The Best of Horne

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October 10, 2011

Browsing online design shops peeping at awesome housewares and furniture counts as 'work' here at Dwell, and I recently discovered what might be my new favorite design resource: Horne, founded by Ryan Walker and Alissa Parker. "Our promise is to only offer items that we think are truly wonderful," the pair write in their site's mini-manifesto. "We try to counter the 'buy disposable' mentality by selling pieces that you will cherish for years and years to come. Each item is truly a special treasure—something to hold and love but also use and enjoy." With the seasons changing and an influx of sweet new objects on their site, I asked Walker and Parker to share a few of their favorite fall-friendly items currently available at Horne, from a graphic patterned pouf to a perfect tea mug.

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  Henry Pouffe in Treecloud Blue, SCP, $336
Alissa Parker-Walker: "As temperatures start dropping in the North East, I’ve really been into cozy textiles. This pouffe from Donna Wilson for SCP fits the bill. The Treecloud is knitted in Scotland from 100% lambs wool using a traditional Fair Isle knitting technique. If you look closely you will be able to make out the tiny clouds and trees that make up the pattern."
    Henry Pouffe in Treecloud Blue, SCP, $336 Alissa Parker-Walker: "As temperatures start dropping in the North East, I’ve really been into cozy textiles. This pouffe from Donna Wilson for SCP fits the bill. The Treecloud is knitted in Scotland from 100% lambs wool using a traditional Fair Isle knitting technique. If you look closely you will be able to make out the tiny clouds and trees that make up the pattern."
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  Loft Zig-Zag Floor Lamp (6 arm D9406), Jielde, $1,395
Ryan Walker: "This light can twist and turn to illuminate dark corners brought by fall’s early nights. This twisting and turning was, in fact, what has made Jielde lights one of the preferred task lighting options since its inception in the 1950’s—it also doesn’t hurt that they look so darn cool!"
    Loft Zig-Zag Floor Lamp (6 arm D9406), Jielde, $1,395 Ryan Walker: "This light can twist and turn to illuminate dark corners brought by fall’s early nights. This twisting and turning was, in fact, what has made Jielde lights one of the preferred task lighting options since its inception in the 1950’s—it also doesn’t hurt that they look so darn cool!"
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  Linen Napkin in Natural, Fog Linen Work, $13
Alissa Parker-Walker: "I have been a fan of Yumiko Sekine’s beautiful linen pieces ever since I first laid eyes on them. Quality linen, superb craftsmanship and perfectly executed design make her items a must-have for any home. Plus, for any messy eaters out there like me, linen is highly absorbent and easily maintained."
    Linen Napkin in Natural, Fog Linen Work, $13 Alissa Parker-Walker: "I have been a fan of Yumiko Sekine’s beautiful linen pieces ever since I first laid eyes on them. Quality linen, superb craftsmanship and perfectly executed design make her items a must-have for any home. Plus, for any messy eaters out there like me, linen is highly absorbent and easily maintained."
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  Chilewich Bamboo Floor mat in Smoke (4’4” x 6’), Chilewich, $320
Alissa Parker-Walker: "When you find something that is not only beautiful but also highly durable and practical, you stick with it. I have had a Chilewich mat in each and every home Ryan and I have lived in together and I have never had to replace a single one. They are easy to clean, modern in design and feel great to walk on—can’t ask for much more."
    Chilewich Bamboo Floor mat in Smoke (4’4” x 6’), Chilewich, $320 Alissa Parker-Walker: "When you find something that is not only beautiful but also highly durable and practical, you stick with it. I have had a Chilewich mat in each and every home Ryan and I have lived in together and I have never had to replace a single one. They are easy to clean, modern in design and feel great to walk on—can’t ask for much more."
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  A closer look at a Chilewich bamboo rug .
    A closer look at a Chilewich bamboo rug .
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  Rondo Gold Cutlery, Cutipol, $85
Ryan Walker: "I love products with a heritage that still strive for modernity. Cutipol cutlery comes from the gathering of expertise and know-how over several generations going back to the very origins of the cutlery industry in Portugal. This is combined with a constant effort for improvement and the insatiable spirit of innovation. The gold rondo cutlery is the perfect marriage of old traditional craftsmanship and modern design."
    Rondo Gold Cutlery, Cutipol, $85 Ryan Walker: "I love products with a heritage that still strive for modernity. Cutipol cutlery comes from the gathering of expertise and know-how over several generations going back to the very origins of the cutlery industry in Portugal. This is combined with a constant effort for improvement and the insatiable spirit of innovation. The gold rondo cutlery is the perfect marriage of old traditional craftsmanship and modern design."
