definitely say this vintage find will up your design game %100!

Size: 13.25″W x 20″H |  Shipping included at checkout. (one available)


Periodic Table  – $125.00

Add an instant vintage vibe to your space with this accurate, retro-look periodic table wall hanging. Create an eye-catching backdrop in any living space or industrial-inspired retail environment with this faithful reproduction of the classic periodic table.
Made of canvas with a giclée print. Wooden dowels and natural twine string. This art is easy to keep clean with a damp cloth.

Size: 48″W x 28″H | Shipping included at checkout. (one available)

Click the red store button at the top of the page to shop these, and all of our our amazing Rough Luxe decor items for your home or vintage inspired retail space.

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VSCO Office – A Workspace We Love


If you’ve ever wondered how to mix industrial with mid-century modern… This is how.

Mixing design styles within a living/workspace can be daunting, but not impossible. A simple rule to keep in mind when dipping your toe into the design style mash-up is simply to remember that “less truly is more.” Continue reading…

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