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Music You Should Know: August | The Coveted Remix

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One of the most frequent questions we’re asked at the shop is “what is this fabulous music?!” So we’ve decided that every month we would list ten of our favorite tracks, songs which are invariably streaming from our speakers and through the store. Music to inspire, to get the juices flowing and the day or night!  As they say, music is the language of the universe. 

Be sure to follow along on Spotify so we can share the love and see what you’re listening to! 

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The Coveted Remix : August

  • Car Seat Headrest: Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales
  • Middle Kids: Edge of Town
  • Gorillaz: Bill Murray
  • Alt J: Hit Me Like That Snare
  • Honey is Cool: Baby Jane
  • Muna: Winterbreak
  • SBTRKT: New Dorp. New York
  • Trace: Low
  • Bat for Lashes: Daniel
  • Spazzkid: If Not You Then Who?

What are you listening to right now? 

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Product Shoutout: Veak Ceramics, Our Newest Obsession

The New Obsession Veak Ceramics
RUSTIC, MID-CENTURY INSPIRED, UTILITARIAN CERAMICS
 

“Born and raised in the southeast, I moved to Ithaca, NY in 2010 where I apprenticed with studio potter Renata Wadsworth. She taught me everything I know, from throwing pots to building and firing a wood kiln. Since my time in NY I have spent time in various studios developing and perfecting this latest body of work. I am excited to share it with you. I hope that it might bring you the same joy that I’ve had while making it.”  –Sara Veak

We see ourselves sipping cocoa by the fire (or the radiator!). Swirling foamy latte’s at dawn, hot toddies at 6 and oversized salads at dinner. 

Veak Ceramics are the perfect vehicle weeknight dinners or friendly gatherings. All handcrafted right here in Kansas City. 

CLICK HERE TO SHOP THE FULL COLLECTION 

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Not Your Uncle’s Nag Champa: Incense We’re Obsessed With

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we’re madly in love with the air at the shop right now

maybe it’s all these sweet and sultry fragrances

but who’s to say

either way we’d love to introduce you to our newest addiction…

Our New Obsession? Incense!

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What’s in the Trunk? Asiatica Pop Up

JAPANESE INFLUENCE IN STYLE AND DECOR
Featuring Asiatica for Coveted Home indigo pillows plus a selection of clothing, tabletop and homegoods.
Meet the ladies of Asiatica and learn more about their design process.
Enjoy small bites and sips at this one day Pop-Up with live models featuring Asiatica garments. 
 
610 West 48th StreetKansas City, MO, 64112
 
 

 

Asiatica Pop Up

 

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Meet Asiatica:
Asiatica is a unique retail store located in Kansas City offering one-of-a-kind garments from vintage Japanese kimono fabrics, contemporary artisanal fabrics from Japan and other luxurious textiles. They also have a carefully chosen selection of scarves, shawls and jewelry as well as an exceptional collection of antique and modern objects, mostly from Japan. See more at asiaticakc.com
 
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Curated Collection: Vintage Africa; Mud Cloth, Pottery, Relics and Textiles

Vintage African Goods: Kuba Cloth, Zulu Shield, Ceramics, Pottery

Our newest hoard of vintage goods hail from the continent of Mama Africa. Actually, they’re more special than any old collection of vintage. These pieces are full of wondrous stories from meaningful places. Kuba Cloth from the Kuba Tribe. Mud cloth from Mali. Along with face-masks, statues and a gorgeous Zulu Shield. 

 

{CURATED AFRICA | SHOP THE COLLECTION HERE}

 

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KUBA CLOTH 

MUD CLOTH

zulu shield made of for hide in Africa

ZULU SHIELD

 


Masks: 

african goods

 

african goods

Pottery:

african textile for nursery handwoven by women

african goods, textiles, pillows, pottery and more

AND MORE PIECES IN THE LINK BELOW!

