Every once in a while we get a crazy idea and then every once in a while again—we make it come to life. This time, we’re talking about our upcoming Tent and Sofa Sale this weekend!
This is your chance to bring the best finds from our warehouse to your home at a HUGE discount. A large selection of sofas are discounted up to 75% off. We’ll have great deals, food, and an artist demonstration!
Look for the big white tent at 23 W. Babcock – just one block south of Main, and save up to 75% outside and 20% in store (excluding consignment).
Friday, April 26th, 10-6 pm Saturday, 27th, 10-1 pm
It’s Friday afternoon! You made it! The weekend is here, and our plan is to get out and use as much daylight as possible—regardless of the weather. Springtime in the Rockies is a fickle thing, so you have to be prepared to commit and simply bring a jacket or two…
Whether you’re planning on joining us outside or holing up for a few days with the internets, we’ve got your weekend inspiration right here.
A wonderful series of interviews and home profiles from surf shacks around the globe, aptly titled “Surf Shacks” from the crew at Indoek. There’s also a book and a deep, deep archive of photos and stories. Worth spending some time with.
Reservations are now open for guests wishing to stay at Finnish-American architectEero Saarinen‘s 1960s terminal building at New York’s John F Kennedy airport, following a restoration of its modernist details. Amazing.
Every once in a while it’s nice to start over. That paradigm certainly plays a part here on the floor at Architect’s Wife—our showroom “flips”, as it were, help keep things fresh and vibrant and interesting and fun. Extending the concept to our website was a very easy step… After a long time with a very static web presence, we’ve relaunched our site with some fun new features and capabilities.
We’re bringing a series of collections to life and featuring a variety of products and furnishings that are now available to order online. It’s a small start, but will be growing as we add more collections to the mix and showcase more of what’s possible here at AW. We hope you enjoy the updated site and find some inspiration!
Check out the four collections below and stay tuned for more!
Architect’s Wife is currently looking for an experienced, results-driven sales and operations professional in Bozeman, MT. Ideal candidate will work well with existing team and focus on inventory administration, sales, and operations. We are looking for an organized individual who understands the importance of design and has excellent communication skills.
As a Sales and Operations Associate with Architect’s Wife you will:
WORK THE FLOOR ● Greet customers, and assist with furniture/art/lighting selections – explaining the features and benefits of each product ● Assist with overall showroom aesthetic ● Network regularly with contractors and designers ● Follow up in a timely and professional manner with customers on all requests or concerns
MANAGE INVENTORY ● Create purchase orders for store inventory and special orders ● Maintain records of inventory on hand, on order, and listed on E-COM website ● Place orders and track them with the vendor ● Receive the orders into inventory, inspecting, counting, pricing and tagging ● Update inventory locations in POS as items move off-site from showroom ● Communicate with receiving and storage facility ● Eliminate inventory shrink and damage ● Monitor inventory on E-Com
RECEIVING AND DOCUMENTING INVENTORY ● Document product information and item photos for items received into POS system ● Help unpack and store items arriving via UPS, FedEx, DHL or other deliveries. ● Verify accuracy of received products (does packing list = expected shipment). ● Report any damages or shortages, file claims as needed ● Verify photos are taken and recorded for any damages. ● Upload all inventory imagery into POS / ECOM system
Qualifications: ● Design or strong retail sales background preferred ● Ability to connect and develop relationships ● Strong computer and organizational skills necessary ● Excellent communication skills, written and verbal. ● Mathematical proficiency required
How to Apply: Please provide the following: ● An up-to-date resume and brief cover letter outlining your experience for the position, send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Father’s Day will be here before you know it, and we’ve put together a collection of great gifts for the father figure in your life. Is he a lover of the wild? A bibliophile? A foodie? Whatever his interests, we have something sure to make dad happy.
Stop by the shop at 23 West Babcock every Friday between 11:30 and 2, starting June 1st through the 29th and enjoy an old favorite—or try something new! It’s lunch at AW every Friday in June and we can’t wait to see you here.
Mother’s Day is May 13th, i.e., less than one week away. It’s time to kick it into gear, and get your special lady something that celebrates her! If you’re not sure what to get the mother figure in your life, we’ve rounded up 15 beautiful options. Whether she’s a reader, loves to entertain, or can’t wait to explore the wild, we’ve got you covered.
On the top floor of the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture, Cherlyn Wilcox’s studio is pulsing with creativity, energy, and today a mix of classic jazz. The abstract artist often calls her studio a mess, but there is a pleasant harmony to the groupings of oil paint, acrylic, graphite, and colored pencils. Dozens of canvases line the walls, on shelves, on easels, and propped against the wall. The range of Cherlyn’s work is impressive; the pieces in the North East corner are dark and moody, full of rich blues and greens; high on the top shelves on the South wall sit canvases with light blues, pinks, and yellow, evocative of her Hawaiian roots. “It’s never this clean in here (she laughs), but I’m enjoying it while this photo shoot lasts.”
On studio vibes: “Music is a must,” Wilcox says. “Music helps to shut off part of the brain, so I can just let the work take place.” She doesn’t start a painting with a plan or even a color scheme. “The first layer is a warm up. I see marks and the way the colors are working together, and one drip or brush stroke determines what my next move will be. I like to listen to music that fits my mood, and then just do what feels right on the canvas. I’m getting better at letting accidents happen. It’s a challenge, yet most of the time, they move me in the right direction.”
