What is Ideal?

Ideal is a carefully curated shop composed of unique, design-conscious gifts and accessories. The objects we choose are creative, authentic, and refined. They are inspired by the vision of talented artists and designers from around the world.

Our store was formed with our own ideal in mind: that shopping should always be a personal and thoughtful experience.

Enjoy our blog and please come visit our shop in beautiful, downtown Bellingham. If you can't make it in, we take orders over the phone - just call (360-752-5522) or e-mail info@anidealshop.com.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Fresh, New Designs

Hello and Happy 2010! After a great holiday season, we are busy researching and ordering new objects for the shop. This is a quieter time of year, giving us time to regroup and focus on our mission. Our aim continues to be bringing you a unique, hand-picked selection of well designed goods and we've found some beautiful additions. New to the shop are intriguing objects from Designfenzider (New York), Jansen+Co (Netherlands), and Goods (Netherlands). We will also offer crocheted baby rattles from Yellow Label and Dabba Walla lunchbags and backpacks for kids. Stop in and see what's new! Here are just a few of our new favorites:

Fruit Bowl No. 7

Designer: Ron Gilad, Designfenzider
Materials: Painted metal, silicon feet
Dimensions: 23 x 2.5 x 6"
Price: $250.00

This conceptual approach to a fruit bowl avoids bruising and allows air to circulate.


Designer: Ron Gilad, Designfenzier

Materials: Porcelain
Dimensions: 6 x 6 x 2.5"
Price: $33.00

Turn any vessel into a vase using the VaseMaker. Each time you use, create a new design. Also available is Gilad's related CandlestickMaker.

"Oh You're So Beautiful..." Mirror
, small

Designer: Joop Steenkamer jr.
, Goods
Dimensions: 11.8 x 11.8 in.
Price: $125.00

A flattering monologue adorns this clever mirror, reminding you every day of all your best attributes . A nice affirmation to face each morning!

Racing Car Clock

Designer: Anouk Jansen
, Jansen+Co
Materials: MDF
Dimensions: 9" diameter
Price: $37.00

This clock puts a new spin on the idea of racing against time. Also available with minute hand as blue motorcycle.

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