I have 2 Boston terriers that used to rule my house. Every piece of furniture was theirs, especially our bed. They spent most of their time burrowed under my blankets, snoring away peaceably. But over the last 6 years, we have phased out the furniture thing. Mostly because my girl dog is a digger. She dug huge holes in a couch and a chair, completely ruining both. I now (for the first time ever!) have a pricey couch that neither dog is allowed on. Might sound harsh, but I am really not wanting them to destroy this couch as well. They still get to hang out on the family room couches (in the basement level of our house), so it's not like they are totally missing out. And they do have multiple dog beds and pillows scattered around the house on all different floors, in case they still want to snooze. (And yes, I am perfectly aware that she still gets up on my good couch when I'm not looking. The pile of black and white hair is really hard to miss. We both just pretend we don't notice.)
Pets On Furniture: Yay or Nay?
|8/27/12 3:15 PM|
Although born and raised elsewhere in Kansas, KC will always be my home. (816 represent!) It's worth noting that Good Ju Ju is not alone in the West Bottoms. I have been going to the first of the month vintage sales for several years in the West Bottoms and have watched the explosion of awesome shops and traffic recently. Good Ju Ju moved a few months ago from the location pictured above to the John Deere building a block south of the 12th St bridge. If you are would like to go (first Fri, Sat & Sun of each month), also check out Bella Patina and Liberty Belle, which also have amazing finds for cheap. The buildings in the West Bottoms are amazing old brick factories and warehouses, many of which are just now being brought back to life as vintage shops. Although a lot of them are still pretty run down, it's great seeing this area become a destination in the city again.
A Design Lover's Guide to Kansas City Apartment Therapy's Design Destination Guide
|7/24/12 5:07 PM|
This is much the same issue for children's clothing as well. I have 2 daughters and there is so much butterfly, Disney princess, unicorn, etc. crap out there. So I sometimes end up shpping in the boys section, picking up AC/DC hoodies and the like to keep their wardrobes interesting.
Children's Design Clichés & Self-Fulfilling Prophesies
|5/29/12 11:08 AM|