As the temperatures in the area drop we start thinking about how to stay warm. Winter coats come out of hiding. Gloves, scarves and hats are donned. And if you own an EcoSmart fireplace you’re probably thinking about stocking up on bio-ethanol.
Vastu sells the appropriate fuel for your EcoSmart products by the gallon ($25 USD), or you can buy a case ($80 USD) which contains 4 gallons. We just received a new shipment yesterday of 20 cases, but don’t wait too long to come get yours. As it gets colder these things sell out quickly!
Give us a call today to check availability!
In addition to the great Herman Miller Holiday Sale (that lasts through December 11th) we have going on, Vastu is offering a couple more deals this weekend only! All three of these items would make great gifts this holiday season.
Hot N’ Cold Glasses (Set of 4), regularly $36 are now $30!
These versatile glasses are good for both cold and hot beverages with a rubber sleeve that serves to insulate as well as prevent glass sweating. 5 great colors to choose from: Blue, Hot Pink, Lime Green, Black and Purple.
These one of a kind pieces are designed and handmade by Lynn Read, out of Portland, Oregon. These vases begin as sheet glass supplied by local Oregon and Washington vendors. Rather than the conventional gas furnace, electric furnaces powered by renewable energy heat the glass. The glass is blown into vases of all shapes and sizes and the slight color variation makes even two like pieces unique.
Bulb-Incalmo, regularly $135 is now $108
Tube Top, regularly $95 is now $76
Just a reminder that tomorrow is Small Business Saturday! So while you’re out doing your holiday shopping, why not patronize a small/local business at the same time? And if you register your American Express card you can actually receive a one-time $25 statement credit when you spend $25 or more at a participating location (like Vastu!)
Here are some interesting stats from Think Local First to get you motivated!
- An average consumer will spend $700 on seasonal merchandise and gifts over the 2011 holiday season.
- When you spend $100 at an independent business, $68 returns to the local community. Spend that same amount at a national chain and it drops to $43.
- For every square foot a local firm occupies, the local economy gains $179 vs. $105 for a chain store.
- Locally-owned businesses reinvest in the local economy at a 60% higher rate than chains and Internet retailers.
Thanksgiving got here faster than we anticipated and with it starts the holiday shopping season!
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Tomorrow begins the Herman Miller Holiday Sale! Stop in and get 15% off any Herman Miller purchase (plus free in-home delivery within the metro area) through December 11th.
Starting next Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, You’ll be able to take 15% off all new orders from Herman Miller (plus free in-home delivery within the metro area).
If you’re a reader from New York City (or have the means to get there quickly) then it looks like serious savings can be all yours at the Knoll Warehouse Sale!
So here are the highlights:
- Up to 80% off list price on a bunch of items (which ones specifically I don’t know)
- Credit cards only! Amex, Visa and MasterCard
- From 10-6Pm tomorrow (Friday) and from 11-5Pm on Saturday
- Address is 766 SixthAvenue (corner of 25th St)
If you do happen to make the sale and snag some great deals, let us know what you got!
While something of an oxymoron, this is also the name of Colin Winterbottom’s newest photography exhibition now on display here at Vastu. And nothing could be more beautiful and elegant than these photographs of corrosion and decay.
“Having developed a reputation for haunting and evocative black and white photographs of the urban landscape, Colin Winterbottom has turned his camera to a study of rust and industrial decay. ”Elegant Corrosion” is an abstract series of vibrant, saturated macro photography which exudes energy and texture. The exhibition features a mix of high-gloss prints on aluminum and framed prints on paper.”
Visually organic with an industrial feel, Colin’s pieces from “Elegant Corrosion” would be an excellent addition to any art lover’s collection.
To celebrate this new collection, Vastu will be hosting an opening reception on December 1st, from 6 to 8PM. So come by to enjoy Colin’s work, have some snacks and mingle with your neighbors.
1829 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
Opening Reception: December 1, 2011 / 6-8PM
Exhibition: November 15, 2011 – January 15, 2012
A recent Curbed article written with data from Realtor.com shows that Washington, DC has the smallest median home size in the country.
At 1,000 square feet, DC falls below the national median square footage of 1,761. We’re also home to the smallest median lot size (2,375 square feet) and the second-highest median list price at $432,500. First was Hawaii at $575,000. The typical home in the District has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths while the rest of the top 10 have 3 bedrooms. Read more for tips on how to maximize the space you do have.
…to Ultrasuede(R)! The vibrant, versatile and incredibly resilient microfiber available from Knoll Textiles.
Invented in 1971, Ultrasuede comes in 22 standard colorways (and tons more with a minimum yardage). This great fabric has a 200,000+ double rub Wyzenbeek rating, is inherently stain resistant and easily cleanable.
What makes today especially interesting is that it’s Veterans Day. It didn’t always used to be called that, however.
Before 1954, it was called Armistice Day. It was the day that Germany signed a treaty to end World War I. The treaty went into effect on the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month”.
Are we seeing the coincidences? (Like the Chair Ones making up our graphic above…?)
So thank you to our veterans across the country and Happy 11/11/11!