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5 Habits of Highly Productive People: And How to Make them Yours

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If you’re human living in the Tech Age then chances are you’ve felt The Struggle. That hopeless feeling of being torn between what you have to do and what you want to do… on that note I wonder if we have any new likes…

Get this: Countless studies have determined that we, the modern people of social media and reality television, have shorter attention spans than goldfish! So let’s do something about it and show them goldfish who’s boss!

5 Habits of Highly Productive People

  1. Set Goals: Create a to-do list. Accomplish your less important goals first, then give yourself 110% to what’s important. This is contradictory to popular tips but just wait until all those little things you put off are actually done. Create your checklist with this in mind.
  2. NO Multitasking: Focus on one thing at a time. By scattering your mind, you may feel productive but you’re offering less of yourself to the task at hand. While you may accomplish more tasks in less time, the results are never as good as they can be with proper attention and care. I curb my tendency to multitask by following my to-do list!
  3. Keep the end in sight: This can be achieved by creating a vision board and displaying it in a prominent place. Dress up a poster board with images and words that will motivate you to reach those wild dreams of yours. 
  4. Stop! Meditate!: It’s super healthy to establish a regular habit of quieting your mind. Take a break from the endless noise of social media, email and work. This may be our most impactful tip. Many people like to sit in front of their vision boards. Others like to close their eyes, cross their legs and perch themselves atop mountains. There’s no wrong way to meditate, simply allow the mind to breathe and go with the flow. By practicing meditation you’re creating a focal point allowing your mind to center on your goals.
  5. Celebrate the little accomplishments: Whether it’s one step along the journey or a mile, rewards are a great way to keep up moral and boost productivity. A piece of chocolate here, a scoop of ice cream there, maybe a new gadget or pair of shoes! Celebrate yo’self! 

Tools for High Productivity

Appointed Goods: You can have all the apps in the world but they will never generate the strength and mind power that goes into handwriting a list, or note taking. It’s science, y’all 😉 

Chocolate for that end-of-day reward <3  

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Shop Minimalist Calendars

ⓥ Vegan ⓖ Gluten Free Rich gourmet dark chocolate, coffee beans and a crunch of cocoa nibs, Compartés Kenyan Coffee chocolate bar is the most delicious coffee chocolate ever! Luxury dark chocolate coffee cocoa nibs a crunchy delicious premium chocolate bar treat! compares chocolate

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Meta Coffee Roasting Co | Single Origin Coffee Made in Kansas City

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How do you stay focused? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

And as always, we are here to help you design your life. 

 

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#MyCovetedHome Instagram Roundup: May 2017

That’s a wrap! As Gemini steps forth, Taurus recedes and we fall head first into summer. Here’s a round-up of some of our favorite designs featured on Instagram, using the hashtag #MyCovetedHome. They’re light, airy, cozy and the ideal rooms to lounge about after a long day at the pool!

Dig this, #MyCovetedHome has reached over 30,000 posts! How amazing is that! Thank you for all the love and support. We can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

We’re crushing on Manon Naramatisho’s story-wall… and her dreamy account in general- @TheLifeTraveler

 

#Mycovetedhome May

If there was one rug to end all rugs, it might be this one! Design by House of Six Interiors

 

That funky sofa, the tigers eye chair, terra cotta tile? Yes, please. Loving the composition on here. 

Design by @Allison.Crawford

 

Loving the the mix of traditional, industrial and modern-chic influences in this design by @Michelle_Janeen

 

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Off the Wall: How to Decorate Vertically

Think you’ve run out of space? Think again! Here’s a great idea – look up and decorate your walls all the way to the ceiling. We’ve put together some of the best ideas for decorating vertically.

If your motto is “more is more,” then you’ll love these ideas for adding even more great decor and artwork to your collection.  Take the elements of design and apply them to your walls…. all the way to ceiling. The sky is the limit!

We have so many things we love but often we run out of room. Instead of keeping decor eye level, try leading the eye up towards the ceiling with tips from these design envy rooms. If done properly, this can make a space seem larger and more interesting. 

Creating gallery walls is one of our favorite ways to decorate vertical wall space. Gallery walls are always chic. Try incorporating 3-D elements that pop, literally.

