*notcot in home+decor , 02:52

Shimna at ICFF- 05.17.09

shimna1.jpg Stand out at ICFF that i walked away still lusting after? Shimna! Based right here in NY, their tag line is “avoid the aesthetic of the moment” ~ and it just about sums it up perfectly. It’s like rustic meets modern ~ but not rustic modern. Soft and cozy meet hard and rough ~ but not hard and cozy. Outdoorsy meets urban chic? The only descriptions i can give you sound ridiculously juxtaposed ~ but they have struck a beautiful balance in their juxtapositions that i’m in love with. I can see their pieces in my rustic modern loft… or my modern ranch/cabin in the woods…

OH, and i didn’t even get to talking about the 80$ ebay stuffed rabbit they placed on the bright red couch yet. Details like that really draw everyone into a booth… even adorably mesmerized babies (see pic on next page to make sense of this!). Also the bed, those drawers are slanted! So from afar, you wouldn’t even guess there are 4 large drawers of goodies hidden beneath ~ it just has sleek lines underneath… and then next to your head there are drawers for your glasses and jewelry… but not for your partner/lovers. They even have gorgeous updated variations on what felt like a trunk that evolved into a seat/coffee table that still opens up to provide tons of storage space… and apparently coyotes went from near extinction to overpopulation ~ so they are doing their part by using some of the special culled coyote skins on their cozy chair… and the couch is incredibly comfy/cozy and mounted on gorgeous woodiness… anyhow, see the juxtaposition of press and real world photos on the next page!

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The Shimna Beam Sectional Sofa
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Shimna’s Beam Coffee Table
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The Liffey Bed
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The Shimna Susquehanna
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The Shimna Pawnee Media Console
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3 Notes

This furniture is wonderful. Does anyone know where it can be bought online?

----- Helena 31.05.09 10:15

This style of furniture is so awesome. I am in love with that bed. Seriously. It’s just beautiful!

And I know it’s a little off topic, but I can’t stop staring at those lime green headphones in the last picture. Any idea where I can find something like them?

----- Elizabeth 21.05.09 15:02

Wow i love this furniture, its cool and simple but the wood gives it warmth. Perfect.

----- Julia 18.05.09 13:31

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