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A Father’s Day to Remember

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He’ll say he wants for nothing, but when it comes to Father’s Day, you know you’ve got to deliver. We know shopping for the Best Dad Ever can be a challenge, so with it being crunch time (June 16th is around the corner!), we’re sharing a few of our favorites that we know could be your dad’s fave too.

The Movie Misquote Game

Film magazine Little White Lies invites you to relive 300 movie moments in this great new party game for movie lovers. Just pick a quote and ask your friends to transform it by filling in the blank with a phrase from another classic film. Best mashup wins!

Off the Road

An inspiring book from the Gestalten crew that looks at life in wild places and the vehicles that get you there. Great for a dad with plans of fixing up that old CJ Jeep he’s been dreaming about.

Cube Glasses

A clever way to keep dad’s favorite beverage cool without the melted ice, these glasses come with a solid-glass cube fused inside. Store them in the freezer and they’ll be ready to roll when he’s ready to relax.

Where’s the Dude?

Everyone who’s seen The Big Lebowski knows the Dude abides—but what if he found himself abiding in a completely different movie? This book answers that question in an entertaining take on a classic format.

Pablo Clamp Table Lamp

Designed for versatility and portability, this light combines the beauty of wood and the brilliance of LED technology into this award-winning execution. Three simple parts allow for an infinite array of positioning options, and the red power cord really makes this a unique and useful addition to a room.

Themed Playing Cards

Dad humor at its finest, and we’ll just leave it at that.

Dangerous Experiments

He’s always managed to impress you with his talents, but this little kit will help him take his dinner-party skills to the next level.

Marshall Bluetooth Speaker

Built for life on the road, this travel speaker travels light and sounds heavy. Perfect for the dad who loves his music and appreciates quality sound and classic styling.

Cribbage Board

Perfect for the dad who’s happy spending a Sunday afternoon with cards in hand and friends around the table, this beautiful cribbage board makes for a unique centerpiece whether anyone’s playing or not.

Portable Backgammon Set

One of the oldest known board games, backgammon involves a strategy of combination and luck and makes for a very relaxing way to spend an evening with friends and family. With this travel set Pops can swing by and finally teach you how to play!

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With some inspiration now in hand, feel free to stop by the shop and explore the wide range of gifts, furniture, decor, and one-of-a-kind items that will tell Dad you’re his number one fan.

Friday Round Up

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As we all head out into the weekend, we’re pausing to share just a few things that caught our eye this week. Some design moments, some feel-good moments, a little something for everyone. Enjoy!


10,000 porcelain birds in flight at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia. Stunning.

A heartwarming Twitter thread about Mr. Floyd, a mailman of 35 years.

IKEA brings some iconic living rooms to life in this ad series running in the United Arab Emirates.

Friday Round Up

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It’s been a few weeks since we’ve published a Friday Round Up list, but we’re happy to be back in the saddle and sharing a little bit of what’s made us smile this week. The sun is out again in Montana, so we’re planning on getting out as much as possible this weekend and we hope you’re doing the same, wherever you are. Here’s to spring sunshine, and spring showers, and every kind of Montana weather in between…


This Modernist Swimming Pool in the French Hills is a Geometric Masterpiece

A Photo Appreciation of Libraries (view in full screen!)

“Speak to your children as if they are the wisest, kindest, most beautiful and magical humans on earth, for what they believe is what they will become.” 

From @thelovechange)

Skater Girl, from Tattly

Take a Seat (or two)

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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




Friday Round Up

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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.



From Surf Shacks 070 — David Hertz + Laura Doss Hertz: Malibu, CA

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.

The sunken lounge is carpeted in a Chili Pepper Red hue – the signature color created for the project by the architect. 

Reservations are now open for guests wishing to stay at Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen‘s 1960s terminal building at New York’s John F Kennedy airport, following a restoration of its modernist details. Amazing.

You might have seen this already, but holy smokes—elephants are pretty cool.

Also – don’t forget we’re auctioning off three great books this weekend on our @architects_wife Instagram account – it closes at noon on Saturday!

