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High-Tech Task Lighting Features You’ll Love

High-Tech Task Lighting Features You'll Love

Katy  |  11.10.17  |  Design, Furniture, New Products
We’re all familiar with Thomas Edison’s modern version of “the lamp” — a source of electric light that works by heating the filament in a glass bulb. (Apparently, a man named Sir Joseph Swan also played a role in all of this, but I don’t remember learning about him in history class. So I’ll let […]
Hand-Written Cards: A Pleasure to Give and to Receive

Hand-Written Cards: A Pleasure to Give and to Receive

Alice  |  09.27.17  |  Uncategorized
What a joy it is to receive a hand-written card! Happily, my delight in getting a card in the mail often inspires me to put pen to paper and send a card myself. Finding the perfect greeting card, with art that captures the mood, makes writing a breeze. At The Century House Gift Shop we […]
Vote for Your Favorite Home Office Design!

Vote for Your Favorite Home Office Design!

Emily  |  09.12.17  |  Furniture, Uncategorized
As the breeze blows cooler and the trees treat us to a daytime fireworks display of crimson and amber, we’re reminded that autumn is an excellent time to hunker down, revisit goals and create new ones.  And what better place for a personal productivity headquarters than a well-appointed home office? We have numerous desks, task […]
5 Elements of a Productive & Healthy Work Space

5 Elements of a Productive & Healthy Work Space

Katy  |  09.07.17  |  Furniture, Modern Life
Let’s face it. We work hard and we work a lot. The United States is not known for lengthy summer vacations or holiday breaks. For those of us who are desk-bound, it is time to be smart. Sitting in front of a computer for eight hours a day or more takes a toll on our […]
5 Important Things to Ask Yourself When Purchasing Leather Furniture

5 Important Things to Ask Yourself When Purchasing Leather Furniture

Katy  |  06.19.17  |  Furniture, Interiors, Product Care, Uncategorized
The question inevitably arises when shopping for upholstered furniture: leather or fabric? If you choose leather, great, but that’s only the first step. There are many choices to consider, and we’re not talking about color. Leather quality, finishes and treatments vary greatly. Also, the leather you choose will affect the way you experience your furniture […]
Nut Bombs: A Mid-Morning Snack from Nordic Light

Nut Bombs: A Mid-Morning Snack from Nordic Light

Alice  |  06.19.17  |  Modern Life
Nordic Light: Lighter, everyday eating from a Scandinavian kitchen, is a book to linger over. It’s two inspiring books in one: a photo essay and cookbook. The author, Simon Bajada, is an Australian native now based in Stockholm, and he brings fresh eyes to the subject.  His recipes feature ingredients favored by Scandinavian cooks.  Happily, many of those ingredients are readily available […]
5 Memorable & Modern Wedding Gifts

5 Memorable & Modern Wedding Gifts

Katy  |  05.25.17  |  Accessories, Gift Giving
Wedding season is almost here! I always look forward to being a part of wedding celebrations and watching the smiling couple enjoy their big day. Choosing a memorable wedding gift and wrapping it with style is part of the fun. While I often try to select an item from the couple’s wedding registry, sometimes a step […]
Vote for your Favorite Outdoor Furniture Design!

Vote for your Favorite Outdoor Furniture Design!

Emily  |  05.10.17  |  Furniture
As we stock up on antihistamines, sunscreen and bug spray, gearing up for Summer, we’re also dreaming about our favorite ways to relax in the out-of-doors. So what makes an ideal outdoor oasis? It all starts with a chair. Generally, where you’ll be sitting drives your choice of materials and construction. Around the campfire, for […]
Remastered Aeron Chair Review

Remastered Aeron Chair Review

Katy  |  05.05.17  |  Furniture
The Aeron® Chair by Herman Miller® has been one of the most desirable task chairs for 23 years. Originally designed in 1994 by Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick, the Aeron Chair remains a modern and innovative task chair today. After more than 20 years of success, Herman Miller decided to reevaluate this famous design. With […]
Graf Lantz: German + Japanese Design

Graf Lantz: German + Japanese Design

Katy  |  04.12.17  |  Accessories, Gift Giving
From the moment I experienced products by Graf Lanz, I was intrigued and infatuated — first with the texture of the soft Merino wool, then by the simple perfection of the designs. Where did these stunning pieces come from? Who made them? And can I buy them all? I decided to dig deeper. Holger Graf […]
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