Monthly Archives: September 2012

OBJECTS: Mint Julep Cups

What’s the one travel souvenir you can’t leave the South without? A mint julep cup, of course. The classic bourbon cocktail was invented during the 18th century and has since become a symbol of the South. Ditto the mint julep … Continue reading

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FURNITURE: Mecedora Rocker

One place we had been anticipating visiting in Savannah was ShopSCAD, the gallery and storefront for the Savannah College of Art and Design. This place is no regular school gift shop. Instead of selling your typical collegiate sweatshirts and coffee … Continue reading

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IN REAL LIFE: The Mercer Williams House

This week, AROHO heads to the South! In honor of our much-needed vacation, all three posts this week will focus on Southern man cave style in Savannah, Georgia. Above is an image of the drawing room in the Mercer Williams … Continue reading

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DIY: Wood Pallet Wall

Ah, the endless uses of wood shipping pallets. We’ve seen them reincarnated into tables, headboards, bookshelves and planters, just to name a few. The idea of using pallets to cover an entire accent wall, however, seems like taking on a … Continue reading

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ART: Tom Sachs

“Going to the moon was THE best art project of the twentieth century.” Such are the words of Tom Sachs, who in 2007 staged his own version of the American lunar landing at Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills.

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SLIDESHOW: Unique Bookshelves

Shelves are one design element that can be classified as a necessity, not a luxury. If you don’t have them, you need them and if you do have them, you probably still need more. But just because something is practical … Continue reading

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THIS WEEK’S SALES: 9/14/12

This week, we’re all about the flash sales website Joss & Main. First up: their Out of Africa sale, where exotic accents, like the leather rug seen above, get paired with bamboo chairs, tribal fabrics, safari accessories and colonial writing … Continue reading

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IN REAL LIFE: Valentino’s Pigeonnier

Valentino Garavani, the renowned designer behind Italian fashion house Valentino, has one seriously unique man cave. It’s a pigeonnier or, in other words, a cylindrical tower once used to house doves on the Château de Wideville estate, built just outside of … Continue reading

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FURNITURE: Salvaged Wood Furniture

In the pursuit of being stylish, it’s often easy to forget being environmentally sustainable. But the two concepts are not mutually exclusive. Today, AROHO’s going green with a selection of stunning pieces made from salvaged wood, aka wood harvested from … Continue reading

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DIY: Book Pages as Wallpaper

This week, we’re ending things just as they began, following up Monday’s wallpaper post with an In Real Life/DIY wallpaper mash up. Upon spotting designer John Derian’s apartment featured on the Vogue Living blog, we had to figure out how … Continue reading

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