Posts Tagged ‘Design’

Shop for a Cause

October 27, 2012

With the holidays around the corner and so many people in need, Family & Children’s Services is helping to make holiday shopping a win-win for everyone. From November 1-11, with a $50 purchase of a Care Card, you can save at SR Hughes and nearly 200 other local businesses. It’s the perfect time to buy something special to spruce up your home before holiday entertaining or pick up a unique gift. SR Hughes is offering 20% off all items in stock and 10% off all orders. Stop by the store to buy your Care Card and see what’s new as we ramp up our gifts selection!

Fall Sale: Cassina & Poltrona Frau

September 10, 2012

From the proven modern classics to innovative contemporary ideas that will last a lifetime.  Cassina and Poltrona Frau offer authentic design for the way you want to live.  On sale now through September 24th, 2012.

Visit the SR Hughes at Center 1 in Tulsa. We’ll help you find the perfect fit for your home, office, or outdoor environment.

Fashion’s Night Out – Center 1

August 28, 2012

Be part of a global event … right here at Center 1 Tulsa.  Fashion, design, style, fun.  A percentage of proceeds will benefit Tulsa Area United Way.  Join us Thursday Sept 6th from 5pm-8pm.

To see more details click the image above.

Tom Dixon Makes Things Better

May 5, 2012

Get a load of this article recently published in the Wall Street Journal.  I love how Tom Dixon’s DIY attitude started him along the way … creativity and experimentation keep it all humming along today.  Authentic ideas and curiosity … I think that is why there is an exciting vibe about the Tom Dixon brand …

The release of Stamp lights and candle holders at this spring’s Salone del Mobile in Milan gives us more than an object to point at and say “cool.”  It spurs us to imagine a world in which high tech industrial technology may even allow a small local shop to custom design and produce goods for clients as they wait.  Take a look …

Light and Magic

April 20, 2012

Check out this edition of Design Gossip.  Rob Forbes, founder of Design Within Reach, explores lighting “design” in nature and in the built environment.  His photo essay is beautiful, and I like his willingness to explore the idea that “one of lighting’s other tasks might be to rekindle our interest in the character, magic, and elusive nature of light itself. The better designers do this unwittingly I believe. The perforations in the dome of Castiglioni’s Arco could have derived from seeing sunlight spots on people or on forms just as I witnessed in that café on Mallorca … I’m treated to a light exhibition every morning from my apartment in San Francisco. The more dramatic and colorful lightscape is perhaps the more seductive, but I’m partial to the other one. I see the lights on the buildings and the headlights from the cars and the neon café signage and it make me realize that lighting is all around us in its magical form, if we choose to see it.”

SR Hughes invites you to explore the ideas behind all the creative solutions that exist in lighting your environment.  Why not begin with a thoughtfully conceived building that invites light inside to live with you?  We’re constantly in search of innovative decorative lighting to help our clients complete environments that embrace “the character, magic, and elusive nature of light itself.”

Office Space

March 24, 2012

“Daylight, lots of it, is indispensable. Chance encounters yield creative energy. And mobility is essential.”

Designing space, whether for work or home, and considering how it affects you … seems to me a necessary part of the approach.  I loved this recent New York Times article partly for the beautiful visuals from the Gates Foundation in Seattle, but also because of the ideas behind why they chose to build what they did … for the people who inhabit it.

Whether you’re changing the furniture arrangement in your living room, adding a desk lamp in your office, or building clean from the ground up … consider how rooms and architecture affect mood and creativity.

Cassina, Poltrona Frau Sale

March 10, 2012

“It’s spring fever.  That is what the name of it is.  And when you’ve got it, you want – oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” – Mark Twain

Let SR Hughes cure your case of The Wants.  Our staff will help you choose the perfect style, the perfect fit.  Cassina and Poltrona Frau give you the year’s biggest savings on the best in Italian design.

Now through March 20th.  Just what The Doctor ordered!

Knoll Classics Sale

February 28, 2012

Make the most of your space.  Nothing is more timeless than modern design.  For a limited time, take advantage of savings on mid-century modern designs by Harry Bertoia, Marcel Breuer, Florence Knoll, Warren Platner, Jens Risom, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Eero Saarinen.  Choose from hundreds of fabrics and finishes to acquire a made to order, one of a kind piece.

Define your space with Knoll and invest in Authentic design.

Artful Affordable

November 18, 2011

Who knew brass could lose its yesteryear stodginess and become today’s hot metal?  By combining the British industrial revolution’s materials (cast iron, enamel, copper, brass, marble, and solid wood) with today’s industrial processes, Tom Dixon has been able to breathe new energy into grandma’s candlesticks …

Case in point:  ETCH CANDLE HOLDER, $55

Using the technology employed to cut circuit boards, detailed designs are photo-etched onto brass sheets.  Then, all unexposed areas are dissolved with acid, leaving the intricate patterns cut into metal.  Flat-packed for you to assemble and your handiwork is part of the process.  Hardware is included so that you can join multiple holders together for your own sculptural table scape.

The warm glow is all you:  ETCH PENDANT, $285

Another great idea from Tom Dixon … whether to spiff up your own digs in advance of holiday visitors or to give to that stylish, creative person on your list … is the Magically Oversized Knob!

Starting at $55 for the 4″ diameter, these thick chunks of colored glass mount to your wall so that you can hang your coat or dog leash in the mud room when you come in the back door.  Or, you can mix color and size (large is 10″ round) to create art on your wall wherever you hang your hat!

The gift department at SR Hughes is bigger than ever!  You’ll find these and more innovative ideas for giving only at SR Hughes.  We invite you to support local Oklahoma businesses wherever you buy this season:

Ingo Maurer: Super Natural!

October 5, 2011

Did you read the New York Times this weekend?  The amazing wizard of lighting design, Ingo Maurer, had a fantastic project published there!  This kind of artistry is exactly why we feel honored to represent Ingo here in little ‘ol Oklahoma.  Click the photo below to view a slide show of this fantastic light sculpture and read more about it.

Though amazing commissioned projects play a key note in Ingo Maurer’s repertoire, one needn’t live in an 19th Century home with its own private cathedral to own a piece of his light-artwork.  Production pieces start at $175 … visit the SR Hughes showroom (Center 1 in Tulsa) to find out more!


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