On the creative process: “Each canvas is a new emotional experience. I’m in the studio painting and working and thinking, and want those feelings to be expressed on the canvas. I’m taking the complex things in life, the highs, the lows, beauty, my environment, and translating these emotions into a piece. I appreciate the spontaneity of the process and freedom that abstract art allows me.”
On all the feels: “Ideally I just want someone to get lost in the emotions of my work because I do when I am painting it.”
On motivation: Cherlyn has been able to commit to being a full-time artist for about 5 years. She goes to her studio five days a week, even if she leaves for a dog-walk almost immediately. “Sometimes it’s just not going to happen, and that’s okay. It’s important to make an effort to be in the studio, sit with my art, and often just being there generates excitement.” Multi-tasking also makes it easier to stay motivated. “I’m always working on multiple pieces at once. I work on canvas and paper, and it’s nice to mix up the mediums. The approach is so different starting to work on a large canvas rather than a smaller paper piece; it is nice to balance them out.”
On calling it a day: “I can’t get too attached to the piece, or I’d never add another brush stroke. While painting, I often take a step back and turn the piece. It will change the whole feel, or I get an immediate sense that it’s wrong, totally wrong. When I think a piece is finished, I’ll sit with it awhile, about a month. It’s a fine line though; I can’t look at it too long or I’ll over critique it.”
Cherlyn lives in Bozeman with her husband, Paul, and their two pups, Zeppelin and June Bug.
Stop by her studio space in room 217 at the Emerson or shop her work hanging in our downtown furniture store. For direct inquiries contact her at email@example.com .
Thank you for inviting us into your studio, Cherlyn!
2018 is just around the corner which means it’s gift-giving season. We’ve gathered some of our favorite gifties for her. So whether you’re looking for something to arouse the senses, keep your lady warm, or gifting ethically made goods is important to you, AW has you covered. So, without further adieu, here are our choice picks for her:
Do you ever arrive at Friday and wonder how your week completely dissolved in the blink of an eye? It happens to the best of us because, in this age of digital enlightenment, we live with constant churn; we run from meeting to meeting, pick the kids up from school, hastily make dinner, zonk out and the next day, we start all over again.
Wabi-Sabi Welcome arrived at the shop recently and it’s the perfect antidote to busy. If you’re new to wabi-sabi, the theory is pretty straight-forward, it’s the art of embracing imperfection in every aspect of your life. Basically, it’s all about CHILLING out and living as the author, Julie Pointer Adams puts it a “considered life” and so by doing, “[make] time and space to breathe, slow down, and be specific.” Julie has been entertaining crowds both large and small for years, but she purports entertaining doesn’t have to mean laying down a lavish meal for 15 dinner guests. It can mean preparing tea for a friend or inviting your neighbors over for a potluck and gathering flowers from your yard as your centerpiece.
As I was researching this piece, I stumbled upon a Holland Lake wedding that local event design guru, Kait Costanti of Bash designed which wholly embraces the wabi-sabi aesthetic. So, I decided to ask her a few questions about this event and get her take on the wabi-sabi way of life. Follow along to find out how she put this philosophy into practice.
1. I loved your recent work at Holland Lake. Tell me a little about this project. It feels like you embraced the WS tradition wholeheartedly. How did that come to pass?
Our Holland lake lodge wedding was a real passion project for the most deserving clients around. They have since become great friends. I’m currently in the process of developing a program that essentially gives a wedding away for free to a deserving couple that truly values a Wabi Sabi approach to weddings. This wedding was phase one of that project and while not all components were given away I still managed to get Florals on board (Wild Blume), Hair/Makeup (Shawny from Shine Bozeman), paper goods (Collette at Bontemps Calligraphy), all design/planning from BASH plus the squash blossom necklace (Mountainside Design). Next year will be the next phase and I can’t wait to see how that evolves.
2. How do you work this into your client projects?
As a designer, it’s so refreshing and fun when clients truly trust your process and enable you to let your creative juices flow and at the same time, they have faith that you will keep their personal style in mind. I’m of the opinion that less is more when done in an impactful, Wabi Sabi, way. Go big on florals! That said, big doesn’t mean it has to be expensive or big in the literal sense. It could be a minimal approach but the impact is big. Maybe it’s all monochromatic whites but with different textures and variations of white. Or it could be a few vibrantly colored Dahlia’s as big as saucers. Maybe no flowers at all! Whatever feels natural and organic for the event and space is how I like to design.
3. Are you encountering more clients who are seeking a ‘quieter’ celebration of their big day, i.e. drawing from the wabi-sabi ideal?
We tend to draw a more minimal bride that doesn’t want to overshadow the surroundings and isn’t as interested in adding things that don’t make sense. Just because you’re ‘supposed’ to have a guestbook doesn’t mean you have to. I think Wabi Sabi in the bridal sense means authenticity and paying attention to things that matter most while ditching traditions just for tradition’s sense. Montana is such a vast and incredibly picturesque locale, so our clients really want the beauty to shine through from the already existing landscapes.
4. How have you incorporated the wabi-sabi mindset in your personal life and your home?
Definitely. I’m a non-clutter type gal. I definitely have certain things that I love to collect and value but I’m not attached to things as much as I am to memories. I try to buy art everywhere I travel to remember the feeling of where I was. Wabi Sabi finds beauty in imperfection and that’s pretty much mantra in all aspects of my life.
Ready to adopt the Wabi-Sabi mindset? Start by grabbing a copy of Julie Pointer Adams gorgeous, Wabi-Sabi Welcome at the shop and be ready to embrace a life filled with thoughtfulness and ease.