New CA Home Goods & All The Deets

New CA Home Goods & All The Deets

March 10, 2016

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It's been a lot of thought, planning, and designing these past few months in order to bring CA into your home (not just your wardrobe), and it's finally here *does happy dance*. I've always known that I wanted Creole Amour to be more than a jewelry brand, but at some point last year I discovered that I wanted to expand CA and accessorize homes. After brainstorming on different ways to add some chicness to homes in a functional way (something you can actually use and it won't just sit there and collect dust), I decided on coasters, a jewelry/ trinket dish, and a brush/pencil, silk flower, etc. holder. 

As always creating three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional supplies created a challenge, mostly stemming from a structural design aspect. Not to mention, creating something that embodies the modern uniqueness, and clean line design that fits our brand is always a thought filled process. Nonetheless, I couldn't help but be drawn to the triangular shape. Not many dishes or home accessories are triangle. They are usually the typical round or maybe square shape, so I designed the dish and holder in a triangle shape with triangle etched detail.

Laser cut pieces

(Parts after laser cutting & etching & before assembling)

 Like the others, the coasters aren't the typical round shape like most coasters are . I took the geometric approach with them as well, and created hexagon shaped coasters etched with lines and triangles in a way to resemble a 3D cube. These are so fun because if placed together it's like stacking cubes, and they easily fit together so it can be used for something bigger than a drink, like a bowl of cereal or a trivet to place the salad bowl on during dinner. The possibilities are as creative as you are! 

 

Lowerline Coasters

Here's a little tidbit on the names for the new home goods. Like many of the CA designs, these were inspired by the city of New Orleans and my experiences in New Orleans. The coasters are the Lowerline Coasters named after a street in uptown New Orleans. The lines used to create the three-dimensional look eventually brought on the names of two streets, Upperline Street and Lowerline Street, and voila! Now, the name of the jewelry dish is probably my favorite. It's named the Conti Dish, after a street in the French Quarters where my wedding was. It came to mind because after I decided to use New Orleans' street names, I thought of how my new Conti Dish is the new home for my wedding ring whenever I take it off, so it was only fitting to name it after Conti Street.

I can't forget to mention that the Conti Dish can be used for paper clips or small supplies at your desk too! The holder isn't available just yet, and from referring to it as holder, you can guess it's unnamed too, but it's coming soon.

Conti DIsh

Take a look at more pictures of the new Home Goods. The Lowerline Coasters and the Conti Dish are now both available for pre-order. Go ahead and add some chicness and functionality to your home goods! 

Later & Xoxo

-Kiki

 

 

 

 



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