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Monthly Archives: December 2016

  • Objects of comfort for the Holidays

    The Polar Vortex has been tracking its way across North America and it isn't even officially Winter yet! Comfort, warmth and home are upper most in people's minds. GRShop.com and Gabriel Ross have many cozy gift items in stock, ready to ship.

    The Menu Teddy is the mascot of Menu Nepal Projects, it can be a home ornament as well as one’s beloved comfort object. The pure shape and material give more room for imagination, help bringing peaceful cozy moods for home life. The Menu Afteroom Teddy can be a home ornament as well as one’s beloved comfort object. The pure shape and material give room for imagination, and help bring peaceful cozy thoughts to all.

    Made in Nepal of 100% wool, the Menu Teddy is part of the Menu Nepal Project, a trade initiative to help Nepalese women develop skills. Made in Nepal of 100% wool, the Menu Afteroom Teddy is part of the Menu Nepal Project, a trade initiative to help Nepalese women develop skills through employment and education.

    Alexander Girard designed this collection of wooden dolls for his own home. Now they offer a charming enhancement to any interior. Alexander Girard designed this collection of wooden dolls for his own home. Now they offer a charming enhancement to any interior.

    Collect all the Alexander Girard Dolls Start a tradition and collect all 22 of the Alexander Girard Dolls, they are made of solid Pinewood and are hand painted.

    Iittala Taika Espresso Cup & Saucr Set of 2 The Iittala Taika Espresso Cup & Saucer Set inspires imagination and storytelling each and every morning.

    The Alessi selection of espresso makers The extensive Alessi selection of Espresso Makers will be perfect with any of the Iittala espresso cups.

    tanssi_mug_2 Tanssi, the Finnish word for “dance”, is reinterpreted on the Iittala Tanssi Collection of mugs, plates and bowls. Stunning for special occasions and everyday dining, the Tanssi pattern is full of colourful inhabitants of a mystical forest and brings a new dimension to the Iittala collection with a color palette based on earthy tones and shades of red.

    So here's to keeping you and yours happy and healthy in 2017. May we see a more peaceful Earth.

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  • Pantone's 2017 Colour of the Year is Greenery

    Pantone, the international authority on colour, colour systems and the leading technology company for accurate communication of colour, has named "Greenery" as its 2017 Colour of the Year. Here are some products you can find at GRShop.com that will give you a very green 2017.

    Danish lighting manufacturer Louis Poulsen is now producing a mini version of the iconic Panthella Lamp by Verner Panton. The desktop lamps come in a range of bright colours drawn from Panton's work, including this glossy green, straight out of the 1970s. Danish lighting manufacturer Louis Poulsen is now producing a mini version of the iconic Panthella Lamp by Verner Panton. The desktop lamps come in a range of bright colours drawn from Panton's work, including this glossy green, straight out of the 1970s.

    Pantone's colour pick for next year is a "tangy yellow-green" shade often seen in foliage – technically called Pantone 15-0343, variations of the shade have already started to crop up in all sorts of well designed products.

    The Artifort Mushroom Chair and Footstool,, designed by Pierre Paulin in 1960, several shades of green, including one similar to Pantone 15-0343. The Artifort Mushroom Chair and Footstool, designed by Pierre Paulin in 1960, is available in several shades of green, including one similar to Pantone 15-0343.

    Pantone said the choice was made in response to a "stressful and tense world. Bringing forth a refreshing take, Greenery is a tangy yellow-green that speaks to our need to explore, experiment and reinvent. Illustrative of flourishing foliage, the fertile attributes of Greenery signals one to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate."

    The Vitra Eames elephant is now available for the first time in a plastic version for those it was originally intended for: children. Whether as a toy (also for outdoor use) or as an item for children’s bedrooms, this friendly-looking animal with its distinctive, huge floppy ears should make the heart of many a child (and parent) beat just that little bit faster. The Vitra Eames Elephant is available in a plastic version for those it was originally intended for: children. Whether as a toy or as an item for children’'s bedrooms, this friendly-looking animal with its distinctive, huge floppy ears should make the heart of many a child (and parent) beat just that little bit faster.

    The first birds created by Oiva Toikka and the glassblowers of the Nuutajarvi Glass Factory, the oldest in Finland, saw the light of day in 1973. Each bird is a unique individual, signed with the artist's name as well as the name of Nuutajarvi. The Birds are cherished and valued gifts, and are irresistible to collectors around the world. The first Iittala birds were created by Oiva Toikka and the glassblowers of the Nuutajarvi Glass Factory, the oldest in Finland, in 1973. Each bird is a unique individual, and is signed with the artist's name as well as the name of Nuutajarvi. The iittala Birds are cherished and valued gifts, and are irresistible to collectors around the world.

