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Fashion’s Biggest Birthday Month

August is a month full of birthdays for some of the biggest icons in fashion. Not only have these people redefined what elegance is, they have become symbols of it. From Coco Chanel’s redefinition of femininity, to Tom Ford’s undeniable contributions to rethinking of what masculine means, then Iris Apfel’s daring looks, each of these birthday beauties have more in common than the month they were born, they all dared to be completely (more…)

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Creating the Collected Look in 3 Steps

A home is a reflection of the person living there. It’s not just a home, it’s a story that tells the uniqueness of our tastes and styles. Think about this, what do your favorite photos of rooms have in common? They all appear to have been collected – put together and evolved over time. Great rooms aren’t collected overnight. Or (more…)

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The Art of Collecting People

I come from a huge extended family. Big and boisterous, warm and caring, we were taught to open our hearts to others. My father is not only the head of our immediate family– but is the elder of a large religious community. He collected people. Interacting with all kinds of folks, (more…)

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Editors Note Collect

“It is perhaps a more fortunate destiny to have a taste for collecting than to have been born a millionaire. “ Robert Louis Stevenson Hmmm…I don’t know about that one. Collector vs. millionaire? Oh well. If it’s any consolation, a million dollars isn’t what it once was. I find collecting to be the most rewarding, egocentric, (more…)

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Company Culture What We Hoard

Obelisk Home is in itself a “collection of characters.”  We like it that way.  Diversity, miscellany and originality is baked into the DNA of our company.We are thrilled to share our staff’s most fun, fascinating and personal collections, as we dedicate this month to one of our favorite obsessions—Collections. (more…)

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Hunt and Gather with Nathan

Some of us are hunters. Some of us are gatherers.  If you are lucky enough to be a collector, you enjoy being a bit of both. There is something unmistakable in our human psyche that makes us want to search, research, dig, and dive and dream of our next discovery. Half of “the high” is in the pursuit.  But, then of course actually taking possession of the prize is pretty buzz worthy too. (more…)

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Downtown Cool

Downtown isn’t just a place, it’s a state of mind. It’s a style all its own – combining refined touches with urban flare makes this style as bold as it is beautiful. We’ve curated a selection of our favorite items available in our online shop that represent the downtown style that we love so much. Check them out! 1. Scully Culpture 2. Metro Table Lamp 3. Geo Sculptures 4. Marlon Brando Print 5. Samson Mirror  6. Carter Table      

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Top 7 Houseplants for Removing Indoor Air Pollutants

We could all use a breath of fresh air…especially when studies show that indoor air is often more polluted than outside…go figure. We don’t often realize the amount of pollutants we bring into our home with every day items, but bringing a little green inside can help combat the problem. In the late 80’s, NASA studied the affect houseplants would have on purifying the air in the space station. They found several plants that filter out common volatile organic compounds (VOCs). [...]

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Pool Houses That Will Inspire You

Pool houses make the best use of what would otherwise be a simple storage shed, however the added functionality is not always thought through before design and execution. This is not the case with these pool houses, each of which features a thoughtful benefit that fits the needs of the owner. We hope you will be inspired by each unique pool house, a building that is often not given due consideration.[/vc_column_text] For a bit of inspiration consider this open-air pavilion [...]

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