Friday’s Auction Action

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Spring! It’s technically here, but as we know in Montana—the seasons are often just suggestions. Anything’s possible—and that’s why we’re auctioning off an indoors weekend fun pack tomorrow at noon!

Shoulder season weather got you down? Simply break out one of the games or puzzle (a pickle!) and presto—blue no more. For a more down-tempo kind of afternoon you can spend some quality time with our Architect’s Wife Colored Pencil set and a Bob Ross coloring book. Either way—your time inside will be well spent. Ready to start bidding? Here’s the details.

Where and when does this go down?
The action gets started at 12pm MST on Friday, March 29 on our Instagram feed @architects_wife. Simply jump on in, give us a follow, and check in after 12 noon on Friday and before 12 noon on Saturday (when the auction ends). Click ‘comment’ on the auction post and leave your information to bid. It’s that simple!

How do I bid?
Bidding opens at 12pm MST on Friday, March 29 and closes at 12pm MST on Saturday, March 30. We’ll start the bidding out at $2, and we’ll see where it goes! To bid, click on the auction post and then just leave a comment. Place a bid at least one dollar higher than the previous bid, and tag the person who placed the previous bid. The post will be open for bidding until noon on Saturday, at which point we’ll close it down and announce the winner.

How do I pay?
You will be sent an invoice from us via PayPal within 24 hours of the end of the auction. You will then have until midnight on Sunday, March 31 to pay the invoice. If you are unable to do so, the item will go to the next highest bidder.

Do you have other questions?
Feel free to reach out via the Instagram app, and we’ll see you out there!

Friday Round-up

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It’s nearly Spring Break here in Bozeman, are we are so looking forward to some quality time down in the deserts of Southern Utah. Before we load up the car however, we wanted to share a few of the things that caught our eye recently. Some of it’s design-related, some of it less so, but it’s all good stuff to help set you up for an inspired weekend.

Check them out whenever and wherever you travel this week—and enjoy!


 “The minute you choose what you really want to do, it’s a different kind of life.”

The Colors of Motion makes single image timelines of the colors used in various movies. Beautiful. (via Kottke)

It’s a Talking Heads kind of weekend – (via openculture)

A different way for us to think about fabrics and pattern design—from a commuter’s perspective.

Barcelona from above…

A Fresh Start

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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!

Cabin Hideaway + Barnstormer + Great Escape + Urban Aerie

All About an Auction

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Up for grabs—a quality leather and canvas duffle.

Once in a while you come across a product that you immediately fall in love with. The colors, the texture, the fabrics, the stitching—the stitching! It all simply adds up to something greater than the sum of the parts. That product for us right now? This classic canvas and leather duffel bag from W Durable Goods. In fact, we love it so much, we want to share it with one of you via our first ever Instagram auction. How’s it going to work you might ask? Read on, dear friends. The details and rules are as follows:

Where and when does this go down?
The action gets started at 12pm MST on Friday, February 22 on our Instagram feed @architects_wife. Simply jump on in, give us a follow, and check in after 12 noon on Friday and before 12 noon on Saturday (when the auction ends). Click ‘comment’ on the auction post and leave your information to bid. It’s that simple!

How do I bid?
Bidding opens at 12pm MST on Friday, February 22 and closes at 12pm MST on Saturday, February 23. We’ll start the bidding out at $30, and we’ll see where it goes! To bid, click on the auction post and then just leave a comment. Place a bid at least one dollar higher than the previous bid, and tag the person who placed the previous bid. The post will be open for bidding until noon on Saturday, at which point we’ll close it down and announce the winner.

How do I pay?
You will be sent an invoice from us via PayPal within 24 hours of the end of the auction. You will then have until midnight on Sunday, February 24 to pay the invoice. If you are unable to do so, the item will go to the next highest bidder.

Do you have other questions?
Feel free to reach out via the Instagram app, and we’ll see you out there!

Join Our Team!

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Sales and Operations Associate, full time

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 allison@architectswife.com

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