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A Case of the Shapes : Art Opening with Lee Ahlskog

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Sunday, November 5th from 1:00 – 4:00pm
 
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About Lee Ahiskog: 
 
Working in the intersection of art and design, American Graphic Designer, Lee Ahlskog explores the relationship between form and color in her oil paintings and digital work. Her biomorphic shapes refer to forms seen in the natural world while her color palette is more subjective. 
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Your Midwest Soundtrack + Songs for Fall

I like my music like I like my fall weather –all over the place. One day it’s cold and out come the booties and the sweats. The next say it’s hot and it’s tanks and flops.

These mood-swinging tracks celebrate Girls who rock. Girls who never back down. Who challenge the man and the machine.

Status quo? No thanks. 

  • YACHT: Psychic City
  • In Love With a Ghost : Flowers
  • Solange: Dancing in the Dark
  • iamamiwhoami: Play
  • Tei Shi: Keep Running (One Bit Remix)
  • Honey is Cool: Baby Jane
  • Hole: Awful
  • Poe: Angry Johnny
  • Orbital: Halcyon and on and on
  • Ra Ra Riot: You and I Know

 

#musicmonday: what’s on you 

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#MyCovetedHome August 2017 Roundup

 

August came with a sweeping arrangement of styles, each more diverse than the last.  From midcentury to traditional, take a look at what caught our eyes this month. 

We hope this month’s featured accounts inspire and fuel your own creativity. If you don’t already follow these talented individuals on Instagram, be sure to check them out–each description is linked to their page. 

You can follow us on Instagram (@covetedhome) and use the hashtag #mycovetedhome for a chance to be featured! 

 

A stunning display of Traditional design by @vicentewolfdesigns

Taking on Eclectic and nailing it,  @hotelette

The darling of Global Bohemian, @carlaypage

Mid Century with those desert vibes by @atomic_furnishing

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Fall Essentials and the Brands You Should Know

Changes are brewing, summer to autumn. Patio’s, picnics and falling into piles of leaves. Who’s ready for fall! We’re here to equip you with the right tools to make the best of this coming season: Luscious apothecary to keep your skin soft and smooth, whimsical baskets, rings for yo’ finga’s and salts for the soaking. Plus a ton of sage and incense for those late night incantations.  Continue reading Fall Essentials and the Brands You Should Know

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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. 

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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

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ZULU SHIELD

 


Masks: 

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Pottery:

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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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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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