    The Pantone Colour Institute advises the fashion, product, interiors and packaging design industries on the use of colour in design. It has been choosing a Colour of the Year since 1999. For 2016, Pantone picked two soft colours – a baby blue and dusty pink.

    Similar to the choice of Greenery, previous Colours of the Year have tended towards the bolder end of the spectrum, with the brownish-red Marsala colour for 2015 and Radiant Orchid for 2014.

    Two examples of Noguchi's predilection for sculptural lines are his Freeform Sofa and Ottoman, the shapes of which are reminiscent of river pebbles. Noguchi himself described his design as "soft rock". Thanks to its organic shape and the natural tones of its upholstery fabric the sofa has a light, elegant feel, despite its voluminous form. Vitra Design Museum Collection Isamu Noguchi's predilection for sculptural lines are present in his Freeform Sofa and Ottoman, the shapes of which are reminiscent of river pebbles. Noguchi himself described his design as "soft rock". Thanks to its organic shape and the natural tones of its upholstery fabric the sofa has a light, elegant feel in shades of Greenery.

    Artifort loves "Greenery" for many of its upholstered chairs and sofas. Artifort’s decision to reintroduce the F 978 in 2006 Artifort loves "Greenery" for many of its upholstered chairs and sofas. Artifort reintroduced the F 978 Chair in 2006 and it is rocking this bright refreshing colour.

    pantone-colour-of-the-year-greenery_dezeen_hero2 So when you are choosing products for your home or office, go for Greenery, and have a very merry 2017.

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  • Modern Merriment for the Holidays

    Design the perfect holiday with gifts for every modernist on your list. GRShop.com and Gabriel Ross try to keep these items in stock for quick and easy shipping. Here are some suggestions to get you in the holiday mood.

    Made of black Alder, the Vitra Eames House Bird was part of the Eames personal collection of found objects in their house in Pacific Palisades, California. Re-editioned in 2007 by Vitra, this black bird makes a special object in any home. Made of black Alder, the Vitra Eames House Bird was part of the Eames personal collection of found objects in their house in Pacific Palisades, California. Re-editioned in 2007 by Vitra, this black bird makes a special object in any home.

    tolomeo_micro_gold_holiday_2016_page_4_image_0001 The Artemide Tolomeo Micro Table Lamp, Gold Limited Edition, makes a very unique gift for anyone needing some light in their lives. Check out the complete family of Artemide Tolomeos.

    ol_x-120-50_pure_black_set This Stelton Pure Black Knife Set, which consists of a large chef’s knife, bread knife and utility knife, gives you three of the most important knives in the kitchen. The Pure Black range has won several design awards for functionality and stunning design. The transition from handle to knife blade is fluid, because the knives are made from a single piece of stainless chromium steel. The matt black finish provides a good grip and makes the knives easy to clean.

    flensted_elephant_party_a Check out the complete line of Flensted Mobiles for children and adults. From the best-selling Elephant Party for kids, to Flowing Rhythm, designed over fifty years ago, these mobiles remains some of the most admired mobiles and are bestsellers worldwide.

    The Alessi Michael Graves Kettle is an Alessi Best Seller since it was designed in 1985. It is available as an electric kettle and don't forget the playful Alessi Tea Rex Kettle, with the small supernatural dragon as the whistle. The Alessi Michael Graves Kettle is an Alessi best seller since it was designed in 1985. It is also available as an electric kettle and don't forget the playful Alessi Tea Rex Kettle, with the small supernatural dragon as the whistle.

    GRShop.com also has fun items on its ever popular Clearance Page. Many are final sale and limited availability so don't delay.

    dwellstudio_play_blanket_d_2_2 Dwell's soft play blankets are perfect anywhere - from the playroom floor to a toddler's bed.

    An essential for any bookworm. A fountain pen shaped bookmark formed in digitally etched sheet brass. Designed in London. An essential for any bookworm. A magnifier shaped bookmark formed in digitally etched sheet brass. Also available as a fountain pen. Designed in London.

    So check out the Gift Ideas we have gathered together for you and if you have questions or need help picking the right gift, please call GR Shop at 1-866-207-1111.

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