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.

Friday, July 9, 2010

New Urbana Vases in Stock

Hello, design fans! We've just received a shipment of beautiful vases by Derek Chen of Urbana Design. These distinctive pieces have a veneered plywood shell, bent in a teardrop shape. The interior is sealed and weighted with colored resin. A piece of sculpture that looks just as lovely on its own as holding a bouquet of flowers.

Teardrop Vase

Designer: Derek Chen
Materials: Veneered plywood and resin
Dimensions: small - 10"h x 2.5" diameter; large - 14"h x 3.5"diameter
Price: $65 for small, $120 for large

Handmade in San Francisco

Urbana Design was founded by Derek Chen in 2001. A sense of curiosity, respect for materials, and an appreciation for the simple solution inspire every piece that comes out of Urbana Design's San Francisco studios. Stop by to see these lovely vases in person!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Fourth!

Happy Fourth of July! On this Independence Day, we thank you for your support of our independently-owned and operated business.

Hope you are all enjoying some relaxation before the big fireworks begin. Roscoe (pictured here, resting on Design House Stockholm's "Rest" Pillow) will be happy when the firecrackers are all burned out.

Enjoy the holiday...