If you know us, you know that we don't really "do" sales here at Roger+Chris. So there are no coupon codes or special links or any of that stuff to be found below. Worry not: The other 75 emails that just popped into your inbox offer plenty of never-before-seen, once-in-a-lifetime markdowns on televisions and cookware and probably, for some inexplicable reason, furnace filters.
The Real Story Behind Those Big Rustic Signs
You've seen them everywhere. Perhaps you even have one or two in your home. "EAT!" they demand. "GaThEr!" they implore. "Home." they proclaim, within an outline of your state. How did this faux-rustic typography artwork trend come to be?
A Challenge to Step Outside of Your Comfort Zone
The concept of risk is a funny thing. Even the most conservative of us take big risks every day. This doesn't mean we're all jumping out of airplanes for the thrill of it - some of the riskiest activities we undertake are quite mundane. Hopping in the car to drive to the store. Walking down stairs while wearing socks. Sprinkling too much salt on our dinner.
The Subtle Art of Ignoring Design Trends
We live in a fast-paced world. Judging by the rate at which new interior design trends are invented, named, marketed, and subsequently discarded, that world is moving faster than ever. Here are four reasons for you to totally, absolutely, positively ignore those silly trend articles published by every lifestyle blog and magazine.
Why Furniture Got So Bad
The Washington Post recently ran an article entitled "Why Furniture Got So Bad." In it, reporter Rachel Kurzius digs into the market forces that have led to the, let?s say, "junkification" of so much of today's furniture. The article is worth reading and we're mostly in agreement, but here's our take on why today's furniture is so bad and how to avoid the worst of it.
A Call to Action
This newsletter isn't about sofas. Or interior design. Or finding the very best stain-resistant fabric to hold up to your Labrador. Sorry. We'll talk about that another day. I don't feel like writing about any of those things, frankly, because the last few months of our life - for Roger and Chris the humans, not Roger+Chris the company - have been really rough. Instead of being smiley and happy and trying to talk you into buying a sofa from us (which you still should, because ours are the best), I want to talk to you about the importance of appreciating what you have and never taking a moment for granted.