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Way back before the days of Pinterest- when we literally had to tear out pages of magazines and stick them on a bulletin board for inspiration- there lived a beautiful, glossy little magazine called Domino. After mysteriously closing over 4 years ago by luxury publisher Conde Nast, our beloved DIY bible has returned to news stands and is better than ever. It’s like seeing an old friend after years apart, like hearing that familiar tune you loved when you were younger- taking you back to so many great memories. Domino is loaded to the brim with great home decor ideas, delicious recipes and kitschy entertaining ideas. Armed with a user-friendly, colorful and sharp website featuring interactive activities and spectacular tips for gifting, traveling and more- we are over the moon excited to welcome back Domino to our magazine rack!

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LKRE is all about Bristol these days. Libby is working on a new project out there which we will be sharing with you upon completion so stay tuned. In the meantime, Libby is combing the streets of Bristol in search of inspiration for the project. This weekend she stumbled upon Sue Casa, a  lovely interior design shop located on State Street in downtown Bristol.  Showcasing brands like Trina Turk, John Robshaw and Oly Studio, shop owner Susan O’Donnell also sells her stunning gyotaku fish prints there which we can’t wait to get our hands on.

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When good Americans die they go to Paris

- Oscar Wilde

Here at LKRE, we’re always on the pulse of what’s new, fresh and attention-worthy. We have identified a challenge when it comes to finding fashionable yet functionable eye wear that doesn’t break the bank. We’re so excited to share with you our latest find: Warby Parker! A collaboration between four close friends who met at Penn, Warby Parker was conceived as an alternative to the overpriced and bland eyewear available today.  Through some detailed market research, the folks at Warby Parker discovered that the eye wear industry is controlled by a few large companies that have kept prices artificially high, reaping huge profits from consumers who have no other options. By circumventing traditional channels and engaging with their customers directly through their website, Warby Parker is able to provide higher-quality, fab looking prescription eyewear starting at only $90- now we’re talkin’!

Eyewear with a Purpose

One of the reasons we love this new company is their generosity. Unfortunately, millions of people around the world today don’t have access to proper vision care. To help address this problem, Warby Parker partners with renowned non-profits, such as VisionSpring.org, to deliver one pair of glasses to someone in need for every pair that they sell. In doing so, they enable people like us to share the gift of vision with someone who can’t see today and give them the opportunity to read, to work and to live a fuller life.

What’s Up with the Name? 

The Warby Parker team, along with LKRE, has always been inspired by the master wordsmith and pop culture icon, Mr. Jack Kerouac. Two of his earliest characters, recently uncovered in his personal journals, bore the names Zagg Parker and Warby Pepper. The eyewear company took the best from each and made it their name. So clever!

 

I don’t think we’ll ever tire of thumbing through the colorful, glossy pages of our favorite magazine. There is a ritual to it- something oddly soothing about flipping from one page to the next, dog-earing pages that we love and skipping over pages that don’t interest us. In fact, our heart leaps with excitement when a fresh new edition awaits us in our mailbox.  However, with the Digital Age upon us- we’ve learned to embrace all that comes with it. We love our iPhones and iPads so we’re absolutely thrilled that we are able to fuse the concepts of technology and design with digital magazines such as Lonny, RUE, Adore and High Gloss. These online gems are greatly inspirational when it comes to interior design- perfect reading material for when you purchase or rent a new home. Enjoy!

 

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