#STL365 – The Foundrie

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The Foundrie – Featuring the work of over 100 local and independent artists at Chesterfield Mall   The Foundrie is an independently owned shop at Chesterfield Mall in St.Louis, featuring handmade and vintage items.  Owners Shelah McClymont and Elizabeth Hahn-Lawrence, each designers in their own right, take the utmost care in choosing the best, most unique products and displays to [...]

#STL365 – New Habitat ReStore DesPeres Location

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The Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis ReStore has expanded to Des Peres! Similar to the ReStore Forest Park location in St. Louis City, ReStore Des Peres    specializes in new and gently used building materials and appliances, as well as some furniture and home decor. The ReStore receives donations from companies such as Lowe’s, Tree Court, [...]

Sustainable Living out of reach? I do not think so! by Elaine Freund

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The famous St. Louis Art Museum debuted their new East building to the public on June 29th.  Weightless and airy are just a few words to describe the white oak floors, dark polished facade, skylights, and concrete coffers. Designed by British architect David Chipperfield the expansive East building is 210,000 square feet and Gold LEED [...]

#stl365 – The Refind Room

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Last month we posted about our STL365 campaign and whats it is all about. This week we would like to start our campaign off with The Refind Room: The Refind Room is a furniture and home accessories store selling an eclectic collection of carefully selected, quality, previously owned items that look great in today’s homes. From [...]

A Gem of a Rug Destination by Kieara Crisp

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My plan was to do my next blog  on a store that was completely opposite to the places I visited before. Consequently, Centro, the center for the Gucci and Louis Vutton brands of the home furnishing world located in the Central West End, was my original destination.  Literally 30 seconds before arriving I was sidetracked [...]

#STL365 – What’s it all about?

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#STL365  - Our campaign to highlight local gems this summer & beyond! It’s no secret that all of us here at DesignSpeak love our city, and we know you do too. We frequently hear about so many great local places around town; places that make St. Louis a unique and vibrant community. Since we depend [...]

The Blodgett Lighthouse…an experience like no other by Kieara Crisp

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In-house design consultation, custom lamp design and repair, and professional installation are just a few of the many services available at the Blodgett Lighthouse. With over 30 years of experience, the lighthouse claims to be more than just another lighting store. According to them, they are your only lighting store. Quick disclaimer: If you are [...]

Rocket Century…Worth Checking Out! by Kieara Crisp

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“What year is it again?” You have to ask yourself this question at least twice when you enter the Rocket Century gallery on S. Grand. The window front display, though nicely done, fails to prepare you for whats in store upon entering the gallery. Its the music that hits you first and acts as the [...]

January 2013 “speakeasy” at Robust Downtown

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Happy New Year!  We couldn’t have picked a better spot to kick off 2013 with our DesignSpeak crowd! Robust’s new location, Downtown at the MX is fabulously done!  Not only do they offer an amazing selection of wines (and bubbles, see pic below) but they do so with such effortless hospitality that it’s hard to [...]

Yulespeak 2012 – Oh What A Night!

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We had a blast celebrating the holidays and capping off a successful 2012 high atop the city at the offices of Interapptive!  Huge thank you to our sponsors, Integration Controls & Cosentino for helping us make this party one for the record books! A beautiful space + amazing group of people = Yulespeak success!  Thank [...]

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