In 1986, Jack Reed and his son John set out with a vision—to provide inspired home furnishings and décor direct from suppliers all around the world. They opened a small shop in a historical building in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, where the showroom was on the first floor, the offices on the second and the entire warehouse on the third. A small potbelly stove burned wood chips to heat the building.


John remembers making his first sale—a handwoven folding chair. While the piece was simple, the thought behind the design, the time it took to construct it and the story it told was not. So many layers, so many people and so many hands touched this one product. It was then they decided to run their company a little bit differently.



Fist comes love, then comes marriage. Warm weather always seems to bring with it a wedding invitation or two… and with good reason. Who could resist cake when love is in the air?

We recently had the opportunity to team up with a local cupcake shop to sponsor a Cleveland-area wedding. More and more brides are trading in the perfectly trimmed white icing for something a bit more non-traditional. And non-traditional doesn’t end with the cake—more and more couples are adding a bit more personality to their wedding days to showcase who “they” really are as a couple. It seems the pressed white linens and china-filled registries of yesteryear are being traded in for something more rustic and authentic… and we couldn’t be happier about it!