One of our own team members, @racheldeerhead, has a pretty enviable vertically decorated space. We asked her about how she utilized her vertical space. “Our ranch has a lot of windows but not a lot of open wall space.  I wanted to display as much of our art collection as possible, so I went with a gallery wall that extends to the ceiling. I also built the niches into our dining room wall (far right). The niches were a practical alternative to traditional shelving. We use them to display our favorite pieces, and they don’t disturb the flow of the house by intruding on valuable floor space the way traditional shelving would. “

One large statement piece can be used to elongate a room. Textiles or extra-large paintings are excellent large-format options. Oversized weavings or textile wall hangings can add interesting textures and warmth to a space. We found this stunning room in the #mycovetedhome gallery on instagram by @verysarie

Floor-to-ceiling shelving can be used to create a compelling tower of objects, art, books and mementos. This is especially useful when flanking existing arrangements, i.e. television. Try mixing a variety of textures and elements, you can create a cutting edge look that never grows old. We found a great example of this from @Amiraelgawly and asked her for advice on achieving this look. “Think of your walls as chapters of a story that you’re telling about yourself. Every frame, shelf, book connects to share a unique part of you. Don’t be afraid to get high! The more vertical space you use, the bigger and more airy your space feels.” 

Let us know how you decorate vertically in the comments and be sure to use the hashtag #mycovetedhome for a chance to be featured on our instagram page

 

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Mothers Day Gift Shop Guide

Consider us your one-stop-shop. We’ve collected staff favorites and unique small-batch items that are sure to impress. This is a list for that special someone, be it Mom or your Baby-Mama, you know she’s your world so show her how you truly feel, express your love with these meaningful gifts from Coveted Home. 

 

 

Leather Wood & Faulk Wallet Clutch | Na Nin Incense | Convivial Hexagon Dish | Fringe Keychain

Sierra Winter Earrings | Cowhide Wallet | Na Nin Black Pepper Perfume | Incense Dish | Brass Aleta Cuff

Get the complete look for $614* This Mothers Day Special includes Free Shipping!

Hide Glasses Sleeve | Leather Tote | Appointed Signature Notebook | Coveted Home Gift Card

 

Zig-Zag Basket | Gold Circle Dish |Pink Sapphire Earrings | Hyde Clutch 

Wood Bowl | Horn + Brass Ring | 14k Gold Earrings 

Coveted Home Signature Candles 

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Our newest planter from Convivial Productions is now home to a lovely Olive Tree, this makes a quick grab for one lucky motherlover!

Full Geometric Planter + Olive Tree = $150 (pick up only)

 

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Where to Shop in Kansas City | Racked Feature

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“For those outside the Midwest, Kansas City has a pretty indistinguishable reputation; in most people’s minds, it’s a flyover state, if it’s anything at all. But the rest of the country would be wise to pay attention, because Kansas City has some serious style.

The City of Fountains is made up of distinct districts that reach from the River Market (located on the Missouri River) to the Country Club Plaza, an outdoor shopping space with architecture modeled after Seville, Spain; there’s also the more industrial West and East Bottoms. Each neighborhood has its own character reflected in the eclectic mix of boutiques, shops, and general stores scattered throughout.

Here, we’ve put together a guide that shows off the best stores “Paris of the Plains” has to offer, from homegrown denim brands to vintage emporiums and design stores. Put it to use next time you decide to stay over, instead of just flying over.”

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We were immensely thrilled to have Coveted Home mentioned alongside our favorite Kansas City shops for this awesome writeup (Racked.) Next time you’re in Kansas City, or if you live here and have yet to really get out, please support local. By shopping brands based in KC we can support a healthy and thriving community of unique and diverse business run by your very neighbors. Woman and Men striving to make this a wonderful town to visit and live 

We can’t wait to see you and be sure to check out these other favorite Kansas City brands:

Baldwin |Standard Style |Boomerang |Hammerpress |FineFolk |Birdies |Peggy Noland | Sandlot Goods | Urban Provisions