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  Culina Serving/Cutting Paddle, Geoffrey Lilge, $175
Alissa Parker-Walker: "Cold fall weather means more meals inside with family and friends cozied together around the dining table. This serving paddle is the best way to serve your charcuterie, cheeses and olives for said gatherings and it even looks cool when not in use!"
    Culina Serving/Cutting Paddle, Geoffrey Lilge, $175 Alissa Parker-Walker: "Cold fall weather means more meals inside with family and friends cozied together around the dining table. This serving paddle is the best way to serve your charcuterie, cheeses and olives for said gatherings and it even looks cool when not in use!"
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  Here's the Culina paddle in solid walnut.
    Here's the Culina paddle in solid walnut.
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  Latte Cup in Slate, Mud Australia, $37
Alissa Parker-Walker: "My idea of a perfect fall afternoon would be laying next to a fire, drinking a cup of tea and enjoying a good book. What better to drink that cup o’ tea from than a latte cup from Mud Australia? Each piece from this fantastic line is handmade in a small studio outside of Sydney and is oven, microwave and dishwasher safe."
    Latte Cup in Slate, Mud Australia, $37 Alissa Parker-Walker: "My idea of a perfect fall afternoon would be laying next to a fire, drinking a cup of tea and enjoying a good book. What better to drink that cup o’ tea from than a latte cup from Mud Australia? Each piece from this fantastic line is handmade in a small studio outside of Sydney and is oven, microwave and dishwasher safe."
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  Calvo Side Table in Ash, SCP, $315
Alissa Parker-Walker: "Teatime in the fall is one of those little pleasures that we would never give up. This little table nestles comfortably under the side of your couch or chair and keeps your beverage close at hand while taking up very minimal floor space."
    Calvo Side Table in Ash, SCP, $315 Alissa Parker-Walker: "Teatime in the fall is one of those little pleasures that we would never give up. This little table nestles comfortably under the side of your couch or chair and keeps your beverage close at hand while taking up very minimal floor space."
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  150 Series Wrist Watch in Polished/Cream, Uniform Wares, $225
Alissa Parker-Walker: "Ryan is currently sporting a 200 series wristwatch with a rose gold finish and an Italian calf leather strap… but why should he get all the fun? What I really want is this watch in polished stainless steel with a cream leather strap. It is chic but casual and my birthday is right around the corner. Hint, hint Ryan!"
    150 Series Wrist Watch in Polished/Cream, Uniform Wares, $225 Alissa Parker-Walker: "Ryan is currently sporting a 200 series wristwatch with a rose gold finish and an Italian calf leather strap… but why should he get all the fun? What I really want is this watch in polished stainless steel with a cream leather strap. It is chic but casual and my birthday is right around the corner. Hint, hint Ryan!"
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  Spheres Teapot/Infuser with Wicker Handle, Nick Munro, $140
Ryan Walker: "Nick’s designs are elegant, sophisticated and made from stainless steel so I feel confident using them each and every day (and they don't need polishing). The hand-wrapped wicker handle pairs well with the clean modern feel of this piece and adds a touch of old-world charm. Keeping warm in the fall-time has never looked so good!"  Courtesy of: digital exposure
    Spheres Teapot/Infuser with Wicker Handle, Nick Munro, $140 Ryan Walker: "Nick’s designs are elegant, sophisticated and made from stainless steel so I feel confident using them each and every day (and they don't need polishing). The hand-wrapped wicker handle pairs well with the clean modern feel of this piece and adds a touch of old-world charm. Keeping warm in the fall-time has never looked so good!"

    Courtesy of: digital exposure

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  Therm-O Terra Thermos, Aquaovo, $37
Alissa Parker-Walker: "I need a new water bottle and I have a quandary: plastic water bottles are not environmentally safe but stainless steel bottles are hard to clean. Well, Aquaovo has come up with a solution to my predicament—the Therm-O Terra bottle. It keeps drinks hot or cold longer while on the go and its BPA-free glass body comes with a removable stainless steel tea strainer and a water-tight twist cap. It is easy to clean, beautiful to look at and highly functional—perfection!"Don't miss a word of Dwell! Download our  FREE app from iTunes, friend us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter!
    Therm-O Terra Thermos, Aquaovo, $37 Alissa Parker-Walker: "I need a new water bottle and I have a quandary: plastic water bottles are not environmentally safe but stainless steel bottles are hard to clean. Well, Aquaovo has come up with a solution to my predicament—the Therm-O Terra bottle. It keeps drinks hot or cold longer while on the go and its BPA-free glass body comes with a removable stainless steel tea strainer and a water-tight twist cap. It is easy to clean, beautiful to look at and highly functional—perfection!"

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